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Two Friends Competed To See Who Could Turn Their McDonald's Into The Fanciest-Looking Meal

A very important competition. Who do you think won?

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The pair gave themselves one hour each in the kitchen to transform McDonald's meals into something one might find in a fine-dining establishment.

What inspired the culinary challenge? "The fame and tastiness of a Big Mac cannot be disputed, but we felt it's always been lacking a bit of sophistication," Hayes told BuzzFeed. "We both felt that we could improve its taste and presentation."


So, who won the competition? Hayes said the competition didn't really settle much, but that Plener's shepherd's pies got more votes on Reddit and Imgur.

He added: "Some say the only winner here is McDonald's, because you know, free advertising and everything, but I'd like to think we may have inspired some young culinary students to rethink fast food and perhaps find inspiration in the everyday food we eat. I'd love nothing more than to one day go to a restaurant and find a $30 Taco Bell remix served on a real plate with a table cloth, maybe even some wine!"