McDonald’s Is Testing Made-to-Order Garlic Fries in the San Francisco Bay Area

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Fries are made with garlic from Gilroy, California

Fries fall in line with other McDonald’s tests experimenting with regional flavors and food.

McDonald’s is testing garlic fries in four restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area. These aren’t just any garlic fries; they are Gilroy Garlic Fries, tossed a purée made with “world-famous” garlic from Gilroy, California, according to a release.

The fries are made to order. McDonald’s fries are tossed in a stainless steel bowl with chopped Gilroy garlic, olive oil, parmesan cheese, parsley, and a pinch of salt.

Gilroy has been nicknamed “The Garlic Capital of the World,” and the fourth-generation, family-owned ranch boasts the largest garlic production operation in the United States.

“As many people know, McDonald's is committed to listening to our customers as seen by All Day Breakfast,” said Chef Michael Haracz, manager of culinary innovation at McDonald's USA. “We’re proud of the work done by local franchisees and the regional team to create this menu item with locally-sourced garlic and we look forward to introducing Gilroy Garlic Fries to our customers in the Bay Area.”

Pending customer feedback and reception, Gilroy Garlic Fries will be available at almost 250 McDonald’s restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area in August.

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