Fast food advertising is famous for the discrepancies between what the food looks like in the ad, and what it looks like in real-life.McDonald’s Canada has released a video on YouTube that takes you behind the scenes of a typical photo shoot for one of its advertisements—detailing exactly McDonald’s does to make its burgers look so much better than they do in stores.
It was an unexpectedly transparent response to a customer who asked, “Why does your food look different in the advertising than what is in the store?”
A regular Quarter Pounder takes about a minute to make in-store, but one of McDonald's photo shoots takes a couple hours.
All the ingredients they use are exactly the same as the ones used in stores — patties, buns, ketchup, mustard and all.
They want to show all the elements of the burger in one picture, so it's built specifically so that viewers can see everything. In a McDonald's store, workers would just pile it on in a straight stack.
This is what the burger looks like when the food stylist is done with it, but it still has to get a touch-up from an imaging specialist.
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