Fries: America’s #1 Side Dish

As the industry shifts and evolves, fries reign supreme as the number one side dish ordered at foodservice across segments, service styles, meal occasions, and cuisines. From shoestring to steak fries, simply salted to sensationally smothered, side dishes made with America’s Favorite Vegetable are always on trend and in demand. For all our tips and tricks on how to ensure hot, crispy, and delicious fries, download our fry guide.

Fry Facts, as reported directly from diners

Fries rank #1 for:

Fries for Takeout & Delivery

With fries on the menu, you’ve already created a menu item that diners would go out of their way for. And now with tips for better takeout, you can be sure to serve the classic fries they love, wherever they are, and whenever the craving strikes.



A combination of proper airflow and product protection is the name of the game for safe and delicious takeout, and a simple napkin can be a fry’s best friend.


The way you pack the whole order is as important as the individual containers for the best fry experience.

Off-Premise Inspiration

Simple never goes out of style. But give more variety to your menu by adding loaded fries and using ingredients you already have in house. Loaded fries have been gaining in popularity and using fries as a base for various topped, smothered or layered builds is a great way to deliver the flavors and fries your diners crave. Check out a few of our favorites:

In our Indian Butter Chicken and Waffle Fries, iconic Indian butter chicken is served over crispy waffle fries with a tangy yogurt sauce topping for a deliciously takeout-tailored global mashup.

Go Mediterranean with our loaded Tzatziki Greek Fries, featuring thick-cut red-skinned potato wedges smothered with creamy tzatziki, feta, and oregano for a light and fresh take on takeout fries.

These Crispy Baked Loaded Crab Fries made with crisped yellow potato matchsticks are fresh and flavorful, creamy, and crunchy, a bit sweet, and perfectly salty for a completely craveable delivery dish.

Okonomiyaki Fries, made with straight cut frozen fries, features the classic Japanese combination of zesty eel sauce, creamy mayonnaise, bonito flakes, nori, and sesame cabbage for some straight-out-of-Tokyo takeout inspiration.

BBQ Pork & Waffle Fries, featuring pulled pork and tangy BBQ sauce, capitalizes on the ever-popular flavors of classic barbecue for a crowd-pleasing delivery option.

Dip Into a World of Flavor

Dips, sauces, and seasonings instantly elevate your fry offering, bringing fresh new flavor experiences to the beloved menu item. With inspiration from around the globe, a few simple twists can turn ingredients and flavors you already have in your operation into something bold and exciting. Whether you serve a classic sauce straight-up, mix and match, or creatively combine choices into a flight, our flavor ideas can help keep your fries top of mind and always craveable.

Unexpected Uses For Fries

Who says fries can only be used as a side? The versatility of frozen fries means you can experiment and think outside the box to develop new-to-your-menu, innovative dishes featuring the beloved fry.

Your Source For Takeout & Delivery Tips, Tricks & More

Evolving your menu to be takeout and delivery focused is no easy task.  Our Takeout Resource offers valuable menu ideas that work well for to-go orders, cost- and labor-saving applications, storage tips and tricks to keep your produce fresh, and more.

Unlock the Frozen Potential

If there’s one question atop every foodservice operator’s mind these days, it’s “How do I make my menu work harder?” And if there’s one solution helping to optimize menus the world over, it’s U.S. frozen fries and potatoes. They’re the best tool to not only deliver the fry and potato dishes your diners crave, but also to provide operational benefits such as labor-saving efficiencies, longer shelf life, and may help increase profits. And of course, U.S. frozen potatoes have the same high quality and performance you expect from all U.S. potato products. Download our full resource guide, here.

For More Menu Ideas

Visit our recipe page to explore all our recipes and techniques that showcase the versatility and cost-effectiveness that potatoes can bring to your menu and restaurant operation.

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