French fry cafe chain Get Fried is coming to campus, in a move that is certain to contribute to many freshmen fifteens. The new restaurant, its first in Austin, will be found at 2021 Guadalupe Street. The Austin location will feature exclusive specials, which haven't been announced yet. It’s aiming to open in mid-January 2018.
Get Fried has a menu of six types of fries (hand-cut, straight-cut, waffle, curly, sweet potato, and “funnel fries”) with 14 options for sauces, making it slightly dangerous for people with the munchies (and those in line behind them). There are also fry baskets with predetermined toppings, including poutine, Philly cheese steak, and truffle oil options. Dessert fries are on the menu, with a few sweet sauces.
The restaurant has a few other offerings along the same lines of fried gluttony. There are “pizza logs” (mozzarella sticks), chicken fingers, waffle fry sliders, and, of course, milkshakes to dip fries into.
The company opened with a brick and mortar location in Buffalo, New York in 2015, purposefully incorporating a hashtag into the official name to appeal to millennials. The franchise currently has two truck locations in San Antonio and New York, though it appears the Austin location will also be brick and mortar. The website lists locations in other cities –– and Egypt — as coming soon.
The Houston location was announced in January, but has yet to open.
Get Fried's Austin hours will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, and then from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.