GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – Residents gobbled up a new record for the largest single serving of french fries – an estimated 4,518 pounds of french fries.

The annual event is held during “Potato Bowl U.S.A.” week, which recognizes the potato industry in the Red River Valley and includes a University of North Dakota football game.

This year’s total eclipsed the record of 4,410 pounds of fries set two years ago.

Along with 11,000 servings of fries, organizers had more than 100 gallons of ketchup on hand.

Dave Gottberg, a director with the J.R. Simplot french fry plant in Grand Forks, estimated that about 10,000 people were served Thursday.


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