Fast Food Ads Vs What You Really Get

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A lot of times when you see fast food advertisements the food looks perfect, yummy and delicious. Then you get it and it's nothing like you saw on TV or online.

Kevin Roth compares three fast food items from different restaurants to their advertisement photos.

First up, an American icon, is McDonald's Big Mac.


Right off the bat Kevin notices that the meat does not stick out as far as the ad shows and neither do the pickles. Other than that the Big Mac ad picture is pretty close to the actual Big Mac you get from McDonald's.

Second, Kevin checks out the Burger King Whopper.


The biggest difference between the actual burger and the ad is the luscious stack of lettuce, tomatoes, onions and pickles are not sticking out like they do in the picture. As Kevin says, "The Whopper is essentially a bun sandwich." It's flat and lacks the volume of the one from the advertisement.

Finally, Kevin takes a look at Taco Bell's Nachos BellGrande.


The nachos probably come the closest, out of the three, to the picture you see in the ad. The cheese, beef, tomatoes and cheese all look very similar. The biggest noticeable difference is the small dollop of sour cream is smeared out over the real deal.

Ranked first to third place - 1. Taco Bell Nachos BellGrande - 2. McDonald's Big Mac - 3. Burger King Whopper

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