Simplot founded the business that helped make French fries a staple of the American diet. He died on Sunday at the age of 99.
Simplot pioneered the first commercial frozen French fry in the late 1940s, and then became a major supplier of Idaho potatoes to McDonald's, Burger King, and Wendy's.
Cutting up potatoes, deep frying them in oil, and then putting sugar-and-salt ketchup or chili or "cheese" or bacon or putting cheese curds on them and then brown gravy (poutine) — who knew they would be so tasty and so bad for you.
I hope that Simplot living to 99 would be a good sign, but it's doubtful that he ate his way in French fries to reach that age.
So to honor Simplot's life, go out today and have a French fry or two to honor a great man. Then don't eat so much and you might live to 99.
picture from this source; Boy, this looks good.