Now that the creepiest food mascot in recent memory, the titular Burger King, has been officially dethroned, let's take a moment of silence as we revisit the other terrifying mascots of the food industry.  Most of these eerie, cross-species, crazy-eyed cartoon monsters have outlived their days of frightening parents and children alike, and now occupy comfortable spaces in the hall of retired food horrors.  Some, however, still lurk on waiting until the day they can scare you into eating commercial foods once more.

Grimace (McDonalds)

Big Mixx - Chicken Wolf Pig Boar Moose (Kellogg's)

Floating, Disembodied Lips (Dairy Queen)

The Noid (Domino's)

Moon Man (McDonalds)

The Sugar Krinkles Clown (Post)

Rat Hamster Thing (Quizno's)

  Photo Credits: Nity 101, Villains Wikia, Seanorr, Grickily, SF Weekly, 2log, Burger King

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