Stick a Frork in it – this thing is dumb.

But then again, that’s kind of the point.

To get tongues wagging about its three new Signature Crafted Sandwiches this week, McDonald’s is handing out this “uselessly useful” new utensil (their words) when you buy one of the bougie burgers in select stores on Friday.

The Frork, or French fry fork, is a silicone utensil with a hole where the prongs should be; that’s where you stick three to four fries, which can then be used to scoop up any sauce or toppings that fall off your sandwich. The new Pico Guacamole, Sweet BBQ Bacon and Maple Bacon Dijon sammies supposedly shed a lot of stuffing that begs to be picked up with a deep-fried fork.

Moneyish took one on a test drive, and found the half-edible instrument easy to use. Simply pinch the top, stuff in a few fries, and the silicon stick securely grips them. We turned the Frork upside down, shook it and nibbled a few fries from it, and the taters stayed in place.

It’s a bit flimsy when it comes to scooping up dropped guac or lettuce like it was intended to do, however. But really, it’s a total sight-gag, which McDonald has acknowledged in its dorky infomercial for this thing starring legendary pitchman Anthony Sullivan, who cracks, “The topping dropping … Wait. Is this a real problem? Probably not. But good news: We solved it anyway!” The YouTube video has already been viewed almost 2 million times.

But all kidding aside, McDonald’s has actually produced real Frorks, and they’re really being handed out in participating McDonald’s for one day only when you buy one of the Signature Classic Sandwiches for $4.99 to $5.19. Visit McDonalds.com to find the nearest participating store, or call 1-844-MCD-FRORK, where an actual recording of Sullivan will provide more information.

If you can get your hands on one, our only real hang-up is that it’s not very practical: You have to keep manually replacing the fries if you “accidentally” eat your Frork.

What McDonald’s should really do is fine-tune a Frork that picks up fries without you having to actually handle them, so that you can eat your French fries or dip them in ketchup without getting your fingers all greasy.

Oh, wait – that’s called a fork.