BOISE FRY COMPANY
111 Broadway, Suite 111, Boise, 495-3858
3083 S. Bown Way, Boise, 965-1551
Fledgling Boise Fry Co. is the king of fries, taking top honors three years in a row.
Each week, customers of the fast-growing business, which added a second location on East Boises Bown Crossing in late December, consume about 2,000 pounds of potatoes (russett, gold, purple, sweet, yam, etc.). The fries are made from fresh-cut potatoes, not frozen, and theyre cooked in peanut oil.
Fries and burgers shouldnt have to be unhealthy, co-owner Blake Lingle says.
All-natural fruit sodas made in-house were recently added to the menu; flavorsinclude mojita, sparkling raspberry/lemon limeade and root beer. Their trademark organic whole-wheat potato buns yes, theres potato in their buns, too are now made fresh daily at the Bown site.
Boise Fry Co. offers a dizzying array of choices in fry cuts (shoestring? curly? regular?), salts/seasonings and dipping sauces (blueberry ketchup or maple marshmallow?). There are more than 100,000 variations.
The fries may get top billing, but Boise Fry Co. sells an almost equal number of burgers (bison, beef, vegan).
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