Fancy Fast Food Reinvents Fast Food

Wendy’s Napoleon (Fancy Baconator Combo)

Fancy Fast Food has discovered a way to make White Castle and KFC appear gourmet. Using only combos from a single fast food chain, the ingredients are reassembled to look like plates you would find in a high-class restaurant. With dishes like the BK quiche, Tapas de Castillo Blanco (Fancy White Castle), and Wendy’s Napoleon (Fancy Baconator Combo), it takes only a little bit of work to create a fancy dish for five dollars. Unfortunately, as good as it looks it’s still bad for you, but you can almost overlook the amount of cholesterol you’re consuming when it looks like a five-star delicacy. For all the recipes, check out the website, updated every week or so.

*Courtesy of Gradient Magazine


  • 1 Wendy’s Baconator:
  • 1 large fries
  • 1 small Coke
  • 1 botte of water
  • 2 little cups (or packets) of ketchup
  • 12 sugar packets

Disassemble the burger. The cheese may not separate from the meat, but that’s okay. Place the bun in a food processor with 2 tbsp of water and pulse until it resembles couscous. Set aside. Do the same with the fries until it becomes a paste.

Chop the burgers (cheese and all) into pieces with a knife. Place in a food processor and pulse until they look like pate.

To create the Napoleon, cut the french fry container so the top is level. Pack alternating layers of the minced meat, the mashed potato paste, and the bun-turned-“couscous” into the container until it is full. Invert over a plate and wiggle until it is loose.

For the spun sugar garnish, empty twelve packets of sugar into a heavy-bottom saucepan with 1/4 cup of water over medium heat. While stirring, cook mixture until it is a deep brown color (10-15 minutes). Remove from heat and allow to sit 1 min. Over foil, gently flick the sugar back and forth to create a strand-like design.

To make the sauce, put 1/2 cup of Coke and the ketchup into a pan over medium heat. Reduce for five minutes.

Next, crisp up the bacon in a pan for two minutes over medium heat before chopping it into little pieces.

To assemble, gently separate sugar garnish from foil and stick it in the top of the Napoleon. Pour sauce around the Napoleon and then form 4 little piles of bacon around the edges of the plate.

Pour some of the remaining Coke in a wine glass, and there it is: a Fancy Baconator Combo that you might think is waaaay better than the original!

These photographs show extreme makeovers of actual fast food items purchased at popular fast food restaurants. No additional ingredients have been added except for an occasional simple garnish.

Tacobellini (Fancy Burrito Supreme)


  • 2 Taco Bell Burrito Supremes (beef)
  • 1 beef soft taco
  • 1 large Sierra Mist
  • packets of mild, hot or Fire sauce (to your liking)
  • parsley (for garnish)

Think outside the tortilla. Carefully unwrap the Burrito Supremes and soft taco, and extract their stuffings in a bowl. Carefully rinse off each of the tortillas, and then briefly steam them in a steamer to soften and moisten them. Then lay each tortilla on a cutting board and cut circles in it using a small circular cookie cutter, or simply an empty tin can measuring around 2 1/2” in diameter. Take the filling and put a small amount in each small tortilla circle, then fold it in half and pinch it into a tortellini shape. The moisture should keep it sticky enough to stay put. Pile the tortellinis on a plate. Next, cut open and pour the contents of the sauce packets in a measuring cup, then generously drizzle the sauce over the tortellini. Garnish with parsley and serve with Sierra Mist in a wine glass.

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