Interesting Facts About National French Fry Day 

NATIONAL FRENCH FRY DAY 2023

National French Fry Day is a global celebration that recognizes the importance of French fries as an integral part of culinary culture worldwide. 

Starting this year, National French Fry Day will be celebrated on the second Friday of July to truly embrace the concept of Fry-Yay. In 2023, mark your calendars for July 14 to join the festivities.

"French fries" doesn't refer to France but to the cooking method. The term originated in the United States in the 19th century to describe the process of frying potatoes in hot oil to achieve a crispy texture.

- French fries were initially known as "French fried potatoes" in the U.S . - Burning off calories from a medium-sized order of McDonald's fries would require 90 minutes of bowling, 58 minutes of cycling, or 50 minutes of high-impact aerobics.

- Belgians consume 165 pounds of fried potatoes per person annually. - The average American consumes 30 pounds of potato fries each year.

· McCain Foods produces 1/3 of the world's fries. · McDonald's uses 7% of potatoes grown in the U.S. · There are 15 different types of French fries available.

· French fries were initially known as "French fried potatoes" in the U.S. · Burning off calories from a medium-sized order of McDonald's fries would require 90 minutes of bowling, 58 minutes of cycling, or 50 minutes of high-impact aerobics.