There has always been that ongoing debate of which fast food place has the best fries. I feel like McDonald's definitely is close to the top of that list.
Some writers at a food website called The Takeout decided to run a study to see how many minutes you have to eat McDonald's fries before they turn nasty. Here is what they found:
1. The first five minutes after they're made are the sweet spot where they taste the absolute best.
2. Between five minutes and 13 minutes, they're still pretty good, but they start getting cold and the texture starts changing from "crisp" to "mushy."
3. At 13 minutes, they've stopped being crisp and rapidly lose their taste.
4. And by 17 minutes, they basically become inedible.
Basically their advice is wait for McDonald's to make a fresh batch of fries, order them, then eat them quickly. And if you want a LOT of fries, instead of getting a large, get a small, eat it, then go up and order another small.