5. Chick-fil-A Waffle Fries
Like several menu items at this controversial chain, the waffle fries are big overrated. They’re too thick, bland as hell, and have an inconsistent texture and embarrassingly low reheat value. Plus, because these things are so damn bulky, you only get like six in a large order. Sauces are their only saving grace, but you’re better off getting your waffle fix at brunch.
4. Checkers/Rally’s Famous Seasoned Fries
Checkers/Rally’s crispy, flavorful fries are like J.R. Smith: among the elites when they’re hot, but as good as garbage once they go cold.
3. Arby’s Curly Fries
Coated in a crusty, seasoned batter, these kinky curly potato cuts hit every single time. They’ve even earned real estate stacked inside of an official Arby’s sandwich, a testament to the supreme tastiness of these nappy wonders.
2. Five Guys Fries
Props to Five Guys for the diversity and inclusion play of adding cajun spices to their fire fries. They’re the perfect size for stuffing, plus the sheer volume of spuds included in a greasy-ass brown paper bag is damn near overwhelming. We have no choice but to stan.
1. McDonald’s World Famous Fries
Look, we don’t fuck with clowns (or those creepy Fry Kids), but McDonald’s has been slinging hot potatoes of the highest grade for a minute. Sure, the supernatural crispiness (even after a reheat) may raise nutritional concerns, and despite switching from beef tallow to vegetable oil in the ’90s they’re still not vegetarian, but Mickey D’s got the winning formula. ’Til this day!