"I wanted people to think it was impressive that it's been there for so long"
A Filipino American who noticed the lack of Asian faces on a wall in McDonald’s decided to make his advert.
As reported by Inc, Filipino American Jevh Maravilla created his own advert after noticing the lack of Asian faces in his local McDonald’s.
The University of Huston student created his own poster that featured himself and his friends as McDonald’s models.
As a self-confessed McDonald’s aficionado, Maravilla told Inc that he visits the fast-food restaurant “pretty often”. The Filipino American was even among the first 16 people to try McDonald’s Szechuan sauce in October last year
His aim was to create a poster that was representative of Asian Americans and have it displayed on a wall in his local McDonald’s. “All races deserve recognition,” Maravilla said in his YouTube video. “I guess I did my part.”
After planning, posing, printing, editing and even buying a McDonald’s T-shirt from a local thrift shop, Maravilla’s poster was ready.
Sporting his McDonald’s uniform, Maravilla brought in his poster when the staff were occupied and put it up on an empty wall.
Returning to the franchise in his ordinary clothes, Maravilla noticed that the poster was still up.
“I wanted people to think it was impressive that it’s been there for so long,” said Maravilla.
In a statement, the local Houston franchisee said: “we take pride in highlighting diversity in every aspect of our restaurants. We applaud these students’ creativity and hope to see them in our restaurants again soon.”