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McDonald’s Offers ‘Mega Potato’ Fries To Customers In Japan [Video]

If you love french fries and you live in Japan, then McDonald’s Mega Potato is probably your best friend.

This extravagant menu item gives customers more than three-quarters of a pound of fries to consume. Not surprisingly, the Mega Potato clocks in at a whopping 1,142 calories. This monstrous batch of fries sports more calories than any other foodstuff currently offered by the restaurant. That’s an impressive feat.

Of course, McDonald’s isn’t suggesting that you eat all of these french fries by yourself. According to MSN, the fast food chain strongly encourages you to share the Mega Potato with your friends.

As you can see in the video embedded below, the restaurant is giving customers a massive amount of food for around $5. The cardboard container is enormous, and appears to be stuffed to overflowing with the chain’s iconic fries.

If you’re planning a trip to Japan just to partake in the Mega Potato, then you might want to act fast. According to Japan Today, this heaping helping of fries will only be offered for a limited amount of time. Those of you who can’t make the trip can always order two large orders of fries from the location down the road and call it a day.

There’s a very good reason why Mega Potato is only offered in Japan. Although you may consider yourself to be the biggest fan of McDonald’s french fries on the entire planet, there’s probably a Japanese guy or gal who could easily put your obsession to shame.

Photos found at Rocket News 24 show large groups of Japanese people eating mountains of french fries inside area restaurants. The sheer volume is staggering. Apparently potato parties are all the rage in parts of Asia.

You can check out YouTube user jetdaisuke’s encounter with 1,100 calories worth of fries below. While the clip is in Japanese, it’s still interesting to see his reaction to all of that food.

What do you think about McDonald’s Mega Potato? Is there such a thing as having too many french fries?

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