National French Fry Day is Tuesday, July 13, with freebies and discount deals at several national fast food chains and even a movie theater chain.
Whether you add ketchup, mustard, mayo, BBQ sauce, ranch dressing or just a dusting of salt, everyone loves fries.
Then, there’s the variety of fries available for dipping: crinkle-cut, curly, waffle, steak, shoestring. And, of course, sweet potato fries.
Fries are an important part of every fast food menu, and there’s even a fierce debate about which chain has the best fries.
However, there’s one issue on fries that’s not open for debate — fries are always best hot and fresh out of the fryer.
Also on July 13
Get your dipping sauce ready for these French Fry deals on July 13, in alphabetical order, because that’s the only fair way –
is celebrating National French Fry Day with “dollar fries, any size”. Customer can enjoy any size fries for just $1 at its more than 840 locations nationwide.
Fries are an alternative to popcorn while watching the latest blockbuster on the big screen. Harkins Theatres is celebrating the food holiday by offering 50% off French fries at its concession stand.
The offer is only open to My Harkins Awards members. The movie chain has locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas.
Many believe McDonald’s has the best fries in the world. In fact, the chain even refers to its popular fries as “world famous.”
And they’re giving away FREE medium fries to every customer via its app on July 13. Plus, fry fanatics have the chance to win fries for life.
If you are not already a member, this would be the perfect time to join the chain’s new loyalty program, MyMcDonald’s Rewards.
Many fry fans will tell you this chain offers some of the best seasoned fries — Smashfries. The standard-cut fries are tossed in rosemary, garlic and olive oil.
On National French Fry Day, you can get a regular size of its popular Smashfries for just $1 with the purchase of any burger or sandwich.
The offer also includes the chain’s regular and sweet potato fries.
Other restaurant chains
If you don’t find your favorite fries on the list, many fast-food restaurants offer a value-size fries for around $1.
Plus, check your favorite restaurant’s app on National French Fry Day for possible deals or giveaways for the day.
French Fry History
Everything you ever wanted to know about French Fries, and more – including that they are not from France – is on this Wikipedia page
You’ll learn which kind of potato most chains use (Idaho Russet Burbank), that South Africans like them soft and soggy and doused in vinegar.
One of my personal favorite ways to eat fries is as poutine. It’s more like a meal than a snack – a generous helping of fries smothered in brown gravy and covered with cheese curds that squeek when you bite them.
Poutine is generally considered to have been developed in rural French-speaking Québec sometime in the 1950s, and is a local favorite.
A version of this article was posted on sister site Living on the Cheap and publisher here with permission.