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Freebie at McDonald’s on Friday

STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS

NEW YORK — McDonald’s is touting a new french fry-centric utensil — the “frork” — as part of a campaign to promote its new line of burgers.

The chain says the utensil has an opening where people can insert some fries, which act as edible tines. McDonald’s says it will give away 100,000 of them to people who buy the new burgers starting Friday. It’s the latest push by McDonald’s Corp. to drum up excitement and get people into its restaurants, after four years of declining customer transactions in the United States.

The stunt is intended to draw attention to the chain’s new “Signature Crafted Recipes.” McDonald’s calls the utensil “edible, utilitarian and desperately innovative” but also “superfluous.” It posted a mock infomercial online.

The new McDonald’s “frork” is a french fry-centric utensil. Participating restaurants will give them away Friday.

Yorkers looking for the new “frork” can stop in at these locations Friday:

380 Memory Lane, York (Springettsbury Township)

2061 S. Queen St., York (York Township)

2125 York Crossings Drive, York (West Manchester Township)

898 North U.S. Route 15, Dillsburg (Carroll Township)

1448 Baltimore St., Hanover (Penn Township)

350 Eisenhower Drive, Hanover