What If Fast Food Restaurants Had To Make The Food Look Like It Does In Their Ads?

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It’s no secret that the ads put forth by fast food companies, don’t accurately represent the food that the customer receives. So, what if the fast food eater fought back, and wanted the more edible-looking version of their food item?

Fast Food Ads vs. Reality Experiment is brought to us by Greg Benson of Mediocre Films. Greg, armed with a hidden camera, confronts the fast food workers that are just doing their jobs — asking if they could modify the food to look more like the misleading photo.

The best part… The fast food workers, for the most part, are very courteous and accept the challenge. And, with that little bit of motivation, they get the food pretty darn close to the one in the picture. Please enjoy.

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Meet McDonald’s New Mascot and The Star of Your Nightmares

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McDonald’s, either in an attempt to sell more Happy Meals or to haunt your kid’s nightmares, has introduced a terrifying new mascot.

Officially-named “Happy,” the beady-eyed anthropomorphic cardboard box follows in the footsteps of a creepy clown, that large purple thing, and the guy with a cheeseburger for a head.

So actually, freaking out kids has worked well so far. Good work, McDonald’s.

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Hero Burger, A Series of Papercraft Superheroes As Fast Food Combo Meals

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Your fast food combo meal just got happier. Hero Burger, a series of superhero-inspired papercraft, is brought to us by Korean artist bogtae.

Is a Batman Burger what you crave? Or, perhaps a Captain America combo with freedom fries is more your thing? Even young girls can power-up their lunch with a Wonder Woman meal.

And, because this is ‘Merica and all, you can super-size it with The Hulk.

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A Full-Size Fast Food Kitchen Carved Entirely From Wood

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Although we try to ignore what’s going on behind the scenes at a typical fast food restaurant — when it’s stripped down and minimalized, it could be quite beautiful.

At least this version is, by artist Roxy Paine. Officially-titled Carcass, the scale replica fast food kitchen is carved entirely from wood. From the coffee pots to the french fry droppers — Paine spared no detail in the kitchen’s creation. Except the grease stains, and pimply cashiers.

Carcass is on view at Kavi Gupta Gallery in Chicago.

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Fast Food Logos, But Fatter

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That’s How I See It is a re-imagining of some fast food and drink logos, with some painfully truthful results.

Brought to us by Saudi Arabian graphic designer, Adelbanfeel, he does a redo on a few famous icons, but fattens them up. Similar to the way these companies’ products fatten up humans. Take that, skinny golden arches and svelte Colonel Sanders…

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