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I've had to be patient, since I wanted this to look just right. But believe me, I've been very eager during the whole process to see this end result. :excited:

What started out as a simple drawing grew a lot more complex, especially after the sudden popularity of the original. So I decided to add some more characters and arrange it with the intent of making prints. I've still got to drive over to the printers sometime to make sure, but I'm confident that it will go smoothly. When I'm positive I'll be sure to let you all know, so you can purchase 11x17" prints of this. And of course they won't have the watermarks.

Most of these characters I'm sure you'll recognize, but I'll go down the list and attribute each one to their respective fast food chain. Also, I figured it might be special to include a few thoughts I had while creating each of them.

Going from top to bottom, left to right:

Jack In The Box
After seeing those commercials with the bus collision that results in Jack's temporary coma, specifically the amateur report that reveals the accident was a hit job involving "The King" and "R. McD.", it seemed very appropriate. Not to mention this is the second time he's had facial reconstructive surgery, according to the commercials, after certain company board members had tried to dispose of him earlier. So leaving the scars seemed like a good touch.

McDonald's
Right off I knew to be careful not to make Ron McDonald look like a rip-off of Dark Knight's Joker. Still, comparisons have and will be made, but that can't be helped. :shrug: After all, they both wear suits and clown makeup. Actually, I tried to go a very different direction with Ronald and his crew. I kept thinking how =lazymills1986 might design them. (She's an awesome artist, for those who don't know. Check her out.)

Burger King
Felt like a cross between Colombian drug lord and robber baron with his design. If B.K. had a voice, he'd sound like Señor Esteban Vihaio from Kill Bill 2. However, B.K. is not a pimp. Just making that known.

Wendy's
Went for a more Victorian aristocrat feel in her design, but with a touch of Southern belle.

Kentucky Fried Chicken
"The Colonel" was the easiest. Didn't do anything to him, save for changing his suit gray and adding pinstripes.

Papa John's Pizza
Like "the Colonel", there wasn't much to do with "Papa" John. Honestly, having a real person to model them after takes the fun out of the creative process.

Little Caesars
Sort of looks like Clemenza from Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather, doesn't he? I didn't really see it 'til now. That was probably subconscious, since I'm a die hard Godfather fan.

Taco Bell
Okay, yes, the resemblance here was definitely intentional. Think Tony Montana, but with a Napoleon complex. The nickname comes from a combination of his short stature and the fact that he twitches constantly, since he's a user. Yes friends, he's a junk food junkie. :XD: As Frank Lopez says, "Rule number two: don't get high on your own supply."

Panda Express
This was fun to do, since all I had to go on was the panda in their logo. If you're curious about the front of her dress, it's part of a traditional Chinese (or traditional Chinese-style, at least) painting I found depicting a family, I'm assuming, of pandas amongst some vegetation. You catch just part of a tree, here.

Sonic's Drive-in
Alright, now Troy "the Trojan" here is your legitimate pimp in the group. I didn't want to make it particularly obvious, since he's not your cheap street hustler. He's a man among the top of the flesh peddling hierarchy. And yes, the nickname has a few meanings behind it. Also, =Arada was pushing for a presence for Sonic's because of the girl carhops. She asked for some "roller hoes", so she got it. :XD: Sonic's apparently had an advertisement character called Katie the carhop, but I'm buggered on where to find any actual pictures or footage of her.

Quiznos
Remember those Quizno commercials with the talking baby, Bob? Just took him and made him up like George Nelson. I still can't help thinking of the latter in O Brother, Where Art Thou? He's so bipolar in that movie, but that's what makes him memorable.

Subway
Jared Fogle made this one interesting, since it presented me with the opportunity of doing a thin and thick version of the character as twin brothers. Reminded me a little bit of Laurel and Hardy. Also, note that the thin brother is wearing suspenders while the other is not.

Dairy Queen
When you see those red lips on the DQ commercials, and if you've seen The Rocky Horror Picture Show, your mind can't help jumping to that. =Arada had a big part in this character's creation, since she was the one who introduced me to the film in the first place. The makeup was modeled to be like Tim Curry's. I'm not into the drag queen scene myself, but that dude makes it work somehow. :XD: And I suppose watching plenty of Monty Python skits, too.

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Given 2009-09-04
Fast Food Mafia, final by ~silentsketcher is witty and inventive and sure to provoke a laugh or a smile! ( Suggested by Arada and Featured by aunjuli )
:iconthooriginal154:
thooriginal154 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
what about jollibee?(it might be lame though..)
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:iconmewgix3:
MewGiX3 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah. . .we forgot Jimmy Johns? Other than that, these are awesome. X3
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:iconincrebbles:
InCrebbles Featured By Owner 5 days ago
This is so awesome! The designs are really cool!
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:iconaliengooprincess:
AlienGooPrincess Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I'm lovin' it :)
But seriously, awesome designs, I can't decide on a favourite!
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:iconvaniije:
VaniIje Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooo this is so lovely aah the way you portraited them and especially drew them is so gorgeous and well done;; !!
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:iconbearperry:
bearperry Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
very cool
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:iconadamsdoodles:
AdamsDoodles Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
hahhaa superb
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:iconsoirema-pl:
Soirema-pl Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
it's not that far from reality, I think...
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:iconurzapw2000:
urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
agreed
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:iconfreakycomics:
FreakyComics Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
This is awesome! :happybounce:  Nice work!
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:iconuglymuffintop:
Uglymuffintop Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
A hilarious take on the fast food franchises and gangster lifestyles.
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:icondim432:
Dim432 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015   Writer
You know, demotion man really had a clever idea on the franchise wars good satire
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:iconblacksn0:
blacksn0 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  New member
"Little" Ceaser XD
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:icondoctorwholovesthe80s:
LOL!
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:iconsilverbackxxx7:
silverbackxxx7 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
has anyone ever thought of DQ and BK being a couple, like a mob boss and bosses wife...
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:iconikran:
Ikran Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
Chihwahua Carlito: "Say hello to my big ass friend"
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:iconjimmydimples:
JimmyDimples Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Sheesh. I do a search for "Godfather's Pizza," and look what I turn up.

I like it.  Especially the Birdie and Grimace homages with Ron the Don.

Wonder what you would've done with the Chick-Fil-A cows, though.
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:iconhailmyself:
HailMyself Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
Fast Food is Love
Fast Food is Life
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:iconsomeguy1294:
someguy1294 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
Dang.  This is a pretty imaginative concept.  I like it!
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:iconvongrapple:
vongrapple Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
that is awesome
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:iconkaikulee23:
Kaikulee23 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lol made my crappy day
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:iconcjcroen:
CJCroen Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool!
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:iconstardustpink:
stardustpink Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice touch with the face mask on Grimace, makes it much more intimidating
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:iconmasseffecttxs:
masseffecttxs Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
when i see Mcdonald i for some reason see Joker from Arkam Origins
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:icongeminice:
Geminice Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
:icondamnplz:
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:iconexecutionreaper:
ExecutionReaper Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student General Artist
This is so cool! Genius!Neko Emoji-28 (Yay sho happy) [V2] 
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:iconofcupcakesandcyanide:
OfCupcakesAndCyanide Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
*Taps shoulder nervously* Can I... Make a story with these characters? I'll give you credit!
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:iconuraeusmax:
uraeusmax Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
Hahahahahahaha.....HAHAHAHA!
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:iconplzwork112234:
plzwork112234 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Jimmy and John, the quickest contracted killers in all of the industry.
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:iconwhiteflamewolf:
WhiteFlameWolf Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool!
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:iconcassiemalfoy97:
cassiemalfoy97 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Wait, so is the Dairy Queen person a guy?
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:iconmistresssuki92:
MistressSuki92 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

In reference to Katie the Carhop.


There aren't any pictures of her but she is mentioned in their Wikipedia page under Advertising.


"In May 1999, the company began a new campaign featuring the character Katie the Carhop.[49]"

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:iconpeppermintpopcorn:
PeppermintPopcorn Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
Love it :)
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:iconpseudowitch:
Pseudowitch Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
I love this image. Well done!
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:iconsheherazahde:
sheherazahde Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great Job!

Most of them were obvious.  But I didn't figure out "the Trojan" (I thought he might be an In-N-Out Burger. We don't have those around here) or "Baby Face Bob" (I thought he was Bob's Big Boy).
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:iconmixoris:
Mixoris Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I also thought he was Bob's Big Boy. 
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:iconxxtchan:
xxTchan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
lol cool
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:iconanimenebula003:
AnimeNebula003 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so awesome, I love this so much. :D
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:iconkooborisapphire:
KooboriSapphire Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Student General Artist
It fascinates me how you got something so human from something that logos (or at least used to) a chihuahua lol. ANyways, fantastic piece. I can imagine this being some sort of comedic show.
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:iconkingofspades157:
KingOfSpades157 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the idea, but I feel like you missed a lot other good opportunities  like the Noid from Domino's Pizza. 
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:icondimondberry:
Dimondberry Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Student Interface Designer
WHAT ABOUT KFC?
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:icontoaadrian55:
toaadrian55 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist
Sanders is there.
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:iconguyrax:
GuyraX Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You made Ronald Mcdonald look so cool... and I didn't even think that was possible... :knuckles:
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:iconrose1290:
Rose1290 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Ah these are awesome!
I'm dying right now because right above there's an ad for papa john's pizza XD
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:iconezava2:
ezava2 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i would so join BK "the king", Ron "the don" McDonald, or "Papa" john
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:iconwolfp3lt:
Wolfp3lt Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I think you just won in life
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:iconjopeja:
Jopeja Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is seriously amazing.
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:iconcrestfallenraven:
crestfallenraven Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness this made me laugh, my teacher looked at me like what are you doing that isn't related to class, I showed her and she just lawled and I'm like mhmmm.Happy Charizard 
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:iconvideogeek95:
Videogeek95 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
Alright, so, whose "Godfathering" this band? Huh?

Which one is the head of the "Family?"
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:iconcoral-tides:
Coral-Tides Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
He is Ron THE DON Mcdonald
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