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DMUERHOFF Posts: 1,932
9/27/12 6:26 P

I'm from IA and now in CO-never heard of fries on a salad. Probably a good thing!

CHEETARA79 Posts: 3,912
9/27/12 3:51 P

Nope, never seen that here in NY or in MA where I lived for 10 years.

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9/27/12 3:49 P

In the Frontier Tavern, the steak salad comes with "potato strings" - which is the same thing - Their dressing is also out of this world!

You should totally come visit me and we could go for a power walk!!!

Ohh, and while you are there, there is a massage therapist there, and I can't remember his name, but he is the one with the tattoos.. holy crow! Best massage I have ever had! He has magical hands!!

Edited by: CORTNEY-LEE at: 9/27/2012 (15:53)
LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 26,404
9/27/12 3:45 P


I have eaten in the 1796 Room and Crystal Room of the Bedford Springs...
I saw no fries then, and in checking their menus, I see no fries now.

For the Crystal Room


Organic Bibb Salad
Figs, squash-zucchini slaw, goat cheese fritter, tangerine-balsamic vinaigrette...8

Caesar Salad
Rustic bread, parmigiano-reggiano, white anchovy, black pepper dressing...9

Petite Greens Salad
Sweet onions, potter county blue cheese, tomato-shallot vinaigrette...9

Edited by: LUANN_IN_PA at: 9/27/2012 (15:48)
CLRWILLIAMS25 SparkPoints: (34,625)
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9/27/12 3:32 P

Never heard of it, but it sounds... interesting.

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9/27/12 3:18 P

I live about 2 hours east of Pittsburgh... near the State College area (Penn State) and every restaurant, aside from chains, has fries on their steak and chicken salads! Even the fancy Bedford Springs Resort serves them that way :)

Thanks for your responses.

1GROVES2 Posts: 10,391
9/27/12 3:14 P

I have not heard of this, but it does sound interesting.

MICHELLEXXXX SparkPoints: (12,229)
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9/27/12 3:02 P

I was raised in western PA. I only saw fries on salads a few times, at local restaurants (as opposed to nat'l chains).

JENNTRARE23 Posts: 45
9/27/12 2:56 P

I live in Michigan, I travel a lot, the only place I'd ever seen fries on a salad advertised was at Primanti's. Possibly other locations in/around Pittsburgh too? But the only thing that pops to mind is Primanti's which in itself is very unique (delicious, and unhealthy as well lol).

LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 26,404
9/27/12 12:22 P

" I'm surprised the OP hasn't noticed that ads for salads at Wendy's or Applebees or similar chains never show fries. (Unless they modify the ads for that market!)"
No, they do not.

YOJULEZ SparkPoints: (15,981)
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9/27/12 12:16 P

I've never heard of french fries ON a salad, and I've lived in California, Chicago, and now Colorado (I guess I like "C" places). Sounds like it's definitely a regional thing :)

SCTK519 Posts: 2,086
9/27/12 10:48 A

I had never heard of that ever. We don't serve salads with fries on them in the Midwest. I'm pretty sure that cancels out the whole point of ordering a salad :)

OPUSEVA Posts: 1,333
9/27/12 10:36 A

I've traveled throughout the US - the ONLY place where fries are included on your salad is the Pittsburgh area. I'm surprised the OP hasn't noticed that ads for salads at Wendy's or Applebees or similar chains never show fries. (Unless they modify the ads for that market!)

SPOORK Posts: 1,193
9/27/12 10:31 A

I've never been to a restaurant where a salad comes with french fries on it or included as a side.

BLBST36 Posts: 351
9/26/12 11:55 A

I lived outside and in Pittsburgh until 6 years ago. This is definitely a Pittsburgh/PA thing. That's why you will go to some places not in the region and see a Pittsburgh Steak Salad - includes the fries.

I haven't been to many restaurants in the area that DIDN'T have fries on the chicken or steak salad.

Annnnnd now I want a salad with fries - lol

LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 26,404
9/26/12 11:51 A

I am also from PA. Outside Pittsburgh to be exact.

NOT all salads come with fries on them. In fact, very very few do - at least at the places I eat!

Only the salads from Primanti's do... and places that advertise "Pittsburgh" salads.

JENMC14 Posts: 2,786
9/26/12 11:39 A

I'm also from Indiana. A salad never comes with French fries at anywhere I've eaten unless you order them as a side. That's just weird to me.

I've also never eaten anywhere where a salad came with fries (that I know of) when I've travelled.

Edited by: JENMC14 at: 9/26/2012 (11:39)
9/26/12 10:58 A

I've lived all along the west coast (Arizona , CA, WA). No one puts fries on a salad over here. But it does sound yummy!

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9/26/12 10:43 A

I am going to preface this with I know this is not healthy, but I am interested to know what people from other areas of the county and world have experienced.

A friend of mine from out of town is visiting. He is from Indiana and I live in Pennsylvania. We went to a Sports Bar for dinner, and I ordered a Steak Salad and told the server no french fries.

He looked at me and asked "why did you order a salad with no fries? You guys put french fries on salad?"

I thought every one did that??

My question is... how many people out there from different geographic regions (outside of Pennsylvania) do this? In PA( at least where I am from) it goes without saying when you order a chicken salad or steak salad there will be french fries on it! You have to ask for no fries if you don't want them.

Thanks Sparkies!

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