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Teton Russet marks newest potato variety to be used for McDonald’s ‘World Famous Fries’

The Teton Russet potato variety has now been added to the list used for McDonald’s World Famous Fries®, according to a news release issued by the Potato Variety Management Institute (PVMI). Teton Russet is a product of a 14-year research cooperative among The U.S. Department of Agriculture, University of Idaho, Oregon State University and Washington State University potato breeding programs.

With this acceptance, the Teton Russet becomes the ninth variety of potato to be used by McDonald’s in North America.

“We’re proud to add the Teton Russet to our short list of potato varieties used to make one of our
customers’ favorite menu items – our World Famous Fries,” says Daniel Roche, McDonald’s Global
Quality System Manager, Agricultural Products.

“All our potatoes meet a set of strict standards for everything from size and shape to varietal, color and storability – and the Teton Russet has proven to produce golden, crispy fries with a fluffy baked potato inside and our unique signature flavor that our customers love.”

The Teton Russet has already begun rolling out to suppliers/restaurants as early as August as harvest
began in the Pacific Northwest.

A fact sheet about Teton Russet and more information and seed sources can be found at www.pvmi.org.

Source: Potato Variety Management Institute (PVMI). Full news release here
Photo: Teton Russet / A0008-1TE. Credit PVMI

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