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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Watch 7 Fast Food Burgers Decompose in This Important Video Investigation

Posted By on Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 2:00 PM

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How fast do burgers age? is the question only the mavericks at Buzzfeed had the guts to ask, and answer. They took seven cheeseburgers — McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, Carl's Jr., Jack in the Box, In n Out, and Umami — and put then in glass jars for a month. Because of science!

The results vary by burger. Freakishly (and rather unsurprisingly) a McDonald's cheeseburger looks as pristine on day 30 as it did on day 1. Call it the Twinkie Effect. But it might not be all preservatives — Umami also looks pretty tasty after a month, save for a bit of gross-looking mold.

Check it out, just not while you're eating a burger probably.

[via Grub Street]
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Anna Roth

Anna Roth

Anna Roth is SF Weekly's former Food & Drink Editor and author of West Coast Road Eats: The Best Road Food From San Diego to the Canadian Border.

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