'Last' McDonald's Cheeseburger Enjoys 15 Minutes Of Fame, 10 years After Purchase

WBBM Newsradio Staff
November 01, 2019 - 6:12 pm

Snotra House live camera feed (Snotrahouse.com)

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(WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Hjortur Smarason wanted fries with that, when he ordered what is considered to be the last McDonald's cheeseburger sold in Iceland, 10 years ago.

Then he saved it, to see if it really was true that McDonald's fare won't decompose, he tells AFP. 

After moving around as a curio, the reasonably intact meal from 2009 lives still, within a glass case in a hostel in southern Iceland. Snotra House even has a livestream camera feed on the burger that never fed anyone. Hostel owners encourage visitors to take selfies with the artifact.

The fast-food giant closed its restaurants in Iceland at the end of October 2009, amid the country's financial crisis. 

McDonald's pushes back at suggestions chemicals protect the food from ever decomposing. Company representatives have been quoted as saying food will dehydrate in the right environment and break down in other conditions.