McDonald’s Give Pranksters $25,000 EachSeptember 23, 2018
Jevh Marvilla and friend Christian Toledo were eating in McDonald’s one day, they suddenly realised something was missing. None of the restaurant’s posters had anything to represent the Asian community.
“We were eating McDonald’s one day and we looked around and saw there posters around that didn’t have any Asians,” said Jevh, who is of Filipino heritage. “They had other races but no Asians so we felt like it was our duty to put ourselves up there.”
Spotting a blank wall just begging to be filled, the two friends devised a plan. They decided they would smuggle a huge poster of themselves into the restaurant.
Jevh and Christian headed to their local events centre and posed outside, casually enjoying a hamburger and a portion of McDonald’s fries.
On 13th July, with the help of some close friends, the prankster pair snuck into the restaurant to complete their mission.
Using an old McDonald’s worker shirt, Jevh, under a code name of ‘Jeff Bergara, Regional Interior Coordinator’ managed to hang the poster on the wall while nobody was looking.
It was a success.
Over a month later, the poster had still not been noticed by staff.
Finding the situation pretty funny, Jevh decided to tweet about his prank, posting a picture of the poster with a caption that read:
“I noticed there was a blank wall at McDonald’s so I decided to make this fake poster of me and my friend. It’s now been 51 days since I hung it up.”
After going viral almost instantly, Jevh’s post has received over one million likes and has been retweeted over 250,000 times.
It got so much attention, that Ellen DeGeneres invited them to come on to her show.
On Monday, Ellen presented the pair with a surprise sum of $25,000 each, courtesy of McDonald’s as a thank you for their appearance in an upcoming marketing campaign showing commitment to diversity.