Maravilla further explained his motive for the prank in his vlog posted on YouTube last August 2: "If you notice, there isn't a lot of Asians represented in the media".
I kind of hope they will ask us to be representative models for them.
"It was pretty simple", Maravilla said, laughing.
When they went back 51 days later, the poster was still there.
"All the other posters were in natural environments, like a city or at the beach, so we went to our local event center", he explained.More news: Serena Williams defeats Karolina Pliskova, reaches US Open semis
"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. Then they ordered it online and waited for it to arrive.
To seal the deal, Maravilla posed as a Regional Interior Coordinator - where a fake badge and a Mickey D's uniform shirt purchased at Goodwill - and secretly hung the poster on the restaurant's wall.
"It fit me perfectly", he said.
So one day, my bud Christian and I were eating at McDonald's, munching on some snack wraps.
They found a "natural environment" that looked similar to the locations used for the existing photos, and took a picture similar to the ones they had seen inside the restaurant.More news: Delta Fire Maps: Location, Evacuations, & Updates
Jevh M. shared how it all came together in a YouTube video. He told USA Today: "Like, for Asian men".
Maravilla is hopeful about the fast food corporation's response.
Since being posted on August 2, the video had been viewed more than 314,000 times as of September 4. "That's the main goal".
A McDonald's franchisee released a statement on the prank Tuesday, saying, "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'.More news: Chelsea's Maurizio Sarri learned about Napoli exit from television