The staple of fast food restaurants is French fries, and there is no denying that. But who has the best ones? There is a lot of debate about this, so we went to a popular internet forum to put this to rest once and for all. Here is a list of the ten fast-food restaurants voted to have the best fries.
It should be no surprise that McDonald’s French fries got the most votes in this category. Many people love their French fries to the point where they claim they are addicting. Several commenters talk about how eating them in the car on their way home is the best way to enjoy them.
However, it is also said that they drastically drop in flavor and texture if you wait too long to eat them. Someone suggests that if they get too cold to eat, the trick is to pop them in an air fryer to refresh them, not the microwave.
2. Five Guys
Five Guys fries are next on the list. They have a Cajun option, which many voters recommend. However, one claims their local restaurant puts too much of this seasoning on, overpowering the flavor.
Because Five Guys use peanut oil for their French fries, those with peanut allergies should avoid them. That said, many responders agree that this is what makes their French fries so delicious.
3. Arby’s Curly Fries
Arby’s curly fries are another popular response. One commenter suggests that dipping them in cheese makes them even better. Yet another response claims that dipping them in honey is the way to go. Someone else calls Arby’s curly fries “absurdly delicious.”
Depending on where in the United States you live, this fast food chain is called Checkers or Rally’s. However, they are the same place and serve the same food. One fry enthusiast claims they will go to another fast food place for the entrée but drive to their local Checkers for the fries.
These are a personal favorite of mine, too, as they offer the right amount of flavor and crunch. Many say they have the perfect amount of seasoning, and I agree.
Pro tip: Checkers/Rally’s French fries can be found in the frozen section of many grocery stores — and according to a few users, they are just as good when made at home. Arby’s seasoned fries are there in some places too!
5. Taco Bell Nacho Fries
Taco Bell Nacho Fries are golden, crisp fries seasoned with bold Mexican spices and nacho cheese sauce for dipping. Many voters say they can’t believe they forgot about these fries and that the person who first mentioned them is correct. One person claims that while they are still good, nothing will beat the originals and that the re-releases are not nearly as good.
Wendy’s has changed their style of French fries, and while they are still a popular choice, many say that the originals from the 1990s were the best French fries. Several users claim they only make the list of the best fries if dipped in a Frosty.
Popeye’s French Fries also have a Cajun seasoning added to them. This seasoning includes spices such as garlic and chili powder. One response describes them as “So crispy. So soft. So tasty.” Someone says that they will literally go to Popeye’s to get some fries; they are THAT good!
Chick-Fil-A waffle fries are a huge hit with a lot of the responders. They are crisp, delicious, and even better when dipped in one of the varieties of Chick-Fil-A sauces. For me, it has to be the Polynesian sauce (which is almost like sweet and sour).
9. Shake Shack
Shake Shack French fries are the only crinkle-cut fries to make this list. One fry lover claims that the whole thread is sleeping on crinkle cuts, while another explains they only recently had them for the first time and were surprised by how good they are.
10. Burger King
Burger King French fries are praised in this thread because they aren’t too greasy or too salty, and you can taste the potato. This is my daughter’s personal favorite place for French fries. In fact, she claims they should be called Fry King instead of Burger King.
This thread inspired this post.