A 1950's McDonald's Bag With Fries Found By A Couple
A 1950's McDonald's bag with fries found by a couple in Illinois surprised a lot people on the internet. Like who else in this planet has fries older than these and still looking tasty. The couple itself couldn't believe either.
No one can resist a good batch of hot and savory fried potatoes, and who could blame them for being so popular? Not only is it quite delicious, but it is also incredibly simple to cook and makes an excellent snack for the majority of people. It is no surprise that it is one of the most prominent items on the menus of many fast food restaurants.
But what would you do if you would find a not so hot bunch of fries, let's say some decades old french fries? Well, that's exactly what an Illinois couple discovered when doing renovations on their property, a 1950's McDonald's bag found by them has some good looking fries in it. But before we go over to this surprising story, let's talk a little how fries get to be so famous around the world.
The Origin Of Fries
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Chips, finger chips, frites, hot chips, steak fries, slap chips or simply known as "fries" are often served hot, either soft or crispy, and are eaten as a side dish with lunch or supper or as a snack on their own. They are frequently seen on the menus of diners, fast food restaurants, pubs, and bars. They are frequently salted and served with a variety of condiments such as ketchup, vinegar, mayonnaise, tomato sauce, or other regional specialties. Poutine and chili cheese fries are examples of dishes where fries are topped with a lot of cheese and sauce. The sweet potato can be substituted for the potato in the preparation of French fries. Oven fries, a baked version of the dish, uses little or no oil.
Pierre Leclercq, a Belgian food historian, has tracked the origins of the french fry and says that "it is undeniable that fries are a product of the French culinary tradition." Fries were first mentioned in a Parisian book in 1775, and the first recipe for modern French fries was published in the French cookbook La cuisinière républicaine in 1795, according to the National Geographic. During the nineteenth century, they rose to prominence as a symbol of Parisian cuisine.
Then, during the nineteenth century, French fries made their way to the German-speaking countries. In Germany, they are commonly referred to by the French terms pommes frites, or simply by the terms Pommes or Fritten. Fish and chips, a popular fast food dish in the United Kingdom, There is a distinct difference between chips and fries in the United Kingdom. It is common for chips to be fried only once and at a lower temperature than french fries, making them thicker and requiring less cooking time. Recipes for deep-fried sliced potatoes have appeared in cookbooks since 1813. The term "French Fried Potatoes" appears in at least one cookbook from the late 1850s.
Although french fries were a popular dish in most British Commonwealth countries, the "thin style" french fries have been popularised worldwide in large part by the large American fast food chains such as Mcdonald's.
Fries are being sold by a number of restaurants all over the world. But if there is one fast food chain that has aready made name when it comes to fries, that is undeniably Mcdonald's.
A restaurant run by Richard and Maurice McDonald in San Bernardino, California, United States, was the inspiration for the creation of the worldwide fast food conglomerate McDonald's in 1940. They changed the name of their business to a hamburger stand, and the company ultimately became a franchise, with the Golden Arches emblem first appearing in 1953 at a site in Phoenix, Arizona, where it is still used today.
The fries first debuted on the original menu back in 1955 at the first McDonald's restaurant, founded by businessman Ray Kroc who joined the company in 1955 as a franchise agent and later went on to purchase the company from the McDonald brothers. Although McDonald's used to have its worldwide headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois, the company relocated its headquarters to Chicago in June 2018.
Globally, the company buys 3.4 billion pounds of potatoes every year, and serves more than 9 million pounds of french fries everyday.
The Couple's Interesting Find
Rob and Gracie Jones were working on their 1959 Crystal Lake home, located about 50 miles northwest of Chicago, on April 16 when they discovered a bundled-up towel in the wall of their bathroom. Their initial reaction was to think they'd just uncovered a dead corpse.
This is the first time we are revealing a cold case," Grace told NBC News. "I was protecting my children from any dried blood that might have been present." They were relieved to discover that it was not a body. A McDonald's order from the late 1950s or early 1960s was found with two burger wrappers, indicating that the food had been sitting there for decades before being discovered.
Grace told NBC, "It's not a cold case, just a few cold fries.... It appeared that they had been well-preserved." There is a Speedee, McDonald's mascot before the now-iconic clown Ronald McDonald, depicted on the packaging. Meanwhile, the fries had become golden brown and crispy.
"How are these fries still in this bag and how are they preserved so well? We were astounded when we saw them. It was wild "Grace told CNN. When Rob first noticed the fabric, he was removing a toilet paper holder that had been installed into the wall.
"We just kind of assume whoever was building the house maybe went there for lunch, and it fell in there or they did it on purpose," Rob said on The Today Show. While they're keeping their prized possession for now, the pair has said they'd be open to selling it in the future.
"We'd love to sell it, but if we couldn't, we'd probably preserve it as a fun piece of history."
Fries and Mcdonald's have their own different stories that both matter and impact many people in the world not only before but also now in the present. We may have different stories but one thing is for sure; that we are all connected and there might be something in the past just sitting somewhere behind the walls of your house waiting to be discovered.