McDonald’s Is Taking Its Classic Fries in a Cheesy, Bacon-y New Direction

The chain is testing Cheesy Bacon Fries in several markets.

“Do you want fries with that?” now has a follow-up question: “And do you want cheese and bacon on those?”

McDonald’s is riffing on a classic, testing out a new menu item: Cheesy Bacon Fries. Unless you happen to live in Northern California and Hawaii, you may have to wait to try them, but not to wonder if your Big Mac may have a new best friend.

The Cheesy Bacon Fries are an embellishment on your basic side of fries; they’re smothered with cheddar cheese sauce and topped with “fully cooked bacon bits,” clocking in at 560 calories, 34 grams of fat, 51 grams of carbs and 15 grams of protein per serving.

(Just for reference: A regular small fries at MickyD’s contains 230 calories, 11 grams of fat, 29 grams of carbs and 3 grams of protein. A medium fries contains 340 calories, 16 grams of fat, 44 grams of carbs and 4 grams of protein. And large fries nets you 510 calories, 24 grams of fat, 66 grams of carbs and 7 grams of protein.)

McDonald’s says it began offering the fancy new fries – as an a la carte item as well as an upgrade to fries in an Extra Value Meal -- in all Northern California and Hawaii locations starting on November 7, 2018, and that it expects the limited-time-only item to be available through the end of the year.

It’s unclear when or even if Cheesy Bacon Fries will show up on McDonald’s menus elsewhere in the country. But considering how much we Americans love our cheese and bacon, it’s not hard to imagine (hope) the Golden Arches will be dripping with cheddar nationwide soon enough.

Photo courtesy of McDonald's

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