National French Fry Day

CHARLOTTE, N.C.– Today is National French Fry Day. It’s the perfect day to order a side of golden brown fries.

The name French fries is believed to have been started by American soldiers who fought in Belgium during World War I.

They were introduced to Belgium fries and began calling them French fries.

These days you can enjoy all kinds of fries from curly ones to waffle fries. Or if you’d like to be fancy, you can pile up some truffle fries on your plate. But fast-food fries remain a favorite among French fry fans. In a recent poll, Five Guys Burgers and Fries were voted as having the best fries.

McDonald’s won the second spot.