BEAUFORT, North Carolina (AP) --You can get fries with your burger at a
restaurant here, but just don't ask for french fries.
the owner of Cubbie's, now only sells his fried potato strips as "freedom
fries" -- a decision that comes as Americans watch French officials back
away from support for possible war in Iraq.
of Cubbie's support for our troops, we no longer serve french fries. We now
serve freedom fries," says a sign in the restaurant's window.
his intent is not to slight the French people, but to take a patriotic stance to
show his support for the United States and the actions of President Bush.
way of showing our patriotic pride," he said, noting that his business has
a lot of local military troops as customers.
the switch from french fries to freedom fries came to mind after a conversation
about World War I when anti-German sentiment prompted Americans to rename German
foods like sauerkraut and hamburger to liberty cabbage and liberty steak.
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