There are very few things more important in this world than good french fries. Equally as important is the knowledge of where to go when the cravings hit. So, in order from worst to best, here's a definitive ranking of ten different fast food french fries. If you're not one of those people who pretends to be too good for fast food, I encourage you to go on a tasting tour of sorts and try them all -- and let me know if you agree!
10. Shake Shack.
Crinkle-cut fries lie on a spectrum. On one end is the perfect fry. Crispy, hot, and great inside/outside ratio. On the other end is a crinkle-cut deep fried stick of mashed potato. Sadly, these fries lean too far to the mashed potato end of the spectrum to earn a higher ranking. But they do photograph well. #doitforthegram
9. KFC Potato Wedges.
Please see mashed potato argument, above.
They're kind of limp and greasy, and not in a good way. The only way they got this high up on the list was because they can be redeemed a little bit if you dunk them in a Frosty.
7. Burger King (Classic, not the crinkle cut BS).
Better than Wendy's, but not by much.
6. Five Guys.
Served in a seemingly bottomless cup that overflows into a salt-littered, grease-stained brown bag. Yum, yum, yum.
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Perfectly curly and seasoned to perfection. Also, heavily campaigned for by my Texan roommate.
The indescribable sensation of dunking one of these waffle-cut beauties into Polynesian sauce is exactly what earned them the number four spot.
Thank you, Arby's, for like, the most perfect curly fries ever.
Two words: cajun seasoning.
Sorry, but nothing beats the classics -- a.k.a. hot, fresh McDonald's fries. Whether you dunk them in ketchup, sweet and sour, a McFlurry, or nothing at all, there's nothing better. And yes, I will fight anyone about this.
BRB, gonna go get fries.