National French Fry Day: Where to Score Fries for Under $1

In an homage to fried carbohydrates, Americans nationwide celebrate National French Fry Day on July 13 and five restaurants are helping you to get your potato—and donut —fix for less.

Here’s where to score the best treats for cheapest on National French Fry Day.


Houlihan’s announced that on Friday, patrons could commemorate the national potato celebration with bottomless parmesan and regular fries. However, it’s only available at participating locations and with a catch: A list of participating restaurants hasn’t been posted, so anyone who wants to partake needs to contact a particular location directly. But, what’s a simple phone call when the reward is mounds and mounds of fried potatoes?

Chickie’s & Pete’s

You can have your fries and help the families of police officers who have been injured or killed in the line of duty, too. Along with crab fries only costing patrons $1 on Friday, those who are so inclined can also wash the potatoes down with Miller Lite personal pitchers for only $5. 

To help the families of police officers, Chickie’s & Pete’s is donating all of the money from the deal to the Fraternal Order of Police Survivors Fund.

Chickie’s & Pete’s is also hosting a crab fries eating contest to mark National French Fry Day and the person who eats the most fries will win a pair of Philadelphia Eagles home opener tickets and $500. While second place won’t be bleeding green at Lincoln Financial Field, they’ll receive $250 and a “Crabfries for a Year” gift card.


BurgerFi is giving away free regular fries to customers who choose to celebrate National French Fry Day with them, but for those who want additional toppings such as parmesan and herb, cheese, or chili, it’s going to cost extra. Just be sure to mention the offer at the counter when you order.

GettyImages-91337787 French fries are seen after being cooked on October 1, 2009 in Matougues, northern France, at McCain deep frozen French fries factory. On July 13, multiple establishments give out free french fries to celebrate National French Fry Day. FRANCOIS NASCIMBENI/Getty Images


McDonald’s is playing coy with Americans this year for National French Fry Day. As our northern neighbors in Canada proudly declare their commitment to providing a free medium French fry with all purchases made by McDonald’s mobile app users, the United States branch of McDonald’s has remained mum.

However, Newsweek called a McDonald’s in New York City, which confirmed that it will also be giving out free French fries to mobile app users.

Dunkin’ Donuts

If you want a pre-potato treat, you can head to Dunkin’ Donuts for some free dessert from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST. In honor of National French Fry Day, the donut conglomerate is giving consumers a chance to try their recently-released donut fries for free. 

The first 100 people at 25 participating Dunkin’ Donuts will receive a free order of donut fries, croissant-style donut dough that’s been tossed in cinnamon sugar and served warm. Cities with participating restaurants include those in:

  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Los Angeles
  • New York City
  • Tennessee

In 2016, the average American consumed 111.2 pounds of potatoes over the year, according to the National Potato Council, with 33.2 pounds of those potatoes being fresh.

With some of these deals, the limit for the number of fries a person could consume on Friday does not exist. 

GettyImages-159067598 French fries from a fast food outlet is seen on January 7, 2013 in Bristol, England. A government-backed TV advert – made by Aardman, the creators of Wallace and Gromit – to promote healthy eating in England, is to be shown for the first time later today. On July 13, various restaurants give out free french fries for National French Fry Day. Matt Cardy/Getty Images


ALSO READ   'We are forced to retaliate,' China says after Trump's tariffs take effect

Leave a Reply