Mmm… fries. There are so many versions of this magical food: shoestring fries, crinkle-cut fries, steak fries, waffle fries, curly fries, straight-cut fries, home fries — just like shrimp, the list goes on and on.
There are also many ways to enjoy fries, including dipping them in more traditional condiments like ketchup or more creative dipping sauces like ranch dressing, mayochup, nacho cheese or even milkshakes. (Don’t knock it until you try it.)
You can also top them off with a combination of bacon, chili and cheese with a little bit of sour cream. (I’m so hungry.) You can even put chicken Parmesan on top of french fries instead of pasta, like they do in Australia.
With so many ways to enjoy them, it’s no wonder they have their own special day: National French Fry Day!
Celebrate National French Fry Day With These Freebies and Deals
No matter how you choose to eat your french fries, here are some places you can enjoy them for cheap (or even free) this Friday, July 13.
Last year, Arby’s celebrated National French Fry Day by giving away free curly fries and a drink with the purchase of a brown sugar bacon sandwich. Now, we do know that some places like to keep their deals and freebies a secret until the day of (plus we have not received a response from Arby’s yet to confirm the deal).
So, if you really want to celebrate National French Fry Day with some Arby’s curly fries, I suggest keeping an eye on their social media channels. I could be wrong, but I think this Facebook post might be a hint of something to come.
2. Bite Squad
This food delivery service is celebrating National French Fry Day by offering $5 off orders of $20 or more with the promo code FRYDAY. This service is available across several locations in the U.S. To see if the squad is in your area, enter your city and state here.
This fast-casual burger joint prides itself on serving fresh, natural ingredients and 100% Angus beef free — and this Friday, you can enjoy a free order of BurgerFi’s fresh, hand-cut french fries with any purchase.
4. Checkers and Rally’s
If you’re a sucker for the seasoned fries of Checkers and Rally’s — and apparently most people are, because they took the No. 1 spot on “The 10 Most Craveable Chain Fries” last year — then sign up for the Flavorhood email club and you’ll receive a coupon for free large fries with any purchase. The coupon is good for two weeks after receiving the email.
P.S. These are the ones to dip in milkshakes. I know what you’re thinking, because it’s the same thing I thought: “Seasoned fries dipped in a milkshake? Yuck!” But really, just try it.
P.P.S. They now have funnel cake fries on their menu, so I’m thinking about making an order of these my purchase to get the coupon for free large fries… Too many fries? Not on National French Fry Day.
5. Dunkin’ Donuts
Dunkin’ Donuts recently released a different spin on french fries: donut fries. And on Friday, July 13, Dunkin’ will be giving them away for free. According to a Dunkin’ Donuts press release, “Donut Fries feature individual pieces of delicious, buttery croissant-style donut dough that are tossed in cinnamon sugar and served warm.”
Mmm, 🍩 fries.
Just be warned: This freebie is only available to the first 100 guests at 25 participating restaurants between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. So if you live near Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City or Tennessee, put on your magic shoes and make a run for one of the Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants on this list.
6. Farmer Boys
If you live in California or Nevada, stop by your local Farmer Boys for an order of free fries with any burger purchase. And if you’re a Very Important Farmer member, you can double that offer. Simply scan the receipt from your purchase on National French Fry Day and another offer for free french fries will be loaded into your account.
IHOP may have faked a name change to promote its burger menu — and joked about it on Instagram — but you can still celebrate National French Fry Day at the International House of Pancakes.
And if you order from the new Ultimate Steakburger menu, you can chow down on unlimited fries and wash it all down with a drink, which are included in the steakburger combos starting at $6.99.
If you have the McDonald’s app, you can get free medium fries with any $1 purchase — simply claim the deal through the app this Friday, July 13. What’s even better is that McDonald’s has turned every Friday into Fryday for the rest of the year as this offer is good through Dec. 30, 2018.
Pssst… here’s a little secret: If you like dipping your fries in that McDonald’s Szechuan sauce people went crazy for last year, try this recipe.
9. Sonny’s BBQ
Sonny’s is celebrating Fryday with a “Sidekick-sized” serving of crinkle-cut fries for just 50 cents. This offer is available for dine-in only and is limited to one per guest.
And if you love french fries so much that you’re willing to splurge a little, you can try the limited-time loaded BBQ Fries – that’s crinkle fries topped with creamy queso, fried onion straws and sweet barbecue sauce, along with your choice of chopped brisket, pulled pork or chicken. Did I mention I’m hungry?
10. Taco Bell
This deal may not be specific to National French Fry Day, but Taco Bell is bringing back its Nacho Fries just in time for the occasion.
Rumor has it an order of Nacho Fries will cost a little over $1, and additional Nacho Fries menu items will include Nacho Fries Supreme, Nacho Fries Bell Grande and a $5 cravings box featuring an order of Nacho Fries, a Beefy 5-Layer Burrito, a Doritos Locos Taco and a medium drink.
11. Wayback Burgers
If you want to celebrate National French Fry Day by eating as many fries as you possibly can, head to your nearest Wayback Burgers location to indulge in free bottomless fries with the purchase of any burger or sandwich.
This also isn’t a National French Fry Day deal, but you can still get some free fries from Wingstop this Fryday — or any other day that ends in “-day” — when you sign up for The Club.
To become part of The Club, enter your name, birthday and email address here and you’ll instantly receive a coupon for a regular order of fresh-cut, seasoned fries (which is valid for two weeks after receiving the email).
13. Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar
Jessica Gray is an editorial assistant at The Penny Hoarder. She plans on incorporating french fries into every meal this Friday, including dessert. Yes, she is a fan of french fries dipped in milkshakes.
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