I think most everyone loves McDonalds french fries. They’ve been around for most of our lives and I’m sure we’ve all had them at least once.  My wife Christine loves McDonalds fries, that is if they are hot. In fact, she will go to the counter and ask for them to drop a fresh batch for her order. (which they normally politely do). Otherwise she won’t eat them. I thought this was a strange quirk of hers.

But now, it seems some writers from The Takeout, ran a study to figure our how many minutes you have to eat McDonalds fries before they turn nasty. Not surprisingly they found out the fries need to be eaten in the first 5 minutes. The study showed they are still fairly good up until about 13 minutes, (Christine disagrees with the 13 min) and that they become inedible at 17 minutes.

While I was a bit surprised by the data, the advice is clear. If you want to eat and enjoy McDonalds fries, order them fresh. And you can even take it a step further, if you like a lot of fries, don’t order the biggie size, rather order a small size, and go back and order a second small batch fresh as well.

So as it turns out the quirk I thought she had is very normal.  Order your fries fresh, and eat them fast! 🙂

Rich Fields is a veteran radio broadcaster who is best known for having been the Announcer on the Price is Right. He is also an Emmy Award winning Meteorologist .