New York Fries, a fresh-cut fries concept, is reentering the U.S., when it opens Tuesday in Roosevelt Field’s Dining District, one of the largest shopping centers in New York.
The chain was first born in New York City’s South Street Seaport in 1983, where it began as a small french fry shop before opening in food courts across Canada. New York Fries was acquired by Recipe Restaurant Group, Canada’s largest full-service restaurant company, in 2015, and hasn’t opened U.S.-based shops since.
The niche menu stars freshly cut fries, made with Idaho potatoes, served plain or loaded with a variety of toppings including beef chili, pulled pork, queso and crumbled bacon. Also on the menu, a Canadian delicacy — poutine — topped with brown gravy and Wisconsin cheese curds. Additionally, the brand features all-beef grilled hot dogs and an array of loaded dog options.
With over 100 restaurants across Canada and 25 throughout the Middle East, New York Fries is adding corporate-owned restaurants in Smith Haven Mall in Long Island and Menlo Park Mall in Edison, New Jersey, and Newport Center in Jersey City.
“This New York opening marks a significant milestone for us,” COO Craig Burt said in a company press release. “As a brand that got its start serving 3 sizes of fresh-cut fries and 3 sizes of soda in New York City back in 1983, we’re thrilled to make our official return and bring our fry-based menu to fry-lovers across the state and eventually across the East Coast.”