Economists closely monitor the prices of commodities such as beef, turkey, and eggs to gauge consumer spending, providing insights into the overall economy. A recent report from frozen potato supplier Lamb Weston is sparking optimism among financial experts, and it’s all because of French fries.

Lamb Weston’s data reveals that the “fry attachment rate,” which measures how many people order French fries at fast food restaurants, remains higher than pre-pandemic levels.

This trend is seen as a positive sign, suggesting that consumers are willing to spend a bit more on upgrades, even amid concerns of a looming recession.