Whether you prefer regular style, waffle fries, curly fries, or chili-cheese, there are plenty of freebies and deals to be found. You can also add a wide selection of condiments such as ketchup, ranch dressing, vinegar, mayonnaise, honey mustard, cheese and others that compliment one of the world’s top foods … French Fries.

According to the USDA website, potatoes are the leading vegetable crop in the United States. Potatoes alone contribute to about 15 percent of farm sales receipts for vegetables. Of those potatoes grown, more than half of the crop goes to processors for French Fries, chips, dehydrated potatoes and other potato products.

The expression “French Fried Potatoes” first occurs in print in English in the 1856 work Cookery for Maids of all Work by E.Warren, It is believed that the term “French” was introduced to potatoes when American soldiers arrived in Belgium during World War I and first tasted “Belgian Fries”. They called them “French Fries” as French was the official language of the Belgian Army at that time.

Today you can get a few deals on French Fries around the area. If you use McDonald’s app, you can get a free medium order of fries today thru September 7! At Arby’s if you order a Brown Sugar Bacon Sandwich you can get free fries and a free drink! Dairy Queen is selling an order of fries for only $1 today and Bob Evans is giving away an order of Sweet Potato Fries with any purchase.

Just remember that world famous saying that almost every teenager in America has been trained to say, “Do you want fries with that”?