McDonald's donut sticks

McDonald's "Donut Sticks" (Image provided by McDonald's)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- McDonald's is trying its hand at donuts.

Participating restaurants will offer donut sticks and coffee during breakfast hours.

The donut sticks will be available starting February 20th. They can be bought by half dozen or a full dozen.

McDonald's says the donut sticks are flash fried and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar.

"We initially tested them in select Illinois restaurants in early 2018, and then again in October 2018, as it was critical that we perfected them before we brought them to our customers nationwide," said Linda VanGosen, McDonald's vice president of menu innovation, in a statement. "We looked at several donut shapes, tested a variety of doughs and even worked to get the amount of cinnamon sugar just right for the recipe. We are thrilled to be making breakfast at McDonald's even more delicious by introducing donut sticks."

It's not clear from the news release whether any McDonald's restaurants in Kentucky or southern Indiana will participate.

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