McDonald’s Expiration

May 16, 2008 at 3:11 pm 1 comment

I found it interesting today that McDonald’s salads are marked with a label that specifies the exact expiration, down to the minute, of that salad. The one I saw today said “Serve before 5:14 PM: May 16, 2008”.

Kinda crazy that they have it down to the exact minute. I wonder if the time is determined when whoever made the salad prints the label out? If so, couldn’t I make the salad and get distracted, forget to print the label, and then print the label later? That wouldn’t affect necessarily the freshness, but the exacting minute expiration would be off. Why not just use 15 minute increments? Is the public to believe they are so exacting that they will not serve you the last Chicken McSalad at 5:15 because the label reads 5:14?


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  • 1. Mike White  |  June 4, 2008 at 10:32 am

    Duh – it’s a biblical reference.

    McDonalds 5:14 – And lo, woe is to he that try to redeemeth the coupon late for he shall face the wrath of Ronald.


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