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McDonald's new Gilroy Garlic Fries sound more like bistro fare than fast food

McDonald's is releasing a new menu item, and it sounds like something you could get at a local gastropub.

Its Gilroy Garlic Fries, named after the garlic capital of the world in Gilroy, California, are the stuff of fast-food dreams.

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McDonald's tosses its regular fries with minced garlic, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, parsley and salt. The fries are made to order, so you don't have to worry about any sogginess.

There is a catch — the fries will be available only in the Bay Area. Wahh! But lest ye worry flavored fries will never make it to you, fear not: McDonald's said in a press release that the fries are part of a move to add more local options to its menu. "We enjoy giving our customers options and bringing this local flavor to our world-famous french fries," Nick Vergis, co-op president in the San Francisco Bay Area, said in the press release.

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It's an exciting direction for the chain to head in. What other local options might pop up? Old Bay fries in Maryland? Barbecue dry rub-dusted fries in Memphis? Or they could go sweet — how about maple sugar fries in New England?

The possibilities are endless, and it seems flavored fries are a menu boost that would be fairly easy to roll out in different locales.

In the meantime, anyone want to make a road trip to San Fran?

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McDonald's new Gilroy Garlic Fries sound more like bistro fare than fast food
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