Celebrate one of America’s favorite foods at Burger King, McDonald’s and other chains with National French Fry Day on Monday, July 13, 2020! Forget favorite foods, fries are basically one of the four food groups here in the US of A. Whether you like the thick cut steak fries or the thin and crispy shoestring kind, there are few things better than that salty strip of carbs in your belly! Our EatDrinkDeals French Fry Day deals roundup includes links to restaurant websites where you can confirm the deal and find further information. We won’t post deals that cannot be verified from a source such as a restaurant’s website, social media account, or press release. We’ll keep adding deals over the weekend as we see them, so check back before July 13 and plot out your plans for the day.
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French Fry Day Restaurant Deals, in Alphabetical Order
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s
Get a free Basket of Fries at Beef ‘O’ Brady’s with a $10 purchase with a coupon valid on July 13. CLICK HERE for your Beef ‘O’ Brady’s coupon.
For more Beef ‘O’ Brady’s goodness, like dinner deals on burgers, wings, and Kids Meals, click here for the EatDrinkDeals Beef ‘O’ Brady’s story.
BurgerFi knows that National French Fry Day is coming on July 13. To celebrate, they are offering half price… cheeseburgers? Ok, well you can always get fries with it! According to this press release, you can get half price double cheeseburgers all day long for in-restaurant visits on July 13. And the party doesn’t stop there. From July 14-17, get a FREE regular sized fries with any other purchase in the BurgerFi app! There’s the fries deal.
For more info on this and other BurgerFi deals, and how to get the app, click here for our EatDrinkDeals BurgerFi page.
Burger King has large fries for $1 with an app coupon. The deal is good only when you order through the BK app.
For more details on other deals available (there are TONS!), click here for our EatDrinkDeals Burger King App Coupons and Deals article.
Buy any Thickburger and get a free Largy Fry with this Carl’s Jr. coupon valid on July 13. CLICK HERE for your Carl’s Jr. coupon.
* Offer valid on 07/13/20 at participating Carl’s Jr.© restaurants. Tax not included. Limit one offer per guest per visit. Not valid with any other offer, discount, or combo. Must purchase Thickburger© to received offer.
For more Thickburger deals and info on Family Bundles to save on big orders, click here for the EatDrinkDeals Carl’s Jr. page.
Checkers and Rally’s
Enjoy $1 fries (small, medium, or large, but not XL) at Checkers or Rally’s on July 13 with a special coupon! Click here and show this coupon to your cashier to get the deal.
Get a free Regular Fries with purchase of a 1/3 lb. Double with Cheese Burger with a Dairy Queen app coupon good through July 19, 2020. For more details on this and other Dairy Queen deals, like Ice Cream Day July 19, click here for the EatDrinkDeals Dairy Queen page.
Get $1 Small or Medium Fries with an app coupon at Del Taco, good anytime through July 19. For more detail on this and other coupons, plus more Del Taco deals, click here to visit the EatDrinkDeals Del Taco page.
From 2 pm – close, get an order of Fries for only $1 with any other regular priced purchase (except combos) at Farmer Boys. Click here for the list of participating locations and other exclusions listed on the Farmer Boys website.
Buy any Thickburger and get a free Largy Fry with this Hardee’s coupon valid on July 13. CLICK HERE for your Hardee’s coupon.
* Offer valid on 07/13/20 at participating Hardee’s restaurants. Tax not included. Limit one offer per guest per visit. Not valid with any other offer, discount, or combo. Must purchase Thickburger© to received offer.
For more deals like Family Bundles and the $2, $3, More Menu, click here for the EatDrinkDeals Hardee’s page.
Jack In The Box
Get a free order of Medium Regular Fries OR Curly Fries with a Jack in the Box coupon valid in the app through July 19. Jack in the Box sent this email with the news.
For more info on how to get the app, and other deals you can find there, click here for the EatDrinkDeals Jack in the Box story!
Guess how much an order of KFC’s Secret Recipe Fries used to cost 50 years ago? 30 cents. How much will they cost on French Fry Day on July 13? That’s right, 30 cents. Good guess! You’ll need to purchase at least one menu item at full price, though. This isn’t valid for online or delivery orders – just in-store and drive-thru. KFC announced the throwback pricing here on their website.
* Offer valid for one individual order of fries on 7/13/20 at participating locations with purchase of full price menu item. Contact local restaurant for participation, which varies. Limit one per order, per customer. Not valid with online or delivery orders. While supplies last. Tax extra.
For more KFC deals, like their $20 Fill Ups to feed a crew with some of their Extra Crispy or Original Recipe Chicken, click here for the EatDrinkDeals KFC Coupons and Deals page.
McDonald’s has a coupon for a FREE Medium Fries (no purchase necessary) with an app coupon that most users will have available. App coupons can vary by location, though, so some folks may not have it available.
For more details on the McDonald’s app and coupons, click here for our EatDrinkDeals McDonald’s App Coupons and Savings page.
Get a free order of fries with purchase of any Double Burger at Smashburger on National French Free Day, July 13. Smashburger announced the deal here on their website.
For more deals like their take home grill kits to smash at home, click here for the EatDrinkDeals Smashburger article.
Taco John’s is going the alt route. Instead of fries, they’re giving away a free order of Potato Oles (kinda like hash browns) with any purchase in the app! Crazy Taco John’s. According to this press release, the offer is good all day on July 13. Click here to download the app and get your free food. Taco John’s posted the deal on Facebook.
For other Taco John’s deals, like their afternoon Happy Hour and 3 tacos for $5 deal, click here to go to the EatDrinkDeals Taco John’s page.
Wendys has $1 off a large fries with an app coupon. For more details and for the full suite of app deals, like free Kid’s Meals, click here for the EatDrinkDeals Wendy’s App Coupons story.
At White Castle, get a free Small Fries with a coupon valid on July 13 – no purchase necessary! CLICK HERE for your White Castle free fries coupon.
For more goodies at the House of Sliders, like free soft drinks all summer, click here for the EatDrinkDeals White Castle Coupons and Deals page.
So, 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.