8 Facts About French Fries That Will Amaze You!

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1.) French fries were invented in Belgium, not France.

2.) The term “French fries” originated from American soldiers during World War 1

3.) The average American consumes 30 pounds of French fries per year.

4.) McDonald’s is one of the largest purchasers of potatoes in the world for their French fries.

5.) In Belgium, French fries are traditionally served with mayonnaise.

6.) The world’s longest French fry measures over 34 inches.

7.) In some countries, such as Canada, poutine is a popular dish made with French fries topped with cheese curds and gravy.

8.) The world’s largest French fry festival is held annually in Idaho known as the “Idaho® Potato Drop”.