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McDonald's testing garlic fries in Silicon Valley area

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McDonald's is spicing up its famous fries. (McDonald's)

McDonald’s is testing souped-up garlic fries at four restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area.

But these aren’t just any old garlic fries; these are Gilroy Garlic Fries, tossed in a purée made with “world-famous” garlic from Gilroy, Calif., according to a restaurant release.

The fries, which are made to order, are tossed in a stainless steel bowl filled with chopped Gilroy garlic, olive oil, parmesan cheese, parsley, and a pinch of salt.

Gilroy has been nicknamed “The Garlic Capital of the World,” and the fourth-generation, family-owned ranch boasts the largest garlic production operation in the United States.

“As many people know, McDonald's is committed to listening to our customers as seen by All Day Breakfast,” said Chef Michael Haracz, manager of culinary innovation at McDonald's USA. 

“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.”

Pending customer feedback and reception, Gilroy Garlic Fries will be available at almost 250 McDonald’s restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area this August.

Check out the Daily Meal's guide to making McDonald’s fries at home