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McDonald's created a fork made of French fries to solve a problem you didn't know you had


McDonald's unveiled a new utensil called a "frork" on Monday in an infomercial hosted by McDonald’s Chef Mike and pitchman Anthony Sullivan. 

It really solves a problem you probably didn't know you had. 

The frork is basically a fork with fries as prongs. So what exactly is the purpose of this "fundamentally superfluous" new utensil? 

“When savoring these recipes, there’s a hitch you just can’t ditch: The topping dropping,” Sullivan says in the infomercial, which also talks about the chain's new Signature Crafted Recipe Sandwiches. “This is a real problem. Wait, sorry is this a real problem? Probably not, but good news we solved it anyway.” 

Sullivan said the frork can be used to scoop up any toppings that fall out of McDonald's new Signature Crafted Recipe Sandwiches. The new sandwiches feature flavors like pico guacamole, sweet barbecue bacon and maple bacon dijon. 

"We're introducing Signature Crafted Recipes because they are inspired by our customers," McDonald's chef Michael Haracz said in a statement to NBC. "And while the Frork is supremely superfluous, it shows that McDonald's is willing to do whatever it takes to help them enjoy every last bite."

A limited supply of frorks will be available at participating restaurants on May 5. 

And because the frork debuted as an infomercial, there's a toll-free number you can call to receive a frork or a coupon for a new sandwich. 

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