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Fast Food French Fries, Ranked

LA Times’ Lucas Kwan Peterson ranked different fast food’s french fries. He explained his criteria for choosing the different food chains to be ranked and the judging criteria for the fries each establishment offered:

For the purposes of this survey, I've selected chains where there's an emphasis on speed of service, you're not waited on at a table, and where there are at least a couple hundred locations, if not more.
I ordered medium- or regular-sized fries (when available) and judged them based on the two metrics: (1) taste and (2) texture, which includes fry shape and mouthfeel.

The resulting french fries ranking is as follows:

    1. Five Guys
   2. Mc Donald's
   3.Del Taco
   4. Steak 'n Shake
   5. Arby's
   6. Carl's Jr.
   7. Dairy Queen
   8. Wendy's
   9. Shake Shack
   10. Burger King
   11. Chick Fil-A
   12. KFC
   13. Jack in the Box
   14. Popeye's
   15. Wienershnitzel
   16. Jollibee
   17. Rally's
   18. Sonic
19. In-N-Out

Do you agree with his rankings? Head on over to LA Times  to read Peterson’s detailed explanation for each ranking.   

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Image Credit: (Lucas Kwan Peterson / Stephen Lurvey)


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Mcds the best ? Maybe The 1 Time out of 100 that you get fresh fries at McDonalds. No salt please fixes that but I feel like an asshole. They get mad when I ask them to not touch the cone part on the ice cream cones.
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I wonder which schizophrenics they asked about fries cuz this list is insanity. Popeyes Fries, Rallys, and Chic Fila are easily up there with Mcdonalds fries. Also Mcdonalds fries go from being the best to the worst soon as they change temperature. That being said, Arbys are good so they belong where they are. Five Guys fries are horrible without heavy ketchup (why do you think Fives Guys has ketchup pump stations all over the restaurant? You figure it out real quick.)
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I generally agree, but the author must have been to the one Five Guys with edible fries. I rank them at the bottom and would put In-n-Out in the middle of the pack.
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