I’ve got some controversial thoughts about McDonald’s iconic (and universally adored) french fries: They’re not good. And while my disdain for the chain’s subpar side is a topic for another time, I’m happy to report they’re finally doing something about it. McDonald’s is adding some pretty fantastic looking sweet potato fries to the menu.
As you’ve likely heard by now, the company’s global headquarters restaurant in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood is a revolving door of international fare. Along with sweet potato fries, which hail from the Netherlands; Micky D’s is introducing Halloumi Muffins from Cyprus; The 1955 Burger from Germany; a Chicken, Bacon and Onion Sandwich from France; The Manhattan Salad from France; The ‘I’m Greeking Out’ Salad from Canada; and Caramel Dipped Cones from South Korea.
And though this may mean little for those outside of the midwest, there’s always a chance they’ll pop-up on a more permanent basis at locations across the U.S. Helloooo, that’s where the Worldwide Favorites menu all started.
But then again, why wait? Might be worth a trip to Chi-Town, especially given the space is not your typical fast food experience.
“The more than 6,000-square-foot restaurant is one of the latest McDonald’s Experience of the Future (EOTF) restaurants designed to dramatically transform the customer experience with modern designs, self-order kiosks, table service, mobile order and payment, McDelivery with Uber Eats and enhanced hospitality,” the statement reads. “The restaurant also features outdoor seating, an ever-changing wall map with Golden Arches that illuminate when an item from a specific country is featured on the menu, and An Australian McCafé area serving up expertly brewed coffee crafted by McDonald’s trained baristas.”
I was already sold on the sweet potato fries, but gimme a Golden Arch Instagramming opportunity and I’m there.