Two Pearland friends going viral after pranking McDonald’s with diversity poster

These Two Put Up A Fake Poster Of Themselves In McDonald's -- And Nobody Even Noticed

Christian Toledo and Jevh Maravilla, from the Houston-area, noticed the lack of Asian representation at their local McDonald's at 2815 Business Center Dr.

The Asian pair noticed there wasn't a lot of diversity on the walls at the restaurant in Pearland so they chose to create their own poster.

In an interview with Click2Houston website, Maravilla said he and his friends were inspired by "Crazy Rich Asians". Maybe we can change that'. A week later it arrived, Maravilla says in the video.

After that they staged the photo, made a few edits, and bought themselves an old McDonald's shirt in a thrift store. Maravilla also created a fake security badge identifying himself as a "regional interior coordinator" by the name of Jeff Bergara.

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Maravilla told KHOU that one day in June, while he and his friend, Christian Toledo, 25 - both Filipino-American - were eating at their frequently visited Pearland McDonald's, they looked around and realized that none of the posters had any Asians in them.

It took 51 days and a viral tweet for the restaurant to notice.

"Mission accomplished!" he says outside in the auto as they're leaving.

"The fries [container] was advertising the FIFA World Cup at the time, so we wanted to take that out, and we added to the actual [number of] fries, because, well, we ate some of them", he said. And I guess I did my part.

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After the incident McDonald's applauded the duo for their creativity.

McDonald's Franchisee Mariselle Quijano said in a statement to InsideEdition.com: "We take pride in highlighting diversity in every aspect of our restaurants".

The pranksters chose to post their adventure to Maravilla's YouTube page, where a vlog of their shenanigans has been viewed more than 500,000 times.

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