National French Fry Day: What Restaurants Are Offering Free Fries?

by Leanne Stahulak
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Today’s a lucky day for french fry fanatics everywhere. It’s July 13, AKA National French Fry Day, which means select restaurants are offering free fries.

We’ve got a go-to guide of all the places where you can snag free fries today, this week, and this month. Fair warning, it can’t hurt to check with your local restaurants and fast-food joints to make sure they’re a participating location.

Arby’s: Have you signed up for Arby’s email newsletter? Do that pronto, and you can show a specific email to an Arby’s cashier for a free large order of fries. Choose between curly or crinkle, and feel free to use the coupon anytime between now and July 18.

Burger King: Hop on that Burger King app and purchase just $1 worth of items. That’s right: $1 of BK food = one free medium fries with your order. But don’t miss out, it’s today only!

Fatburger: This classic burger joint has extended National French Fry Day into French Fry Week. Free fat or skinny fries are available in-store or online with any valid purchase. But make sure you’re using the code FrenchFryDay21if you’re placing an online order!

Jack in the Box: Using their own spin on the national holiday, Jack in the Box is declaring it National Curly Fry Day. Order on the Jack app now to get your free curly fries!

McDonald’s: The fast-food chain is celebrating the launch of its new rewards program and the holiday. Join the MyMcDonalds Rewards program and download the app for one free order of large fries.

Wendy’s: Place an order on the Wendy’s app today only to get your free large fry! Make sure you apply the offer to your online order or have the barcode ready to scan at the checkout.

McDonald’s Offers Free Fries for Life in New Contest

While to everyone else today is National French Fry Day, McDonald’s is renaming the holiday to World Famous Fan Day.

They just launched the MyMcDonalds Reward program on their app, allowing customers to gain points on qualifying purchases. These points can then be used for future orders.

USA Today reported that Alycia Mason, McDonald’s USA vice president of digital customer experience and media, wants to celebrate the “best fans in the world who deserve to unlock perks for their loyalty.”

“We’re eager to repay years of fandom by giving them what they love most about McDonald’s — our delicious food — for years to come,” Mason said in a statement.

This also extends to the fast-food chain’s latest contest. Starting today, fans just need to share on Twitter why they’re the best McDonald’s fan and include a few contest requirements.

The eventual grand prize winner will receive two medium fries per week for 50 years, according to USA Today. The total prize value equals just under $20,000.

Sixty-six regional winners will also receive 1 million rewards points to put towards future McDonald’s purchases. It’ll be split up into four deposits of 250,000 over two years, and it’s valued at about $950.

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