McDonald's Gilroy Garlic Fries are a Hit in San Francisco Tests

Posted on May 10, 2016

McDonald's Gilroy Garlic Fries

McDonald's has been testing a new variety of French fries at select locations in San Francisco. The Gilroy Garlic Fries have been a hit according to the fast food chain. This makes it likely the menu item will eventually be offered elsewhere.

McDonald's quickly sold out of the new menu item. A tweet from McDonald's Bay Area 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!"

The fries feature a puree of garlic, olive oil, parmesan cheese, parsley and salt. The garlic is sourced from Christopher Ranch in Gilroy. Gilroy garlic is named after Gilroy, Calif., which is also home to the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival.

McDonald's told SFGate.com that the fries were a huge success. McDonald's says, "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."

Update 6-7-16: The garlic fries may return to 250 Bay Area locations by August according to KRON 4 news.

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