Best French Fries - 2004
Readers' Choice: McDonald's
Much has been done to the poor french fry in the name of progress, and most of it has been bad. But Max Burgerworks has finally managed to come up with an innovation that's a real improvement. The fries, hand-cut and nicely handled by the kitchen's fryer crews, are big, crisp, lightly salted and served in generous portions. They're fine on their own, but on request are served with a side of good, fresh guacamole and salsa. Chips and salsa, chips and guac -- those are good pairings, no doubt. But if there's one fusion novelty that deserves a prize, it's Max Burgerworks' notion of serving french fries and Mexican guacamole together in an American burger joint.