A new exciting franchise: Friitz Belgian Fries!
Tue, 9/11/10 – 18:00 | 75 Comments

A new Belgian Fries franchise was recently launched. It is named Friitz (with double i, pronounce as
[/' f r i: t s /]), inspired by Fritz, the first man known to have opened a fry …

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Belgian Fries around the World

Belgian Fries and fry shops around the world: an overview of what is happening with Belgian Fries on our planet.

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The Fries Revolution in Belgium
Friday, 18 Feb, 2011 – 7:51 | 5 Comments
The Fries Revolution in Belgium

249 days after the last election, Belgium still has no government (or no new government to be exact, the old one is still in place as an interim-government). Thus, on Feb. 17th 2011, Belgium broke …

A new exciting franchise: Friitz Belgian Fries!
Tuesday, 9 Nov, 2010 – 18:00 | 75 Comments
A new exciting franchise: Friitz Belgian Fries!

A new Belgian Fries franchise was recently launched. It is named Friitz (with double i, pronounce as
[/' f r i: t s /]), inspired by Fritz, the first man known to have opened a fry …

New record for Belgian Fries
Monday, 13 Sep, 2010 – 2:57 | 6 Comments
New record for Belgian Fries

Belgian Chris Verschueren, a 53-year-old French fries maker, from the Belgian village of Kastel, has spent 83 consecutive hours frying chips (french Fries) and serving 15,000 portions of the dish - setting the new …

Vlaamse Frites in Amsterdam
Friday, 27 Aug, 2010 – 6:36 | 4 Comments
Vlaamse Frites in Amsterdam

Although it is just a 2 hour journey from my home town, I did not manage until recently to visit the city which is home to many “Vlaamse Frites” shops. “Vlaamse Frites” translates into Flemish …

Potato Republic 2 (Istanbul, Turkey)
Thursday, 26 Aug, 2010 – 19:19 | 4 Comments
Potato Republic 2 (Istanbul, Turkey)

A new fry shop was opened a few months ago by Erdal, my fry-friend in Istanbul. He opened the first Potato Republic a few years ago, pioneering Belgian style fries in Turkey.

Chips & Dips (Phuket, Thailand)
Thursday, 26 Aug, 2010 – 17:32 | 3 Comments
Chips & Dips (Phuket, Thailand)

Some time ago a real Belgian frituur opened its doors in the very touristic beach town Phuket, Thailand.

Run by Belgians,  it is modelled after a typical Belgian fry shop.

Frituren in Leuven – fry shops in my home town
Monday, 16 Aug, 2010 – 15:23 | One Comment

Just to give you an idea how popular fry shops are in Belgium, here’s a map of Leuven. With a population of about 40.000 people (center of town only) I counted 20 fry shops and …

Another BF shop in Turkey
Thursday, 17 Sep, 2009 – 4:35 | One Comment
Another BF shop in Turkey

Mumtaz emailed me some pictures of his Belgian Fries shop in Kusadasi (Izmir, Turkey).  He tells me he visited Belgium and The Netherlands some years ago and fell in love with our national dish.

Pommes Frites (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Thursday, 10 Sep, 2009 – 6:22 | No Comment
Pommes Frites (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

I heard some rumours about a fry shop that opened recently in KL (Kuala Lumpur) (see my previous post), so I hopped over to the Malaysian capital and to my surprise I found not 1 …

Looking for more info: fry shops in the world
Monday, 17 Aug, 2009 – 7:20 | 2 Comments
Looking for more info: fry shops in the world

Browsing my archives I found some pictures of fry shops around the world I did not publish yet.
I have no other information on the shops. Do they still exist? Did you visit them? How are the fries? …

Belgian Fries news from Malaysia
Monday, 27 Jul, 2009 – 17:40 | One Comment

Rumours have it a Belgian Fries Shop will be opening in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) real soon … no further information however. I am going to visit the city very soon and hopefully find out more.

More news from the Philippines
Monday, 27 Jul, 2009 – 16:13 | 4 Comments
More news from the Philippines

Although Shakey’s, a Philippine fast-food chain, is known for it’s pizza’s, they also claim to serve what they call “100% real Belgian Fries”. Mmmm … I checked their website but found not a lot of info, in …

(Belgian) Fries go bio …
Wednesday, 1 Jul, 2009 – 14:32 | One Comment
(Belgian) Fries go bio …

Eric Odinot, a Dutch artist, recently “invented” a new recipient: the biodegradable fry container! Finally someone had the brilliant idea to use potato starch (gained from the potato peels) to manufacture a bio-plastic alternative for …

Potato Republic (Istanbul)
Sunday, 21 Jun, 2009 – 6:03 | 3 Comments
Potato Republic (Istanbul)

I received an email from Erdal in Istanbul, Turkey. Apparantly, way back in 2006, he opened a shop selling different kind of potatoes. It is located on the outskirts of Istanbul in an area called Beylikduzu.

Patata (Istanbul)
Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 – 6:06 | 11 Comments
Patata (Istanbul)

Although I have been to Istanbul many times the last few months, talking to various people who were (and still are) interested in opening a Belgian Fries shop, some guy beat me in the race …

Bruges Waffles and Frites (Salt Lake City, Utah – USA)
Tuesday, 17 Mar, 2009 – 8:51 | 5 Comments
Bruges Waffles and Frites (Salt Lake City, Utah – USA)

Received news of a new shop opening in the USA today. No more information except a link to their website.
Bruges Waffles and Frites
336 West Broadway (300 South)
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Fry shop for sale!
Friday, 20 Feb, 2009 – 7:15 | No Comment
Fry shop for sale!

I received an email this morning from Het Frituurtje in Cape Town (S-A) with the sad news that they want to sell their business … hopefully they will find an interested party to take over.

Belgian fries conquering the World? Latest rumours …
Thursday, 12 Feb, 2009 – 5:20 | 10 Comments
Belgian fries conquering the World? Latest rumours …

Many have tried to copy the Belgian Fries concept all over the world, sadly a lot have not succeeded or just misused the name and fame of our national product.
Latest gossip has it people are …

Yella Fellas – Singapore
Wednesday, 11 Feb, 2009 – 12:23 | No Comment
Yella Fellas – Singapore

Although I was in Singapore 2 times the last half year, I never heard of this new fry shop … found it on the internet during my daily search for Belgian Fries.

Open at basement 1 …

Frietfindr: vind je frituur in de buurt
Thursday, 29 Jan, 2009 – 3:45 | One Comment
Frietfindr: vind je frituur in de buurt

Een leuk en vooral nuttig initiatief: zoek een frituur in je buurt (uiteraard ken je ze wel, maar je weet maar nooit dat je hier iets nieuws ontdekt).

Snack Flandria – Krakow (Poland) (closed)
Thursday, 25 Dec, 2008 – 14:19 | 3 Comments
Snack Flandria – Krakow (Poland) (closed)

No information on this fry shop. Just found these pictures on Flickr.
Looking at the pictures I can see a lot of very typical Belgian stuff (snacks, sauces). In my opinion the owners must have Belgian …

Fries in the Dakar Rally
Thursday, 25 Dec, 2008 – 5:19 | One Comment
Fries in the Dakar Rally

Some French guy had the brilliant idea to run the Dakar race in a mobile “frietkot”!
More on this story later …. or better, check their website (in French I’m afraid)

La Frite Bruxelloise – Paris (Fr)
Thursday, 25 Dec, 2008 – 4:05 | No Comment
La Frite Bruxelloise – Paris (Fr)
Belgian Fries – Manilla (Philippines) (vanished)
Wednesday, 24 Dec, 2008 – 6:40 | 10 Comments
Belgian Fries – Manilla (Philippines) (vanished)

Another shameless copy of Belgian Fries, doomed to vanish, as the people behind it did not understand the concept.
Their website is dead too …

3Frits – Germany (verschwunden)
Friday, 19 Dec, 2008 – 6:14 | No Comment
3Frits – Germany (verschwunden)

Not really a specialised fry shop, but they did make a lot of noice about their “fresh cut, Belgian style fries”. Their concept was “slow fast food” in a designer environment.
Established in 2003, they seem …

Crepes & Frites – Scottsdale, AZ (USA) (closed?)
Tuesday, 16 Dec, 2008 – 5:44 | 3 Comments

Another mysterious fry shop in the US that seems to have not enough success and had to close.
All I found about them is an old email (Jan. 27, 2006):
I want to invite you to visit …