On the north side of Chicago, there's an eatery called Max's Italian Beef. Want a side dish with that beef? Try the ghetto fries. According to WCBS, they're:
[T]hinly sliced potatoes smothered in Italian beef gravy, BBQ sauce, onions, cheddar cheese, and hot peppers ... The owner says that the fries were named after the employee who came up with the combination. He says it was the employee's nickname, and it was done in fun.