Chain replaces name of its ‘Crack Fries’ with ‘Cosmik Fries’

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan-based bar and restaurant chain says it’s changing the name of its “Crack Fries” to “Cosmik Fries” to distance itself from a word associated with the drug epidemic.

HopCat’s founder Mark Sellers tells for a story Monday that the new name is a nod to the song “Cosmik Debris” by Frank Zappa, one of his favorite artists.

BarFly Ventures CEO Mark Gray announced in a December post on HopCat’s website that the “Crack Fries” name was being scrapped but the recipe and ingredients of its seasoned fries would stay the same.

Gray has said HopCat picked the “Crack Fries” name more than a decade ago as a reference to the addictive quality of the fries and their cracked pepper seasoning, without consideration for those the drug negatively affected.


Information from: The Grand Rapids,