This happened the other day, honest to god, not lying for the sake of blogging fodder. I’m picking up McDonald’s for the kids because I’m obviously the greatest and laziest dad in my house and the bag of food is on the passenger seat for barely a couple seconds and the familiar McDonald’s smell envelops the car.
It’s the fries. It’s always the fries. And I’m thinking “man, the smell of McDonald’s fries hasn’t changed in like 30 years” and I somehow don’t wonder “is that bad?” because I’m just too damn busy making my nostrils all big to really take in the aroma. Those damn fries.
Seriously, leave the fries alone McDonald’s.
McDonald’s is testing garlic fries at four restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area, the fast-food chain confirmed to TIME.
Here’s a description of the new menu item, dubbed “Gilroy Garlic Fries,” from a news release:
The new fries are made-to-order in McDonald’s kitchens where restaurant employees toss French fries in stainless steel bowls with a purée mix that includes ingredients, such as chopped Gilroy garlic and olive oil, parmesan cheese, parsley and a pinch of salt.
The garlic fries are part of a trend at McDonald’s to experiment with regional flavors and food on its menu.
If the promotion works, it could expand to the 250 McDonald’s locations in the Bay Area. They’ll also attempt other “local flavors.” I live in New Jersey. I can’t wait to try Newark Fries. They’re the regular fries with a side-eye of “don’t you fucking ask me to make you special fries, bitch.”