Though it seems like something @CriminelleLaw found digging around the internet and posted only to stir the pot, the french fry ranking was actually made by Food Republic in 2015. The mad-genius behind the project, editor Jess Kapadia, told the Daily Dot about what it's like to get the masses seething over fries. "We had as much conflict among ourselves as we’ve seen in the comments, both when it originally posted and now. I had chef friends spamming my Facebook page alternately with praise and hate," she said.
What's probably most surprising about the chart is the actual breadth of fries included, not to mention the rankings themselves. Why for example, is something as ostentatious as the Potato Tornado -- which is a whole potato on a skewer, sliced individually for dramatic effect -- ranked so unfavorably? The fact that Smiley Fries even made the cut is laughable. They are, after all, a gimmick fry meant to entice little kids who aren't old enough to enjoy adult fries.
In any case, it's worth noting that the fry experts at Thrillist have been ahead of the potato curve for years, and we've got our own french ranking from 2013 that we hope you'll sink your teeth into. All opinions contained in that ranking -- even those concerning Waffle Fries -- are inarguably correct and will not be subject to debate.