Mcdonald’s: the convenient and reliable meal


Photo by: Madaijah Manjarres

Feb. 11, marks one week after a Mcdonald’s burger and fries were purchased.

Story By: Madaijah Manjarres and Ashlan Molina

Many videos circulate the internet where a McDonald’s burger and fries were left out  to see how long it took to grow mold to some surprise, after years they never did.

The Rampage conducted their own observation, and when sharing the findings with Fresno City College students and faculty the reactions were mixed.

After being left out for a week, the fries were limp and the burger appeared to be dried out. There was no foul smell and no sign of decomposition.

Two weeks later, the fries and burger were hard and slightly shrunk. The patty also changed into a darker color.

Among the people interviewed, some were completely disgusted, others weren’t surprised, and some individuals didn’t care and still plan on consuming McDonald’s in the future.

“McDonald’s is evil– the exploitation of their employees to their massive contribution to the health issues that plague Americans, especially in poorer communities,” Marissa Maccaro, FCC philosophy instructor said.

Although it didn’t look fresh, it still looked edible.

On Feb. 28, the same burger and fries showing darkening of the patty. No signs of mold appear visible to the eye. (Photo by: Madaijah Manjarres)

Moisture is needed in order for mold spores to grow and due to the cooking process at Mcdonalds, most moisture is cooked out of the food, which is explained on Mcdonald’s corporate website. Mcdonald’s Corporate

“I find it unfortunate that many people rely on these places for meals,” Kara Bithell, FCC dance instructor said.

“It’s questionable surely, but honestly, I’ll still eat it,” art major Samantha Veyna said.

It was found that most students will still be eating at Mcdonalds. However, faculty responses were more taken aback.

“I eat there for convenience, not for their quality,” Emily Navarrete, accounting major, said.

“Yes, I would still eat it, but I hope that future generations find ways to develop better habits. It is hard to break that habit when one of my earliest memories of childhood was going to a birthday party at McDonald’s,” Byron Russell, FCC digital video production instructor, said.