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The official fast food French fry power rankings

Look, it's been a long two years for everyone. We're tired, our brains have been melted to a thin pap by the news cycle, and we've soundly backslid into our slothful ways despite resolving to exercise off all the cookies we cry-ate over the holiday. During times like this, it's necessary to celebrate small victories. Celebrate the fact that you woke up this morning, and did or did not remember to bathe. Celebrate the fact that your insurance company has decided that therapy "should" cost $50 per session.

And celebrate the fact that I bring tidings of great joy. After a barely noticeable hiatus, I'm happy to announce the return of the food power rankings just in time for February, our shortest, drizzliest and most romantic month. That's right, my friends, I am pleased as punch to announce the authoritative, totally not subjective, incontrovertibly definitive and 100 percent correct L.A. Times Fast Food French Fry Rankings.

French fries, a.k.a. chips, aka freedom fries, are a delightful treat enjoyed the world over, and they're a staple of the fast-food meal. And what is fast food, exactly? For the purposes of this survey, I've selected chains where there's an emphasis on speed of service, you're not waited on at a table, and where there are at least a couple hundred locations, if not more. I ordered medium- or regular-sized fries (when available)

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