McDonald’s is testing bacon and cheese fries

McDonald’s fries are a big part of the reason why most of us head to the Golden Arches. And now, the fast-food giant is making their signature menu item even more delicious… by adding cheese and bacon!

Yup. McDonald’s is bringing Loaded Bacon & Cheese Basket of Fries to certain United States locations, and if that isn’t a cause for celebration, I don’t know what is!

Try not to drool while you check out this tweet from the McDonald’s of Pittsburgh’s Twitter account.

The fries are topped with cheddar cheese and applewood smoked bacon, and a basket will cost you $3.99. There is one issue, however: Only select locations of McDonald’s will get this menu item. These lucky ducks include McDonald’s in the aforementioned greater Pittsburgh area, central West Virginia, southeastern Ohio, and eastern Kentucky.

But don’t despair, presumably if the new menu item is a success in these locations, it could become a national offering.

And it seems as if people are definitely lovin’ this idea:

This is not the first time that McDonald’s has launched topped french fries, but it is the first time they have come to the States. For example, you can get Italian-style topped french fries in China, where the taters are served with a tomato basil and garlic pepper sauce. Or at Australian McDonald’s locations, you can get Truffle Mayo & Parmesan Loaded Fries. Um, no fair!?

At least McDonald’s is now giving Americans some loving with this Loaded Bacon and Cheese option. Something tells me it’s going to be a hit!

If you are not lucky enough to live near a location that is offering this trial option, don’t despair. It is so easy to make your own cheese sauce at home. Steal this recipe from 3 Boys Unprocessed, and make your life even simpler by using McDonald’s French Fries rather than peeling and cooking your own taters.

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It’s about time that a new and exciting McDonald’s menu items made it to the States. Singaporeans recently got a number of Minion-themed menu items in their McDonald’s, complete with BANANA-flavored soft serve in blue cones:

And Minion banana pie:

And Minion-shaped fries! How cute are these?

It seems unlikely that the Minion-themed menu will make it to the U.S., so for now we’ll have to console ourselves with French fries covered in cheese and bacon. Sigh.

Have you tried these new McDonald’s Loaded Bacon and Cheese Fries yet? Let us know in the comments how they taste! (Or send us some, pretty please?)