Fuddruckers Freedom Fries Dis French
By George Anderson
The fast-food restaurant chain, Fuddruckers, announced that it would rename its french fries, Freedom Fries.
The company president, Bryce King said, “Every guest who steps up to a counter at their local Fuddruckers and says ‘Give me Freedom Fries,’ shows their true support for those who guard our most important freedoms, especially freedom from fear.”
Moderator’s Comment: What are your thoughts on Freedom
We appreciate the patriotic symbolism of Freedom Fries.
We do, however, have some practical concerns on the issue.
- We do not remember ever coming across a french fry
in France. This action will likely have more effect on potato farmers in Idaho
than politicians in Paris.
- As with the 9/11 tragedy, the bandwagon will grow as
there are those that seek to profit from the name change. We’d hate to see
what started out as one man’s act of support for his country turn into something
much less noble. [George
Anderson – Moderator]