PHOTOS: Local fast-food ads vs. real life servings
Fast-food advertisements can be tricky — tricky and compelling enough for consumers to want to crave fast-food. Their ads make us see the most appealing forms of the food they sell: plump and juicy burgers, fluffy bread, creamy dressings, even an overload of toppings and cheese. We see these high-calorie choices being assembled or falling slowly on plates in commercials and looking sublime in billboards and posters. From burgers to hotdogs, meals and chicken wraps, fast-food chains have it all covered. The question though: does the food they serve transcend the image they present? Uncover — literally — how fast-food staples look like when placed side-by-side with their ad versions. Look through the photos and decide for yourself if reality meets the image they present, and find out which chains live up to their promises the closest. As a final disclaimer though: you have to hand it to these chains, the food tasted great no matter what they looked like.