McDonald’s Garlic Fries Test Is So Successful, They’re Already Sold Out

Fries sold out in all four test locations in less than two weeks
Gilroy Garlic Fries


McDonald’s says it will resume selling the fries in a few weeks.

The Gilroy Garlic Fries test in the San Francisco Bay Area has hit a small snag: It’s been so successful that the fries are sold out, at least for now.

In a statement, McDonald’s tells SFGate, “In less than two weeks, our small, four restaurant test of Gilroy Garlic Fries has been a huge success, and we are now experiencing a temporary shortage of supplies. We are excited about how many people have visited our restaurants to try the fries, and we apologize for any inconvenience to our customers.”

A pinned tweet on the chain’s Bay Area account reads, “Our #GilroyGarlicFries were such a hit that we have a temporary shortage of supplies. We'll keep you updated on their return in a few weeks!”

Despite the devastating shortage, this initial enthusiasm might bode well in the long run, as the chain has previously said that Gilroy Garlic Fries will be available at almost 250 McDonald’s restaurants in the San Francisco Bay area in August, pending customer feedback and reception.

Check out our guide to making McDonald’s fries at home

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