McDonald’s it testing garlic fries and it could go national

Garlic French Fries

McDonald’s is testing garlic fries in San Francisco and it could go national if the test market proves successful.

If the new fries launch across American they will be added as a new menu item, known as “Gilroy Garlic Fries.”

The company is planning to spread the test market to 250 chains in California in August.

The fries are seasoned with garlic grown in Gilroy, California.

The made-to-order item is tossed with a purée mix of “Gilroy garlic and olive oil, parmesan cheese, parsley, and a pinch of salt,” according to a release from McDonald’s.

McDonald’s say the special fries are part of a wider trend at McDonald’s “to experiment with regional flavors and food on its menu.”

“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.

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A medium order of the garlic fries will cost an additional $0.59 compared to the normal version and an additional $0.69 extra for a large size.

So far people seem to love the new garlic fries.

There’s no date for a larger release at this time.

Written by Tammy Johnson

Tammy Johnson

Tammy Johnson is the Retail Editor at BusinessPundit. She focuses on Fortune 500 retail company's and disruptive brick-and-mortar and e-commerce companies that are changing the retail landscape.