Have you ever seen a fast-food ad and thought: If only the Bacon Cheeseburger Deluxe looked like that IRL!
In the video above, Greg Benson demands that the fast food he orders at establishments like Burger King, Jack in the Box, and McDonald’s match what’s advertised on websites and on TV.
The set up is simple: First, Benson orders a sandwich from each fast food establishment in question while wearing a hidden camera. When a given sandwich didn’t look just like it did in the website photo that he pulled up on his smartphone, he asked the employees if they could make it again so it matched the photo.
To their credit, the store employees were polite and accommodating, even though we’re pretty sure they thought Benson he was crazy, out of line, or both.
If you’re on the consumer side of the fast-food equation, you want whatever food you order to look good, taste great, and match the idea of what you have in your head. But sometimes, you’re just too damn hungry to notice or care.
On the employee side of the equation, you’re told to follow certain rules to make each menu item a standard way, and to do it as quickly as possible—hence, “fast food.”
While we appreciate what Benson was trying to do, we can’t fully get behind making minimum wage workers’ lives harder for the Internet’s amusement.