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By Aly Walansky

What could possibly make America's favorite french fries even better?

Cover them with bacon and melted cheese, of course.

Unfortunately, or fortunately for our waist lines, McDonald's hasn't been covering up its fries with extras— until now. The fast food chain recently unveiled its new Loaded Bacon and Cheese Basket of Fries.


The name is pretty self-explanatory, but this basket of artery clogging joy will involve McDonald’s classic fries topped with a cheddar cheese sauce and applewood smoked bacon pieces. These loaded fries will run $3.99 and, says the chain, it's meant to shared by two patrons.

If you really, really love cheese fries, don't get too excited. These fries have been spotted in the greater Pittsburgh area, central West Virginia, southeast Ohio, and eastern Kentucky, but the side is not nationally available just yet.

Still plenty of french fry fans are taking to social media to express their delight at the new offering:

As with their other test launches, McDonald's may roll out the sauced-up side if the fries do well. So far, several international McDonald’s locations, such as McDonald’s Mexico, China and Australia have had variations of cheddar and bacon-topped fries on their menu for some time.

Of course, if you're not within driving distance of the one of the test locations, there are plenty of other fast food joints that can satisfy a cheesy-fry fix: Shake Shack’s cheese fries are delicious, and Wendy’s Baconator Fries are still on their menu.

And, of course, if you're in California, there’s always In-N-Out’s animal-style fries.