Did you know President Thomas Jefferson is responsible making French fries an American favorite? According to thedailymeal.com, "He brought them to public awareness after discovering them while working abroad as American Minister to France." I'm pretty sure that's the main reason why he's featured on Mount Rushmore.

It's National French Fry Day and whether you like them covered in ketchup, loaded, curly, thick, or thin you probably eat a lot of them. They say the average American will eat close to 30 pounds of French fries each year. Check out where we go to get our favorite fries below.

National Today recently conducted a survey to find out where the best fries are in America. Below you'll see the top 5 responses from that survey.

We also asked our listeners to tell us which spots in Rochester had the best fries. You can see their selections at the bottom of this story.

#5 - Wendy's

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Wendy's fries are fantastic and the best way to eat them is with a delicious Frosty. Who needs ketchup when you can dip your salty fries into sweet ice cream?!?

#4- Chick-fil-A

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The only waffle fry to make the top 5. Chick-fil-A's fries are really good and their to-go ketchup packets are perfect for dipping!

#3 Five Guys

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Out of all of the places in the top 5, Five Guys is the one that gives you the most. They'll fill your bag with delicious fries that are cooked in peanut oil.

#2 Arby's

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Yes, they have the meats, but they also have delicious seasoned curly fries. Dunking them into cheese sauce is the way to go.

#1 McDonald's

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McDonald's fries are the best in the country according to this survey and it's not even close. The chain sells close to 10-million pounds of them every single day! The next time you order some fries at Mickey D's ask for a side of sweet and sour sauce to dip them in - it's so good!

Top 8 Restaurants in Rochester with Amazing French Fries

There's just something a potato peeled just right that's fried to perfection that hits the taste buds in all of the right spots. If you love a good french fry with your burger, or you just want to have a plate all to yourself, July 13th is a big day for you. It is National French Fry day! Yes, our beloved potato has its own day.

I asked a bunch of people what their favorite places were in town to grab a fry...or two. I learned that we have some very passionate french fry fanatics and as soon as we posted the question, e-mails started flying in on the best spots in town. Here are the top picks!