Is one day enough?  Celebrate the burger’s best friend on National French Fry Day.

This Sunday is National French Fry Day and you should plan on celebrating at Gunther Toody’s with one of our classic burgers and a side of fries.  Perhaps one of the greatest American food duos, the burger and fries worked its way into our hearts decades ago and has no plans on ever leaving.

Maybe you’ve read a little about the history of French fries previously on our blog, but here are some fun facts about the humble spud in honor of National French Fry Day.  We’ll see you on the 13th at Gunther Toody’s!

  • We may know them as French fries, but in France they’re actually called pommes frites.
  • Many fast food restaurants coat their frozen French fries with a sugar solution to help them achieve that golden brown color.
  • The average American consumes 29 pounds of fries every year!  It’s no wonder we don’t have more than one National French Fry Day!!
  • McDonald’s uses about seven percent of the potatoes grown in the United States for their fries.
  • McDonald’s used to cook their fries in beef fat, but switched to vegetable oil in 1990.  The company had to pay $10 million dollars to vegetarian and religious groups as a part of a settlement in lawsuits that charged the company misled consumers.
  • The Belgians consume more fries per capita than any other country in Europe.
  • In Vietnam French fries are often topped with sugar and butter.


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