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News brief: McDonald’s will test “Gilroy Garlic Fries” in Bay Area

Published on Morgan Hill Life’s website on May 28, 2016

By staff report

100_gilroy-garlic-fries-imaMcDonald’s is going Gilroy. The fast-food chain recently announced it will be selling “Gilroy Garlic Fries,” seasoned with garlic grown in Gilroy, — the “garlic capital of the world,” McDonald’s said in a press release.

The fries are also made with olive oil, Parmesan cheese, parsley and a pinch of salt.

The garlic fries are available in four restaurants in San Francisco. If successful, the trial could spread to 250 McDonald’s restaurants in California this August.

The garlic fries are part of McDonald’s efforts to experiment with regional flavors and food on its menu.

Chef Michael Haracz, manager of culinary innovation at McDonald’s USA, said the company is committed to listening to their customers.
“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,“ Haracz said.
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