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Thursday, May 2, 2024

McDonald's last cheeseburger sold in Iceland in 2009 in museum

Norse religion refers to the religious traditions of the Norsemen prior to the Christianization of Scandinavia, specifically during the Viking Age. It is a folk religion,  and after 1000 years – a temple, reportedly is coming up.  News reports suggest that Icelanders will soon be able to publicly worship at a shrine to Thor, Odin and Frigg with construction starting this month on the island’s first major temple to the Norse gods since the Viking age.

The McDonald's Corporation is the world's largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants, serving around 68 million customers daily in 119 countries. Headquartered in the United States, the company began in 1940 as a barbecue restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald.  A McDonald's restaurant is operated by either a franchisee, an affiliate, or the actual corporation itself.  Recently, Mcdonald was in news due to a reported outrageous incident of pushing out a child in its Pune outlet. 

Mcdonalds, KFC and more global firms have entered India … this one is their closing down elsewhere. MailOnline reports of ‘burger and chips’ in National museum in Iceland.  Reykjavík is the capital of Iceland. Its latitude, at 64°08' N, makes it the world's northernmost capital of a sovereign state and a popular tourist destination. Reykjavík is believed to be the location of the first permanent settlement in Iceland, which Ingólfur Arnarson is said to have established around AD 870.

It is reported that the  McDonald's meal has spent the last year on display in Iceland's national museum, after the final fast food outlet shut down in the country. Now, the salty snack has gone one step further in becoming a historic item, going on display in a hostel - complete with a webcam so fans can document the food as it decays.  It is the last McDonald's burger and fries sold in Iceland that is on display at the Bus Hostel in Reykjavik

The one displayed at Bus Hostel in Reykjavik is the last  purchased cheeseburger from the chain, which left Iceland in 2009 ~ and it's still in its original wrapper.  Iceland's economic crash in late 2008 ultimately led the global fast food chain to close their doors in the country. The last day that locals could pick up a McDonald's burger was October 31, 2009. One particularly forward-thinking man, Hjortur Smarason, went to McDonald's the day before to pick up one of the final offerings - not to eat, but to keep on his garage shelf.

~ and it is that last McDonald's burger sold in Iceland that is on display ! .. The property has also set up a livestream for those who can't make it to Reykjavik to watch it rot and decay from anywhere in the world.  It could be a slow process, however, as the livestream site warns that 'you will have to be patient to see any changes' in its appearance. 

Strange are the ways of people !

With regards – S. Sampathkumar
4th Feb 2015.

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