Are McDonald’s Burgers Incapable of Decomposing?

We now know the answer.


The world-renowned fast-food franchise, McDonald’s has finally responded to a long-term myth about their iconic burgers not rotting.

According to a spokesperson of the popular franchise, a McDonald’s burger would indeed decompose under the “right environment.”


For ages, there have been many rumors and myths about McDonald’s burgers. Some believe that their burgers do not contain real beef or that their food is not organic. While some also have questions as to why their ice cream machine is also broken.

However, one of the most popular myths about McDonald’s is that their burgers do not rot due to chemical preservatives. The fast-food franchise has finally come forward to make a statement regarding these rumors.


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“Without sufficient moisture – either in the food itself or the environment – bacteria and mold may not grow and therefore, decomposition is unlikely,” the McDonald’s said in a post on their website.

The popular franchise’s response was prompted by a recent TikTok post with more than 500,000 views. In the clip, a woman displays a well preserved 24-year-old McDonald’s burger that she kept in a shoebox along with fries since 1996!

In response to the video, a McDonald’s representative said,

“Food prepared at home that is left to dehydrate could see similar results. Look closely, the burgers you are seeing are likely dried out and dehydrated,” adding that the burgers are 100% beef with no fillers or preservatives.

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