Idaho® Potato WesBurger Shawarma Tots

Chefs use iconic potato formats as a springboard for creativity in bar bites and shared plates

Eagle ID (March 9, 2020)—Originally a religious holiday to honor Saint Patrick in the fifth century, St. Patrick’s Day has evolved into a popular holiday for friends to gather after work, making this the highest grossing day of the year for bars and restaurants.1 So there’s no better time to pair up beverages with fries and tots with high-profit trendy toppings than when customers clamor for snacks on St. Patrick’s Day.

Versatility is the Idaho® potato’s biggest asset, and chefs have the upper hand on loading fries and tots with signature, local and global flavors to their appetizer menu. Idaho® Potato WesBurger Shawarma Tots features savory lamb and a refreshing salad topping. Another meaty take features pork and a deeply flavored Harissa Aioli in Idaho® Potato Pig Fries. Fire Stick Fresh Fries celebrate this classic comfort food with the spicy heat that consumers crave.

For more information about quality Idaho® Potatoes and entrée inspiration for St. Patrick’s Day visit idahopotato.com/foodservice. On the site, find a helpful size guide and Idaho® potato preparation tips, as well as operational and culinary FAQs and culinary education tools.

*St Patrick’s Day is the Highest Crossing Day of the Year for U.S. Bars and Restaurants

About the Idaho Potato Commission
Established in 1937, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is a state agency that is responsible for promoting and protecting the famous “Grown in Idaho®” seal, a federally registered trademark that assures consumers they are purchasing genuine, top-quality Idaho® potatoes. Idaho’s growing season of warm days and cool nights, ample mountain–fed irrigation and rich volcanic soil, give Idaho® potatoes their unique texture, taste and dependable performance. These ideal growing conditions are what differentiate Idaho® potatoes from potatoes grown in other states. For more information, visit: www.idahopotato.com.