Friday the 13th is allegedly an unlucky day, but if you love French fries, today is your lucky day.
Today, July 13, is National French Fry Day!
According to , "the average American eats about 29 pounds of fries annually, an impressive statistic that proves their popularity."
Tom & Eddie's, which is , provided this historical insight in a recent announcement on Deerfield Patch.
"French fries did not originate in France as the name implies but in Belgium during the 1600′s," the announcement said. "The term 'French fries' was coined in World War I by American soldiers who were introduced to them in Belgium. They should be called 'Belgium fries,' right? They were so named because Belgians speak French."
While will not be giving away any French Fries today, the restaurant's manager promises they will be delicious.
Do you plan to enjoy some French fries on July 13? Where will you get them from?