Vegan restaurant cheekily trolls McDonald's branding

Mr Charlie's vegan restaurant shows similarities to McDonald's branding
(Image credit: Mr Charlie's)

We're big fans of McDonald's marketing efforts here at Creative Bloq, and we've highlighted numerous campaigns by the fastfood chain over the years. All the same, we can't help but be impressed by the cheek of an upstart vegan restaurant brand that's turning the golden M's marketing upside down – in some cases quite literally.

The branding looking looks incredibly similar to McD's, but instead of Happy Meals, we have Frowny Meals and instead of Big Macs, Big Chucks. Almost as it it were goading McDonald's for a response, the brand's now made its boldest move yet, opening a second branch directly opposite a McDonald's in Sutter Street near Union Square, San Francisco. (If you're looking for inspiration for your own branding, see our pick of the best graphic design books).

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.