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National French Fry Day Deals You Can Expect To See in 2024

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French fries often play sidekick to hamburgers or hot dogs, but on National French Fry Day, July 13, 2024 (or the second Friday in July depending on who you ask), they will be the star of the show. Word on the street is we consume 4.5 billion pounds of French fries annually in the U.S. alone. And considering fries make up 80 percent of my 4-year-old’s diet, I believe it.

While we don’t know which restaurants will be offering coupons, freebies, or deals for this food holiday in 2024, we know there are plenty of deals you can expect to see based on 2023 deals. We’re talking free fries at McDonald’s, Checkers, White Castle, and more.

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Free Fry Day is a yearly, day-long event where restaurants give away french fries.

Free Fry Day is a day when certain restaurants or fast-food chains offer free french fries to customers. Typically, customers can receive a free serving of french fries with the purchase of another item, such as a burger or a drink, or sometimes simply by visiting the establishment during a specified time frame. And McDonald’s offers free fries for their app users with no purchase necessary.

The next Free Fry Day will take place on Friday, July 12, 2024.


Free Fry Day used to be on a set date — July 13 — but after a successful petition by food chains Checkers & Rally’s, it’ll always be on the second Friday in July. Because “fry day” should be on a Friday. Obviously. 

So this year, Free Fry Day will take place on Friday, July 12, 2024.

National Fry Day Deals

Carl’s Jr. & Hardee’s: Order fries on July 13, and get free small fries every day until Dec. 31.

a box of hardees french fries on top of a hardees to go bag

We’ve got all the Carl’s Jr. menu hacks that’ll get you freebies, deals, and more.

Checkers & Rally’s: Get free Fry Lover’s XL in the rewards app on National French Fry Day.

A close up of a large fry from Checkers on a table.

Checkers & Rally’s offered a free Fry Lover’s XL (regularly $5.89) for members of the Rewards App from July 14 to 16, 2023. This deal was only be available online, and it was limited to one redemption per person.

Related: How to Get Free Food at Restaurants (No Complaining Necessary!)

Fatburger: Get a free order of fries with any purchase.

A person's hand reaching down to take a fry from a bag of french fries from Fatburger.

Fatburger celebrated National French Fry Day with a free order of fat or skinny fries (normally $3.09) from July 13 to 16, 2023 with any purchase. This deal worked for both in-person orders and online orders at Fatburger.com. The cheapest thing you could order to score your free fries was a drink for around $3, depending on location.

Heinz: Get $5.70 off Uber Eats orders that includes fries.

bottle of heinz ketchup and plate of french fries on table

On National French Fry Day 2023, Heinz has partnered with Uber Eats to give us $5.70 off orders when you added fries to your meal at select restaurants. Only select restaurants were eligible for the discount on the Uber Eats website, and the coupon was automatically applied at checkout.

We keep track of all the Uber Eats promo codes and coupons that you can use to save on your orders.

Krystal: Receive free medium fries with online orders and a promo code on National French Fry Day.

krystal french fries next to a milkshake

In 2023, you could have grabbed a free medium fries (regularly $3.09) when you ordered off the Krystal app or online at Krystal.com on July 13, and used the code OURFRIESSLAY during checkout. This deal was exclusive to online orders.

McDonald’s: Rewards members get free fries on July 13.

A box of McDonald's fries sitting on a table next to a takeout bag advertising My McDonald's Rewards app with a QR code.

On July 13, 2023, McDonald’s gave free fries to all rewards members. You had to go to the “Offers” page to claim your free order of fries — no purchase was necessary.

Plus, every Friday is “Fry” Day at McDonald’s. You’ll be able to get a free medium fries (priced at $2.99) with any purchase every Friday which included July 14, 2023. This deal is only available through the McDonald’s Rewards app.

Want to know everything about the McDonald’s Rewards program? We’ve got you covered with every way to save at McDonald’s.

Smashburger: Enjoy free fries on National French Fry Day with a purchase and promo code.

smash burger fries spilling out of box on table

On July 13, 2023, you could have received a free side of Smashburger fries (regularly $3.99) with any purchase. If you ordered in-person, you had to mention the deal to receive your freebie, and if you ordered online, you had to use the promo code FRIES during checkout.

Wendy’s: Grab free fries with any purchase on the Wendy’s app.

wendys sandwich, french fries, and drink

From July 13 to 16, 2023, you could’ve received any size fry from Wendy’s for free with any purchase. This was a one time offer available in the Wendy’s app, and it was redeemable in store and online. You could have claimed the deal for breakfast with their seasoned potatoes.

Wendy’s also partnered with Grubhub and offered a free Frosty with the purchase of a small fry in 2023. This deal was created to celebrate National Ice Cream Day, but was available for National French Fry Day only through Grubhub.

White Castle: Get BOGO free fries on National French Fry Day.

White castle french fries being poured out of the cardboard container onto a serving tray

White Castle celebrated National French Fry Day on July 13, 2023 with BOGO small fries for in-person orders at all locations.

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