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Food We tested french fries from McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King, and Chick-fil-A to see who does it best — and the winner surprised us

19:57  14 july  2017
19:57  14 july  2017 Source:   techinsider.io

The 5 Best Fast Food French Fries, Ranked

  The 5 Best Fast Food French Fries, Ranked Since the beginning of fast food chain restaurants, students all over campuses have debated about which chain restaurant offers the best French fries. Everyone knows chain fries have their own distinct tastes, but nobody has ever come to a conclusion about which is the best. I am here to tell give you a ranking of the best of the best. Everyone knows chain fries have their own distinct tastes, but nobody has ever come to a conclusion about which is the best. I am here to tell give you a ranking of the best of the best. Here are the top five chain restaurants' French fries.

Burger King , Chick - fil - A , McDonald ' s , and Wendy ' s — the fast-food giants — all offer signature takes on the classic food. McDonald ' s fries have had the same signature taste for years, while Burger King and Wendy ' s have changed their recipes in recent times.

We tested french fries from McDonalds , Wendy ' s , Burger King , and Chick - fil - A to see who does it best — and the winner surprised us . Hot, salty, and steaming fresh: McDonald ' s , Wendy ' s , Burger King , and Chick - fil - A are ready to compete.

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The perfect fry is starchy and crispy and a sturdy vehicle for our favorite vegetable: ketchup. Their acceptance in American cuisine is far-reaching: The french fry can be a gas-station grab-and-go or a gourmet delight.

Burger King, Chick-fil-A, McDonald's, and Wendy's — the fast food giants — all offer signature takes on the classic food. McDonald's fries have had the same signature taste for years, while Burger King and Wendy's have changed their recipes in recent times. And Chick-fil-A's distinct waffle variation holds a fierce cult following.

But which has truly mastered the art of the fryolator? We set out to discover who makes the best fries.

Introducing the Frork, McDonald's New Utensil Made from Fries

  Introducing the Frork, McDonald's New Utensil Made from Fries "Did the world need this? Nope."Unlike Whopper Toothpaste, the frork actually exists: It was designed to promote the franchise’s Signature Crafted Recipes sandwiches, which include Pico Guacamole, Sweet BBQ Bacon, and Maple Bacon Dijon. All three burgers have one thing in common: an abundance of messy toppings. (Check out the infomercial touting their “frork” below.

Burger King , Chick - fil - A , McDonald ' s , and Wendy ' s - the fast-food giants - all offer signature takes on the classic food. McDonald ' s fries have had the same signature taste for years, while Burger King and Wendy ' s have changed their recipes in recent times.

McDonald ’ s fries have had the same signature taste for years, while Burger King and Wendy ’ s have changed their recipes in recent times. We tested french fries from McDonald ' s , Wendy ' s , Burger King , and Chick - fil - A to see who does it best — and the winner surprised us .

Marina Nazario contributed to this story.

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McDonald’s sells curly fries, so now our lives are complete

  McDonald’s sells curly fries, so now our lives are complete This just in – We just discovered McDonald’s sells curly fries. You do, however, have to be visiting a McD’s in Singapore or the Philippines in order to get “Twister Fries.” These spin on the classic french fry recently returned to the menu after a brief stint in 2015, according to Brit + Co. We can’t help but be jealous. Just take a look at how delicious these look.

We tested french fries from McDonalds , Wendy ' s , Burger King , and Chick - fil - A to see who does it best — and the winner surprised us . Hot, salty, and steaming fresh: McDonald ' s , Wendy ' s , Burger King , and Chick - fil - A are ready to compete.

We tried fries from McDonald ' s , Shake Shack, Wendy ' s Burger King and Chick - fil - A to see whose were the best . We did a blind taste test of popular french fries — the winner was clear. Emma Fierberg and Hollis Johnson.

Hot, salty, and steaming fresh: McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King, and Chick-fil-A are ready to compete.

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First, we tried McDonald's. Salty, thin, and crispy, these classic fries have stayed consistent over the years.

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A large order of McDonald's fries costs $3.15 in Manhattan. They're crispy on the outside but have an unusually hearty center for how thin they are. Loaded with salt, these fries are absolutely addictive.

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Right away, we notice that Wendy's are the only fries that have the potato skin still on them. A large order runs for $2.60 in Manhattan.

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Wendy's fries are actually rather bland and boring. They are very thin and absorb too much oil, making them soggy. A little salt wouldn't hurt.

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Burger King's are noticeably thicker and sturdier than the competition. They almost have the texture of steak fries.

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The thick cut is a clear advantage because they hold up well: They aren't soggy or greasy. Biting into these fries provides a salty satisfaction for a $3.26 large order in Manhattan. We were surprised by how much the fries impressed us.

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Finally, the iconic waffle fries of Chick-fil-A. At first glance, these are not your average fast-food fries: The waffle cut could be a big advantage.

  We tested french fries from McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King, and Chick-fil-A to see who does it best — and the winner surprised us © Provided by Business Insider Inc

But looks can be deceiving. These floppy fries are underwhelming. They lack the crunch and seasoning that we expect from such a fry. Although gorgeous in appearance, Chick-fil-A fries are somewhat bland. At $2.89 for a large order in Manhattan., it's simply potato and nothing more. Then again, I suppose that that's where Chick-fil-A's famed dipping sauces come into play.

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So who wins the great french-fry battle?

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After much debate, Burger King wins the battle with the crispiest, tastiest fries of the bunch. McDonald's came in a close second, followed by Chick-fil-A and Wendy's.

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We did a blind taste test of popular french fries — the winner was clear. In a blind taste test , we had Business Insider employees try french fries from McDonald ' s , Wendy ' s , Shake Shack, Chick - fil - A , and Burger King .

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Happy National French Fries Day!: <p>Is anybody else sick of French fries being labeled as a side? These little golden sticks (or wedges) of delight can handle anything you put on top of them, and totally deserve to take center stage at a meal.</p><p>Chili, cheese, meat, hot sauce, garlic, or whatever — you can basically throw anything on fries and they're still going to be damn delicious, and pretty darn filling, too.</p><p>In honor of National French Fries Day on July 13, we're giving you all the fry food porn.</p><p>Originally published April 2016. Updated July 2017.</p> 19 Over-the-Top French Fries That Will Give You Life

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