This is How to Turn Your Big Mac into a ‘Le McCube’

Question: What makes gourmet food “gourmet”? For a dish to earn the coveted title, does it need a certain amount of truffle oil present or must it pair well with a vintage pinot noir? defines gourmet as such: “of or characteristic of a gourmet, especially in involving or purporting to involve high-quality or exotic ingredients and skilled preparation.” Translation: a meal or dish that features fancy ingredients you can’t pronounce that’s served on a table with cloth napkins.

Or, if you’d like a more visual representation of “gourmet,” examine the photo below:

Naturally, our investigation of gourmet’s elusive qualifications led us to wonder what would happen if this concept of “skilled preparation” were applied to your every day burger. Would a McDonald’s burger disguised as a gourmet dish be like hiding an elephant in peacock feathers? Or, more importantly, would one even be able to tell the difference?

We sought to find the answer using a bag of McDonald’s fries and a burger. Watch as we transform your average Whopper into some classy ass gourmet sh*t.




By Elie Ayrouth

Elie is a product of Orange County, CA. In early 2012, his dentist diagnosed him with 8 different cavities, three of which on the same tooth, as a result of his 23-year Sour Patch Kid addiction.

4 replies on “This is How to Turn Your Big Mac into a ‘Le McCube’”

This reminds me of that episode of chopped where the guy won by making “gourmet” ice cream out of melting, then liquid-nitrogen’ing some mass-produced ice cream on a stick, and the chef judging it was all dreamy eyed and complimented him saying, “Oh, it reminds me of ice cream from my youth, it really takes me back…” because IT WAS CRAPPY ICE CREAM TRUCK ICE CREAM!

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