fast food french fry prices are the most absurd out of all the price hikes

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like $6 for not even one potato worth of fries fuck you fast food places
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Generally speaking, fast food places use higher margins on fries to compensate for lower margins on their meat. The gold standard for food service is to have food costs make up ~30% of the final price of the item (the rest covering labour, overhead, and profit margins), but fast food burgers typically have food costs of 50-55%. Fries, on the other hand, come in at 5-10%, and drinks are like 1%. This is why they push combos so hard.

Air fryers are pretty great for making frozen fries at home, if you find a brand you like well enough to substitute for fast food fries. You can get even cheaper by just making your own, but that tends to be much more time-consuming and often doesn't turn out as well. Neither help for when you're on the road, but it's an opportunity to save some money at home.
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You can get a 22 oz. bag of McCain's frozen fries for 3.50-3.99.
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App overload is annoying, but mcdonalds has a daily $1 any size fries on their app.

But generally speaking, yeah fast food has gotten so insane that I just go to sit down restaurants and really only spend another $5 for exponentially better food.
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Cupcake2006 posted...
App overload is annoying, but mcdonalds has a daily $1 any size fries on their app.

there are two better coupons on their app that you should be using over the fry one, and you get put on an hour lockout after using one so you can't exactly double dip
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ConfusedTorchic posted...
there are two better coupons on their app that you should be using over the fry one
Which ones?
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25% off $5 or more

29 cent double cheese/nugs with purchase of either
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The 25% off ultimately doesn't end up adding up to much unless you're buying for a lot of people

The 29 cent one would work for me though because I don't like getting a soda and sometimes want nugs instead of fries
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Cupcake2006 posted...
The 25% off ultimately doesn't end up adding up to much unless you're buying for a lot of people

If fries are normally $6, 25% off becomes better than $1 fries if you spend more than $20 total, which is actually pretty easy to do these days. You might not do it solo, but if you're buying for even one other person there's a good chance you'll break $20.
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I wish that fast food places would offer like a bucket of fries. Sometimes I don't want a burger or anything, I just want an absurd amount of fries.

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captpackrat posted...
I wish that fast food places would offer like a bucket of fries. Sometimes I don't want a burger or anything, I just want an absurd amount of fries.

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buy a frozen bag and toss them in the oven if you need that many
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frozen fries are trash
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dude same agree

frozen fries are NOT the same even if you fry them

idk wtf
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dragon504 posted...
frozen fries are trash
Really? They turn out just fine in the oven or air fryer. For me at least.
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It depends a lot on the brand. Some frozen fries are pretty good, others not so much.

As an alternative, you can get a fry press/cutter for less than $50 and just make your own straight from potatoes, but that's more work, especially if you par-cook them first to mirror how they're usually made in restaurants.
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The only good frozen fries are curly fries.
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Frozen fries in the oven are garbage, I want those suckers greasy.
shadowsword87 posted...
Frozen fries in the oven are garbage, I want those suckers greasy.

That's why you dip them in melted butter. Duh.
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shadowsword87 posted...
Frozen fries in the oven are garbage, I want those suckers greasy.


I'll throw them in the microwave if you want.
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Get a fryer, 2 bottles of oil and a $3 5lb bag of potatoes and you're set on fries
ConfusedTorchic posted...
dude same agree

frozen fries are NOT the same even if you fry them

idk wtf
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ConfusedTorchic posted...
dude same agree

frozen fries are NOT the same even if you fry them

idk wtf
I don't think anyone is saying they're the same. What is it about frozen fries that make them so inferior to you?
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I make my own in my air fryer now. Haven't had fast food in over half a year.
speedpunk posted...
I don't think anyone is saying they're the same. What is it about frozen fries that make them so inferior to you?

Taste, texture, and moisture content.
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they're gritty
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captpackrat posted...
I wish that fast food places would offer like a bucket of fries. Sometimes I don't want a burger or anything, I just want an absurd amount of fries.

https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/a/forum/e/e2981c0d.jpg

Dairy Queen used to offer this, and it came with a cute little red fork
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weirdly, the French fry coupon at McDonald's says this

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where does McDonald's have a basket option
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