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HopCat unleashing 3 'never-before-seen' fry flavors. You'll decide which one stays on the menu

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Posted at 5:05 AM, Aug 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-28 07:46:39-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WXYZ) — Here's your chance to be on the right side of food history!

HopCat is adding three never-before-seen fry flavors to its menu. The restaurant is asking customers to vote for their favorite flavor online. The most popular fry flavor will become a permanent feature on the menu, joining HopCat’s signature Cosmik fries.

Check out your options:

Funnel Cake Fries

  • Your favorite childhood carnival treat in a basket
  • Beer-battered fries tossed in salted caramel seasoning
  • Served with chocolate dipping sauce

Fiesta Fries

  • Celebrate Taco Tuesday every day
  • Beer-battered fries tossed in spicy taco seasoning
  • Served with a side of sour cream

Shakshuka Spiced Fries

  • Pronounced: “Shaq(Basketball player, starred in Kazaam)-Shoe-Ka(leidoscope)”
  • Beer-battered fries tossed in the award-winning popular Libyan spice Pilpelchuma - one of the greatest seasonings you’ve never heard of, let alone tasted

Fans can vote once a day here starting Sept. 3. Three lucky voters will be selected at random to win HopCat prizes:

  • Grandest Prize: Become a member of the “menu innovation team” - a behind-the-scenes opportunity to participate in a special tasting and provide input into new menu items for 2020
  • Grander Prize: HopCat lawn chair, canteen and beer cooler
  • Grandish Prize: HopCat apparel and a $50 gift card
“These new fry flavors give Cosmik fans a chance to experiment and ultimately determine what stays on our menu,” says Shawn Blonk, Senior Director of Food & Beverage. “We researched more than 150 seasonings from around the world and narrowed it down to three, irresistible flavors to vote on: Funnel Cake Fries, Fiesta Fries, and Shakshuka Fries.”

The exclusive fries launch nationwide at all HopCat locations beginning Sept. 3.