National French Fry Day

National French Fry Day Quick Facts - US

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2023 DateJuly 13, 2023
2024 DateJuly 13, 2024
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.
  • Americans consume about 4.5 billion pounds of French fries per year.
  • French Fries originated in Belgium and were introduced to American soldiers stationed in Belgium during World War 1.
  • Belgium is home to the one and only French Fry museum named "Frietmuseum."

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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