Gold Fries Are McDonald’s Latest Upscale Item
Remember when you were a kid and you opened your Happy Meal, found a Fry Guy figurine and then immediately chucked it into the ball pit because it was a lousy toy? Maybe that was just us. But regardless of your opinion of the crappiness of McDonald’s toys, we should all be able to agree that a batch of golden French fries beats every plastic wrapped piece of plastic they’ve ever given away. And that batch of golden fries will soon belong to someone thanks to a new contest the fast food giant is running across the Pacific in Japan.
To enter all you have to do is download a new app McDonald’s created that layers a McFry Potato package (as they call them in Japan) over your photos. Then snap a picture of anything yellow you think would make an amusing French fry stand-in.
So far, some people in Japan have tried things like anime characters and digital clocks.
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Everyone who puts up a photo with the hashtag #ポテ撮り which, according to Rocket News roughly translates to “potato taking” will be entered in a drawing to win the (presumably) coveted golden fries. According to the Japanese news site though, McDonald’s hasn’t released any details on how big a portion of golden fries the winner will receive, nor how much the fries will be worth. Whatever they’re worth though, we’d bet our weight in gold fries that eating them is better for you than eating regular McFry Potatoes.