April 22, 2011 --The U.S. Potato Board reports sales of potatoes are down by 500 million pounds since the start of the recession in 2007. The potato board attributes the decline is a direct effect of the recession.
Fries make up for about 13 percent of restaurant meals today down from 14 and a half percent in 2004.
Fry sales are expected to pick up when the economy does. But experts say consumption probably won't return to the previous levels.