In 1983, while on a trip to New York City, the Gould's stopped into the South Street Seaport to search out "the best french fries" which they had learned of in a New York Times restaurant review. What they found was nothing short of amazing. Fresh, hot french Fries flying across the counter being received by a line up of anxious customers. These were no ordinary french fries. No mashed up re-constituted french fry wannabe's – New York Fries were fresh cut, made from real potatoes and served in generous portions, hot and crisp.