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Best Fast-Food Fries?

JohnnyCake Sep 19, 2008 10:23 AM

IMO - Swiss Chalet!

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  1. duckdown RE: JohnnyCake Sep 19, 2008 10:51 AM

    +1, swiss chalet

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      mactabilis RE: duckdown Sep 19, 2008 10:52 AM

      +1, if it's a swiss chalet restaurant. NOT the harvey's/swiss hybrid. Then you end up getting the harvey's fries and that is just wrong.

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        KevinB RE: mactabilis Sep 21, 2008 11:15 AM

        When I saw the topic, and while I was waiting for the thread to load, I started thinking about how I felt. I knew it wouldn't be McD's, BK, Harvey's, or Wendy's. I thought briefly about New York Fries, but then it came to me: Swiss Chalet. Imagine my surprise when that was the pick of the first three posts!

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        pengcast RE: duckdown Jan 15, 2009 01:38 PM

        Swiss Chalet, eh!

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        Sinfulia RE: JohnnyCake Sep 19, 2008 11:01 AM

        Swiss Chalet & McDonald's.

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          Teep RE: Sinfulia Sep 19, 2008 11:41 AM

          Swiss Chalet. McD's are too thin.

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            shdiep RE: Teep Sep 20, 2008 11:44 PM

            I love the thin fries!

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          philly cheeze RE: JohnnyCake Sep 19, 2008 11:25 AM

          Taco Bell

          1. Suzy Q RE: JohnnyCake Sep 20, 2008 09:55 PM

            I like the waffle fries at Chick Fil A.

            1. Passadumkeg RE: JohnnyCake Sep 21, 2008 02:01 AM

              A contradiction in terms.

              1. Firegoat RE: JohnnyCake Sep 21, 2008 03:58 AM

                McDonald's if they are right out of the fryer and hot (and salty). Arby's curly fries.

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                  shdiep RE: Firegoat Sep 21, 2008 07:07 PM

                  Oh yes, curly fries!

                  I love dipping McDonald's fries in soft-served ice cream or their vanilla milkshakes. Divine!

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                  rkaene RE: JohnnyCake Sep 21, 2008 04:58 PM


                  1. raidar RE: JohnnyCake Sep 21, 2008 05:40 PM

                    I grew to enjoy McD's fries back in the day (working in high school) and always pulled them fresh and salty. Delicious! Even more so if you mix them into a mixture of ketchup, big arch sauce, and re-hydrated onions! Nowadays it has to be a more rustic fry, something with some skin on it.

                    1. diablo RE: JohnnyCake Sep 21, 2008 05:44 PM

                      Five Guys. They also give you a boat load of them. One order is enough for two people. Love 'em.

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                        biscuit RE: diablo Jan 9, 2009 09:14 PM

                        I second this.

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                          bhamdining RE: diablo Jan 12, 2009 07:32 AM

                          Yep, Five Guys for sure. They get whole potatoes and cut them on site, then fry them in peanut oil and give you a ton. They taste more like homemade.

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                          AngelSanctuary RE: JohnnyCake Sep 21, 2008 08:13 PM

                          McDonald's...god I love them

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                            jessicheese RE: JohnnyCake Sep 22, 2008 01:47 PM

                            This is tough... i really love fries.... I'm going to have to go top three.

                            I would have to say Checkers, for the crispy spicy factor. My perfect fry, if you will. I could find one, sitting cold in a bag from hours before, and I still can't resist it.
                            If I'm going for a straight up thin "fast food standard" I would have to say Burger King. Dipped into a pile of chilled Heinz ketchup.
                            Finally, Nathans does the thicker cut/ batter style just right. AND you can make them cheese or chili fries.

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                              Big N Fat RE: JohnnyCake Sep 30, 2008 01:38 AM

                              I believe Del Taco's crinkly fries in a big ol' cup are in the running.

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                                jensvp RE: JohnnyCake Jan 9, 2009 11:20 AM

                                In N Out Animal Style

                                1. im_nomad RE: JohnnyCake Jan 9, 2009 02:50 PM

                                  I'd give my vote to New York Fries....

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                                    kobetobiko RE: im_nomad Jan 9, 2009 10:14 PM

                                    +1 for New York Fries!

                                  2. ccbweb RE: JohnnyCake Jan 9, 2009 07:21 PM

                                    McDonald's. Also in the running for best fries.

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                                      robert4444 RE: JohnnyCake Jan 10, 2009 04:46 AM

                                      Penn Station makes some tasty fries.

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