McDonald's new Donut Sticks have already been compared to Dunkin' Donuts', Donut Fries, successfully introduced by the chain on its breakfast menu last July.
"We initially tested them in select IL restaurants in early 2018, and then again in October 2018", said Linda VanGosen, McDonald's vice president of menu innovation, in a statement.
McDonald's typical breakfast menu consists of various breakfast sandwiches, pancakes, yogurt parfait, and, of course, hash browns.
The donut sticks are served warm with cinnamon sugar and come in packs of six or 12.
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"Donut Sticks are the flawless complement to our existing breakfast lineup, and pair deliciously with our fresh brewed premium roast McCafe coffee", said Linda VanGosen, the chain's vice president of menu innovation, in a news release.
The much-rumored addition to the breakfast menu follows two periods of testing, first in some IL restaurants in early 2018 and then again in October.
"It was critical that we perfected them before we brought them to our customers nationwide", VanGosen wrote in her statement.