Considering the french fry’s iconic place in American culture, it may come as a surprise that the idea for Chipsy was born in Europe. After vacationing there in 2010, the future fry shop’s owners returned home full of delicious memories of the Belgian-style fries they encountered there. Eager to share their experience with New Yorkers, they immediately set about replicating––and building upon––the idea, perfecting a series of fry dipping sauces in flavors such as garlic aioli, sriracha ranch, and mango chutney mayo. Today, those fresh-cut fries––available plain or covered with masala seasoning––serve as the heart of a menu that has grown to include fried pickles (or "frickles"), fried Oreos, and wings. The fry experts have even managed to improve upon another American classic, the burger, by crafting theirs out of beef that has been raised without antibiotics, hormones, growth-promoting drugs, or TV shows that use bad words.