Long ago, somebody realized that perhaps the best way to entice you into a drive-thru was to park a not-at-all-discomforting clown outside. Ever since, the fast-food mascot has been a huge part of our culture.
But not all mascots are equal. That’s why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to rank the most mighty mascots of all time, based on their general appeal, demeanor, and ability to make us hungry. Surprisingly, there’s an alarming number of rats.
Nothing about a pair of rat puppets with pirate hats (!?!) and an acoustic guitar makes me crave a sandwich. These things are reminiscent of when you unearth an old cassette of your kid brother and his weird friend when they figured out how to record themselves making fart jokes with the old boom box in the garage.