National French Fry Day

National French Fry Day Quick Facts - US

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2022 DateJuly 13, 2022
2023 DateJuly 13, 2023
National French Fry Day

National French Fry Day History

National French Fry Day seeks to encourage consumption of the side dish known as French Fries. French fries are made by slicing a potato into strips and frying them in oil. According to International Business Times, Americans eat an estimated 29 pounds of fries per person per year.

National French Fry Day seems to have been started in 2015 as a promotion for the salty potato side dish. It is observed annually on July 13th.

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National French Fry Day Facts

  • It is believed that the Belgians most likely perfected French fries, but the spread was popularized by the French. According to kitchenproject, the French had popularized frying foods in deep fat and selling them on street carts called frittes during the late 1700's. Thomas Jefferson had served the potato snack at a White House dinner in 1802. It is recorded that he called them, potatoes served in the French manner.
  • The average American eats about 29 pounds of fries every year.
  • According to the International Business Times, in 2017 McDonald’s sold 1/3 of all fries sold in US restaurants.

National French Fry Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Visit your local restaurant and order some French fries. They may be offering special deals to celebrate the day.
  • Make some your own French fries. Check out this recipe for the perfect French fries.
  • Invite friends and family over for a cookout. Prepare hamburgers, hot dogs, and most importantly French fries!

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