Poll Reveals Curly Fries Are Tied with Steak Fries and Men Think Hot Dogs Are Sandwiches

YouGov is a market research company that asks the public important questions about world events, approval of politicians, and, perhaps most importantly, how people prefer to cut their sandwiches. I spent an hour or so combing through the fascinating results of their recent 1,000-participant food opinion poll so you don’t have to, and without further ado, here’s the tea:

Curly Fries > Every Other Fry (Except Steak Fries????!)

It’s hard to beat a curly fry. They are often peppery and salty as all get out, just like I hope to be when I’m older. But this poll revealed an interesting result I would’ve never predicted: Yes, curly fries were vastly more popular than waffle fries and crinkle-cut fries, but amazingly, steak fries were tied with curly fries across almost every demographic, with about 21-22% of people preferring them. I couldn’t believe it. Steak fries?! The giant, fluffy, sometimes-skin-on restaurant staples that are usually under-seasoned and under-fried? Heresy. 

The Best Way to Cut a Sandwich 

There was a sudden wave of interest on the interwebs a few years back concerning the correct way to cut a sandwich. Interestingly, this poll revealed that the great Diagonal vs. Rectangle Cut Sandwich Debate may be cut along gender-identity lines. While females and males were equally likely to choose rectangle cut (20% of both genders preferred rectangles), more women (41%) than men (36%) preferred the diagonal cut, and more men (44%) than women (39%) didn’t care how their sandwich was cut. So next time you are cutting a sandwich for your S/O, keep this in mind.

Hot Dogs Are a Sandwich (If You’re Male) 

You know the hot dog sandwich debate? The inspiration for a certain Mythical podcast, perhaps? Well, the public has spoken and we have a wiener. Of those polled, 54% of people said hot dogs are not sandwiches while only 38% said they are. Broken down further, however, men are SIGNIFICANTLY more likely than women to say that hotdogs are sandwiches (by almost 10%). I wonder if the hot dog sandwich believers will ever ketchup in the polls. 

The More You Know

To wrap up, here are some rapid-fire stats for you to pull out at your next dinner party:

  • 48% of people prefer soft tacos while only 28% prefer hard taco shells. That makes sense, hard taco shells are a mess. 
  • 62% of people eat their bagels one half at a time, so it would seem Mythical Kitchen’s Josh Scherer is in the majority.
  • And lastly, 9% of people put ice in their milk. That’s almost 10%. That means that if you know 150 people, 15 of those people drink their milk with ice. There’s more of them than we thought. Watch out.

About the Author

Jessica Block

Jessica Block is a freelance contributor to Sporked, a comedian, a baker, a food writer, and a firm believer that Trader Joe's may just be the happiest place on earth. She loves spicy snacks, Oreos, baking bread, teeny tiny avocados, and trying new foods whenever she can. Also, if you give her a bag of Takis she will be your best friend.

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