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Canadian Fries Chain Eyes Expansion to Baltimore

June 17, 2024

A Canadian fries chain known for its poutine and other toppings is looking to expand in the U.S., including in Greater Baltimore. New York Fries plans to open Baltimore-area locations with the help of franchisees, though no deals have been secured yet. Our Morgan Simpson talked with the company about the potential expansion.

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Canadian Chain Look to Bring its French Fries and Poutine to Philadelphia

June 10, 2024

A Canadian chain specializing in French fries and poutine is looking to enter the Philadelphia market. New York Fries is actively searching for franchisees to open several locations throughout the region, according to Dave Colebrook, president of quick service restaurants and emerging brands for Recipe Unlimited Corp., the chain's parent company. No franchise deals or Philadelphia-area stores are currently in the works. New York Fries is known for its fresh-cut fries cooked in sunflower oil and for its hot dogs, both of which can be served with a variety of toppings such as nacho cheese, pulled pork and chili. It also serves poutine, a Canadian french fry dish made with cheese curds and gravy. The brand was founded in 1983 in the South Street Seaport neighborhood of New York City. Soon after that, entrepreneur Jay Gould took the concept to Canada and began expanding there. Recipe Unlimited decided to return it to the U.S. this year, opening four New York Fries stores on Long Island and in Northern New Jersey since January. “Our plan, after doing extensive market research, is to bring it back to where it all started, almost [like] the prodigal son coming back," Colebrook told the Business Journal. The four existing U.S. locations are corporate-owned, but Recipe Unlimited plans to continue its expansion down the East Coast and across the country using franchisees. Philadelphia's food scene and a demand for New York Fries' products in the market made the brand a good fit for the region, according to Colebrook. New York Fries also has the flexibility to add toppings that highlight local cuisine. For example, one Philadelphia-specific menu item could be fries loaded with cheesesteak ingredients, he said. Recipe Unlimited is primarily looking to sign multi-unit deals with local franchisees to open a minimum of three to five shops in the region. Colebrook said the franchise fees for U.S. stores will depend on the partners and agreements that are signed. In Canada, a single store has a franchise fee of $30,000, with a 1% to 2% advertising fee and a 5% to 6% royalty fee. New York Fries locations perform best in places with high foot traffic such as malls and shopping centers, but Recipe Unlimited is also open to stores in nontraditional locations like stadiums and airports. Colebrook pointed to the King of Prussia Mall, Philadelphia Mills, Suburban Square and Rittenhouse Square as places where he thinks the concept would perform well. Recipe Unlimited has connections with key mall owners in the region, including King of Prussia Mall's Simon Property Group, Fashion District owner Macerich and Brookfield Properties, which owns Bucks County's Neshaminy Mall and Christiana Mall in Delaware. Colebrook said early discussions with the companies about expansion into Philadelphia have been positive. Eventually, Recipe Unlimited wants to have New York Fries stores in most of the nation's malls, like it currently does in Canada. The brand typically operates locations between 250 square feet and 500 square feet. Operating hours for the stores would be tailored to the mall, shopping center or stadium's hours of operation, or the busiest hours in the neighborhood. “The brand is about fitting into high foot traffic areas. We don’t try to make it a destination brand,” Colebrook said. Each New York Fries location typically employs between 10 and 15 people. Today, New York Fries has 135 locations across Canada, the U.S. and the United Arab Emirates. Colebrook said Recipe Unlimited is currently working to build out a U.S. team to manage the New York Fries brand out of America instead of Canada. Toronto-headquartered Recipe Unlimited Corp., formerly Cara Operations Limited, acquired New York Fries in 2015. The company owns several other dining concepts, including Elephant & Castle Pub and Restaurant and The Keg, both of which also have locations in the U.S. as well as Canada.

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New York Fries® Opens at Smith Haven Mall in New York

May 28, 2024

Lake Grove, N.Y. — Fast-casual restaurant concept New York Fries has opened at Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove. Recipe Restaurant Group owns and operates the brand, which offers an array of fries, as well as poutine and hot dogs. This marks the fourth restaurant to open in the U.S. this year for the concept and the second in New York. Units occupy between 250 and 350 square feet. Simon Property Group is the landlord at the property.

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New York Fries® Opens 4th U.S. Restaurant, 2nd in New York

May 24, 2024

New York Fries, a premier fresh-cut fries concept based in Canada, has marked its 4th U.S. opening within the Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove, N.Y. The Smith Haven restaurant, which opened on May 22, is corporate-owned and operated and follows the brand’s first New York opening in Roosevelt Field Mall earlier this year. New York Fries, operated under Recipe Restaurant Group, features a niche menu starring freshly cut fries, made with Idaho potatoes, served plain or loaded with a variety of toppings including beef chili, pulled pork, queso and crumbled bacon. Also on the menu, a classic Canadian delicacy — poutine — topped with beef gravy and Wisconsin cheese curds for guests across the East Coast to discover and enjoy. Additionally, the New York Fries features all-beef grilled hot dogs and an array of loaded dog options. With the brand’s four openings this year across New York and New Jersey, New York Fries is continuing to elevate its footprint throughout the U.S. It also has over 100 restaurants across Canada and 25 throughout the Middle East. “Between our initial restaurant in Roosevelt Field and our most recent opening in Jersey City, we’ve received such a warm welcome since officially re-entering the U.S.,” says Craig Burt, chief operating officer at New York Fries. “Our fresh-cut fries are taking over the East Coast and we can’t wait for mall-goers in Smith Haven and guests in Lake Grove to come by and enjoy.” New York Fries is a Canadian restaurant chain. Located in all major Canadian mall food courts, as well as select highway rest stop locations, the 130+ unit chain is owned by Recipe Restaurant Group and can be found throughout Canada and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.newyorkfries.com. Founded in 1883, Recipe Restaurant Group is Canada’s largest full-service restaurant company. The company franchises and/or operates some of the most recognized brands in Canada including Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s, St-Hubert, The Keg, Montana’s, Kelseys, East Side Mario’s, New York Fries, Bier Markt, The Landing Group of Restaurants, Original Joe’s, State & Main, Elephant & Castle, The Burger’s Priest, The Pickle Barrel, Marigolds & Onions, Blanco Cantina, Añejo, Fresh Kitchen and Juice Bar. For more information, visit www.recipeunlimited.com.

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New York Fries® Opens Latest U.S. Restaurant in Smith Haven Mall

May 22, 2024

New York Fries announced today its latest opening within the Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove, its fourth restaurant to open in the U.S. this year. Slated to officially open on May 22, the Smith Haven restaurant is corporate-owned and operated and follows the brand’s first New York opening in Roosevelt Field Mall earlier this year. New York Fries, operated under Recipe Restaurant Group, features a niche menu starring freshly cut fries, made with Idaho potatoes, served plain or loaded with a variety of toppings including beef chili, pulled pork, queso and crumbled bacon. Also on the menu, a classic Canadian delicacy - poutine - topped with beef gravy and Wisconsin cheese curds for guests across the East Coast to discover and enjoy. Additionally, the New York Fries features all-beef grilled hot dogs and an array of delicious, loaded dog options. “Between our initial restaurant in Roosevelt Field and our most recent opening in Jersey City, we’ve received such a warm welcome since officially re-entering the U.S.,” said Craig Burt, Chief Operating Officer at New York Fries. “Our fresh-cut fries are taking over the East Coast and we can’t wait for mall-goers in Smith Haven and guests in Lake Grove to come by and enjoy.” New York Fries differentiates itself by cooking its freshly cut potatoes in non-hydrogenated sunflower oil using a unique 3 stage method. As nothing else goes into the fryers except potatoes, the brand appeals to those with dietary and allergen restrictions, serving vegan, vegetarian and gluten-friendly items.

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Global Specialty QSR Opens Second Long Island Location

May 22, 2024

New York Fries, a concept that offers a variety of plain and loaded French fries, is opening its second Long Island location. The chain’s newest restaurant is in the Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove. The company opened its first Long Island location at the Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City in January. “Between our initial restaurant in Roosevelt Field and our most recent opening in Jersey City, we’ve received such a warm welcome since officially re-entering the U.S.,” Craig Burt, COO at New York Fries, said in a company statement. “Our fresh-cut fries are taking over the East Coast and we can’t wait for mallgoers in Smith Haven and guests in Lake Grove to come by and enjoy.” New York Fries, operated under Recipe Restaurant Group, got its start as a small fry shop at Manhattan’s South Street Seaport in 1983 and later became a staple at food courts throughout Canada, where poutine, French fries topped with gravy and cheese, is a national favorite. Besides poutine, the menu at New York Fries features fresh-cut French-fried potatoes served plain or loaded with a variety of toppings including beef chili, pulled pork, queso and crumbled bacon. The brand also offers all-beef grilled hot dogs and several loaded dog options. In 2015 the New York Fries chain was acquired by Recipe Unlimited Corporation, a Canadian food conglomerate. There are now more than 130 New York Fries locations throughout Canada and the Middle East. The Smith Haven Mall restaurant is the chain’s fourth to open in the U.S. so far this year.

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Restaurant Openings

May 9, 2024

Located on the third floor of the Newport Centre mall, this premium French fry chain—which opened its first Jersey location in Edison earlier this year—is known for its loaded fries and poutine. Some fry offerings include pulled pork poutine, flamin’ bacon, nacho, chili and veggie. The same toppings can be loaded onto hotdogs. Plain old fries are available, too. Dipping sauces come on the side. 30 Mall Drive West

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The Loaded French Fries Trend is Sizzling

May 6, 2024

There is a food tenant trend picking up steam in 2024 that is focused solely on loaded fries. The brands sprouting up in this category have basically enhanced the typical order of French fries by offering culinary toppings such as pulled pork, grilled chicken, meatballs, chili, crab, steak, smoked salmon and shrimp. Keep your eyes peeled for Buena Papa Fry Bar, Mr. Fries Man and New York Fries to all be expanding their elevated French fries’ franchises into new U.S. territories in 2024 and beyond. Buena Papa Fry Bar is boosting up its expansion thanks to an appearance on the “Shark Tank” television show in October that resulted in a deal made with one of the sharks. With three locations open pre-2024 — the most recent being a unit in Miami that opened last December — Buena Papa Fry Bar now has three additional locations expected to open by late spring: in a food hall in Atlanta, in the food court at Willowbrook Mall in Wayne, N.J., and in an end cap space of shared outparcel in a neighborhood center in Jacksonville, N.C. The franchise anticipates at least two more units to open by year’s end, with a goal of opening up to at least 10 units in 2025. Territories eyed for expansion include Washington, D.C., New York City, Chicago, Virginia Beach, Va., Greensboro, N.C., Charleston, S.C., and Nashville, Tenn. Buena Papa Fry Bar targets units in the 800- to 1,600-s.f. range in strip malls, neighborhood centers, food halls and food courts in regional malls. Buena Papa Fry Bar is famous for serving French fries that feature culinary fusions from such regions as Mexico, South America, Italy and Greece, as well as the U.S. Mr. Fries Man began franchising its loaded fries concept back in 2020 and now has 13 locations in eight states: California, Arizona, Georgia, Maryland, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina and Utah. The chain hopes to open between eight and 10 new locations over the next 12 months, and upcoming areas targeted for franchise growth include the metros of Texas, New York and Illinois. Mr. Fries Man seeks end caps in the 850- to 1,700-s.f. range, either street-front units, including the ground floor of a mixed-use building, or strip malls and power centers. Sites in trendy neighborhoods close to a university or a community college area are preferred. Mr. Fries Man is known for its large selection of toppings, including proteins such as shrimp, chicken, crab or steak, as well as a choice of sauces, such as cheese or barbecue sauce. New York Fries originally opened a now-defunct location in New York City’s South Street Seaport neighborhood back in 1983 before expanding the concept into Canada and the Middle East. The brand is now focused on franchise growth in the U.S. for 2024. Its first U.S. unit appeared in January at the Roosevelt Field mall in Garden City, N.Y., with a second location popping up in the Menlo Park mall in Edison, N.J., in February. Its third and fourth stores are slated to open by mid-2024 at the Newport Centre mall in Jersey City, N.J., and the Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove, N.Y. New York Fries has indicated interest in continuing to expand along the Eastern Seaboard, followed by the rest of the country. New York Fries seeks food court spaces in the 350- to 450-s.f. range in high-traffic regional malls, as well as in non-traditional locations such as in theme parks and highway travel plazas. New York Fries, which also serves hot dogs, offers toppings for its fries such as pulled pork, beef chili, cheese curds and gravy.

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New York Fries® Opens in Jersey City at Newport Centre Mall

May 4, 2024

New York Fries, a fast-casual chain, has launched in Jersey City on the third floor of Newport Centre Mall. Per Jersey Digs, New York Fries is known for its decadent french fries which include topping options such as beef chili, pulled pork, queso, and crumbled bacon alongside the classic Canadian poutine option that combines beef gravy and Wisconsin cheese curds. New York Fries operates from 11AM until 8PM daily.

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Premium Restaurant New York Fries® Opens in Jersey City

May 1, 2024

Get ready Jersey City, the premium and popular New York Fries will open in Newport Centre this week. New York Fries is a restaurant that serves classic and interesting toppings for their fresh cut Idaho potato French fries. From chili to loaded with pulled pork, cheese, and bacon bits along with other delicacies that will elevate your French fry experience. What adds to the quality taste of the fries is that they are cooked in a vat of non-hydrogenated sunflower oil. Every French fry and hot dog ticket is cooked to order and the French Fries are the only product that cooked in oil. As a result of this process the fries have an appeal to vegans or others who experience food allergies. New York Fries also serves all beef hot dogs with toppings that make your hot dog quite tasty. New York Fries is a Canadian based company that operates under the Recipe Restaurant Group. The Recipe Restaurant Group has been in business since 1883 and is Canada’s largest full-service restaurant company. They own hundreds of other restaurants and restaurant groups in and around Canada. With New York Fries they have opened 110 restaurants in Canada, 20 restaurants in the Middle East and now have 3 restaurants here in the states. Plans are almost complete for a New York Fries opening in the Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove, New York. The concept sounds great, you cannot go wrong with a good batch of French fries and an all-beef hot dog. Load up the fries and add your favorite toppings to that hot dog. New York Fries just made it to New Jersey.

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Poutine Spot New York Fries® Opens Jersey City Outpost

April 30, 2024

A fast casual chain that is rapidly expanding their U.S. presence has opened their most recent restaurant inside one of Hudson County’s biggest shopping centers as New York Fries have launched in Jersey City. The company, who have over 100 restaurants across Canada, opened just their second U.S. location in Edison earlier this year following the U.S. launch inside Long Island’s Roosevelt Field Mall. Known for their decadent French fry offerings, New York Fries differentiates itself by cooking its freshly cut potatoes in non-hydrogenated sunflower oil using a unique three-stage method. Nothing else goes into the fryers except potatoes, making the fries at the restaurant fully vegan, vegetarian and gluten friendly. The menu at the restaurant features fries topped with options including beef chili, pulled pork, queso and crumbled bacon alongside the classic Canadian poutine option that blends beef gravy and Wisconsin cheese curds. Additionally, New York Fries serves all-beef grilled hot dogs and an array of loaded dog options. The company’s next restaurant in the pipeline will also be local, as they will be launching later this year inside the Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove, New York. “Since opening our first two locations on the East Coast, the reception from communities and fry-lovers has been nothing short of amazing,” said Craig Burt, Chief Operating Officer at New York Fries. “Our concept is a great addition to mall food courts and Newport Centre is the perfect place for our next restaurant. As our fresh-cut fries and all-beef grilled hot dogs continue taking over the East Coast, we’re excited to officially open in Jersey City.” New York Fries can be found on the third floor of the Newport Centre Mall and operates from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. daily. The company can be followed on Instagram at the handle @newyorkfries.

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Premium Restaurant New York Fries® Opens in Jersey City

April 30, 2024

Get ready Jersey City, the premium and popular New York Fries will open in Newport Centre this week. New York Fries is a restaurant that serves classic and interesting toppings for their fresh cut Idaho potato French fries. From chili to loaded with pulled pork, cheese, and bacon bits along with other delicacies that will elevate your French fry experience. What adds to the quality taste of the fries is that they are cooked in a vat of non-hydrogenated sunflower oil. Every French fry and hot dog ticket is cooked to order and the French Fries are the only product that cooked in oil. As a result of this process the fries have an appeal to vegans or others who experience food allergies. New York Fries also serves all beef hot dogs with toppings that make your hot dog quite tasty. New York Fries is a Canadian based company that operates under the Recipe Restaurant Group. The Recipe Restaurant Group has been in business since 1883 and is Canada’s largest full-service restaurant company. They own hundreds of other restaurants and restaurant groups in and around Canada. With New York Fries they have opened 110 restaurants in Canada, 20 restaurants in the Middle East and now have 3 restaurants here in the states. Plans are almost complete for a New York Fries opening in the Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove, New York. The concept sounds great, you cannot go wrong with a good batch of French fries and an all-beef hot dog. Load up the fries and add your favorite toppings to that hot dog. New York Fries just made it to New Jersey.

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Premium Restaurant New York Fries® opens in Jersey City

April 29, 2024

Get ready Jersey City, the premium and popular New York Fries will open in Newport Centre this week. New York Fries is a restaurant that serves classic and interesting toppings for their fresh cut Idaho potato French fries. From chili to loaded with pulled pork, cheese, and bacon bits along with other delicacies that will elevate your French fry experience. What adds to the quality taste of the fries is that they are cooked in a vat of non-hydrogenated sunflower oil. Every French fry and hot dog ticket is cooked to order and the French Fries are the only product that cooked in oil. As a result of this process the fries have an appeal to vegans or others who experience food allergies. New York Fries also serves all beef hot dogs with toppings that make your hot dog quite tasty. New York Fries is a Canadian based company that operates under the Recipe Restaurant Group. The Recipe Restaurant Group has been in business since 1883 and is Canada’s largest full-service restaurant company. They own hundreds of other restaurants and restaurant groups in and around Canada. With New York Fries they have opened 110 restaurants in Canada, 20 restaurants in the Middle East and now have 3 restaurants here in the states. Plans are almost complete for a New York Fries opening in the Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove, New York. The concept sounds great, you cannot go wrong with a good batch of French fries and an all-beef hot dog. Load up the fries and add your favorite toppings to that hot dog. New York Fries just made it to New Jersey.

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Premium Restaurant New York Fries® opens in Jersey City

April 27, 2024

Get ready Jersey City, the premium and popular New York Fries will open in Newport Centre this week. New York Fries is a restaurant that serves classic and interesting toppings for their fresh cut Idaho potato French fries. From chili to loaded with pulled pork, cheese, and bacon bits along with other delicacies that will elevate your French fry experience. What adds to the quality taste of the fries is that they are cooked in a vat of non-hydrogenated sunflower oil. Every French fry and hot dog ticket is cooked to order and the French Fries are the only product that cooked in oil. As a result of this process the fries have an appeal to vegans or others who experience food allergies. New York Fries also serves all beef hot dogs with toppings that make your hot dog quite tasty. New York Fries is a Canadian based company that operates under the Recipe Restaurant Group. The Recipe Restaurant Group has been in business since 1883 and is Canada’s largest full-service restaurant company. They own hundreds of other restaurants and restaurant groups in and around Canada. With New York Fries they have opened 110 restaurants in Canada, 20 restaurants in the Middle East and now have 3 restaurants here in the states. Plans are almost complete for a New York Fries opening in the Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove, New York. The concept sounds great, you cannot go wrong with a good batch of French fries and an all-beef hot dog. Load up the fries and add your favorite toppings to that hot dog. New York Fries just made it to New Jersey.

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New York Fries® Opens New Restaurant in Jersey City

April 26, 2024

New York Fries opened last month in the Newport Centre Mall in Jersey City, its third restaurant to open in the U.S. over the last three months. New York Fries, operated under Recipe Restaurant Group, features freshly cut fries, made with Idaho potatoes, served plain or loaded with a variety of toppings including beef chili, pulled pork, queso and crumbled bacon. It also features poutine, fries topped with beef gravy and Wisconsin cheese curds. Additionally, New York Fries features all-beef grilled hot dogs and an array of delicious, loaded dog options as well. "Since opening our first two locations on the East Coast, the reception from communities and fry-lovers has been nothing short of amazing," COO Craig Burt said in a company press release. "Our concept is a great addition to mall food courts and Newport Centre is the perfect place for our next restaurant. As our fresh-cut fries and all-beef grilled hot dogs continue taking over the East Coast, we're excited to officially open in Jersey City." New York Fries has plans to continue growing its footprint in the U.S. with its next opening slated for Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove, New York. New York Fries differentiates itself by cooking its freshly cut potatoes in non-hydrogenated sunflower oil using a unique 3 stage method. As nothing else goes into the fryers except potatoes, the brand appeals to those with dietary and allergen restrictions, serving vegan, vegetarian and gluten-friendly items. Owned by Recipe Restaurant Group, New York Fries has over 120 units in Canada, the U.S. and the Middle East.

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New York Fries® Opens in Jersey City

April 26, 2024

New York Fries opened last month in the Newport Centre Mall in Jersey City, its third restaurant to open in the U.S. over the last three months. New York Fries, operated under Recipe Restaurant Group, features freshly cut fries, made with Idaho potatoes, served plain or loaded with a variety of toppings including beef chili, pulled pork, queso and crumbled bacon. It also features poutine, fries topped with beef gravy and Wisconsin cheese curds. Additionally, New York Fries features all-beef grilled hot dogs and an array of delicious, loaded dog options as well. "Since opening our first two locations on the East Coast, the reception from communities and fry-lovers has been nothing short of amazing," COO Craig Burt said in a company press release. "Our concept is a great addition to mall food courts and Newport Centre is the perfect place for our next restaurant. As our fresh-cut fries and all-beef grilled hot dogs continue taking over the East Coast, we're excited to officially open in Jersey City." New York Fries has plans to continue growing its footprint in the U.S. with its next opening slated for Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove, New York. New York Fries differentiates itself by cooking its freshly cut potatoes in non-hydrogenated sunflower oil using a unique 3 stage method. As nothing else goes into the fryers except potatoes, the brand appeals to those with dietary and allergen restrictions, serving vegan, vegetarian and gluten-friendly items. Owned by Recipe Restaurant Group, New York Fries has over 120 units in Canada, the U.S. and the Middle East.

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New York Fries® Opens New Restaurant in Jersey City

April 25, 2024

JERSEY CITY - New York Fries, a premier fresh-cut fries concept making waves across the East Coast, announced today its latest opening within the Newport Centre Mall in Jersey City, its third restaurant to open in the U.S. over the last three months. Slated to officially open on Tuesday, April 23, the new restaurant coming to the Newport Centre is corporate-owned and operated and follows the brand’s recent openings in New York and New Jersey. This strategic expansion for the brand across the East Coast has been a foundational stepping stone into the concept’s plans to grow nationwide. New York Fries, operated under Recipe Restaurant Group, features a niche menu starring freshly cut fries, made with Idaho potatoes, served plain or loaded with a variety of toppings including beef chili, pulled pork, queso and crumbled bacon. Also on the menu, a classic Canadian delicacy - poutine - topped with beef gravy and Wisconsin cheese curds for guests to discover and enjoy. Additionally, New York Fries features all-beef grilled hot dogs and an array of delicious, loaded dog options as well. “Since opening our first two locations on the East Coast, the reception from communities and fry-lovers has been nothing short of amazing,” said Craig Burt, Chief Operating Officer at New York Fries. “Our concept is a great addition to mall food courts and Newport Centre is the perfect place for our next restaurant. As our fresh-cut fries and all-beef grilled hot dogs continue taking over the East Coast, we’re excited to officially open in Jersey City.” Following this opening in Jersey City, New York Fries has plans to continue growing its footprint in the U.S. with its next opening slated for Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove, NY. With over 110 restaurants open across Canada and 20 throughout the Middle East, New York Fries is widely recognized as the go-to destination for high-quality, fresh-cut fries that are cooked to order. New York Fries differentiates itself by cooking its freshly cut potatoes in non-hydrogenated sunflower oil using a unique 3 stage method. As nothing else goes into the fryers except potatoes, the brand appeals to those with dietary and allergen restrictions, serving vegan, vegetarian and gluten-friendly items. About New York Fries New York Fries is a Canadian restaurant chain specializing in premium quality, fresh-cut fries, loaded fries and poutine, with hot dogs as a side. Located in all major Canadian mall food courts, as well as select highway rest stop locations, the 130+ unit chain is owned by Recipe Restaurant Group and can be found throughout Canada and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.newyorkfries.com About Recipe Restaurant Group Founded in 1883, Recipe Restaurant Group is Canada’s largest full-service restaurant company. The company franchises and/or operates some of the most recognized brands in the country including Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s, St-Hubert, The Keg, Montana’s, Kelseys, East Side Mario’s, New York Fries, Bier Markt, The Landing Group of Restaurants, Original Joe’s, State & Main, Elephant & Castle, The Burger’s Priest, The Pickle Barrel, Marigolds & Onions, Blanco Cantina, Añejo, Fresh Kitchen and Juice Bar. Recipe’s iconic brands have established the organization as a nationally recognized franchisor of choice. More information about the Company is available at http://www.recipeunlimited.com.

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Premium Fry Concept Adds 2nd NJ Location

April 24, 2024

Premium fresh-cut fries concept New York Fries launched its second outpost in New Jersey. Located in the dining pavilion at Newport Centre in Jersey City, the corporate-owned spot opened April 23 as the brand’s third U.S. restaurant. After starting in 1983 as a small fry shop at Manhattan’s South Street Seaport, New York Fries went on to become a staple at food courts throughout Canada. Now owned by Recipe Restaurant Group, a Canadian food conglomerate, the chain has more than 130 locations throughout Canada and the Middle East. In January, New York Fries returned to the U.S., opening a spot at Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, Long Island. A month later, it debuted in New Jersey at Menlo Park Mall in Edison. New York Fries’ menu features a variety of plain and loaded fresh cut, cooked-to-order fries made with Idaho potatoes in non-hydrogenated sunflower oil. It also serves a classic Canadian delicacy, poutine, topped with beef gravy and Wisconsin cheese curds. The menu additionally features all-beef grilled hot dogs with an array of loaded options as well as vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free items. Room for growth New York Fries Chief Operating Officer Craig Burt commented, “Since opening our first two locations on the East Coast, the reception from communities and fry-lovers has been nothing short of amazing.” “Our concept is a great addition to mall food courts and Newport Centre is the perfect place for our next restaurant. As our fresh-cut fries and all-beef grilled hot dogs continue taking over the East Coast, we’re excited to officially open in Jersey City,” Burt said. New York Fries at Newport Centre is open Monday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Following its arrival in Jersey City, New York Fries plans to open at Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove, N.Y., as part of a strategic expansion effort.

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New York Fries Opens New Restaurant in Jersey City

April 24, 2024

April 24, 2024 // Franchising.com // JERSEY CITY - New York Fries announced today its latest opening within the Newport Centre Mall in Jersey City, its third restaurant to open in the U.S. over the last three months. Slated to officially open on Tuesday, April 23, the new restaurant coming to the Newport Centre is corporate-owned and operated and follows the brand’s recent openings in New York and New Jersey. New York Fries, operated under Recipe Restaurant Group, features a niche menu starring freshly cut fries, made with Idaho potatoes, served plain or loaded with a variety of toppings including beef chili, pulled pork, queso and crumbled bacon. Also on the menu, a classic Canadian delicacy - poutine - topped with beef gravy and Wisconsin cheese curds for guests to discover and enjoy. Additionally, New York Fries features all-beef grilled hot dogs and an array of delicious, loaded dog options as well. “Since opening our first two locations on the East Coast, the reception from communities and fry-lovers has been nothing short of amazing,” said Craig Burt, Chief Operating Officer at New York Fries. “Our concept is a great addition to mall food courts and Newport Centre is the perfect place for our next restaurant. As our fresh-cut fries and all-beef grilled hot dogs continue taking over the East Coast, we’re excited to officially open in Jersey City.” New York Fries differentiates itself by cooking its freshly cut potatoes in non-hydrogenated sunflower oil using a unique 3 stage method. As nothing else goes into the fryers except potatoes, the brand appeals to those with dietary and allergen restrictions, serving vegan, vegetarian and gluten-friendly items.

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Big Changes are Coming for this Major NJ Mall

March 27, 2024

Everybody had a favorite mall growing up, but that’s not as true as it used to be. As the retail landscape continues to evolve stores and malls are adapting to the changes. One of the largest malls in the state is going to be adding several new stores and restaurants, even a new arcade. According to MyCentralJersey.com, there are seven new stores and restaurants slated to open this spring at Menlo Park Mall in Edison. Lululemon, the athleisure wear retailer is one of the new tenants. New York Fries recently opened at the mall; they serve, unsurprisingly, French fries, along with hot dogs and poutine. Another new restaurant is Ramen Ya. It’s known for offering a taste of authentic Japanese ramen tailored to satisfy American tastes. The staff at Ramen Ya have dedicated years to researching and perfecting their ramen dishes through trial and error, as well as numerous visits to Japan to understand the intricacies of traditional ramen preparation. Saladworks is coming, as well. Saladworks is a restaurant franchise that specializes in made-to-order entrée salads, wraps, soups, and sandwiches. It’s known for its fast casual dining experience and markets its menu as a healthy alternative to traditional fast food fare. A new clothing store is UNTUCKit; They offer a variety of styles including wrinkle-free, linen, short-sleeve, performance, and classic button-down shirts. The brand was established in 2011 and is headquartered in New York. One of the more unique new offerings is Gatcha USA, a Japanese-themed arcade that offers a variety of entertainment options. They feature claw machine arcades with a lineup that includes UFO, Single and Double Miracle, Blind Box Machines, and IP Machines. It is scheduled to open in late Spring/early Summer. Onyx Nail Spa is also opening in April.

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An Inside Look at 10 Emerging Franchises

March 18, 2024

The concept: Founded in 1983, New York Fries originally featured no-fuss, hand-cut fries made from Idaho potatoes served with a selection of tasty dipping sauces. The brand which features Canadian delicacy poutine - fries topped with beef gravy and Wisconsin cheese curds - has since added a selection of fancy hot dogs to its menu. The stats: The brand is now owned by Recipe Restaurant Group and has more than 130 locations in Canada and nearly a dozen countries including China, Egypt, Panama and Turkey. The company made its return to the U.S. last year, and recently opened its second New Jersey location. The initial investment range is $406,500 to $651,000. The competition: French Fry Heaven, Buena Papa Fry Bar, Mr Fries Man, The Salted Fry and House of Fries, among others. The challenge: Once again, can a french fry-focused concept gain enough takeout and sit-down dining business to keep them going? That's the big question. Even Chief Operating Officer Craig Burt conceded, the companby's "very focused" menu is a challenge for growth. "It really doesn't lend itself well to the street," he told Franchise Times last year. Hence, why the brand is focusing growth on high-traffic areas in airports, universities and outdoor malls.

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New York Fries Opens at Menlo Park Mall in Edison, First NJ Spot

March 5, 2024

EDISON, N.J. — The opening of New York Fries at Menlo Park Mall is bringing a new kind of sizzle to the local foodie scene. New York Fries offers a gourmet take on the fresh-cut fries concept, and it had its official New Jersey grand opening Feb. 29 at the mall, with Mayor Sam Joshi leading the township presence. "New York Fries has opened its first location in New Jersey and second in the USA right here @menloparkmall Edison. They serve high quality fries with all kinds of toppings. Check it out!" the mayor posted. With its soft opening earlier last month, the Edison restaurant is the brand’s second restaurant to open within the U.S. this year, the company says, with its first at a Long Island mall. Under its NYF logo, the company has more than 100 restaurants across Canada and 25 throughout the Middle East. So the next time you're at the Dubai Mall, stop by! The company's name originates from the two New York City brothers who came up with the idea, the company says, but made it happen in Canada. Now its coming back home, in a way, to the metro area. It's an admittedly niche menu, with high-quality, fresh-cut fries that are cooked to order. New York Fries, operated under Recipe Restaurant Group, features fries made with Idaho potatoes, served plain or loaded with a variety of toppings, including beef chili, pulled pork, queso and crumbled bacon. Also on the menu is a classic Canadian delicacy - poutine - topped with beef gravy and Wisconsin cheese curds for guests across Edison to discover and enjoy. Additionally, the New York Fries menu features all-beef grilled hot dogs and an array of loaded "dog" options. Ingredients are sourced from Idaho and other local sources here and in Canada, the company says. New York Fries offers a selection of vegetarian options and the fries are gluten free and vegan, the company says. Potatoes are cooked in non-hydrogenated sunflower oil, using a three-stage method. As nothing else goes into the fryers except potatoes, the brand can appeal to those with dietary and allergen restrictions, serving vegan, vegetarian and gluten-friendly items. Also recently, there was an opening of the restaurant in Roosevelt Field Mall in Long Island, the company's first location. One is planned for Smith Haven Mall in Long Island and now Newport Center in Jersey City later this fiscal quarter, the company says. The locations are corporate owned. "Expanding into New Jersey is an amazing next step towards our continued growth across the East Coast and beyond,” said Craig Burt, Chief Operating Officer at New York Fries. “We’ve received such a warm welcome from our opening in Long Island and expect a similar response from the Edison community. We’re thrilled to bring our premium fresh-cut fries to guests across the area and can’t wait for Menlo Park mall goers to try the perfect French fry.” Here are some helpful tips about the new Edison restaurant: Store hours: Mondays to Thursdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fridays to Saturdays 10 a.m. to 9 pm.; Sundays, noon to 6 p.m. Best entrance: Upper level parking deck near the Dining Pavilion. Located in the Dining Pavilion For more information, visit www.newyorkfries.com. The Canadian 130-plus restaurant chain is located in all major mall food courts there, as well as select highway rest stop locations, the company says. As for its parent company, founded in 1883, Recipe Restaurant Group is Canada’s largest full-service restaurant group, and the brands sound intriguing: The company franchises and/or operates such brands as Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s, St-Hubert, The Keg, Montana’s, Kelseys, East Side Mario’s, New York Fries, Bier Markt, The Landing Group of Restaurants, Original Joe’s, State & Main, Elephant & Castle, The Burger’s Priest, The Pickle Barrel, Marigolds & Onions, Blanco Cantina, Añejo, Fresh Kitchen and Juice Bar.

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New Jersey Restaurant Openings: Coffee, Sushi, Beer and More

March 4, 2024

The weather’s still cool, but the Garden State is heating up with more new spots to try, statewide. Here’s a look at the latest new restaurants for you to check out. Love fries? Opening in Menlo Park Mall, the newest New York Fries location will offer a specialized menu showcasing freshly cut fries crafted from Idaho potatoes, either plain or loaded with toppings, including beef chili, pulled pork, queso, and crumbled bacon.

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A Canadian french fry restaurant opened its second U.S. location in Edison

February 21, 2024

Canadian-owned chain restaurant New York Fries is back home in the United States — and it started its American journey in New Jersey. The French fry-focused spot opened its second U.S. location Feb. 11 at Menlo Park Mall food court in Edison. A grand opening celebration will take place on Feb. 29. New York Fries serves fresh-cut fries, made with Idaho potatoes, served plain or loaded with toppings like queso and salsa; cheese sauce and crumbled bacon; cheese sauce and beef chili; and sour cream and tomatoes. But its flagship menu item is one that is hard to find on American soil: the Canadian delicacy poutine, which are fries topped with beef gravy and Wisconsin cheese curds. “The gravy melts the curd and gets it nice and stringy," said New York Fries chief operating officer Craig Burt. "And the cheddar cheese curd is made of a young cheese, which gives it a unique flavor.” New York Fries cooks its fries in sunflower oil and serves each order in 30 seconds. “The fries are golden brown and crispy, and the inside is fluffy like a baked potato,” Burt said. “And the only thing that goes through our fryers are potatoes, so there are no other flavors coming in. You’re tasting the true Idaho potato flavor.” New York Fries may be new to Americans (there is also a Long Island location), but it’s a staple in Canada where it has more than 100 locations. It also has 25 Middle East locations. In Canada, fresh-cut fries are found everywhere from ball parks to roadside stands, said Burt. The brand, which is owned by Canada’s largest restaurant company Recipe Restaurant Group, originated in New York when it was founded in the early 1980s. The New York location closed in 1984, but by that time, it was already flourishing in Canada after a Canadian was licensed to open stores. By April, a Jersey City restaurant location will also be open, as will another Long Island location.

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New York fries adds 2nd US location

February 13, 2024

New York Fries, a fresh-cut fries concept with 100 restaurants across Canada and 25 throughout the Middle East, has opened a corporate-owned location at Menlo Park in Edison, New Jersey, following its January reentrance into the U.S. with an opening at Roosevelt Field Mall in Long Island, New York. Operated under Recipe Restaurant Group, two locations will open in Smith Haven Mall in Long Island and Newport Center in Jersey City later in Q1. "Off the heels of our exciting reentrance into the United States with our Roosevelt Field Mall opening, expanding into New Jersey is an amazing next step towards our continued growth across the East Coast and beyond," Craig Burt, COO of New York Fries, said in a company press release. "We've received such a warm welcome from our opening in Long Island and expect a similar response from the Edison community. We're thrilled to bring our premium fresh-cut fries to guests across the area and can't wait for Menlo Park mall goers to try the perfect French fry."

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New York Fries opens in Edison, New Jersey

February 12, 2024

New York Fries, a premier fresh-cut fries concept known for its unwavering commitment to quality, announced its latest opening at Menlo Park in Edison, N.J, following the brand’s official re-entrance into the U.S. and recent opening at Roosevelt Field Mall in Long Island. Slated to officially open on February 11, the Edison restaurant is corporate-owned and operated and is the brand’s second restaurant to open within the U.S. this year. The new location will also be hosting a grand opening ceremony with Edison Mayor, Sam Joshi, to further highlight this exciting occasion on February 29, 2024. New York Fries, operated under Recipe Restaurant Group, features a niche menu starring freshly cut fries, made with Idaho potatoes, served plain or loaded with a variety of toppings including beef chili, pulled pork, queso and crumbled bacon. Also on the menu, a classic Canadian delicacy – poutine – topped with beef gravy and Wisconsin cheese curds for guests across Edison to discover and enjoy. Additionally, the New York Fries features all-beef grilled hot dogs and an array of delicious, loaded dog options. Following the most recent openings in Roosevelt Field Mall in Long Island, and now Menlo Park, two more corporate-owned New York Fries restaurants will soon open in Smith Haven Mall in Long Island and Newport Center in Jersey City later in Q1. With over 100 restaurants across Canada and 25 throughout the Middle East, New York Fries is widely recognized as the go-to destination for high-quality, fresh-cut fries that are cooked to order. “Off the heels of our exciting reentrance into the United States with our Roosevelt Field Mall opening, expanding into New Jersey is an amazing next step towards our continued growth across the East Coast and beyond,” says Craig Burt, Chief Operating Officer at New York Fries. “We’ve received such a warm welcome from our opening in Long Island and expect a similar response from the Edison community. We’re thrilled to bring our premium fresh-cut fries to guests across the area and can’t wait for Menlo Park mall goers to try the perfect French fry.” New York Fries differentiates itself by cooking its freshly cut potatoes in non-hydrogenated sunflower oil using a unique 3 stage method. As nothing else goes into the fryers except potatoes, the brand appeals to those with dietary and allergen restrictions, serving vegan, vegetarian and gluten-friendly items.

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New York Fries is opening a New Jersey location

February 12, 2024

A restaurant featuring French fries is opening a new location in Edison at the Menlo Park Mall. New York Fries is a Canadian fast-food chain specializing in French fries, poutine, and hot dogs. While their name suggests a New York origin, they are actually Canadian born and bred, founded in 1984. Here's a breakdown of what they offer: Menu: 🔴 Fries: The star of the show! Hand-cut, skin-on fries cooked in canola oil are available in various sizes and can be seasoned with a variety of toppings like salt, pepper, and Cajun spice. 🔴 Poutine: A quintessential Canadian dish featuring fries smothered in gravy and cheese curds. New York Fries offers several varieties, including classic, vegetarian, and even breakfast poutine. 🔴 Hot dogs: Premium beef hot dogs served on toasted buns with various toppings like chili, cheese, and relish. New York Fries has over 120 locations across Canada, primarily in malls and food courts. They also have locations in Bahrain, China, Egypt, Macao, Oman, Panama, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. They have another location planned for the Newport Centre Mall in Jersey City.

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Premium french fry brand opens in Menlo park, officially entering New Jersey

February 12, 2024

New York Fries, a fresh-cut fries concept, on Monday announced its latest opening, at Menlo Park Mall in Edison, following the brand’s official reentrance into the U.S. and recent opening at Roosevelt Field Mall in Long Island. New York Fries officially opened its doors in Edison on Sunday. The eatery is corporate-owned and -operated and is the brand’s second restaurant to open within the U.S. this year. The new location also will be hosting a grand opening ceremony with Edison Mayor Sam Joshi on Feb. 29. New York Fries, operated under Recipe Restaurant Group, features a niche menu starring freshly cut fries, made with Idaho potatoes, served plain or loaded with a variety of toppings, including beef chili, pulled pork, queso and crumbled bacon. Also on the menu: a classic Canadian delicacy — poutine — topped with beef gravy and Wisconsin cheese curds for guests across Edison to discover and enjoy. Additionally, New York Fries features all-beef grilled hot dogs and an array of delicious, loaded dog options. Following the most recent openings, two more corporate-owned New York Fries restaurants will soon open in Newport Center in Jersey City and in Smith Haven Mall on Long Island later in the first quarter. With over 100 restaurants across Canada and 25 throughout the Middle East, New York Fries is widely recognized as the go-to destination for high-quality, fresh-cut fries that are cooked to order. “Off the heels of our exciting reentrance into the United States with our Roosevelt Field Mall opening, expanding into New Jersey is an amazing next step towards our continued growth across the East Coast and beyond,” Craig Burt, chief operating officer at New York Fries, said. “We’ve received such a warm welcome from our opening in Long Island and expect a similar response from the Edison community. We’re thrilled to bring our premium fresh-cut fries to guests across the area and can’t wait for Menlo Park mall goers to try the perfect French fry.”

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Exciting New Stores and Eateries Opening Soon at Menlo Park Mall in Edison, NJ

February 6, 2024

There are new and exciting additions coming soon to Menlo Park Mall in Edison, with some opening very soon, according to mall officials. New York Fries New York Fries will be opening within the next week (February 2024). It will be located in the upper level of the mall, in the Dining Pavilion, next to Charley's Philly Steaks. As the name suggest it's all about French fries. There are all-beef hot dogs too. The fries are freshly cut from the best Idaho potatoes. Dip them or top them in one or more of the many dips and sauces. The fries are gluten free and vegan. The poutine and loaded fries are very popular.

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New York Fries Opens at Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City

February 3, 2024

If French fries are your jam, you might remember back to 1983 when a small shop launched in Manhattan’s South Street Seaport dedicated to selling, yep, fries. Fascinated by the concept, Canadian entrepreneurs and brothers Jay and Hal Gould secured the Canadian rights to the New York Fries brand — buying it out completely in 1987 — and replicated the fry concept across Canadian food courts, leaving its namesake city behind. Nearly 40 years later, the brand has finally returned to the U.S. market, with its first shop in Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City. The niche concept stars fresh cut, cooked-to-order Idaho potatoes, served plain (with your choice of dipping sauce like ranch or chipotle aioli), or loaded with a variety of decadent toppings including beef chili, pulled pork, queso, pickled jalapeños, salsa and crumbled bacon. Given the brand’s popularity and growth in Canada, a classic poutine— topped with brown gravy and Wisconsin cheese curds — also makes an appearance. Three sizes of fries are available, from $4.59 for snack-sized plain fries to $11.99 for large loaded fries. Additionally, the brand has evolved to feature a second all- American item: All-beef hot dogs ($5.79) with a slate of equally loaded frankfurter toppings. Potatoes here are cooked in nonhydrogenated sunflower oil, and those with dietary and allergy restrictions can rest assured that nothing else touches the fryers, making New York Fries a vegan, vegetarian and glutenfriendly experience. Over the coming months, an additional New York Fries location will open in the Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove.

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New Store Coming to Roosevelt Field, Walt Whitman and Smith Haven Malls in 2024

January 29, 2024

New shopping and dining experiences are coming to Long Island malls this year. That includes Roosevelt Field in Uniondale, Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station and Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove — and it’s a win-win. After all, you’re apt to want to grab a bite or a drink when you shop 'til you drop. Sloane Grober plans to do precisely that when athleticwear specialist Alo Yoga opens in the first quarter of the year at Roosevelt Field. “I’ve been following their plans to open on Long Island,” says Grober, 34, a mom of three and a retail consultant who lives in Syosset. “They’re always bringing out new products,” she says, adding that she now shops the brand online and in Manhattan. “Having a store locally, you actually can touch and feel the products, and try them on. It’s instant gratification, a complete experience.” Industry figures show that consumers welcome that at brick-and-mortar stores. “Ecommerce has grown enormously and, of course, got turbocharged during the pandemic. But physical retail still accounts for the vast majority of the business — more than 80%,” says Mark Cohen, director of retail studies at Columbia University in Manhattan. “Customers still want to touch, feel and experience.” GlassesUSA and New York Fries are now open at Roosevelt Field mall in Uniondale. Freebird and Bubble Bear Tea are new additions to Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station. Credit: Walt Whitman Shops; Roosevelt Field

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New York Fries Comes Home After Decade Growing in Canada

January 26, 2024

After leaving its namesake state nearly 40 years ago, New York Fries made its return with the opening of its store in Roosevelt Field, a mall in Garden City, New York. Its time in Canada proved the concept has staying power, and its parent company, Recipe Restaurant Group, is confident in mirroring that success in the United States. “It’s an interesting thing in Canada,” said Craig Burt, chief operating officer. “Fresh-cut fries are very common on roadsides and special events and things like that.” Founded in 1983, New York Fries originally only featured no-fuss, hand-cut fries. As a successful snack brand, it caught the attention of Canadian entrepreneurs and brothers Jay and Hal Gould. The pair bought the brand after its first location in New York closed, making it a Canada-exclusive brand for years. Now under Recipe Restaurant Group—which also owns The Keg, Elephant and Castle and more—New York Fries has more than 130 locations in Canada. Its menu has expanded over the last four decades, adding options such as poutine and hot dogs, but the core of it remains the same: hand-cut fries prepared to order. The first new U.S. location experienced a strong launch, Burt said, and the hotdogs are a popular choice. The company plans to open three more locations before March. “The concept has evolved into hot dogs and premium fries,” said Dave Colebrook, president and co-founder of Recipe Restaurant Group. “It’s in nearly every mall in Canada.” New York Fries leaders considered returning to the U.S. for years. The question was where and when. Based on brand research, a return to New York was the best play. The pandemic created more real estate opportunity for the company as concepts moved out of malls and left gaps in food courts, Burt said. Malls and high-foot-traffic areas are the ideal markets for New York Fries, Burt said. The brand, which can operate in a space as small as 250 square feet, is able to find success without taking up the space of a traditional restaurant. Burt said the brand is looking at airports, universities and outdoor malls, particularly in southern states, for further expansion. The company’s “very focused” menu is a challenge for growth, Burt said. “It really doesn’t lend itself well to the street,” he said. For now, growth is concentrated along the East Coast. New York Fries aims to open four total locations within the first quarter, with possibly a few more before Christmas, Burt said. The total initial investment for a New York Fries is $406,500 to $651,000. “The beauty of the concept is that it serves as both a meal location and a snack location,” said Colebrook. “We see aggressive growth for New York Fries.”

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New York Fries comes to Long Island

January 16, 2024

Long Island’s first New York Fries has opened at Roosevelt Field in Garden City. New York Fries, which began with one location at the South Street Seaport in Manhattan 40 years ago, has since become popular at food courts in malls and shopping centers across Canada. New York Fries is famous for its poutine, a Canadian favorite of French fries topped with gravy and cheese. The chain’s menu also includes fresh-cut French fries served plain or loaded with toppings like beef chili, pulled pork, queso and crumbled bacon. All-beef grilled hot dogs with toppings are available as well. “This New York opening marks a significant milestone for us,” Craig Burt, COO at New York Fries, said in a company statement. “As a brand that got its start serving three sizes of fresh-cut fries and three sizes of soda in New York City back in 1983, we’re thrilled to make our official return and bring our fry-based menu to fry-lovers across the state and eventually across the East Coast.” New York Fries has more than 130 locations throughout North America and the Middle East. The chain will also soon open a location at the Smith Haven Mall.

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New York Fries marks return to U.S. with 2 Long Island food court spots

January 15, 2024

What started in New York City’s South Street in 1983 before heading for Canada is returning in full-force to the U.S., starting with two Long Island store locations. We’re talking about New York Fries. For the uninitiated, New York Fries is exactly what you might think, a French fry shop. But, according to the company, NYF differentiates itself by cooking its freshly cut potatoes in non-hydrogenated sunflower oil using a unique, three-stage method. You then get a bunch a dips to choose from. They also dish out hot dogs, poutine and loaded fries. New York Fries opened at the food cart at Roosevelt Field in Garden City on Jan. 9, and is expected to open its next mall food court location at Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove “this winter,” a press announcement reads. “This New York opening marks a significant milestone for us,” says Craig Burt, chief operating officer at New York Fries. “As a brand that got its start serving three sizes of fresh-cut fries and three sizes of soda in New York City back in 1983, we’re thrilled to make our official return and bring our fry-based menu to fry-lovers across the state and eventually across the East Coast.” New York Fries had left the city to become a staple in food courts across Canada. The company was acquired by Recipe Restaurant Group, Canada’s largest full-service restaurant company, in 2015. Today it has more than 100 restaurants across Canada and 25 throughout the Middle East. There are also plans to open two more spots in the Tri-State area later this winter. Those will be in the Menlo Park Mall in Edison, N.J.; and Newport Center in Jersey City, N.J.

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New York Fries Returns to U.S. with New York Opening

January 11, 2024

Garden City, N.Y. — New York Fries, a premier fresh-cut fries concept, has marked its latest opening and re-entrance into the U.S. after growing the brand throughout Canada. New York Fries was first born in New York City’s South Street Seaport in 1983 where it began as a small french fry shop before going on to become a staple in food courts across Canada. New York Fries was acquired by Recipe Restaurant Group in 2015. Opening on Jan. 9 inside the Dining District of Roosevelt Field, one of the largest shopping centers in New York, this restaurant will be corporate-owned and operated while supported by the New York Fries team in the United States. New York Fries has more than 100 restaurants across Canada and 25 throughout the Middle East. Following the opening in Garden City, N.Y., additional corporate-owned restaurants are set to open in Smith Haven Mall in Long Island, N.Y.; Menlo Park Mall in Edison, N.J.; and Newport Center in Jersey City, N.J., this winter. “This New York opening marks a significant milestone for us,” says Craig Burt, chief operating officer at New York Fries. “As a brand that got its start serving 3 sizes of fresh-cut fries and 3 sizes of soda in New York City back in 1983, we’re thrilled to make our official return and bring our fry-based menu to fry-lovers across the state and eventually across the East Coast.” New York Fries differentiates itself by cooking its freshly cut potatoes in non-hydrogenated sunflower oil using a unique 3-stage method. As nothing else goes into the fryers except potatoes, the brand appeals to those with dietary and allergen restrictions, serving vegan, vegetarian and gluten-friendly items. Located in all major Canadian mall food courts, as well as select highway rest stop locations, the 130+ unit chain is owned by Recipe Restaurant Group and can be found throughout Canada and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.newyorkfries.com. Founded in 1883, Recipe Restaurant Group is Canada’s largest full-service restaurant company. The company franchises and/or operates some of the most recognized brands in the country. For more information, visit http://www.recipeunlimited.com.

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New York Fries reentering US

January 9, 2024

New York Fries, a fresh-cut fries concept, is reentering the U.S., when it opens Tuesday in Roosevelt Field's Dining District, one of the largest shopping centers in New York. The chain was first born in New York City's South Street Seaport in 1983, where it began as a small french fry shop before opening in food courts across Canada. New York Fries was acquired by Recipe Restaurant Group, Canada's largest full-service restaurant company, in 2015, and hasn't opened U.S.-based shops since. The niche menu stars freshly cut fries, made with Idaho potatoes, served plain or loaded with a variety of toppings including beef chili, pulled pork, queso and crumbled bacon. Also on the menu, a Canadian delicacy — poutine — topped with brown gravy and Wisconsin cheese curds. Additionally, the brand features all-beef grilled hot dogs and an array of loaded dog options. With over 100 restaurants across Canada and 25 throughout the Middle East, New York Fries is adding corporate-owned restaurants in Smith Haven Mall in Long Island and Menlo Park Mall in Edison, New Jersey, and Newport Center in Jersey City "This New York opening marks a significant milestone for us," COO Craig Burt said in a company press release. "As a brand that got its start serving 3 sizes of fresh-cut fries and 3 sizes of soda in New York City back in 1983, we're thrilled to make our official return and bring our fry-based menu to fry-lovers across the state and eventually across the East Coast."

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French Fry Eatery Returns To US With New Garden City Location

January 9, 2024

Calling all French fry lovers. New York Fries, an eatery serving up decadent dishes such as poutine and more, opened up at the Roosevelt Field Mall, located in Garden City, on Tuesday, Jan. 9 – a big move for the company, as it marks the chain’s first foray back into the US market. As one may glean by the name, the chain started in New York City’s South Street Seaport in 1983 but soon moved to Canada and became a staple of the country’s food courts. It now successfully operates over 100 restaurants in Canada alongside 25 throughout the Middle East. Now, however, New York Fries is looking back to its roots. For an eatery specializing in one dish, New York Fries is anything but boring in the different combinations of loaded fries and poutines it offers. Though it started with only three sizes each of fresh-cut fries and soda, the spot currently has nine types of loaded fries, from a pulled pork poutine (with BBQ sauce and Wisconsin cheese curds) to “Flamin’ Bacon” (with chipotle aioli, hot sauce, and pickled jalapenos), to even a vegetarian option (smothered in cheese sauce, sour cream, green onions, and tomatoes). Those looking for a quick snack can also try the fries all on their own (or paired with a sauce on the side), which are cooked in a non-hydrogenated sunflower oil in a three-step method which the company claims is unique to New York Fries. For those searching for more than just fries, the eatery serves up hot dogs, both plain and loaded, just like its fry options. “This New York opening marks a significant milestone for us,” Craig Burt, Chief Operating Officer at New York Fries said in a press release about the Garden City opening. “...We’re thrilled to make our official return and bring our fry-based menu to fry-lovers across the state and eventually across the East Coast.” The company aims to expand further this winter, with plans set in motion to open a location at the Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove as well as two in New Jersey.

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NYF Officially Returns to the United States with New York opening

January 9, 2024

New York Fries, a premier fresh-cut fries concept known for its unwavering commitment to quality and freshness, announced today its latest opening and reentrance into the U.S. after growing the brand throughout Canada. New York Fries was first born in New York City’s South Street Seaport in 1983 where it began as a small french fry shop before going on to become a staple in food courts across Canada. New York Fries was acquired by Recipe Restaurant Group in 2015. Opening on January 9 in Roosevelt Field’s Dining District, one of the largest shopping centers in New York, this restaurant will be corporate-owned and operated while supported by the New York Fries team in the United States. The niche menu stars freshly cut fries, made with Idaho potatoes, served plain or loaded with a variety of toppings including beef chili, pulled pork, queso and crumbled bacon. Also on the menu, a classic Canadian delicacy – poutine – topped with brown gravy and Wisconsin cheese curds. Additionally, the brand features all-beef grilled hot dogs and an array of delicious loaded dog options. With over 100 restaurants across Canada and 25 throughout the Middle East, New York Fries is widely recognized as the go-to destination for high-quality, fresh-cut fries that are cooked to order. Following the opening in Garden City, N.Y., additional corporate-owned restaurants are set to open in Smith Haven Mall in Long Island, N.Y., Menlo Park Mall in Edison, N.J., and Newport Center in Jersey City, N.J. this winter. “This New York opening marks a significant milestone for us,” said Craig Burt, Chief Operating Officer at New York Fries. “As a brand that got its start serving 3 sizes of fresh-cut fries and 3 sizes of soda in New York City back in 1983, we’re thrilled to make our official return and bring our fry based menu to fry-lovers across the state and eventually across the East Coast.”

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New York Fries Officially Returns to United States with New York Opening

January 9, 2024

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. - New York Fries announced today its latest opening and reentrance into the U.S. New York Fries was first born in New York City’s South Street Seaport in 1983 where it began as a small french fry shop before going on to become a staple in food courts across Canada. New York Fries was acquired by Recipe Restaurant Group in 2015. Opening on January 9 in Roosevelt Field’s Dining District his restaurant will be corporate-owned and operated while supported by the New York Fries team in the United States. The niche menu stars freshly cut fries, made with Idaho potatoes, served plain or loaded with a variety of toppings including beef chili, pulled pork, queso and crumbled bacon. Also on the menu, a classic Canadian delicacy - poutine - topped with brown gravy and Wisconsin cheese curds. Additionally, the brand features all-beef grilled hot dogs and an array of delicious loaded dog options. “This New York opening marks a milestone for us,” said Craig Burt, Chief Operating Officer at New York Fries. “As a brand that got its start serving 3 sizes of fresh-cut fries and 3 sizes of soda in New York City back in 1983, we’re thrilled to make our official return and bring our fry based menu to fry-lovers across the state and eventually across the East Coast.” New York Fries has freshly cut potatoes in non-hydrogenated sunflower oil using a unique 3 stage method. As nothing else goes into the fryers except potatoes, the brand appeals to those with dietary and allergen restrictions, serving vegan, vegetarian and gluten-friendly items.

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French Fry Eatery Returns To US With New Garden City Location

January 9, 2024

Calling all French fry lovers. New York Fries, an eatery serving up decadent dishes such as poutine and more, opened up at the Roosevelt Field Mall, located in Garden City, on Tuesday, Jan. 9 – a big move for the company, as it marks the chain’s first foray back into the US market. As one may glean by the name, the chain started in New York City’s South Street Seaport in 1983 but soon moved to Canada and became a staple of the country’s food courts. It now successfully operates over 100 restaurants in Canada alongside 25 throughout the Middle East. Now, however, New York Fries is looking back to its roots.

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Global French fry chain opens first Long Island location

January 9, 2024

New York Fries, a concept that offers a variety of plain and loaded French fries, just opened its first location on Long Island at Roosevelt Field in Garden City. New York Fries got its start as a small fry shop at Manhattan’s South Street Seaport in 1983 and later became a staple at food courts throughout Canada, where poutine, French fries topped with gravy and cheese, is a national favorite. Besides poutine, the menu at New York Fries features fresh-cut French-fried potatoes served plain or loaded with a variety of toppings including beef chili, pulled pork, queso and crumbled bacon. The brand also offers all-beef grilled hot dogs and several loaded dog options.

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New York Fries reentering US

January 9, 2024

New York Fries, a fresh-cut fries concept, is reentering the U.S., when it opens Tuesday in Roosevelt Field's Dining District, one of the largest shopping centers in New York. The chain was first born in New York City's South Street Seaport in 1983, where it began as a small french fry shop before opening in food courts across Canada. New York Fries was acquired by Recipe Restaurant Group, Canada's largest full-service restaurant company, in 2015, and hasn't opened U.S.-based shops since. The niche menu stars freshly cut fries, made with Idaho potatoes, served plain or loaded with a variety of toppings including beef chili, pulled pork, queso and crumbled bacon. Also on the menu, a Canadian delicacy — poutine — topped with brown gravy and Wisconsin cheese curds. Additionally, the brand features all-beef grilled hot dogs and an array of loaded dog options. With over 100 restaurants across Canada and 25 throughout the Middle East, New York Fries is adding corporate-owned restaurants in Smith Haven Mall in Long Island and Menlo Park Mall in Edison, New Jersey, and Newport Center in Jersey City "This New York opening marks a significant milestone for us," COO Craig Burt said in a company press release. "As a brand that got its start serving 3 sizes of fresh-cut fries and 3 sizes of soda in New York City back in 1983, we're thrilled to make our official return and bring our fry-based menu to fry-lovers across the state and eventually across the East Coast."

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