What is #getfried?
#getfried is a first-of-its kind, fast-casual, QSR specializing in offering gourmet topped fries and finger food favorites to the on-the-go consumer. #getfried caters to the lunch, evening and late night consumer found in malls, college campuses, sports arenas, night life districts and airports.
#getfried’s menu includes six styles of fries, 25+ toppings and sauces and a number of finger food favorites. Loaded fry specials include Poutine, Buffalo Chicken, and BBQ Pulled Pork, as well as Finger Food Favorites such as pizza logs, Buffalo Crunch Rolls and Chicken Fingers. #getfried recently launched their ‘Dutch Style’ side of the menu, which offers any style of fry in a cone with the option of 15 sauce flavors drizzled on top.
The #getfried Story
Back in 2014 founder Chris Covelli went to his longtime friend Garrett Green, an entrepreneur by nature, and said “I have an idea”. Chris proceeded to tell him how he had seen French Fry Cafe’s throughout Amsterdam on a recent trip and had heard about Poutine shops throughout Canada, but noticed there was nothing of the sort in the United States. Clearly, American’s love their fries as much as any culture, after all, the average American consumes between 29lbs and 50lbs of French fries per year!!
Both Chris and Garrett knew they had a phenomenal idea, but realized they had to come up with a name that would establish a brand that would create a buzz among consumers. Enter #getfried Fry Café. To this day, Chris says it was the first name that came to mind and there’s no question that it was a homerun. Realizing the name would cater to Millennials, they took it a step further and added a hashtag in front of the name.
With a great idea and an even better name, they began the process of opening the first store. In February of 2015, they opened the first #getfried Fry Café in Buffalo, NY. Since then, #getfried has grown tremendously through franchising. To date, there are two corporately owned stores in Buffalo, NY and franchises in NYC and Texas. By the end of 2017, there will be 12+ units open domestically, with several more planned.
#getfried Fry Café has become the leader in quick-serve comfort food. So, as we say to the skeptics, live a little™…and #getfried!