There’s and old saying – if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it – McDonald’s appears to be ignoring that age-old advice by tinkering with its iconic French Fries.
The chain officially announced today that it began testing “Gilroy Garlic Fries” at restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area. According to McDonald’s, the new fries are made to order and tossed in stainless steel bowls with a purée mix that includes chopped Gilroy garlic and olive oil, parmesan cheese, parsley and a pinch of salt.
The new garlic fries are being served in four restaurants in the South Bay and sell for $2.58.
The restaurant is sourcing garlic from Gilroy, California – AKA the Garlic Capital of the World – hence the name, “Gilroy Garlic Fries.”
Pending positive customer feedback, the Gilroy Garlic Fries will be available at nearly 250 McDonald’s restaurants across the San Francisco Bay Area in August.