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Show Her the Money: Shirley Franklin (OK) Claims Cash Fries In Coast Packing’s #BeefTallowFrenchFries ‘Tweet-to-Win’ Contest; John Signorelli, Jr. (CA) and Lisa Andrews (FL) Take 2nd and 3rd Prize

September 11, 2022

For Immediate Release

Show Her the Money: Shirley Franklin (OK) Claims Cash Fries In Coast Packing’s #BeefTallowFrenchFries ‘Tweet-to-Win’ Contest; John Signorelli, Jr. (CA) and Lisa Andrews (FL) Take 2nd and 3rd Prize

In Fifth Annual Tweetfest from West’s Top Supplier of Animal Fat Shortenings, Trio of French Fries Fans Wax Poetic All the Way to the Bank (And Dozens of Others Join the Chorus)

You can’t eat just one – and apparently, you can’’t tweet just one, either. Back for another helping, Coast Packing Company’s Fifth Annual #BeefTallowFrenchFries “Tweet-to-Win” Contest combined wit and whimsy in the service of French fry goodness.

Contestants entered for a chance to win 1st prize, “Cash Fries” ($500 MSRP); 2nd prize, a gift certificate to a restaurant that serves beef tallow fries ($200 MSRP) – in this case, Outback Steakhouse in Murrieta, Calif.; or 3rd prize, the Ultimate French Fries Crate & Tub of Coast Packing beef tallow ($100 MSRP).

Coast asked contestants to submit their most poetic/ecstatic/witty/tasty tweets around a special summer favorite — beef tallow (that is, beef fat) French fries. Back in the day, beef fat fries were what helped make a certain major burger chain famous.

All told, a record number of foodies entered the contest, representing 64 unique restaurants. Of that total, Outback was most popular submission, followed by Buffalo Wild Wings, Bojangles, 4505 Burgers & BBQ, Graze Burgers, Kenny’s Wood Fired Grill, Salt + Smoke, and Top Round.

And the winners are:

  • Shirley Franklin of Norman, OK, 1st prize:
  • John Signorelli Jr., Murrieta, CA, 2nd prize:

  • Lisa Andrews of Sarasota, FL, 3rd prize:
  • “Our hearty congratulations to Shirley, John and Lisa for their creativity and their good taste,” said Eric R. Gustafson, Coast Packing CEO. “For diners, the message of our ‘Tweet-to-Win’ contest is, ‘capture the deliciousness in 280 characters,’. For restaurants, the contest says, ‘Keep doing what you’re doing.’ In terms of freshness, flavor and texture, there really is no comparison to beef tallow French fries, which is why we encourage consumers to taste for themselves – truly, one bite is all it takes,” Gustafson said. “We urge everyone to tweet their love for French fries fried in beef tallow far and wide. And then go have some.”

    For the occasion, Coast is releasing an updated version of the Ultimate French Fry List, which made its debut on National Beef Tallow Day in 2019.

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    About Coast Packing Company

    Coast Packing Company (coastpacking.com), 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, leading bakeries and lesser concerns. The company participates actively in various 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.

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