McDonald’s Is Testing All-You-Can-Eat, Bottomless French Fries

04/18/2016 at 10:46 AM ET

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If you’ve ever reached the bottom of a carton of McDonald’s fries and thought, I could probably eat 25 more of these, you may soon have a chance to prove it.

One of the fast food chain’s newest locations in St. Joseph, Missouri, is testing out unlimited french fries, a concept that seems long overdue. No word on what the cost will be yet, but we’re talking all-you-can-eat here, so you can always ensure you get your money’s worth.

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In addition to this brilliant revelation, the restaurant will have kiosks inside where you can customize your order like never before. “There really are hundreds of different choices to build the burger of your dreams,” owner Chris Habiger told the St. Joseph News Press. “Once you’ve placed your order, you can find your seat because we’ll bring it out to you.”

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The news comes as McDonald’s has continued to make vast changes in an effort to boost sales, such as launching the much celebrated all-day breakfast and testing out gourmet burger options.

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While there haven’t been any announced plans to expand the unlimited fried spuds concept, if it’s a success, we could very well see it at more locations across the country. So go forth and eat fries, citizens of St. Joseph. Our future is in your hands.

UPDATE: Sadly, it’s been confirmed that this promotion is only for a limited time at this specific location, so no unlimited fries unless you find yourself in St. Joseph.

Shay Spence, @chezspence

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Anonymous on

Is this trip really necessary?

Melissa on

Is this trip really necessary? This is a money grab at the expense of people’s health. Those in poverty will be impacted most because this will stretch food budgets farther while compromising health long term.

People magazine sucks on

“In addition to this brilliant revelation, the restaurant will have kiosks inside where you can customize your order like never before.”

Really? Because McDonald’s launched this concept in 2015. It’s called the Create Your Own Taste menu.

A simple Google search solves everything.

Bootsnchaps on

Once again McDs defines itself as a snack destination not a meal destination. Seems like a chain restaurant had the bottomless fries promotional last month, and WaWa has had ordering kiosks for awhile. Looks like McDs is preparing itself for wage increases by automating the ordering process, thereby requiring fewer people.

Sarah on

What a fantastic way to make sure that even more people become mortally obese! PEOPLE is celebrating this WHY???

Lol on

@Sarah MORTALLY obese? Lol

Angela on

I live in St. Joseph and the consensus of what I’ve been hearing is that we don’t want this here. I’d much rather have a health food store or LongBoards… something that provides a healthier option. We are a town of 75,000 and already have 5 McDonald’s. It’s sad.

Guest on

Hello heart disease and diabetes!

Ann on

I’ve always thought that the staff members of People mag are not only junk food junkies but are supporters of unhealthy eating habit and this just proved it. PEOPLE stop your reviews of and articles on junk foods (e.g. Oreo & Girl Scouts cookies, M&Ms & other candies, Red & Black Buns Burgers, desserts overloaded in fat, carbs and sugar, French Fries of any kind, etc.) and encourage healthy eating instead. You will be helping a lot of people with weight problem, young, middle aged and old, immensely in achieving healthy weight. No offense to anyone who may feel offended by my comment. Just stating a fact.

CR on

I am the only one excited about the idea of bottomless McDonald’s fries? I am so down!!

drgrady on

Oh no, this sounds like a really bad idea! I’d just live there…(:

Pat Grant on

People will be fatter than ever!!!

BigBrownEyes on

Loll So true about the weight comment Pat, plus their fries are SO salty… I rarely eat fast food but whenever I do, I’m a “Wendy’s” girl, they have the best & freshest fast food plus, they have a Spicy chicken salad I just luv (I’ll drive to my neighborhood Wendy’s anytime for it especially if I see a Wendy’s commercial because there is truth to subliminal advertising)… :):):)

Anonymous on

good going macdonalds… so sick of the do-gooder whining food police i could puke……all u can eat fryes and they are upset….look at the buffets ..golden corral…ryans….old country buffet…..some kfc’s have buffets cici and some other pizza chains have buffets….and lots of chinese buffets….a couple of chains that are whipping dogs macdonalds and wallmart

Anonymous on

my doctor told me that eating fries is like eating cigarettes! he is 100% correct!!

Jeff on

my doctor told me..eating mcdonalds fries is like eating cigarettes! he is 100% correct!!

Dad of multiples on

Did u ever think that obese ppl will find their own way to eat all they can no matter what! And think about the families who don’t have much money at all and only get to eat out once a month or once every six months in position having a big family due to multiples! But no everyone just wants to bash it cause ppl will come obese but again I’m sorry but they will always find their way just like drug addicts find their drugs so come on ppl! Be real here and really think about the ppl who would love to take their family for a cheap night out. Not all of us can spend hundreds to go to a healthy place and we all eat fries at home so what is the difference? Nothing besides getting out of the house once in a great while! So be open minded not haters! Thanks and God bless!

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Anonymous on

lol all this new sh—— is all because of the proof that recently came out about what their food is made of.

Bleh on

This is a stupid idea…this is only encouraging people to continue eating poorly. :/

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OMG! I don’t want to have an opportunity to eat all I can eat fries in McDonalds. I am too weak to resist it and it is clearly bad for my body.

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