A couple of Australian men claim to possess the world’s oldest burger – a 20-year-old quarter pounder with cheese that still looks remarkably edible!
Eduard Neetz and Casey Dean purchased the burger from a McDonald’s outlet in Adelaide when they were 13 and 14 years old respectively. They were out buying food for a party, when they decided to pick up an extra burger for their friend Jono, who never showed up. “It started off as a joke, you know we told our friend we’d hold his burger for him but he never turned up and before we knew it six months had passed,” Casey said. “The months became years and now, 20 years later, it looks the same as the day we bought it, perfectly preserved in its original wrapping.”
The duo have been holding the burger under lock and key for the past two decades. They recently ‘freed’ it, and showed it off on a Channel 10 news report . “It’s rock hard, absolutely solid as a brick,” the friends said. It does look quite fresh, only slightly shriveled, as though it was picked up a few hours ago. However, the guys could not be convinced to actually take a bite out of it to see if it still tastes as good as it looks.
The men have now released a song on iTunes dedicated to their ‘Senior Burger’. All proceeds raised from the sales of the song will go to BeyondBlue, a national initiative to raise awareness of anxiety and depression. They’ve also set up a Facebook page and Twitter account for Senior Burger, where fans can purchase merchandise, in case you’re interested.
People have been preserving burgers for a while now. In 2013, we wrote about David Whipple, who bought a McDonald’s burger in 1999 and kept it to show his friends that it was full of preservatives and wouldn’t spoil. A man in Iceland also bought the last burger on the day the last McDonald’s in Reykjavik closed down, and put it on display at a local bar. It also looks remarkably tasty for its age.
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