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Petition Launched to Move National French Fry Day in US to, Well, a Friday

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With National French Fry Day in the United States falling on Wednesday, July 13, this year, the Checkers & Rally’s drive-through restaurant chain has fired up a campaign to have the annual celebration of the popular finger food always take place on a Friday (“Fry Day”) in the future. Toward that end, it has launched a petition drive calling on Marlo Anderson, the founder of the National Day Calendar, to permanently change the date of the commemoration to the second Friday of July starting in 2023.

In its drive to drum up support for the campaign, the chain will give signers of the “Fry Day to Friday” petition a digital coupon valid for a free medium order of Checkers & Rally’s Famous Seasoned Fries (no purchase necessary), redeemable through Friday, July 15, 2022.

“The last time National Fry Day fell on a Friday was exactly 15 years ago, which I find to be a total fry fail,” said Frances Allen, president and chief executive officer of Checkers Drive-In Restaurants. ”Not having the holiday fall on Fridays just doesn’t make sense. I hereby call on all fry fans to sign our petition and help us right this wrong, now and forever.”

Based in Tampa, Florida, the chain operates and franchises approximately 850 Checkers and Rally’s restaurants across the United States.