(Last Updated On: November 7, 2022)


Grab your toppings on April 20th to celebrate National Cheddar Fries Day! What better way to enjoy your fries than with an indulgent dollop of cheddar cheese? Of course, several other ingredients go well with fries and cheddar cheese. 

Who can resist crispy, golden French fries topped with their favorite ingredients AND aged Wisconsin cheddar cheese? Fresh ingredients like tomatoes and peppers make mouths water. Add spicy toppings like chili or jalapenos. Mix it up with onions, bacon, or a drizzle of ranch. These great combinations delight just about any discerning culinary tastebuds. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalCheddarFriesDay

  • Call up your favorite restaurant and ordered some cheddar fries to go.
  • Be sure to get extra napkins because you know you won’t get through them without making a mess. Y
  • ou can also prepare your favorite version of cheddar fries at home.
  • What ingredients will you use? Let us know and post photos on social media using #NationalCheddarFriesDay or #CheddarFriesNation.


Snuffer’s Restaurant and Bar founded National Cheddar Fries Day in 2016 to celebrate the delicious combination of cheddar over crispy French fries.

The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the day to be celebrated on April 20th, annually. 

Snuffer’s Restaurant and Bar is the home of the original cheddar fries created at the restaurant’s first location in 1978.  A staple at one of Dallas’ most iconic dining institutions, every order of Snuffer’s cheddar fries consists of golden, hand-cut Idaho potato fries and layers of freshly grated, aged Wisconsin cheddar cheese. Made-to-order, these sinfully tasty and legendary fries come dressed with chives, bacon, or jalapenos and have been a habit that’s too good to kick for 40 years and counting.

Cheddar Fries FAQ

Q. Are they cheddar fries if I use American cheese instead?
A. No. They are probably just plain old cheesy fries.

Q. Can cheddar fries be a meal?
A. They sure can but add a salad on the side just to be on the safe side.

Q. What are some of the best toppings for cheddar fries?
A. Tastes vary but some of the most popular toppings for cheddar fries are:

Green onions
Sour cream
Black Beans

April 20th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History


Graham’s Magazine published Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” a short store that is considered one of the first detective stories.


Both Boston’s Fenway Park and Detroit’s Navin Field open. The Red Sox win over the New York Highlanders 7-6 and the Tigers defeat the Cleveland Naps 6-5. Both games stretched into 11 innings.


The Chicago Cubs played their first game at Weeghman Park (later renamed Wrigley Field). After three hours and 11 innings, the Cubs brought home a 7-6 win over the Cincinnati Reds.


Joe Carlucci set a world record when he tossed about 20 ounces of pizza dough 21 feet 5 inches into the air. He set the record at the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Check out these other pizza world records.

April 20th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays

Mary Abigail Kawena Pukui – 1895

Author of numerous scholarly books, Kawena Pukui, translated chants, folktales, and the Hawaiian culture for anthropologists. Her expertise provided a wealth of valuable information and preserved Hawaiian history and knowledge.

Tito Puente – 1923

The bandleader is known for popularizing Latin jazz music in the United States. During his career, he won 6 Grammy Awards and recorded over 100 albums. He also earned several nicknames including “The King of Latin Music.”

George Takei – 1937

The American author and actor is best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu in the television and movie series Star Trek.

Jessica Lange – 1949

Jessica Lange has earned multiple Academy and Emmy Awards and a Tony Award in a career spanning four decades on both stage and screen. As a result, she is one of only 13 actresses to accomplish the Triple Crown of acting.

Luther Vandross – 1951

The legendary eight-time Grammy Award-winning performer came to prominence in the 1980s with songs like “Never Too Much” and “The Night I Fell In Love.”

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