McDonald’s new garlic fries managed to sell out at all four San Francisco locations where they debuted several weeks ago.
The SFGate reports that the new fries could be its most successful test of all time.
“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,” McDonald’s told SFGate.
“We are excited about how many people have visited our restaurants to try the fries, and we apologize for any inconvenience to our customers,” they added.
The fries are seasoned wtih garlic grown in Gilroy, California — a place known as “the garlic capital of the world,” according to McDonald’s.
The new test fries feature a purée mix of “Gilroy garlic and olive oil, parmesan cheese, parsley, and a pinch of salt,” the company says.
“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,” Michael Haracz, manager of culinary innovation at McDonald’s USA, said in a press release.
Not only are the new fries selling out, but customers are taking to social media to express their anger with the inability to purchase more of them.
The company will likely expand the test to several hundred stores in California before deciding if they will go national.