While there's no way to decide truly whose fries taste better, there is a way to decide who give us the biggest bang for our buck. It's actually pretty obvious: Buy some fries from each fast food place you can think of, count and compare. Luckily Delish has saved us all the hassle of overtaking this endeavor ourselves. Here is what they found:
In my opinion, these are the absolute best fries, but probably because of the fries' shape, Chick-fil-A offers the least amount of fries per $2.29 order. That is, you get about 20 fries. Sure, that’s a bummer, but if you ask me, they are still worth it.
Arby’s craveable curly fries are also sold sparingly, at only 33 fries per $2.39 order. Again, shape may play a role here, but, as Delish so helpfully points out, even when you account for the fact that the size of one curly fry could equal the size of 2 or 3 regular fries, it still doesn’t quite pan out.
Steak ‘N Shake
This chain offers huge burgers and sides of shoestring fries, but the fries don’t quite live up to the big expectations set by the burgers. These $2.49 fry orders give you only 36 fries.
Burger King is known for thicker, crispier fries, but actually offers the exact same number of fries as Steak ‘N Shake, above. I guess at least Burger King’s fry size is a little bit of an excuse. Then again, they also charge 50 cents more.
At $2.99 per regular order, you get only 38 of Shake Shack’s crinkle-cut fries. Don’t be fooled by the rectangular box that makes it appear like there are lots more.
With 51 fries in a regular order for $2.09, Popeye’s seasoned crispy spuds are the best deal we’ve seen so far.
(My second-favorite fry) Thicker fries aren’t a problem for Wendy’s fry count, offering 56 for $2.19.
For $2.19, McDonald’s offers 76 fries in a regular order. These fries are typically long and medium…not too thick and not too thin. Just right and just salty enough.
Smash Burger’s fries are of the shoestring variety, and one regular order offers 91 fries for $2.29. No stinginess here!
Five Guys is our big winner for offering the most fries per order, and I could have guessed, since I’ve always considered one order as a way of feeding two people. The chain offers a whopping 98 fries per $4.29 order. That may be high, but consider how many fries you’re getting, and it’s actually not a bad deal. Especially since their seasoning is out of this world.
So there you have it. Next time you’re craving fries, you know where to go to get the most for your money.