Are you passionate about potatoes? Powerless over pommes frites? Then you probably want to mark April 6 on your calendar. That’s the day french fry restaurant Get Fried will make the jump to a permanent brick-and-mortar location at the North Star Mall at 7400 San Pedro Ave.
The Buffalo-based chain has lately set its sights on the Texas market, announcing the opening of shops in Houston, Dallas, and Austin. The new location will be run by local couple Diana Popescu and Alex Miralda, who opened the food truck version of the concept in 2016.
“There is an incredible food culture in San Antonio, and I look forward to furthering the Get Fried brand with the community,” said Miralda in a release. “With french fries being the number one consumer fast food item in America, I am sure this concept will be a success for many years to come.”
At Get Fried, diners start with a selection of six different fry varieties: hand-cut, seasoned waffle, coated straight cut, curly, sweet potato, and funnel. The fries are then paired with a dizzying array of sauces ranging from everyday favorites like ketchup and malt vinegar to gourmet offerings like basil pesto mayo and roasted red pepper to sweet drizzles like honey or maple syrup.
Topped fry baskets are also available including classic Canadian poutine topped with gravy and cheese curds; a take on the Philly cheese steak with sirloin, sautéed onions, sweet peppers, and melted cheese; and the sophisticated Truffle Love with truffle oil, parmesan, and cilantro. The mad fry scientists have even worked up sliders with waffle fry buns and waffle cones.
Not into fries (you monster)? Get Fried has a limited selection of potato-free offerings like pizza logs with mozzarella and pepperoni, chicken fingers, and buffalo crunch rolls, saucy chicken and a blend of cheese wrapped in a crispy shell.
Beginning at noon on opening day, the owners plan to give away gift cards, wearable swag, and a secret grand prize at the mall’s food court. We’re guessing it might have something to do with fries.