McDonald’s Testing Seasoned Fries: Garlic Parmesan, Zesty Ranch, Spicy Buffalo

This should get your attention… McDonald’s is testing Seasoned Fries in Stockton, California.  Thanks to @RareBleuSkittle on Twitter for sending me the info and pics.  Basically it’s still your classic McDonald’s Fries, but there’s three seasonings you can add to change up the flavor.

Seasoned Fries McDonald'sYour seasoning choices are Garlic Parmesan, Zesty Ranch, and Spicy Buffalo. There’s a step by step graphic and the process goes like this:  Step 1. Pour’em, Step 2. Sprinkle’em, Step 3. Close’em, Step 4. Shake’em, Step 5. Love’em.

Take the seasoning of your choice and sprinkle over McDonald’s Fries.  Put in as much or as little as you would like, less for a small portion of our golden fries and a little more for a large portion.  Fold over the bag and shake it up.  Make sure to shake well.  Now it’s time to enjoy your totally unique tasting fries.

Garlic Parmesan Fries McDonalds

McDonald's Seasoned Fries

40 comments on “McDonald’s Testing Seasoned Fries: Garlic Parmesan, Zesty Ranch, Spicy Buffalo

  1. Pilar says:

    WOW!! I have never been this excited about some fries, but the idea of this and the flavors seems pretty neat.

    • sam says:

      They are ok sometimes the seasoning in the packets is hard and you have to break it up.. Three flavors did hear good reveiws of garlic Parmesan

    • Ryan says:

      Got to try some today. Since the store I work at is in Pennsylvania I’m assuming the tests went well. Not surprised, the ranch and garlic flavored I got to try were outstanding. Didn’t get a shot at the buffalo yet but am looking forward to it.

  2. Kevin K. says:

    I’m not much of a fry person, but I’d definitely give these a try. I tried Steak ‘n Shake’s Parmesan cheese ‘n herb fries while on the road a few months ago and they were really awesome. Plain fries are just kind of blah to me.

  3. Scrape says:

    This I would try in a minute. Great idea with some of the fast casual burger joints having seasoned fries.

  4. Andrea says:

    Flashback to Burger King’s Shake’em Up Fries!

  5. Patrick Bateman says:

    I NEVER eat at Mac-Donald’s, but this is actually a good idea I’d like to see at other joints.

  6. Chris W. says:

    Interesting. I’m not sure I ever thought McDonald’s would mess with their “America’s favorite fries”. Next thing you know they’ll be adding hot dogs!

    Not to say that’s a bad thing. I’d love to see more places offer the seasoned fries like Checkers/Ralleys & Popeye’s do. But this is a nice start, should it continue rolling out nationally.

    • OmNomOm says:

      McDonald’s already did mess with the fry recipe. They used to be fried in meat drippings.

      • KevinM says:

        Yes, but they did this by infusing the beef tallow into the fries themselves. This was done to remove any traces of beef from the fried chicken and fish products, as well as to mask the transition to trans-fat-free frying oil.

  7. BigBelly says:

    YYYYYEEEEEEEEOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW, I burned my hand on the piping hot grease, then dumped them in my lap, and now I’m a Mcmillionaire!!!! LOL

    they sound ok, but that big bag makes me think they’d get cold & soggy real quick

  8. Jessica says:

    I live in stockton, I have the mcd app and saw they were offering a coupon for free seasoning. Didn’t know they were only doing them here. Cool

  9. Davi says:

    I remember my mom getting these while we were on a family vacation like 20 years ago in Ontario. I remember then they also had a barbecue seasoning that could be applied as well. I always wondered why they didn’t offer them in the states.

  10. Phaet says:

    I can’t seem to get away from a McD’s for lunch at least twice a week, and a twist on their fries would have me buying these at least once to try out the new flavors.

  11. Kevin says:

    They are actually REALLY good LOL! I got the Buffalo and the Parmesan ones yesterday. I shook them a few times and the seasoning coated all the fries evenly.

  12. Mr gnarly says:

    I’d rather gravy❗

    • ahecht says:

      You’ll just have to drive to Montreal for that. Most of the McDonald’s in the tourist areas have poutine.

      • MR. Gnarly says:

        If I wanted poutine I would have said “with gravy and cheese curds” just gravy please.

  13. Nick says:

    Why Stockton, of all places?

    • Hank says:

      Because when some black folks start a fist fight over a missing order of fries and someone posts the video on World Hip-Hop it’s like free advertising.

    • BigBelly says:

      I saw tv ads for them in Sacramento also

  14. Billy says:

    I tried these at our convention and they are very good. Simple to execute and give customers a variety. Great move by McD in my opinion. For those of you in CA, what is the up charge?

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  17. T W says:

    I work in Stockton and tried the the Parmesan Garlic fries last night – the salesperson rang them up as if I had a coupon so I didn’t have to pay for the seasoning. On a scale of 1 to 10, it’s a 4. The seasoning’s flavor was “meh”. I used only 1/3 the pouch of seasoning and it was still overwhelming. I don’t believe it would have improved the fries had I used more seasoning.

    While I might give the other flavors a shot in the future, I would not try this one again and most likely will stick to my basic “well done” fries. I love McD’s frys the way they are. I am not going to mess with a good thing?

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  20. Mike N. says:

    I was surprised to see a TV ad for these. I even got coupons in the mail for ’em, and we almost never get McDs coupons. (this is St. Louis)

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  22. BigBelly says:

    new add for “shakin fries” and “shakin nuggets” just played

    • Ryan says:

      Are you in the Sacramento area? Grab some pics for us please!

      • BigBelly says:

        I took the camera, and even went inside, but there was no signage up yet. Discouraged, I was resigned to order a Mcwrap, but I inquired about a ad I had seen mentioning these… oh ya, we have those. It’s the 3 flavors from before, garlic Parmesan, spicy Buffalo, ranch
        I don’t know if it’s because they’re weren’t prepared for this promotion yet, or what, but here’s how it went. I wanted a 10 piece with the buffalo seasoning, and large fries with garlic parm. she informed me the combo meal w/drink was cheaper, so I went with that. It was sold as just the standard #15, a 10 piece mcnugget combo for 6.99, + $1.00 because I wanted a large fry (bad move, as a large barely fit in the shaker bag, and they didn’t get a even coat until I removed some)then I was charged an additional .23 cents for the seasoning packet for the fries, with tax, grand total $8.92
        Personally, for Mcnuggets, I’ll never pay that for them again, but your results may vary, this particular McD’s is insanely high in prices (they charge 8.69 for the mcclub)
        I didn’t get a bag that said McNuggets on them, I received two “fry” bags, with the seasoning packet in each, I took pictures for you, but I believe you already have those, and the fries and nuggets are just standard packaging.
        As far as taste, meh sums it up best for the Buffalo, I have a very high tolerance to heat, but the main flavor I was picking up was powdered vinegar, it had a little tang on the end, like franks hot sauce, but nothing in the heat dept for me. The garlic parm on the fries was fairly good, but I found it was light on the garlic, and heavy on the salt.

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  24. SortingHat says:

    Though I am just a hat I do have a mouth *more like a rip* and I can guarantee that nothing will ever replace the trans fat which is natural fat by the way. It’s only how you eat it that has problems and adding corn syrup into everything these days *which does help keep food lasting pass the expiration date* so stores can sell old food easier.

    The 90s had a huge rise in corn syrup which *strangely* had a fatter generation. No really? Yes. In the 60s/70s and 80s it was easier to find clothes that weren’t extreme but now you have to go to second hand stores to get clothes that are not designer wear materials that are made for either really fat people or skinny as a bone people *usually young women who think they have to starve themselves.

    I miss my trans fat and we don’t want no FDA *who themselves made transfat foods* telling us how we are to eat and not eat. Who says they know what’s best for us? Why can’t we allow ourselves to decided?

    People of earth vote with you’re wallet while the dollar still exists! Don’t take these politician monsters for fools. Don’t keep hoping change is going to happen as things are NOT going to improve unless you all get off you’re lazy ass and start telling the FDA and our US Government that it is “We the people”.

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