Keeping Alive the Spirit of #NationalBeefTallowDay, Coast Packing Company Unveils Bigger, Better, Tastier Nationwide Ultimate #TallowFriesFatMap

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Vernon, CA (PRUnderground) July 16th, 2020

Like ketchup or mayo (or something else) on your beef tallow French fries?

Whatever your preference, you can now wrap your taste buds around an updated version of the Ultimate #TallowFriesFatMap ( from Coast Packing Company, the West’s largest supplier of animal fat shortenings.  Coast today released a new iteration of the compendium, which debuted during #NationalBeefTallowDay 2019 and follows this year’s observance on July 13.

The 2020 Ultimate #TallowFriesFatMap showcases tallow fries on offer in more than 360 locations in 229 cities across 45 states, up from 200 establishments in 41 states last year.  Consumers interested in contributing to the Ultimate #TallowFriesFatMap can do so by emailing

Traveling generally from east to west, diners can get their beef fat fries fix at 4 Charles Prime Rib in New York City (where fries are topped off with garlic aioli).  Tallow fries thrive at Graze Burgers in Westerly, RI, Sammy’s Steak House in Mendham, NJ, and Taste of Belgium in Columbus, OH.  At Café Bruges in Carlisle, PA, try hand-cut fries, twice fried in beef tallow.  Red Apron Butchery in Fairfax, VA adorns fries with rosemary and garlic.  Moving south, beef fat fries are hot at The Durham in Durham, NC, and Burger Monger in Tampa (which treats onion rings identically). FLIP Burger Boutique in Atlanta serves tallow fries with truffle parmesan or bacon garlic­, while Dave’s Triple B Restaurant in Jackson, MS uses Wagyu beef fat.  Tallow fries are the rage at Top-Notch Beefburgers in Chicago and Bourrée at Boucherie in New Orleans.  You’ll likewise find beef fat fries at Portillo’s Hot Dogs locations in and around Maple Grove, MN; Manhattan Project Beer Co. in Dallas; Fall Line in Vail, CO; and Bardot Brasserie in Las Vegas; Clove & Hoof Butchery & Restaurant in Oakland; The Oinkster in L.A.; The Arthur J and The Strand House in Manhattan Beach, CA; and Top Round Roast Beef in Irvine, CA.  Not to be outdone, Bateau in Seattle thrice fries in tallow for extra crispiness.

An initiative of The Healthy Fats Coalition, #NationalBeefTallowDay is a celebration of a traditional animal fat – pure beef tallow shortening – that is now enjoying a resurgence within America’s food culture, in restaurants, fast food operations and home kitchens.

“Our ‘living’ Ultimate #TallowFriesFatMap delivers on the promise of Coast’s ongoing ‘Taste the Difference,’ campaign,” said Eric R. Gustafson, Coast Packing CEO.  “If you’ve ever had beef tallow fries, you know what we mean.  And if you haven’t yet, #NationalBeef TallowDay is the perfect reminder to try them (and, yes, taste the difference).  You’ll never want to go back – they’re that good.

“In terms of freshness, flavor and texture, there really is no comparison to beef tallow French fries, which is exactly why we’re so delighted when consumers can taste for themselves,” Gustafson said.  “Toward that end, we at Coast Packing encourage tallow fries lovers to help make this the definitive go-to guide to finding and savoring French fries fried right.  As writer/social critic/food lover Malcolm Gladwell  tweeted:”

Have a favorite restaurant that offers beef tallow French fries?  If so, drop Coast an email at and the company will add it to the Ultimate #TallowFriesFatMap.  

About Coast Packing Company

Now marking its 100th year in business, Coast Packing Company (, a closely held corporation, is the number one supplier of animal fat shortenings – particularly lard and beef tallow — in the Western United States. The company sells to major manufacturers, distributors, retailers, smaller food service operations and leading bakeries. The company participates actively in diverse ethnic markets – from Hispanic retail chains, with its VIVA brand, to various Asian specialty markets. Based in Vernon, Calif., Coast Packing Company is regional, national and, increasingly, global. In some cases, supplier relationships are multigenerational, extending back 50 years and more. Coast is a founding member of the Healthy Fats Coalition (

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