For a limited time, a select few McDonald’s locations will test a dish called “Gilroy Garlic Fries”—fries that are tossed with garlic, olive oil, parmesan cheese, and salt. Fun fact: my number one turn-on is having those ingredients whispered in my ear.
The Chicago Tribune reports:
The “Gilroy Garlic Fries” — named for Gilroy, Calif., a city famous for its garlic crop — are offered in four restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area with the potential to expand to 250 in the area in August, depending on customer feedback. Nick Vergis, president of the local franchisee division, said the response so far has been “very positive.”
“McDonald’s is committed to listening to our customers as seen by All Day Breakfast,” said Michael Haracz, the company’s manager of culinary innovation in a statement. “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 the customers in the Bay Area.”
Here is my question: what does test mean for a food that is universally known as a perfect food? Is the “test” how many garlic fries I can slide into my face before I’m told to leave the restaurant? Fuck. Garlic is such a good flavor on potato. What does this mean for my future? I live so far from the Bay.
Here’s a review in which the reviewer, “Joey,” describes the fries with such care and gentleness that I could honestly cry:
McDonald’s also recently announced it would test a bigger and a smaller version of the Big Mac, according to the Tribune, appropriately called the Grand Mac and Mac Jr. Cute.
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