McDonald’s May Be Making a Sweet, Seasonal Upgrade to This Menu Favorite
Whether thick, thin or crinkle-cut, French fries have always served as a loyal side dish, easing our hanger pangs at our greatest hour of need. But the lifelong bestie of the McBurger is also the enemy of some health nuts because of its less-than-stellar nutritional reputation. Fortunately, there might be an alternative to make your next fry run to the Golden Arches feel like less of a guilt trip. McDonald’s is now offering sweet potato fries in select locations — and maybe even beyond.
The fast food giant confirmed to Eater that it is testing and “gathering valuable customer feedback” on sweet potato fries in Amarillo, Texas locations where “Create Your Taste” menus are offered. Although the trial run is not a guarantee that the sweet and savory sticks will expand beyond the Texas Panhandle into chains nationwide, the odds are ever in our favor, because a similar concept test eventually led to the all-day breakfast concept that we already can’t live without.
McDonald’s is likely stepping up to the plate with this new offering to meet the growing consumer demand for healthy foods. The restaurant has already been testing avocado toast and organic beef burgers in Australia and Germany. While it remains unclear whether the orange variant of the fries is measurably healthier than the traditional fries, healthy-savvy fry kids can still be heartened by the many nutritional benefits of sweet potatoes, including high potassium, vitamin A and vitamin C.
If you’re in the Texas Panhandle, hurry over to a participating McDonald’s and order up some sweet potato fries for the price of around $2.49(16 oz size). With any luck, the tubular treats might find their way to the rest of us soon so that we can get our Thanksgiving sweet potato fix year-round.
What food concept would you like to see in your fave fast food joint? Let us know in the comments below!
(h/t: Food Beast; Photo via Getty)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)