NPD: Weak traffic, more side choices cut into French-fry sales

NPD: Weak traffic, more side choices cut into French-fry sales

Americans have been in love with French fries since fast feeders first made them popular in the 1950s. But while many nutrition-minded observers have called into question the healthfulness of French fries over the years, little has dulled consumers’ taste for the fried spud strips—until now.

According to The NPD Group, servings of the popular fried potato side have been declining since 2006 and took a huge dive this year. There were slightly less than 2 billion servings of French frie

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