Do you want seasoning with your fries?
Do you want seasoning with your fries?
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McDonald's says it plans to start testing seasoned french fries. Testing will begin at select U.S. locations starting Friday.

The world's biggest hamburger chain says the test of its "Shakin' Flavor Fries" will take place at restaurants in northern California and St. Louis. Flavors will include garlic Parmesan, spicy Buffalo or zesty ranch.

The idea came from the company's "Shake Shake" seasoned fries. They debuted in Hong Kong in 2005. The idea then spread to other countries including China, India and Australia.

The packaging includes directions telling people how to pour the seasoning onto french fries in a bag and shake them.

"As with all tests, we aren't in a position to draw conclusions or make assumptions about the test since it is just beginning but we hope our customers in these two markets enjoy the new flavors," said a McDonald's spokesman.

McDonald's, based in Oak Brook, Illinois, has more than 35,000 locations around the world.

Previously, McDonald's offered healthier alternatives to fries.

Critical thinking challenge: How does McDonalds benefit by flavoring its fries? Will this interfere with their healthier alternatives effort?

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COMMENTS (237)
  • Carebear22
    5/15/2014 - 09:54 a.m.

    They may get more customers. I know for a fact I would love to have seasoning on my fries. It definitely goes against the healthier movement. It will calls more people to eat a lot more.

  • xavier862937
    5/15/2014 - 10:10 a.m.

    it alraedy has seasoning on it its salt.
    i dont eat fries any more.
    i use to eat mcdonalds not any more.
    i eat brugar king now.
    i hate mcdonalds i hate it.

  • Johcol
    5/15/2014 - 10:11 a.m.

    This is a very good way to get more money in the food buisiness.Most resturaunts already have seasoned french fries so this is very new.The Mc'Donalds food industry can have an easier time competing with ohter food industries.

  • keasiadrake123
    5/15/2014 - 10:14 a.m.

    I think this will be a good thing to have i think i will like this thing a whole lot and i can no wait till they come out with the ideas.

  • PrincessGadberry
    5/15/2014 - 10:56 a.m.

    wow. I cant believe that they are making 4 new flavors 4 french fries. They r maybe going 2 go up in money. That is making MacDonald's fries 2 times better. Or worst.

  • dylan gaddis
    5/15/2014 - 10:57 a.m.

    1.)McDonald's, based in Oak Brook, Illinois, has more than 35,000 locations around the world
    2.)The idea came from the company's "Shake Shake" seasoned fries. They debuted in Hong Kong in 2005
    3.)The world's biggest hamburger chain says the test of its "Shakin' Flavor Fries" will take place at restaurants in northern California and St. Louis.
    4.)The idea then spread to other countries including China, India and Australia.
    5,)Flavors will include garlic Parmesan, spicy Buffalo or zesty ranch.

  • kolson1234
    5/15/2014 - 10:57 a.m.

    First they should make the fries less calories because somany americans and even around the world are obiese because the eat to much junk and unhealthy food.

  • TaylorT01
    5/15/2014 - 11:24 a.m.

    No i dont want seasoning with fries, but i still do eat and love fries. Mcdonals's i usually go there to eat, if theres nothing to eat at home.

  • maresiap1
    5/15/2014 - 11:28 a.m.

    thats very good for mc donalds and they can get a lot of money by doing this . there are different mc donalds around the world

  • kaiyaw
    5/15/2014 - 12:46 p.m.

    would want some seasoning on my fries? of course like fries is nasty without seasoning

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