When announcing the fries last week, McDonald’s said, “It was only natural that we’d want to create an offering that showcases this local flavor” — because if there’s anything people associate with McDonald’s, it’s showcasing a local flavor.
Still, Mickey D’s version can’t be bad — the chain adds a mound of chopped garlic, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, and parsley to its fries, and hand-tosses them in a special stainless-steel bowl. The company is promising to roll the fries out at all 250 San Francisco locations if the test proves popular enough. Which seems like it will: The big question, anyway, is how McDonald’s ran out of supplies for an item being tested at just four Bay Area locations. A rep says that they’re “working diligently” to resupply, but that it could take several weeks to get garlic that meets the “high-quality standards.”