Back in 2009, the last McDonald’s in Iceland closed. But out of this tragedy something glorious arose thanks to Hjörtur Smárason who bought a burger and fries and then left the meal on a shelf in his garage. To not decompose.
And it didn’t. He then gave it to the National Museum in Iceland and then they gave it to a hostel, which now proudly displays this food in its lobby. Don’t worry, though, you don’t have to travel all the way to Iceland to see five-year-old fast food, because the hostel has a live stream! I don’t know how to embed the video, but click the link and you’ll see something that looks basically still exactly like a burger and fries you could buy right now.
(While we’re at it, can we discuss the videos where Grant Imahara shows us the real story behind McDonald’s food? My favorite part is when they’re like, “Then we add preservatives. But the fries really are potatoes!” And I’m like, “I wasn’t doubting they were potatoes! I had a problem with the preservatives in the first place!” Ug.)