It is considered a side but today is National French Fry Day, a very real and very important holiday.
Not that any of us needs a specific reason to eat fries the average American eats about 20 to 30 POUNDS of 'em every year.

A medium fry at McDonald's is 4.1 ounces.  So that means we all eat the equivalent of 78 to 117 medium fries every year.  That's once every three to five days.  We're all gonna die.

Anyway, here are a few results from a new survey in honor of National French Fry Day.  I was just kidding about all of us dying, I swear.

1.  McDonald's has the most popular fries of any fast food chain.  The rest of the top five are Chick-fil-A, Five Guys, Wendy's, and Arby's.

2.  Ketchup is the most popular dipping sauce by far.  Ranch came in second, and cheese sauce is third. My favorite besides ketchup is horseradish mayo.

3.  And 21% of people say they love dipping fries into a milkshake. Really?

Ok, so we went over chain restaurants who have the best fries, what local establishment has the best fries in Berkshire County?

How to celebrate National French Fry Day

1. Try them with a new condiment/ always a good idea to try some new taste!
Although Americans usually eat their French fries with ketchup, consider experiencing another culture’s condiment on National French Fry Day. Folks in Great Britain eat fries with malt and vinegar.

2. Try a new seasoning with your fries
Most people cook their French fries in salt and leave it at that. But you can sprinkle all kinds of seasonings on French fries, giving them a unique taste. Some people like to use a Cajun seasoning with fries, I used to go daily to this one place that had the best spicy seasoning on their fries, yes I was addicted.

3. Consider making your own fries at home
It’s going to be tough to outdo your favorite restaurant’s French fries, but you can use National French Fry Day as an excuse to try to make some fries at home. This can be a messy process, especially the frying step, but you can try a few different variations and seasonings this way. Do you want crispier fries? just parboil them then dry, make sure they are really dry, if you don't you could get splattered if water gets into the oil while frying them.