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McDonald's Starts Serving Up Garlic Fries in San Francisco

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McDonald's is amping up its French fries in four locations in San Francisco.

The Golden Arches is offering "Gilroy Garlic Fries" to consumers in the Bay Area for a limited time. The made to order fries are tossed with a puree mix of garlic, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, parsley and salt.

If successful in this small test market, McDonald's will make the specialty fries available in around 250 restaurants throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

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"McDonald's is committed to listening to our customers as seen by All Day Breakfast," Michael Haracz, manager of culinary innovation at McDonald's USA, said 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 our customers in the Bay Area."

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The Golden Arches are no stranger to trial runs of potential menu items.

Some 125 stores in Milwaukee are slated to sell Johnsonville Brats for a limited time, seven years after discontinuing the sausages in chains.

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The burger giant is also testing out smaller and larger Big Macs in Texas and Ohio restaurants. The Grand Mac is an attempt to compete with chains like Smashburger and Five Guys that serve larger burgers, while the Mac Jr. is simply easier to eat on the go, according to The Street.

In addition, McDonald's will host a limited-time all-you-can eat french fry promotion during the grand opening of its new location in Missouri this July.