BEAUFORT, North Carolina (AP) You can get fries with your burger at a restaurant here, but just don’t ask for french fries.
Neal Rowland, the owner of Cubbie’s, now only sells his fried potato strips as “freedom fries” a decision that comes as Americans watch French officials back away from support for possible war in Iraq.
“Because of Cubbie’s support for our troops, we no longer serve french fries. We now serve freedom fries,” says a sign in the restaurant’s window.
Rowland said the switch from french fries to freedom fries came to mind after a conversation about World War I when anti-German sentiment prompted Americans to rename German foods like sauerkraut and hamburger to liberty cabbage and liberty steak.
This is just so wrong on so many levels.