Published: Thu, September 06, 2018
Finance | By Cynthia Curry

2 guys hung up a poster of themselves at McDonald's

2 guys hung up a poster of themselves at McDonald's

The pair took photos of themselves walking and holding McDonald's food - for Toledo, a burger; and Maravilla, an order of fries - in a location similar to the backdrops of the posters already hanging in the restaurant.

"Look around. There are literally no Asians on these walls", he says as he points to other pictures on the walls.

"We took the photo outside the neighbourhood events centre while a Zumba class was going on", Jevh said.

Then they set out to ideal the photo, which needed a bit of doctoring.

Maravilla, who attends the University of Houston, told Click 2 Houston, 'I hope this can open the eyes of McDonald's and their corporation to show more people like me, Asians, in there'.

They then ordered a giant poster to their home and planned their prank.

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On a YouTube video Maravilla posted in August after he first carried out the prank, he explained a little more about the motivation behind it.

The poster was delivered a week later, and Maravilla and Toledo set their sights on figuring out how to get it onto a wall at McDonald's without being noticed.

A $7 McDonald's thrift shirt was purchased, a fictional McDonald's staff badge created and, after the huge parcel containing the photo arrived, they were ready to go. He told USA Today: "Like, for Asian men". The local restaurant is keeping the poster up for a while.

"I just want to make a difference with the Asian community and Hollywood and I hope this will help jumpstart my career", he said.

A McDonald's franchisee released a statement on the prank Tuesday, saying, "We take pride in highlighting diversity in every aspect of our restaurants. We applaud these students' creativity and hope to see them in our restaurants again soon", the owner said.

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