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The Internet Can't Handle This Hack to Get Free McDonald's French Fries

McDonald's French fries are strangely delicious, providing the perfect amount of crispiness and saltiness to be truly addicting. All loyal McDonald's fans know that this fast food chain's fries are superior, and that your cheeseburger or McFlurry will taste infinitely better with a side of fries. Recently, a TikTok user showed how to get free McDonald's French fries, and life will never be the same.

Although there is some debate to which fries are the best, most of us can agree that McDonald's fries are simply better than those of Wendy's, Burger King, and any other fast food chain. When you see those Golden Arches and get in line at the drive-thru of your local McDonald's restaurant, we all know you're thinking about the fries as much as your main meal.

McDonald's New Rewards Program

For those hoping to opt in on freebies and deals on the delicious food at McDonald's, the MyMcDonald's rewards program allows members to gain MyMcDonald's rewards points, which translate to free food.

When you download the McDonald's app and join the loyalty program for the first time, you get to choose from an array of delicious food options, like the Vanilla Cone, McChicken, or Cheeseburger for free after your first purchase. This applies to in-person or mobile orders, and for now is only a program for McDonald's USA.

Another avenue to free fries is National French Fry Day, which fell on July 13th this year. McDonald's gave away a free order of fries to honor this essential holiday. Plus, the restaurant hosted a MyMcDonald's Fan Contest, for which fans could enter for the chance to win free Medium fries for life. To enter, you needed to Tweet proof of your McDonald's fandom and use the hashtags #McDonalds, #MyMcDonaldsFanContest, and your state-specific hashtag.

Free French Fry Hack

Although these options for free fries are all fine and good, a TikTok user showed us that we don't need elaborate McDonald's-loving tweets or a McDonald's loyalty program to get free McDonald's fries- all you have to do is ask for them!

In the video, TikTok user Orlando Johnson, @itsosoprodigy, filmed as his friend simply walked up to the McDonald's counter and asked for free fries. Johnson's friend returned to his seat grinning, with a box of overflowing fries. Here's the video:


McDonald’s out here with exceptional service they icecream machine was down tho ? #fyp #mcdonalds #fypシ #xyzbca

♬ original sound - Orlando Johnson

After this success, Johnson posted a series of other TikToks revolving around free fries. He tried the trick at Wendy's and was successful once again. Then, Johnson filmed a friend receiving free fries at Canes. The latest video was at McDonald's once again, but Johnson's friend switched it up by asking for chicken nuggets. The McDonald's workers again acquiesced, giving him two McNugget-containing happy meals without batting an eye.


Reply to @beeh478 Does this still count guys?? #fypシ゚ #mcdonalds #nuggets #shoecheck #itsosoprodigy

♬ original sound - Orlando Johnson

Johnson's original TikTok immediately went viral, with 4.7 million views of astounded TikTok users ready to try out the "hack" of asking for more fries. The video has led to an internet-wide debate about the McDonald's fries policy, with a few theories arising.  Some claim that McDonald's has a policy to give refills on other fries.

Some fast food workers said their perspective, explaining that regardless of any policy, they would gladly give someone free french fries if they ask nicely, as long as the manager isn't around. No matter the reason that these kind employees gave away free fries upon request, I know the world would be a better place with more free fries in it!