Fast Food Lies III: Meals That Fail to Measure Up

Adriana Velez | Mar 25, 2014 Food & Party

fast food liesFriends, it's time once again for our favorite game: Fast Food Lies! You know those luscious, tantalizing advertisements that draw you into fast food restaurants with the promise of decadent, calorie-laden bliss? Well, sometimes the reality falls woefully short. We gathered some of the most tempting fast food offerings out there and compared them with the IRL versions. See for yourself which treats hold up to the hype and which ones will give you Sad Tummy.

More from The Stir: Fast Food Lies I and Fast Food Lies II

  • Arby's 3-Cheese & Bacon Sandwich: The Ad

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    Arby's 3-Cheese & Bacon Sandwich promises piles of sliced beef with melted cheese oozing everywhere.

  • Arby's 3-Cheese & Bacon Sandwich: The Real Thing

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    We were unable to get quite the same enthusiastic pose our of our sandwich. Maybe some acting lessons are in order? But otherwise, it's not too far off target. There's definitely a lot of meat there.

  • Wendy's Asiago Ranch Chicken Club: The Ad

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    Wendy's Asiago Ranch Chicken Club sandwich features a huge slab of fried chicken that practically bursts out the sides of the bun. And the lettuce looks so crisp.

  • Wendy's Asiago Ranch Chicken Club: The Real Thing

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    Well, okay, we see the bacon. And there's lettuce. Where's the chicken? I think it's in there, somewhere.

  • McDonald’s Bacon Clubhouse Burger: The Ad

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    McDonald’s Bacon Clubhouse Burger looks big and colorful.

  • McDonald’s Bacon Clubhouse Burger: The Real Thing

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    Huh, not too shabby! Maybe it doesn't have quite the grandeur of the ad, but it's substantive, and the cheese is nice and melty.

  • Burger King Spicy Chicken Sandwich: The Ad

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    The Burger King Spicy Chicken Sandwich keeps it pretty simple: Big slab 'o fried chicken in a long bun with lettuce.

  • Burger King Spicy Chicken Sandwich: The Real Thing

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    I think I see the fried chicken.

  • Subway Fritos Chicken Enchilada Melt: The Ad

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    Maybe Subway was overpromising here with its Fritos Chicken Enchilada Melt. Looks pretty dazzling!

  • Subway Fritos Chicken Enchilada Melt: The Real Thing

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    What happened?!? I'm wondering if maybe they just gave us the wrong sandwich? I mean, there's cucumbers and meat of some sort, but ... Huh.

  • Chipotle Crispy Tacos: The Ad

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    Those are some beautiful crispy tacos Chipotle's got there. You can stand them up on end!

  • Chipotle Crispy Tacos: The Real Thing

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    We were unable to stand these up on end. They're not quite as bursting as the ad -- but then, they're packaged with a lot of the lettuce on the side.

  • Taco Bell XXL Steak Crispy Taco: The Ad

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    OMG, Taco Bell XXL Steak Crispy Taco looks EPIC! Is it? IS IT?1?

  • Taco Bell XXL Steak Crispy Taco: The Real Thing

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    Nope, not epic. So. Not. Epic.

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