From a post I made in another topic I’m asking for opinions on which chain sandwich buns ( and overall product really) are actually anywhere close to what they look like in the chain’s advertising. The pictures they use to hawk their sandwiches always show perfectly formed buns and perfectly formed ingredients but what arrives over the counter is usually half the height, squished and FAR less appetizing looking.
For me the one consistent exception is In-n-Out but I’m interested in other opinions. I also think there’s room in the discussion for whether or not the visual impression is important at all. IMHO it’s only of major consequence if the ‘squishing’ impacts the integrity of the full product (ie- does a skinny, flattened tomato slice taste different enough to matter).
To some degree I think this is partially a ‘you get what you pay for’ thing but if some joints can deliver what their marketing shows then why can’t they all?