And just like that, all those appetites whetted by the promise of unlimited French fries at McDonald’s have been spoiled.
A new, futuristic McDonald’s is being built in St. Joseph, Mo. The one feature that grabbed national attention, from Fortune to the “Today” show, was this: The offering of all-you-can-eat French fries.
“The future can seem bleak,” wrote Vanity Fair. “But there is one bright spot to look forward to, in the form of golden arches, with the promise of unlimited fried potatoes.”
But put away your bibs, boys and girls.
Turns out that the restaurant will not be a “test” site for such an over-the-top offering, McDonald’s spokeswoman Lisa McComb tells the Associated Press.
Unlimited fries are but a come-on, a limited-time-only special to promote the new restaurant’s July grand opening.
Awww man. Doesn’t that feel like a Big Mac in the face.