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PRESS RELEASE: Downtown Macon Restaurants Compete in French Fry Fight, Presentd by Sysco

Macon, GA –Downtown Macon restaurants are competing for the title of best fries during the Downtown Macon French Fry Fight, presented by Sysco, on Wednesday, July 10 in honor of National Fry Day. Twenty restaurants have developed creative culinary takes on the classic side.

NewTown’s Main Street Macon board developed the Downtown Macon French Fry as a way to drive more foot traffic downtown during the summer, which tends to be a slower season for the downtown area. Main Street Macon regularly organizes collaborative events to generate excitement in the community and encourage supporting locally owned and operated businesses. The French Fry Fight offers restaurants an opportunity to take a side dish they already have on their menu and turn it into an entrée as a one-time offering.

“The French Fry Fight is such a fun way to try ALL the cool restaurants downtown,” said Trish Whitley, Director of Destination Development at Visit Macon and Chair of the Main Street Macon board. “I love seeing folks go from spot to spot, trying their favorites and exploring new places too!”

Participating restaurants will serve their fry special on Wednesday, July 10 at their place of business. Downtown-goers can vote for their favorite special online at The restaurant with the most votes will win the coveted Super Spud award and bragging rights.

Participating restaurants include Bearfoot Tavern, Biddy’s, Cashman’s Pub, Daiquiris & More, Fall Line Brewing Co., Felicia’s Cake Factory, H&H, Just Tap’d Kinjo Kitchen + Cocktails, Kudzu Seafood Company, La Bella Morelia, Loom at Hotel Forty Five, Macon Water Ice, Ocmulgee Brewpub, Oliver’s Corner Bistro, Piedmont Brewery & Kitchen, Rookery, Satterfield’s, Sweet Eleanor’s, and The Brick.

“The Main Street Macon board is responsible for many of the fun, creative, and collaborative events that happen downtown throughout the year,” said Emily Hopkins, Vice President of External Affairs and Main Street Macon Manager at NewTown Macon. “Events like the French Fry Fight help show off downtown’s best assets -our locally owned and operated businesses.”

For more information, a complete list of specials, and to vote for your favorite fry dish, visit
About NewTown Macon
We are an independent nonprofit that focuses on economic development and revitalizing Downtown Macon. We make it safe and beautiful and fun and affordable. And we keep it local. We are located at 555 Poplar Street, Macon, GA 31201 and can be reached at (478) 722-9909. For more information, please visit

Maui Wowi Fries with grilled Jerk chicken, banana peppers, pineapple chunks, and bacon and ranch drizzle served on hot and crispy fries Biddy's menu during the contest last year (Photographer Nate Weeks)
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