Buffalo’s Best Fries: Connors Hot Dog Stand

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“I think it’s a simple recipe. we start everyday with a potato that ultimately gets made into a french fry. The key is they’re not frozen there’s never any freezer involved,” said Mike Connors, Connors Hot Dog Stand Manager.

Making fries at this Angola staple is a labor of love.

It starts with peeling and rinsing potatoes, then cutting them. Once they’re rinsed and drained they’re pre-cooked before they’re put in vegetable oil and fried again.

“We’re not fast food here but we’re made to order food so rather than waiting 6 to 8 minutes for french fries, the customer only waits about 2-3,” said Connors.

Mike Connors is a manager along with his cousin, Mike Connors, who is also a store manager. This business is a family affair.

“It goes back to 1944 my grandfather started it.Here we are still going strong 74 years later,” said Mike Connors, manager.  

What makes the fries here so good?

Connors says they are always cut fresh, and often from locally grown potatoes.

“A lot of times they’ll dig those in the morning and we’ll serve those for dinner that’s how fresh they are,” said Connors.

Crispy, golden, delicious and served with traditional ketchup, cheese sauce, or apple cider vinegar.

“It’s just a simple method of keeping clean oil and fresh potatoes,” said Connors.

Connors Hot Dog Stand is a seasonal business. They just opened a couple weeks ago and plan to stay open through September 16th. They’re open daily from 11 am to 10 pm and plan to extend their hours once Memorial Day weekend is here.

For more information go to https://www.connorshotdogstand.com/

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