Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Favorite condiment with fries from Zip's? What you told us

Posted By on Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 12:17 PM

A couple weeks ago we asked our readers on Facebook: What is your preferred condiment with fries from Zip’s?

We couldn’t say so at the time, but it was an informal survey for our Best Of readers poll issue. Zip’s won the most votes for Best Fries, but many people feel at least as strongly about what goes with those fries.

As we reported in the Best Of issue, an overwhelming number of people prefer either fry sauce or tartar sauce. But here’s the full breakdown of the 262 responses:

The “other” category includes mustard, mayonnaise, malt vinegar and a few other obscure dressings or blends.

Those in the Fry/Tartar category expressed an affinity for both, saying they alternate between the two or choose based on which Zip’s they’re visiting. The Zip’s on Market Street got the most specific mentions, with some people saying they won’t get tartar anywhere else.

In the milkshake category, chocolate was more popular than vanilla.

These results omit a handful of comments from people who just don’t like fries or fast food in general and felt the need to say so. Which is fair enough, but anti-fry responses are left out to avoid skewing the percentages. However, those who reported a favorite condiment but said they prefer tater tots are included, because that’s still within the spirit of this thing.

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Lisa Waananen is the web editor and a staff writer at the Inlander. She specializes in data and graphics, and her recent cover stories have been about family history, the legacy of Spokane photographer Charles A. Libby and genetically modified food...