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Alison LaTorre
Wingstop’s traditional fries are the perfect sharing size, ensuring a satisfying crunch with every bite.

French fries in Parkland and Coral Springs restaurants’ provide for all appetites


In both Parkland and Coral Springs, there are a wide variety of French fries for people to enjoy, as well as spend quality time together. A few of these popular restaurants include Wingstop, McDonald’s and Chick-fil-A. While all the French fries offered at these restaurants are delicious, there are some that have standout characteristics.

The different restaurants had varying frying styles. For example, Wingstop offers different seasonings and special French fries, whereas McDonald’s and Chick-fil-A work to keep their traditional fries delicious.


The iconic, salty French fries from McDonald’s come out fast and fresh. The golden brown fried potatoes are McDonald’s most famous menu item. (Alison LaTorre)


McDonald’s offers traditional, fan-favorite salty french fries. With recent renovations in restaurants in Parkland and Boca Raton, customers can order on big screens instead of with cashiers, gaining points on their McDonald’s app for every purchase. After ordering, it took about 5 minutes for our fries to be delivered, which came out piping hot and filled with flavor.


The french fries had a variety of textures, some of them being softer and more salty, while others were smaller and crunchy. The medium fries are priced at $4.79 and were able to be split among two people. 


Traditional Wingstop French fries are tossed in a unique blend of species. The fries have a flavorful punch in every bite, with the subtle taste of paprika and brown sugar. (Glory Lee)


On the other hand, Wingstop offered a different style of french fries from McDonald’s. While the restaurant itself is small, the French fries should not be overlooked. At Wingstop, the more traditional French fries are impressive, as are the different flavors available.


Their traditional French fries were not only salty but also crunchy, hot and well seasoned. The portion is perfect to share amongst up to three people at the low price of $2.99. Alongside their traditional french fries, they also serve Louisiana Voodoo Fries, Cheese Fries and Buffalo Ranch Fries, each costing $4.49, $3.99 and $4.49. The french fries at Wingstop did not fail to impress and we recommend all food lovers try them.


Waffle fries at Chick-Fila-A are served with a thick layer of coarse sea salt flakes. Employees hand-deliver the fries with a warm smile. (Lyla Sachs)


Similar to McDonald’s, Chick-fil-A also aims to serve customers traditional, plain French fries. However, different from other American fast food chains, they choose to serve their french fries in waffle form. Chick-fil-A prices its waffle fries at $2.35.


Although some may disagree, Chick-fil-A’s choice to offer a different style and cut of french fries allows for the flavor and texture to stand out from other fast food french fries. Even though they were not served as hot and salty as the other restaurants, they were just as delicious. 


Ultimately, the french fries all had their pros and cons; however, Wingstop is a much better choice out of the three for its size, flavors, seasonings and price. Overall, all the french fries reviewed were great, but they catered to different people’s preferences.

Wingstop, McDonald’s and Chick-Fil-A have pros and cons that cater to the different french fry preferences people have. All restaurants have their own style and tastes, giving each customer a unique experience. (Alison LaTorre)


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About the Contributors
Lyla Sachs, Arts & Leisure editor
Lyla Sachs is a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. She is the arts & leisure editor. Lyla enjoys listening to music and reading in her spare time.
Alison LaTorre, Associate Editor-in-Chief
Alison LaTorre is a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. This year, she is one of the Associate Editors-in-Chief. She enjoys reading, going to the beach and listening to music.
Glory Lee, Photo Editor
Glory Lee is a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. She is and has been a photo editor for the past three years. She enjoys boxing, skydiving and jet skiing.
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