French fries are one of the most popular and cheap snacks that anyone can buy. According to Fox News, the average American eats about 30 pounds of french fries every year. 

French fries are on of the most common snacks amongst NDP students, whether it is from the cafeteria or fast food restaurants. Senior Jackson Lehman believes that the most important aspects of a french fry are “flavor, crunchiness, saltiness, and the bang for its buck.” The following list will only be discussing the best plain French fries, excluding any additional toppings or curly fries. All of the following prices including are for a size medium order.

6) Chick-Fil-A: People have different opinions on if Chick-Fil-A fries are good or not. There is minimal salt, no crunch, and has very little to no flavor. However, people believe that the simplicity of the fry is unique in itself. The shape of the fry is extremely unique compared to the others on this list, as it hits the sixth spot. Cost: $1.65

Courtesy of Chick-Fil-A

5) Popeye’s: While it may not be the most common french fry option, Popeye’s is easily the most underrated option. As many students at Notre Dame Prep have only gone to Popeye’s for their spicy chicken sandwich, many of them have glanced over the french fry option. And with a great amount of seasoning on the french fries, it really makes it more flavorful than the average fry. Cost: $1.79

Courtesy of Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen

4) In-n-Out: Many people will argue that In-n-Out french fries are cheaply made and can sometimes have too much salt and other times have not enough. However, the personal factor that In-n-Out french fries bring an effect to many students at Notre Dame Prep. Just think about Friday nights and going to In-n-Out after football games. What is one item that is always purchased? French fries. Cost: $1.60

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3) McDonald’s: The most recognizable french fry in the United States, the Golden Arches have always gotten french fries right. Senior at Chaparral, Wills Brinton, has worked at McDonald’s for over a year and said that the french fries are “easily the most popular item at work.” The classic flavor and look have become what every French fry has become modeled after. Cost: $1.79

Courtesy of McDonald’s

2) Five Guys: A different kind of fry that has possibly the crunchiest fries that can be found at fast-food restaurants. Five Guys is known for cooking everything with peanut oil, bringing a special flavor other places don’t have. And most importantly, Five Guys supplies the most fries in a medium order compared to every other restaurant on this list. The only reason why Five Guys is not first is the price. Cost: $4.19

Courtesy of Five Guys

1) Raising Cane’s: The crinkle-cut French fries have become synonymous with their chicken fingers and Texas Toast bread. Senior, Troy Zaro, said that “Cane’s is the perfect place to get a meal when you’re starving.” Their french fries are already great on their own but when the fries are dipped in Cane’s secret sauce, it is an incredible combination of flavors. Cost: $1.49

 Courtesy of Raising Cane’s

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