How Marketing Tricked Us into Thinking Fries Are Just a Side Dish

January 1, 2023

So, I did some digging and I was really surprised by what I found. It turns out that the way we view French fries as a side dish is largely a cultural construct. In many European countries, fries are often served as a main dish, topped with all sorts of delicious toppings like cheese and gravy, curry, or even kebabs. In fact, in Belgium (where fries are thought to have originated), they are often served with mayonnaise as a main course.

So, why do we in the United States consider fries to be a side dish? It seems that it has a lot to do with the way they are marketed to us. Fast food chains in particular have done a great job of positioning fries as the perfect sidekick to a burger or sandwich. And let's be real, who doesn't love a good burger and fries combo?

But just because fries have traditionally been served as a side dish doesn't mean they can't be the star of the show. If you're in Nashville and tired of relegating fries to the side of your plate, then you need to check out Bag Lady's. This fast casual fry joint is shaking things up by introducing fries as the main dish, topped with all sorts of delicious meats, cheeses, and sauces. Trust us, once you try Bag Lady's Nashville fries as a main course, you'll never look at them the same way again. So don't miss out on this chance to give fries the spotlight they deserve. Head on over to Bag Lady's and taste the difference for yourself!