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National French Fry Day - Featuring Fries Freebies!

By Catherine Mcdiarmid-Watt @frugalfreebies
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July 13th is... National French Fry Day/National French Fries Day.
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French Fries

French fries are poorly-named, since they actually originate in Belgium and are the most popular in America. In England these tasty fat-fried potatoes are called chips.
The french fries creation story can be found in a family manuscript dated 1781, revealing potatoes were originally cut into a fish-shape, and served instead of the fish normally caught in a series of small villages in Belgium. The river had frozen over and the fish they normally caught and fried could not be caught.
Even though French Fries were invented in Belgium, potatoes are a root vegetable native to the Americas, and had to be imported. The first occurrence of French fries in America may have been at a diplomatic dinner hosted by Thomas Jefferson.
The reason they are called French can be attributed to American soldiers during World War I who loved these Belgian Fries. Since the official language of the Belgian army at the time was French, the soldiers thought they were in France rather than Belgium. In that part of the world, they are still called Flemish Fries! Now, these tasty treats are loved the world round!

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Where to Find National French Fry Day Deals and Freebies
By: Sara Skirboll, Shopping and Trends Expert at The Real Deal Blog
🍟 Burger21: On July 13 only, get a free french fry when you use your Patty Perk's App to earn loyalty. You can order ahead on the app or scan it at the restaurant.
🍟 BurgerFi: On Monday, July 13, BurgerFi locations nationwide are offering guests half-price double cheeseburger with an in-store purchase of a regular sized fresh-cut french fry, as well as a free regular-sized fresh-cut fry with any purchase from July 14-17.
🍟 Farmer Boys: On Monday, July 13, participating Farmer Boys restaurants will be celebrating with $1 orders of Always Crispy fries with any purchase after 12 p.m. Just show or mention the offer to the cashier. Bonus: VIF (Very Important Farmer) members who scan their receipt on National French Fry Day can get another order of $1 fries loaded to their accounts.
🍟 Islands Fine Burgers and Drinks: Get $5 off your purchase of $25 or more when you present this coupon (good through July 31).
🍟 McDonald's: Get a free medium order of fries with any $1 purchase with the McDonald's app. Also, Food and Wine reports that starting at 11 a.m. on July 13, you'll get a free order of medium fries with your meal when you order on Uber Eats. (Make sure to add the fries to your order, and use the promo code, which you'll find in the app.)
🍟 Red Robin: Get bottomless steak fries when you order burgers starting at $6.99 each. This includes bottomless steamed broccoli, sweet potato fries, coleslaw, garlic herbed fries or side salad, too!
🍟 SAJJ Mediterranean: On July 13 only, SAJJ Mediterranean will be offering a free side of fries with the purchase of an entrée. You must mention the offer to the cashier in order to redeem.
🍟 Shari's: On July 13, National French Fry Day, enjoy your favorite slice of Shari's pie served on top of a basket of fries for only $1 (valued at $8.99). This offer is valid for dine-in only from 6 p.m. to midnight, and no other purchase is required!
🍟 Sheetz: The convenience store will celebrate National French Fry Day on Saturday by providing free french fries to all customers who order through the Sheetz app.

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More National French Fry Day Deals and Freebies:
🍟 Beef 'O' Brady's: Get a free basket of fries with a $10 purchase.
🍟 Burger King: Find several offers including $1 large fries on the BK app.
🍟 Carl's Jr.: Newsletter subscribers received an email with a coupon for free large fries with purchase of a Thickburger on July 13th.
🍟 Checkers: Get a small, medium or large order of fries for $1 Monday. You can also get free fries for joining the chain's text messaging program. Text SNACK to 88001 to sign up or sign up online at
🍟 Fatburger: Get a free order of Skinny or Fat Fries with any purchase of $20 or more made on Postmates Monday through July 19.
🍟 Hardee's: Newsletter subscribers received an email with a coupon for free large fries with purchase of a Thickburger on July 13th.
🍟 KFC: To celebrate National French Fry Day and the permanent addition of its new Secret Recipe Fries to the menu at all U.S. restaurants, the fast food chain is offering individual orders of fries for 30 cents with any purchase on July 13th.
🍟 Rally's: Get a small, medium or large order of fries for $1 on July 13th. Get free fries with any purchase when you join the Flavorhood program.
🍟 Smashburger: Get a free side of signature Smash Fries with the purchase of any double burger on July 13th.
🍟 Steak 'n Shake: For a limited time, participating restaurants are giving away free small orders of fries. Limit of one order of free fries per person.
🍟 Taco John's: The chain is giving away free small orders of Potato Olés on July 13th. Redeem the offer in Taco John's mobile app.
🍟 Wendy's: The fast food chain has various deals on its app and current offers include $1 off a large fries with a mobile order. Download the app at
🍟 White Castle: Get a free small French fries in-restaurant, online or via the White Castle app Monday or with this coupon. No purchase is necessary, according to the coupon.

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Get free fries at McDonald's Fridays
🍟 McDonald's is celebrating Fry Day every Friday through till Sept. 27th.
Each Friday, get free medium fries on your mobile order with a minimum $1 purchase when using an app offer.
App download and registration required. The offer is only available through Mobile Order and Pay at participating restaurants, according to the promotion's fine print.
Download the app for iOS and Android at or through app stores.

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