Burger King chicken fries are back. For those of you who haven’t tried the thin crispy strips of deep-fried goodness, trust and believe that this is good news. There’s a reason the golden bits of breaded fried chicken have developed a cult following among Burger King aficionados. They’re delicious. That’s why social media is buzzing with the news. There’s even a trending hashtag on Twitter, #ChickenFriesAreBack.
Alex Macedo, president of North America for Burger King, spoke with Bloomberg about the return of the chicken fries.
“We underestimated the cult following that the product had.
There’s a big opportunity for us to bring it back.”
The Burger King chicken in the french fry-inspired box first burst onto the scene back in 2005. By 2012, they were gone. It was a good run while it lasted, but some people wanted more. Demand for the treat was so fierce that Rusty Shackelford even started a Change.org petition titled “Bring Back Burger King Chicken Fries.” The petition eloquently expressed Shackelford’s need for skinny strips of golden brown chicken and asked for President Obama’s assistance in bringing them back.
“HEY OBAMA, BRING BACK BURGER KING CHICKEN FRIES.You remember that sh*t? With the suace [sic] holder in the box? That’s some next level sh*t. “
Despite the appeal to the president, TIME expressed doubt that he was responsible for Burger King‘s welcome decision: “It’s unclear if Obama had anything to do with this, but we’re going to assume he did not.”
When it comes to Burger King chicken fries, today’s headlines represent both good news and bad news. The good news is readily apparent; chicken fries are available beginning today after a two-year absence. The bad news is sadly predictable — the delightful chicken strips are available for a limited time only; they will be sold for 12 weeks or until supplies last.
— Burger King (@BurgerKing) August 8, 2014
The return of chicken fries is just one reason that Burger King is making headlines today. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the fast food chain ran a rather risqué advertisement in Singapore for a seven-inch sandwich that would “BLOW… your mind away” and give diners something to “fill [their] desire for something long, juicy and flame-grilled.”
The naughty Burger King ad used images of a model who had no idea the image of her open mouth would be used to advertise the BK super seven incher in a sexy manner, and now she’s biting mad.
What do you think? Are you glad Burger King brought back their chicken fries?
[Image via Burger King]