Eating a good burger or piece of fried chicken without a good side dish is like going to a disco without a dance partner.
Usually starchy, but always tasty, a good side dish complements the main course and helps fill the belly. To be honest, even the best main dish would feel just a bit empty without the proper accompaniment and all fast food establishments are very much aware of this.
With that in mind, here’s a very subjective look at the five best fast food sides:
The undisputed king of the absolutely most common fast food side dish, McDonald’s offers up hot, crispy, tender-in-the-middle, perfectly-salted fries to accompany their burgers. Other fast food establishments offer fine versions of the famous french fry, but, frankly, none are as good as McDonald’s. The only negative to say about these fries is that the Super Size menu option is no longer available.
Popeye’s Cajun Fries
The best variation on the traditional french fry-yes, and that includes chili cheese fries and Canada’s beloved poutine. These Cajun-battered fries are so tasty that you could probably eat a bucket if given the opportunity. As a side dish, though, they are the perfect complement to Popeye’s spicy chicken and Cajun-themed menu. In short, taste just one and you will be forever hooked.
Pizza Hut Breadsticks
These baked treats are so good that they could probably serve as a main dish all alone. Dusted with cheese and a mix of spices, this wonderful side becomes even more delicious when dipped into Pizza Hut’s piping-hot marinara sauce. Whether a fan of Pizza Hut pizza or not, their breadsticks serve as the chain’s bright, shiny menu star.
KFC Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
When you talk about comfort food, fried chicken has to be mentioned near the very top of the list of America’s favorites. Not far below fried chicken, though, is this rich and satisfying mashed potatoes and gravy side dish. Served alongside KFC’s select pieces of chicken, the home-style mashed potatoes and gravy serve as the perfect side. Count this side dish as yet another one that is so delicious that it could probably be eaten all alone as a main course.
Sorry KFC, but Popeye’s is the only fast food establishment offering a biscuit that tastes 100% hand-made. Light and fluffy with a buttery taste, Popeye’s biscuits are a must whenever ordering anything at the fast food chicken chain. As a matter of fact, the wonderful smell spilling through the vents in the restaurant make the entire immediate vicinity a biscuit-friendly zone.