In the ongoing burger wars much mayo, mustard and pickles have been slung across the grill. The quintessential American meal is cheeseburger, fries and a Coke. You can get one just about anywhere, from a mom and pop diner to an international chain that churns 'em out factory style.
No one really knows how the French fry became linked with the hamburger. One can only surmise that the emergence of fast food chains like McDonald's and Burger Kings did a lot to help solidify this combination.