McDonald’s has been spotted selling new Cheesy Bacon Fries at locations in Hawaii, Northern California, Fresno California, Northern Nevada and Lake Tahoe.
The regional menu item features the brand’s signature French fries topped with real cheddar cheese sauce and smoked bacon bits.
Cheesy Bacon Fries are available a la carte at prices ranging from $3.50 to $3.75 – depending on your location. They’re also being offered as an upgrade to regular fries in an Extra Value Meal.
Back in 2017, McDonald’s tested a similar shareable product called Loaded Bacon & Cheese Basket of Fries, featuring fries topped with cheddar cheese sauce and applewood-smoked bacon. Cheesy Bacon Fries differ somewhat than their predecessor with smoked bacon bits as opposed to pieces of applewood-smoked bacon used in the larger basket. A subtle difference, but a flavor and texture difference nonetheless.
In fact, Cheesy Bacon Fries appear to be the same Cheese & Bacon Loaded Fries from Australia that were featured at the brand’s global headquarters restaurant in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood earlier this spring.
Just to be clear, Cheesy Bacon Fries are a regional, limited-time menu item, not a test product.
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