There's a viral image making the rounds purporting to show a McDonald's sign that says, "We Support Chick-fil-A, Now Try to Boycott Us."
Perhaps you've seen it.
You may have also seen the image below shared by conservative pundit Mike Huckabee, among other Facebook users purporting to show a KFC reader board stating, "We Support Chick-fil-A and Their Christian Beliefs."
In case you're not familiar with the underlying issue, Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy recently made a controversial public statement affirming the company's support for "the biblical definition of the family unit," which has elicited praise from conservative Christian groups and boycott threats from gay marriage supporters.
The message conveyed by these viral images is that Chick-fil-A has the open support of fellow fast food giants McDonald's and KFC. But here's the thing: the images aren't real.
They were created using a website called the Fast Food Sign Generator, which enables users to insert the text of their choice into pre-existing images of company reader boards. Like so: