"I look up and I see a blank wall and I tell Christian, 'Hey, what if we put up a picture of us on there?"
Amazingly, they arrived in the restaurant, put the poster up and left without any real McDonald's staff member coming to question them.
Maravilla found an old McDonald's shirt at Goodwill for $7 and dressed up as an employee.
Maravilla and his friend Christian Toledo, 25, are both Filipino-Americans.
Maravilla told Inc. that the phony advertising image has been on the McDonald's wall for the past 53 days and that he waited so long to reveal the prank via Twitter because he 'wanted people to think it was impressive that it's been there for so long'. There is a little more to it, according to Jevh Maravilla, who came up with the idea.More news: Is this what Apple’s new iPad Pro will look like?
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In an interview with Click2Houston website, Maravilla said he and his friends were inspired by "Crazy Rich Asians". The last time this occurred was in 1993's Joy Luck Club. "If you haven't noticed there isn't a lot of Asians represented in media and hopefully, some day, I can see someone like me on the big screen." .
Crazy Rich Asians is now set to be the most successful Hollywood studio romantic comedy at the box office in nearly 10 years, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The duo had their photo taken outdoors at an event center in Houston posing as students while one held a large order of fries and the other a burger, Maravilla says in the video.
Maybe we can change that, ' " Maravilla said in a video he and his friends uploaded on YouTube, explaining how they went about accomplishing the daring feat.
A McDonald's franchisee released a statement on the prank Tuesday, saying, "We take pride in highlighting diversity in every aspect of our restaurants". Like, for Asian men.