Why they do these surveys, I don't know but I find myself reading them all the time. Recently, Spruce did a survey on what every state's favorite French fries are.

I was kind of surprised as to what Minnesotan's favorite French fries are. I would have guessed McDonald's or Wendy's or one of my favorites Culvers. As far as St Cloud goes, I would have guessed Val's. But, nope. Minnesotan's favorite fries are from none other than Arby's. Huh?  No offense to Arby's but, really?

Arby's also came in first in 3 other states, Ohio, Indiana and Michigan also favor the Arby Fries.  Must be the curly fry thing.

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As you may have guessed, McDonald's came in first with 16 states. But, let's face it, you can't swing a dead clown without hitting a McDonald's.  They're everywhere.

Wisconsin likes those Culver's fries, as I do. Curly fries rock!  Popeyes won 4 states and Burger King and Taco Bell each picked up 6 states. Taco Bell?  Are fries even on their menu full time?

Five Guys, Jack in the Box and Wendy's were the favorites in 2 states.  I'll go along with Wendy's. When I lived in So. California I would sometimes make a "coming home from the bar" stop at Jack in the Box. Then I found out that then Jack in the Box was owned by Ralston Purina Dog Food. After that I feared they may get their trucks mixed up, so I switched to Whataburger.

What's your choice for the Best Fries in Minnesota. I'm guessing a lot of people will say Val's and I'd have to put them right up there.

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