Chef/Owner Gregory “Greg” Williams

Born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, Greg Williams has always been close to family and food.

Chef/Owner Jamie Barnes

While growing up in Newport News, Virginia, chef Jamie Barnes often experimented in the kitchen and watched family members cook. His passion for the culinary arts was instilled in him at a young age.

The Team

Our story

The concept for What The Fries

started when chef/owners Jamie Barnes and Gregory “Greg” Williams, former Johnson & Wales University classmates and roommates turned best friends and business partners, made it to the final rounds of auditions for Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Race” in 2014 using the name What the Fries.

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We are now a brick-and-mortar restaurant! Due to high demand, we often have a line outside the restaurant. We accept our last order at 8:30 p.m. to ensure we can accommodate everyone in line by our 9 p.m. closing time. Please plan accordingly.

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Since 2015, we’ve been crafting elevated and unexpected scratch-made dishes served atop high-quality, hand-cut fries. Over the years, we’ve continued to push the boundaries with a no-limits culinary approach with house-made tots, premium burgers, sandwiches and wraps, creative bread pudding and milkshake flavors, and more.



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10707-F Park Road
Charlotte, NC


Fri, Sat
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tue, Wed, Thur
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM