There’s nothing quite like the feeling of biting into a burger that looks like it’s been run over by a truck. The bun is soggy, the cheese is melted in all the wrong places, and the pickles are in a sad state of disarray. You take another bite, and all you can think is, “Man… My life sure is pathetic.” For our entertainment, many of these times have been documented on an Instagram account called @McSenget. Scroll down to check out all of these pictures customers have shared and try to pick the saddest burger ever.
Why burgers on ads always look so much better than in reality? There are people, called food stylists, who specialize in making food look appealing for photos. They are like make up artists, but for food. Food stylists use all sorts of tricks to make food look perfect. Common examples include a photographic technique known as foreshortening that’s used to make food items appear larger than life. Another technique involves showing multiple food items (e.g.: burger, fries, soft drink, handful of chicken nuggets) with no points of reference such as scale. Colour is crucial too as a bland looking burger is pretty unappealing. In the case of fast food ads, it’s important to remember that the image being sold is an ideal which is why it would be fruitless to complain based on the store bought product not matching expectations based on a stylised fantasy. So no, you can’t sue.
What’s the most miserable meal you’ve ever experienced in McDonald’s? Let us know in the comment section below!
15 thoughts on “Sad Meal Gallery: People Share Their Worst McDonald’s Orders”
That one with all the lettuce is lucky! Lettuce is $$ these days…
who you who posted yesterday
McDonald’s! Their proverb is “just don’t look too closely”. But I do like those little mini paper plates for the ketchup. Never saw that before.
This reminds me of Leo Getz’s sage wisdom about getting a meal at the drive-thru, driven home masterfully by Joe Pesci in Lethal Weapon 2.
You are what you eat. doG help you if you eat this s#!t.
you’d still eat all of them though
I stopped going to McDonald’s long before Covid. The only thing they ever had consistently in stock was disappointment. Imagine driving 5 minutes to then wait for 15 minutes in the drive thru to only then be told the ice cream machine is down. Or the pop machine ran out of carbonation. Or, they ran out of chicken nuggets. Or beef. Or a combination of the above. Only Taco Bell is consistent quality anymore.
The half Filet O Fish is ALWAYS a mess – specially the half slice of cheese never centered and immovable. And their fries suck ass anymore btw – fresh or not
As if any needed a reminder that McDonalds (and all the other fast food joints) are a national security risk, well here is more proof that these purveyors of poison should be run out of business.
Why were all these fast food places better when 16 year olds were paid $3.25/hour to run them? Hint: The problem isn’t the supply chain.
This food look absolutlely artificial (as it really is in reality)
Me sees this post me goes to Burger King instead
McDonald contemporary art – sh*t that lasts forever.
Or as Andy Warhol so accurately phrased it: „Wow“
I once got a burger from Wendy’s that was the exact negative image of my order. Everything I wanted left off, everything I didn’t want put on. That was sad.
#1 looks like the crap I’m taking while reading this