Get specials on french fries at Burger King, McDonald’s and other chains as they celebrate National French Fry Day on Saturday, July 13, 2019. Here are the deals:
Offer valid 7/13/19 at participating locations only. Limit (1) order of regular hand-cut fries per person for $1. Must show or mention offer to redeem. Premium toppings available at an additional charge. No purchase necessary. Cannot be combined with any other offer or special. No substitutions. In-store orders only; offer not valid on app, phone or delivery orders.
Burger King has large fries for $1 with an app coupon. Good only when you order through the BK app. More details are at: Burger King App Deals.
Fatz Cafe has unlimited fries for the day. Get endless fries with any entree. Fatz announced the French Fry Day special on Facebook.
Farmer Boys has $1 French Fries with any purchase from 12 pm to close on National French Fry Day. Valid 12pm – Close, at participating locations. Must mention offer when ordering. Cannot be combined with any other offers, coupons, or advertised specials. Combos excluded. Additional restrictions may apply.
More details are at: Farmer Boys Facebook Page.
Hurricane Grill and Wings has free garlic fries with an entree purchase and with This Hurricane Wings coupon. The French Fry Day deal was announced in an email to subscribers.
McDonald’s has small fries or hash browns for $1 with an app coupon. Good once per week through July 21, 2019. More details are at: McDonald’s App Deals.
Penn Station East Coast Subs has free fries with a sandwich purchase on National French Fry Day. Get a free small fresh-cut fries with purchase of any sandwich on July 13, 2019.
“National French Fry Day is a fun way to reward customers each year with a free small fresh-cut fry,” says Penn Station President Craig Dunaway. “Our made-to-order fries are one of our signature items, so we love to celebrate National French Fry Day. It’s also a great way to thank our loyal customers.” All Penn Station locations are participating in Fry Day. No coupon is required. The sub chain announced the free fries in a Press Release.
Pollo Tropical has French Fries with the purchase of their new Cuban Sandwich. Use code M30487 at checkout. Pollo Tropical announced the French Fry Day special on Facebook.
Sheetz has $1 off a bucket of fries or has browns with an app coupon. You can get the app at: Sheetz app.
Sonny’s BBQ has all-you-can-eat french fries all day on National French Fry French Fry Day.
Wendys has $1 off a large fries with an app coupon. More details are at the Wendy’s offers website.
Wienerschnitzel has $1 off chili cheese fries with This Wienerschnitzel Coupon.
Why Are They Called French Fries?
Why are fried potato slices called french fries? According to Wikipedia, many Americans attribute the dish to France and offer as evidence a notation by U.S. President Thomas Jefferson: “Pommes de terre frites à cru, en petites tranches” (“Potatoes deep-fried while raw, in small slices”) in a manuscript in Thomas Jefferson’s hand (circa 1802). The recipe almost certainly comes from his French chef, Honoré Julien.
In addition, from 1813 on, recipes for what can be described as “French fries” occur in popular American cookbooks. By the late 1850s, a cookbook was published that used the term French fried potatoes.
“French fries” for deep-fried potato batons were also introduced when American soldiers arrived in Belgium during World War I. The Belgians had previously been catering to the British soldiers’ love of chips and continued to serve them to the Americans when they took over the western end of the front. The Americans took them to be French fried potatoes because they believed themselves to be in France, with French being the local language and the official language of the Belgian Army at that time. At that time, the term “French fries” was growing in popularity – the term was already used in the United States as early as 1899 – although it isn’t clear whether this referred to batons (chips) or slices of potato e.g. in an item in Good Housekeeping which specifically references “Kitchen Economy in France”: “The perfection of French fries is due chiefly to the fact that plenty of fat is used”.
In the United States, the J. R. Simplot Company is credited with successfully commercializing French fries in frozen form during the 1940s. Subsequently, in 1967, Ray Kroc of McDonald’s contracted the Simplot company to supply them with frozen fries, replacing fresh-cut potatoes as an ingredient.