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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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National French Fry Day
When is National French Fry Day? In 2024, it’s Saturday, July 13. Fact to share while you’re hovering an order of these fried potato sticks: French Fries are actually from Belgium. World War I soldiers stationed in Belgium assumed the language being spoken was French, so they named them French Fries.
National Fry Day Deals
Carl’s Jr. & Hardee’s: Order fries on July 13, and get free small fries every day until Dec. 31.
When you ordered fries at Carl’s Jr. or Hardee’s on July 13, 2023, you got a coupon for free small fries (regularly $2.59) with a $1 purchase that could be used once every 24 hour period until December 31, 2023.
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.
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.
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Fatburger: Get a free order of fries with any purchase.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Smashburger: Enjoy free fries on National French Fry Day with a purchase and promo code.
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.
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 celebrated National French Fry Day on July 13, 2023 with BOGO small fries for in-person orders at all locations.