Earlier this year, there was the STRAW, McDonald’s re-engineered straw designed to deliver equal parts of its Chocolate Shamrock shake to a consumers’ tastebuds.
Now McDonald’s has developed the FRORK, described in an infauxmercial as an “unnecessarily superfluous quasi-utensil.”
Basically, it’s a silicon handle with an pocket at one end for inserting three or four french fry “tines.”
So, FRORK is a portmanteau of “fry” and “fork.” Get it?
Of course, it’s all just a gimmick to promote the national rollout of its Signature Crafted Recipes sandwiches, which has undergone a name change and several iterations here in Southern California before getting narrowed down to just three:
- Pico Guacamole: Made with white cheddar cheese, guacamole made with 100% Hass avocados, Pico de Gallo, crisp leaf lettuce and buttermilk ranch sauce. Served with a fresh lime wedge.
- Maple Bacon Dijon: Topped with grilled onions, thick-cut Applewood smoked bacon with sweet maple seasoning, white cheddar, crisp leaf lettuce and a creamy Dijon sauce.
- Sweet BBQ Bacon: Contains grilled onions, thick-cut Applewood smoked bacon, creamy white cheddar, and BBQ sauce, topped with golden crispy onions.
The sandwiches come with either grilled or fried chicken, or a beef patty, on either an artisan roll
, a potato roll or a sesame-seed bun.
To further promote the rollout, today (May 4) through Monday (May 8), with the purchase of a Signature Crafted Recipes sandwich, customers will receive a free medium fry and soft drink at participating McDonald’s.
If you’re interested in getting your own FRORK, you can call 1-844-McD-FRORK, where some callers will receive a FRORK or a coupon for a Signature Crafted sandwich.
The FRORKs will also be given away while supplies last at select restaurants on Friday (May 5), with the purchase of a Signature Crafted sandwich.
Participating Inland Empire restaurants include:
- 2571 Commerce Parkway
- 48350 Seminole Drive
- 2559 Chino Hills Parkway
- 400 McKinley St.
- 78-962 Highway 111
- 2269 Foothill Blvd.
- 2465 E. Palm Canyon Drive
- 1675 N. Perris Blvd. #D
- 4015 Phelan Road
- 445 E. Holt Ave.
- 12549 Foothill Blvd.
- 111 W. Base Line
- 2905 Van Buren Blvd.
- 240 E. 40th St.
- 100 E Redlands Blvd.
- 568 S. Mt Vernon Ave.
- 11896 Amargosa Road
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