It is official -- McDonald's is testing sweet potato fries at select locations. Customers in Amarillo, Texas will be able to try the french fry alternative at McDonald's restaurants that have the Create Your Taste custom menu.
The Golden Arches chains are offering the new side dish as part of a trial. Depending on how the trialling period goes, other stores outside the Texas area could also see sweet potato fries. This regional approach to testing sweet potato fries is one the brand has used before to see customer reactions.
McD's isn't the first fast food chain to offer sweet potato fries. In 2012 Burger King also briefly served them for a limited time at participating locations, but has since pulled them from their menu.