Following a campaign to get National French Fry Day moved, Checkers & Rally’s have announced that the brands have successfully petitioned to get the date changed to a Friday, according to a press release.
National French Fry Day will now fall on the second Friday of July, according to Marlo Anderson, founder of the National Day Calendar, who announced the change in a press conference this week from the National Day Calendar headquarters in Mandan, N.D.
“It’s humbling to see our country unite for a common goal they feel so passionate about, but I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised after all, for the love of the fry is strong,” Anderson said in the press conference. “I, in good conscience, cannot ignore the voice of the people, who simply want to ‘fry-ght’ a wrong that’s been in place for far too long. National Fry Day, you are and will forevermore be on a Friday.”
“We owe a huge debt of gratitude to all fry lovers out there who’ve supported our campaign with such passion to re-write history as it happens, and of course to the one and only Marlo Anderson who values public opinion around such an important holiday,” Frances Allen, President & CEO of Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc., said in the press release. “Americans rallying together for this cause only reinforces that amazing things can happen when we work towards a common goal. To our fry fam, we graciously thank you.”