McDonald’s Garlic Fries Review

McDonald's testing Gilroy Garlic Fries in San Francisco Bay Area
McDonald's Gilroy Garlic Fries

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.


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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.

Check out the Gilroy Garlic Fries review below


  1. I’m lucky enough to live in the area where these are being offered. They are well worth the money and I’ll be getting them again before long. Not something that I would recommend having on a regular basis with a meal, but these are great on their own as a treat,

    If you hate garlic, you’ll hate these!

  2. i tried them yesterday and was disappointed. garlic did not taste fresh. the fries were not crisp; it seemed they just poured a liquid on them.

    • I just tried it today. It was inedible! Too much liquid (too much parm and whatever liquids). All I could smell is cheese and the fries were soggy!

      I wanted it to be like regular fries with garlic and herbs only. Paid $3.64 for large. What a waste!

  3. I don’t agree. They are NOT worth the money… they were so soggy that they stuck together… so many other places that have garlic fries to worry about going back to Mc Ds
    Red Robin’s are the best

  4. I tried them yesterday for the 1st time and I was also very disappointed. I think they would be better if they were served immediately after being prepared. I ordered them and some nuggets, I saw the person make them and then they just sat there for 15 minutes until my nuggets were done. They were cold and soggy. Ate a few and tossed them.

  5. Very dissapointed with what i got first time trying them was not worth the money they were very stale could harley chew them and they taste discusting and felt like they gave me old fries ill never try them again dont waist ur money when you can get regular fries that are way better and actually taste fresh

  6. I agree very soggy. I’m surprised they’re still serving soggy fries. I wish I could show them how to make real garlic fries not soggy fries.

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