What that tasty looking fast food burger really looks like

There’s a story that has been floating around the Web for the past couple of weeks about Manhattan artist Sally Davies and her McDonald’s Happy Meal project. The idea behind her project is that every day she takes a picture every day of a McDonald’s Happy Meal that she bought on Saturday April 10, 2010 so that we could see how the food in the meal deal doesn’t decompose.

Here’s a hint – it doesn’t but you can see for yourself on her Flickr photostream for the project. Now as interesting as this project it McDonald’s isn’t the only fast food company who does everything possible to make their food look so good that you can’t help but want to bite into one of their burgers. The problem is, as any one who has bought fast food, that what you get ends up looking nothing at all like the image in the ads.

To illustrate this point the crew over at Geeks are Sexy have posted some images of the real food item beside the one you would see in an advertisement. Needles to say the real thing doesn’t look as appetizing as it is made out to be.

Arby’s Beef ‘n’ Cheddar

McDonald’s Sausage Breakfast Burrito

Wendy’s Chicken Club