Stop what you’re doing right now. Earth shattering news is coming your way. Burger King, the second largest fast food chain in the country, is changing its french fry recipe. Yes, Burger King’s fries will now be thicker, crispier, and hotter.
Reuters reports that the last time Burger King changed its fries was in 1998. Rising competition from new chains like Five Guys and In-And-Out Burger has pressured Burger King to revise their fries again.
Leo Leon, vice president of Burger King innovation, said:
“We’re always trying to have the best menu possible. French fries are a big seller for us and we want to make sure we’re always improving.”
Burger King’s new fries will be available at 7,000 restaurants in North America by December 5. The price for fries will remain the same.
Last year, Wendy’s gave its fries an upgrade as well. It seems that McDonald’s, who often wins best fries in customer surveys, is the only fast food restaurant to figure out the potato game.
But Burger King is confident that it’s new fries, which will be about as thick as a pencil and will contain 20 percent less sodium, will help Burger King boost its business.
According to Reuters, the smallest $1 portion of fries contains 330 mg of sodium and 240 calories. Burger King says that its new fries are cooked in trans fat-free vegetable oil.
If you want to try the new fries, but don’t want to pay the $1, you can get a free order on December 16th.