From Brussels with love: Friesday bring Belgian fries to BradfordSPONSORED CONTENT HALAL STATUS Fully Halal
What does world renowned, 3-Michelin Chef Heston Blumenthal and Halal food brand Friesday have in common? Triple-cooked fries, of course!
While a number of fast food businesses, whose concept revolves exclusively around chips, have made their mark in recent years, there’s none that offer the triple-cooked version.
The reason ought to be obvious enough. It takes a labour of love and dedication to be able to go through the arduous process of producing the sheer volume of fries required on a daily basis.
But that is what Friesday is all about: Delivering an authentic experience involving a very specific type of potato called a Bintje that’s cultivated and procured directly from Belgium where this brand originates.
The good folks behind Friesday were so impressed by the unparalleled taste and sheer quality of the produce when in Brussels that they decided to franchise here in the UK; and now have sites in Sheffield, Liverpool, and the heart of Bradford.
This particular venue is ideally located adjacent to the University of Bradford on Great Horton Road and boasts a stunning Manga-style wall mural which actually carries on as a themed storyboard in the other two stores.
A cut above the rest with triple-cooked fries
The first and most obvious question is what separates the much vaunted triple-cooked fries from their standard counterparts?
The answer to that question is to simply ask what makes a perfect fry? Is it not light and crispy on the outside while being pillowy soft on the in?
Except that in the case of Friesday’s version, these fries are humongous thanks to the aforementioned variety of potatoes being sourced. What this leads to are dangerously addictive fries which you will not find anywhere else; well, at least not a Michelin-starred restaurant.
The first thing you’ll notice upon entering the store are a colour assortment of over two dozen, specially designed, hanging sauce dispensers that comprise of 10 classic and seven Belgian sauces, as well as seven kinds of mayos.
Add to that the following array of toppings to consider: BBQ’d Donner, Peri Peri Chicken, Chicken Tikka, Jamaican Jerk, Mexican 3 Bean, Salsa & Guacamole, Cheesey Fries, Chilli Con Carne, and Oriental Beef – and you can work out the mind-boggling number of permutations.
And with an additional three ways in which to enjoy all these combinations – Fries In A Cone, Munchbox, or a Friesday Burger (bap or batty as it called in Yorkshire) – there’s plenty of ways to enjoy these extraordinary fries.
But that is not all. Not only are Friesday’s chips gluten free, with no nasty additives, but with their production kitchen being just 5-minutes away means freshly made everything, that includes those semi-cooked chips that are ready for the final frying to order.
55 Great Horton Rd, Bradford BD7 1AZ.
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 11:30-22:30 | Sat-Sun 15:30-22:30