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Days of our fries: Tampa fast-food chain chews on calendar confusion

Checkers & Rally's calls for a change to National French Fry Day.

  • By Brian Hartz
  • | 10:00 a.m. July 5, 2022
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Checkers & Rally’s has a bone to pick with whoever’s in charge of the calendar of national days. The Tampa-based fast-food chain, in a news release, wants National French Fry Day, which presently falls on July 13, a Wednesday, to be moved to Friday, July 15.

Fry Day, the release states, should always be on a Friday, and so the restaurant company has created a “Fry Day to Friday” petition at Anyone who signs the petition will receive a digital coupon valid for a free medium order of Checkers & Rally's Famous Seasoned Fries (no purchase necessary), redeemable now through July 15.

"The last time National Fry Day fell on a Friday was exactly 15 years ago, which I find to be a total fry fail," Checkers Drive-In Restaurants Inc. President and CEO Frances Allen states in the release. "Not having the beloved holiday fall on Fridays just doesn't make sense. I hereby call on all fry fans to sign our petition and help us right this wrong, now and forever. Plus, when you sign the petition, you get free medium fries on us – it's a win-win.”

July 15, in case you were wondering, is currently allocated to National Gummi Worm Day, National Tapioca Pudding Day, National I Love Horses Day, National Pet Fire Safety Day and National Give Something Away Day.

Perhaps the latter would be willing to give itself away to — or at least swap with — National French Fry Day?


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