The last hamburger with fries sold by a McDonald’s in Iceland has become famous all over the world as it has been preserved and displayed in a glass case at the Bus Hostel in Reykjavik. The “meal” was preserved by a McDonald’s fan who decided to buy and keep his favorite food as a souvenir, given that the fast food chain would close its 3 stores in 2009.
The fan, Hjortur Smarason, also wanted to understand if McDonald’s hamburgers really were, as they said, very slow to decompose.
As can be clearly seen from the photos, there are no signs of mold or rot and the hamburger/fries combo still looks incredibly whole, almost ready to be eaten (the paper wrapping has aged more than the “food” itself).
Many fans and onlookers who go to Iceland visit it as if it were a relic, sometimes forgetting that this product is still hugely consumed around the world.