National French Fry Day 2021: Freebies and deals at Wayback Burgers and McDonald’s

National French Fry Day is today, July 13, and some restaurants want to help you celebrate.

Whether you like them thick or thin, with ketchup or without, with salt and vinegar or just plain, these places have deals you won’t be able to resist as we celebrate the fried slices of potato.

PennLive has only been able to confirm two establishments offering deals.


McDonald’s will launch its own loyalty program on July 13 by offering a free medium-size order of fries to everyone. The restaurant says that on July 13 it will celebrate “World Famous Fan Day” on National French Fry Day.

To get the free fries, customers must download the McDonald’s app, opt-in to MyMcDonald’s Rewards and add the deal to their cart.

McDonald’s said it also will choose 66 fans – one for every year of its history – to receive 1 million rewards points and will award one customer free fries for life.

To enter the contest to win the points and free fries for life, customers must share why they are the most loyal McDonald’s fan on Twitter starting on July 13, tagging @McDonalds and including the hashtag, #MyMcDonaldsFanContest and their home state’s abbreviation (e.g. #PA). The contest runs through July 20.

National French Fry Day - Wayback Burgers

Wayback Burgers will give a free side of French fries to anyone who purchases a burger or sandwich through the Wayback Burgers app on Tuesday, July 13. (Provided by Wayback Burgers)


Wayback Burgers will give customers a free side order of French fries with any burger or sandwich ordered through the app on July 13.

While you are there, Wayback has three new, limited-time menu selections – the Guac Burger, Tangerine Lemonade and Tangerine Milkshake. They will be available through Sept. 6.

The Guac Burger features two beef patties cooked to order, topped with two slices of Pepper Jack cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, chipotle mayo and zesty guacamole.

The Tangerine Lemonade has a tangerine ice cube submerged in lemonade and the milkshake features hand-dipped vanilla ice cream mixed with tangerine syrup.


It has been reported that Burger King customers can get a large order of fries for $1 when ordering through the app, however, we could not verify this.


Red Robin is reportedly offering bottomless steak fries when you order any burger or entree starting at $7.99. Again, PennLive could not verify the information.