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Americans ordered French fries in restaurants 10.7 billion times in the past year, according to consumer research firm The NPD Group. They were in 18% of all orders.
But there’s still no consensus on the best way to make them, and operators take different approaches to preparing and serving the country’s favorite side dish.
Take a look at restaurants’ differing paths to the perfect fry.
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April 16 2019: This gallery has been corrected with an accurate description of the Checkers & Rally's fries.