Why Idaho and Bruges Franchise Restaurant Are Famous For Potatoes?
Everyone knows Idaho is famous for potatoes–even their license plates say so! But, what they might not know, is that Bruges Waffles & Frites is also famous for potatoes. Granted ours are fried twice and served with a side of delicious homemade dipping sauce, but a potato is a potato!
While some may think “French” fries are French, history tells us that the frying of potatoes dates back to 1680 in Belgium where residents of a small town began to fry them as an alternative to fish when the river froze. Later, the “King of Fried Potatoes” emerged from Belgian fairs selling the fried specialties.
Bruges Waffles & Frites and Idaho famous potatoes would make quite a team at the annual Spud day celebrations! Residents beware: a flash flood may occur from watering mouths!
More Than a Spud
Idaho is more than potato fields. It is also home to a few outdated laws. Some of these include:
- Fishing while sitting on the back of a camel or giraffe is illegal
- A resident is prohibited from gifting a box of candy weighing more than 50 pounds
- Pocatello law states that it is against the law to be seen in person without a smile on your face
While Bruges Waffles & Frites enjoys odd laws, we welcome all fishers to ride their camels or giraffes in for an authentic waffle with a side of fries. Seating is limited, so please park your animals outside.
We wouldn’t recommend gifting 50 pounds of candy either. But, 50 pounds of waffles, or frites might be acceptable.
If you visit a Bruges restaurant without a smile on your face, we guarantee you will have one after tasting our authentic specialties.
Just like the abundance of potatoes the state has to offer, Idaho also serves as home to many famous celebrities including:
- Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), born and raised in Emmett
- Ernest Hemingway lived in Ketchum and claimed the open air enhanced his creative process
- Napoleon Dynamite put Preston on the map
- Ezra Pound (Poet) was born in Hailey
- Bruce Willis and Demi Moore raised their family out of the Hollywood limelight in Hailey
- Sarah Palin may be tied to Alaska, but was born in Sandpoint
- Philo T. Farnsworth, the inventor of the TV had roots in Rigby
Idaho really is famous for more than potatoes! Bruges Waffles & Frites is likewise, and is currently expanding. Will you be the next “iconic figure” added to the list by being the first to bring a bit of Europe to your Idaho community?