The Last Burger from Iceland Is 13 Years Old. You Would Never Say That Judging by Its Appearance

    The Last Burger from Iceland Is 13 Years Old. You Would Never Say That Judging by Its Appearance
    Greg

    7:05 PM EST, February 22, 2022

    There is a hamburger in Iceland that has become a museum exhibit. It is several years old now but somehow time hasn’t worn it off that much.

    A country without McDonald's

    The last McDonald's restaurant in Iceland closed down in 2009. It was caused by the economic crisis and the loss the Icelandic value suffered. Most ingredients had been imported from Germany and that meant a dramatic price increase. Finally McDonald's decided to retreat from the Icelandic market

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    A Big Mac that never goes off

    A day before the last restaurant closed down, Hjörtur Smárason bought a Big Mac and French fries. The man decided not to eat that as he wanted to check how time will affect the food. After three years, while he was moving houses, in his garage he found a bag with the burger and fries. When he opened it, they were almost intact. Not even a trace of mould or decomposition. It looked as if it had been bought half an hour before and had got cold on the way home. Even mice hadn't taken a bite.

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    The last burger

    Hjörtur Smárason realized that had a unique exhibit – the last McDonald's cheeseburger in Iceland. As he thought it to have some historic value, he donated it to the National Museum of Iceland in Reykjavik.

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    At the moment the Big Mac and the fries are 13 years old and are stored inside a display cabinet in Snotra House hostel in the town of Hella (northern Iceland). They still look great.

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