As if fast food itself weren’t creepy enough, it seems that the makers of such go out of their way to come up with the weirdest mascots imaginable to promote their food. Fanpop recently did a Top Ten of the creepiest fast food mascots. I disagree with their choice of the rodentoid creature as mascot for Quiznos Subs as being only #10. I would have put it at numero uno.
I can’t imagine the thought processes of whomever came up with this and of whomever approved it. One can’t help but get a subliminal image of these nasty rodents (MD thinks they look like a cross between a rodent and a body louse–a yummy prospect, indeed.) actually being in the Quiznos Subs facilities, if not in the subs themselves. Absolutely creepy. I hate it because Quiznos has a pretty good low-carb selection; MD and I eat there often when were traveling and want something quick. Seeing this ad has given me second thoughts. If the people in charge are stupid enough to approve such a thing, what other stupid things are they doing to the food?
Speaking of great ads for fast food places, below is my all time favorite. It’s a Hardee’s ad that I don’t believe ever made it to prime time. If it did, I didn’t see it. It’s in kind of poor taste, but, hey, so are fast food places, so it’s perfect.
Creepy fast food mascots