Game-Changer: McDonald’s Testing DIY Seasoned Fries in a Bag


A little birdy told us (aka the homie Mike Du Pont) that McDonald’s is testing seasoned fries in Stockton, California. The game-changer is a huge move for the fast food chain, as McDonald’s has kept their classic french fry recipe relatively the same for all US locations.

If this sounds familiar, it’s probably because this is eerily similar to Burger King’s “Shake ‘em up Fries” promotion back in 2002. Patrons would dump the spices into a bag of fries, then shake the bag to coat the fries.

Fast forward to 2014 and McDonald’s is seen testing Garlic Parmesan, Zesy Ranch and Spicy Buffalo spice packets at the Stockton location mentioned earlier. The bags feature a step-by-step guide: 1) Pour ‘em 2) Sprinkle ‘em 3) Close ‘em. 4) Shake ‘em 5) Love ‘em.

We see what you did there Ronald.


Here’s another shot of the packaging and spices from NeoGAF:


While this DIY attempt didn’t work out for Burger King back in 2002, maybe McDonald’s figured it was would make great Instagram #cheatdays for millennials.

Charisma has an undying love for gritty literature and drinks coffee like water. She also hails from Toronto, Canada and is a die-hard Maple Leafs fan, sigh.

  • Vincent Darkwood

    A similar concept was introduced in Mexico some time ago, it didn’t stay too long

  • Abhimanyu Ghoshal

    We’ve had these in India for at least a year now. They’re called Shake Shake Fries and come with a Peri Peri-style spice blend. Pretty delish.

  • Mabel @ Miss Hangrypants

    We’ve had shake shake fries off and on in Mcdonald’s since forever in Hong Kong too. Super yummy. the US just never adopts anything new!

  • Maggiemay

    This is something a place with lousy fries would do.

    I see no reason for mickey-d to pollute thier perfect fries with this crap.

  • vbf

    Shake shake fries are amazing in HK!!!!