Good fast-food fries found around the Twin Cities


Jack Shields

Taher serves it’s own classic French fries during lunch.

Sophie Ludwig, Staff Writer

Waffle fries, curly fries, and french fries are all a must have when it comes to fast food. Fries are easy to grab on the go when you need a quick bite to eat. How can someone withdraw from a hot, salty fry? Below are my favorite places to get fries:

Five Guys Burgers and Fries

The fries at Five Guys are natural cut fries cooked in peanut oil. The fries always come fresh and ready to serve. Each day, Five Guys gets their potatoes from a different place, primarily getting them from Idaho. The fries never come frozen; they are hand sliced and soaked in water. If they are not to perfection, the fries are never served. The best part of the fries at Five Guys is that when you pay for a small, it comes in an overflowing bag of fries.  


Arby’s curly fries are always seasoned to perfection with onion powder, garlic powder, and salts. In my opinion, the curlier the fry the better. Arby’s always serves the fries hot and crispy, a golden brown color. They are best served when dipped into a chocolate frosty or Arby’s special sauce.


Chick-fil-A’s fries are hands down the best waffle fries out there. Coming in a small, medium or large sizes, the fries are easily dippable in many different sauces such as their famous Chick-fil-A. In 1985 is when the famous Chick-fil-a fries came out and shattered the expectations of the French fry world.


These delicate, crinkle-cut fries satisfy all of one’s salty desires. When dipped in Cane’s signature sauce, these fries make the best addition to your meal. Made from fresh ingredients, from a farm in Idaho––just like Five Guys––the fries are always served tender and melt in your mouth.


Last, but not least, McDonald’s. McDonald’s world famous fries are thin, lightly salted and dunked into different oils. McDonald’s fries are unfailingly crisped on the outside and lightly fluffy on the inside. Something different that Mcdonald’s does with their fries is they coat them in sugar first, this way they all appear the same, followed by a sprinkling of salt.