I just read an article about how a Delaware man and his family have opened a restaurant to sell “Tornado Fries” in their resort community.
I’ve never heard of the food, so I did some research. According the article, tornado fries are deep-fried potatoes-on-a-stick that were featured on the Food Network series “Unwrapped.”
I found a couple videos, including the episode of Unwrapped that featured the fries.
This video, in English, from Japan highlights a number of machines that can create the tornado fries.
Finally, I found TornadoFries.com, who explains the food thusly:
A Tornado Fry is our own creation made by hand selecting the freshest Idaho russet potatoes, cutting them in to a one-piece thin spiral on an 18 or 26 inch skewer, cooking them in 100% canola oil until they are crispy outside and tender inside and seasoning them to perfection.
TornadoFries.com has a licensing program if you’d like to get into the business. The license costs $3,995 + $200 per month.
For this license fee you receive:
- One (1) restaurant grade heavy duty Tornado FriesÂ® cutting machine.
- One thousand five hundred (1,500) 18” skewers.
- Five hundred (500) 26” skewers.
- One (1) Original SchmutzÂ® seasoning 16oz shaker.
- One (1) Barbecue seasoning 16oz shaker.
- One (1) Old BayÂ® seasoning 16oz shaker.
- One (1) Butter seasoning 16oz shaker.
- One (1) AdoboÂ® seasoning 16oz shaker.
- One (1) Cheddar Cheese seasoning 16oz shaker.
- One (1) Salt & Vinegar seasoning 16oz shaker.
- One (1) Nacho Cheese seasoning 16oz shaker.
- One (1) Parmesan Garlic seasoning 16oz shaker.
- One (1) Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper seasoning 16oz shaker.
- One 120”x28” Tornado FriesÂ® promotional banners.
- One 120”x12” Tornado FriesÂ® promotional banners.
- Ten Tornado FriesÂ® t-shirts.
- Partner listing on Tornado FriesÂ® website.
- Access to training, marketing products, supplies and equipment via partner web area access.
For the monthly fee you’ll receive:
- Rights to use the trademarked name Tornado FriesÂ® for all aspects of your store.
- Tornado FriesÂ® cutting machine service contract. Free expedited repair or replacement.
- Discounted supplies purchasing.
- A page on our website www.tornadofries.com for your local store which can be accessed directly from the internet, (for example www.tornadofries.com/northdallas). There are many advantages to this such as enhanced browser search returns, location finding, and centralized information.
- Access to reseller program.
- Signage art and specification options for several different exterior signage formats. Use this art to purchase your own sign locally if you desire.
- Access to FREE art downloads of dozens of copyrighted sales and marketing collaterals such as newspaper ads, take-ones, direct mailers, window signs, posters, etc. You download this camera-ready art