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Who Makes the Best French Fries?

Published August 12, 2009 - 4 Comments
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I was out with my buddy the other day. We decided to go grab something to eat, as we had nearly 2 hours to kill before the start of GI Joe.  We ended up at Burger King, and ordered the special of the day, two Double Whopper Junior combos. We took our time, chatting about everything under the sun.

Then he looked at me and said “I don’t really like these fries.  Do you want them?”

“Sure!”  So much for the diet.

“I really like Deluxe fries” he said.

“Not me.  They’re tasteless.  I need gravy with them.  Tack on another $1.75”

And it got me thinking.  Who makes the best fries?  Personally, I think that McDonalds has the best ones.  I’m sure that they sprinkle them with crack cocaine, or something that makes me want to keep going back to them over and over.  Even if their burgers leave something to be desired, to me their fries are heaven.  I especially love how I can find one under the seat when I’m cleaning out my car, and it looks just as fresh as the day I bought it.  That takes talent!

Burger King’s fries are ok.  Nothing to write home about, but better than Wendy’s.  Wendy’s fries are tasteless.  [UPDATE: Since posting this article, Wendy’s has improved their fries dramatically!] I haven’t eaten enough at Harvey’s to really offer an opinion.  KFC USED to have good fries, but they seem to have changed them over the years.  I usually get a small gravy, or just go the full distance and smother them with cheese and gravy.  Mmm… poutine… God’s gift to mankind.  Deluxe fries are bland and tasteless.  The day that they forget to put ketchup in the bag is usually a horrible one.  Yuck.

But I thought that it might be fun to throw it out there as a poll.  I’m testing new things all the time, and this is a great way to test PollDaddy’s (why does that just sound so wrong?) service.

These restaurant chains are all available locally.  I did not include some of the others that are primarily only in the USA.  I’ve eaten at a few when traveling in the States, but since they’re not here, and most of my readers are here, I left them out.  I did include an “Other” category though, just in case!

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