In 1932, Old Orchard Beach was introduced to the French Fry.
The legend of Pier Fries still lives on.
Pier French Fries originated on the famous Pier in Old Orchard Beach.
For 37 years this is where the family-owned business made its home.
Then, in 1969, a horrific fire destroyed most of the structure, including Pier Fries.
The business rebuilt and remained there for nine more years. Until once again,
a tragic event occurred. This time the “Blizzard of 1978,” necessitated a move
off the Pier for good. After being located in the downtown square for 24 more years,
the business made its final move to the infamous Whitehall Building, where it resides today.
What has made this business so special, and a MUST for vacationers and locals
alike is the same thing that makes it so special today. Using the highest quality
potatoes…and the highest quality of oil (used to cook the product)…right down to
the very best condiments and toppings (for the patrons to add to their order),
very little has changed in the process that has created a recipe for success.
Each potato is still hand cut every day. After all, who could turn down a fry
with a perfectly crisp outer layer, coupled with a soft and moist interior that
simply melts in your mouth. This…is a Pier French Fry.
So many relatives and locals have been employed there serving, just as it does today,
three choices of fries; the cup, the pint or “the ever popular”, box.
One of the most popular comments
made over the years by customers has been, "I ordered the cup and should have ordered
the pint… because all I did was go back and buy another cup." It truly is something
you cannot get enough of!
We invite you, during your visit to Old Orchard Beach, Maine, to come visit us at Pier French Fries.
As the years have gone by, we have increased our menu to include such things as Poutine
(French fries, cheese curds and hot beef gravy) hand-tossed fried dough and onion rings
just to name a few. It is our hope that you will have a memorable experience with us
and become a loyal fan of Pier Fries, just like the thousands who have visited us before you.
--Allan and Tiffany Buotte