McDonald’s Sells Out Of Garlic Fries During Testing In California’s Bay Area

California’s Bay Area is probably emitting a heck of a lot of stinky garlic breath right now, after all the McDonald’s in the vicinity sold out of Gilroy Garlic Fries, a new test item added to the menu only last week.

McDonald’s reps confirmed to the that the chain has run out of garlic fries — and there won’t be any relief in sight for weeks.

“In less than two weeks, our small, four restaurant test of Gilroy Garlic Fries has been a huge success, and we are now experiencing a temporary shortage of supplies,” the statement read. “We are excited about how many people have visited our restaurants to try the fries, and we apologize for any inconvenience to our customers.”

McDonald’s Bay Area spread the news on Twitter as well:

Lest you San Franciscans be upset over the lack of garlic fries in the coming days, this could be a blessing in sadness’ clothing, and put the menu item one step closer to permanence. After all, McDonald’s said it would consider adding the fries to the menu at all 250 restaurants or so in the Bay Area if the initial four-location test was a success.

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