Would you like some sweet potato fries with that?
Fries used to be an afterthought — the sidekick to hamburgers or hot dogs. And although you’re still likely to find a frozen bag of Sysco fries next to the deep-fat fryer in diners and casual-dining restaurants, french fries have become a serious selling point for burger chains.
Endless french fries slowly coat your arteries at Red Robin, while Chick-fil-A offers waffle cut fries with a healthy sprinkling of salt and pepper. Sonic takes a cue from Napoleon Dynamite
and features tater tots (Fat City’s promised office hours involving tater tots will be held in September; stay tuned).
And now Slashfood
is suggesting that the latest french fry movement
at fast food restaurants will be…. sweet potato fries. Con Agra has decided to build a sweet potato processing plant in order to meet the growing demand from customers, including “the largest quick-service restaurant chains (i.e. fast food restaurants).”