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Arby's Loaded Curly FriesCurls and seasoning make any form of cheese fries better. Luckily, though for a limited time, Arby's has stepped up with a concoction of cheese sauce, cheese, bacon, and possibly the most unusual ingredient on this list: Parmesan ranch. Owners of the dairies in Parma, Italy, probably never intended their unique, divine cheese to be mixed with an American buttermilk dressing, and you probably shouldn't tell them. They might take this away from us.
2+ 33- 14
Wienerschnitzel's Triple Cheese Double Bacon Chili Cheese FriesIf you're reading this list, you probably don't care too much about your waistline. Granted, this bowl of fries is slightly less bad for you than it sounds - there are actually only two types of cheese on it, but one is counted twice because of there being two slices. But that's like saying a Big Mac has fewer calories than a McDonald's salad: ultimately irrelevant in the face of deliciousness, or the thought process of somebody who was going to buy it anyway.
3+ 26- 18
In-N-Out Animal FriesPart of the beloved West Coast chain's secret menu, this edible addiction involves smothering the fresh-cut fries in thousand island dressing, grilled onions, and a couple slices of the thick, melty processed cheese used on the burgers. It sticks to your mouth, and probably your arteries too, but a life without 'em isn't worth living.
4+ 20- 12
Jody Maroni's Chili Cheese FriesJody Maroni's is a small chain known for hot dogs, and subtitled "sausage kingdom," but their chili cheese fries are among the best of any fast food joint. Perfectly browned, crispy-outside-soft-inside natural-cut fries merge with a chili and cheese that melt right into one another - and can only be improved with a few squirts from that big bottle of hot sauce on the counter.
5+ 20- 13
Jack in the Box Bacon Cheddar Potato WedgesYes, this would be a better dish if the potatoes were Jack's curly fries instead of potato wedges, which have a much higher risk-to-reward ratio. But the combination of grated cheese and cheese sauce still helps this tasty side qualify.
6+ 20- 14
Del Taco Chili Cheese FriesDel Taco's crinkle-cut fries aren't spectacular, but augment them with chili, grated cheese, judicious amounts of ketchup, and mild taco sauce, and you're close. These bad boys are also available in a deluxe version with tomatoes, onions, and sour cream, if you like overkill, but the basic version is solid, and probably the most "major chain" offering on the list.
7+ 19- 13
Steak 'n Shake's Parmesan Cheese 'n Herbs Seasoned FriesGranted, these may stretch the definition of "loaded" slightly, but who said loaded fries all had to be heavily loaded? Sometimes a hint of cheese and some chopped-up green bits is all you need to bring out the goodness in your favorite starch. Steak 'n Shake also offers Cajun, salt 'n vinegar, or sea salt 'n cracked pepper, but unless you're a vegan, go for the cheese. And if you are a vegan, what are you doing at place named after meat and dairy products?
8+ 19- 14
Rally's Fully Loaded FriesRally's stands out by giving their fries a "secret seasoning" (as Marge Simpson might say, "The secret ingredient is salt!") before dolloping on cheese sauce, ranch dressing, and bacon. The toppings might normally be more at home on a baked potato than on fries, but enough with that healthy talk! Fries are the best thing you can do with a potato.