McDonald's released this new menu item two weeks ago and they've already run out of supplies for it

McDonald's is testing garlic fries in San Francisco
McDonald's is testing garlic fries in San Francisco

McDonald's is definitely no stranger featuring new and unique menu items.

And it looks like the company's latest Northern California-based initiative is hitting all the right garlic-y spots with customers.

The fast-food powerhouse began selling specialty "Gilroy Garlic Fries" at four Bay Area locations just two weeks ago.

The new menu item consists of specialty fries that are made with locally sourced garlic from Gilroy, California, often referred to as the "Garlic Capital of the World."

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But in a classic case of supply and demand, it looks like consumers are grabbing for the greasy goodies faster than good old Gilroy can supply the ingredients.

In a statement, McDonald's announced:

"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. We are excited about how many people have visited our restaurants to try the fries, and we apologize for any inconvenience to our customers."

The news actually comes as a positive for the company, which is sticking to its promise to use only locally sourced, fresh ingredients for the fries instead of finding a preservative-heavy alternative.

McDonald's has plans to expand its new garlic fries to all 250 of the San Francisco Bay Area locations if the menu item sees continued success in its four starting locations.

Based on the first two weeks alone, we'd say that's highly likely.​

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