Burger King ditches low calorie 'Satisfries' chips
Fast food chain ditches 'diet chips' as it announces the return of its deep fried 'chicken fries'
Burger King is set to drop its lower calorie, reduced fat chips 'Satisfries' from its North American restaurants.
In a statement, the fast food chain said only 2,500 of its approximately 7,371 restaurants in the US and Canada will continue to sell them as a permanent item on the menu. The rest have already started phasing out the product.
Burger King introduced its so-called "diet chips" less than a year ago, claiming it contains 40 per cent less fat and 30 per cent fewer calories than McDonald's chips. A small box of 'Satisfries' chips has 270 calories and 11 grams of fat compared to 340 calories and 15 grams of fat in regular chips.
Departing from its health-conscious 'Satisfries', the chain also announced it will bring back its deep-fried chicken chips due to popular demand, adding: "On peak days we’ve seen one tweet every forty seconds about Chicken Fries, many of them directly petitioning, begging, for us to bring them back".
Earlier this month, Burger King reported revenue fell 6.1 per cent to $261.2 million in the second quarter, although same-store sales in the US and Canada rose 0.4 per cent. The chain also said it hopes to make its kitchens faster and less complicated by introducing fewer new products.
'Satisfries' are still available in the UK, Spain and Germany.
- 1 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 2 Does the path to true love really lie in these 36 questions?
- 3 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 4 Presidential optical illusion offers clues to how brain processes faces
- 5 Roald Dahl letter warning student to 'eschew beastly adjectives' rediscovered after 35 years
King Salman: Just five days in, Saudi Arabia's new king has already overseen a beheading
Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
Auschwitz liberation 70th anniversary: Woman sent to three Nazi death camps describes surviving gas chamber
Presidential optical illusion offers clues to how brain processes faces
Chilling drone footage captures Auschwitz ahead of 70th anniversary of liberation
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Louise Mensch says 'F**K YOU' in explosive tweets about David Cameron, Saudi Embassy and the Queen over King Abdullah tributes
iJobs Money & Business
£16500 - £16640 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This fast growing Finance compa...
£30000 - £32000 per annum + benefits : Ashdown Group: A highly successful, int...
£18000 - £20000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This rapidly expanding business...
£25 - 28k + Bonus: Guru Careers: An In-house / Internal Recruiter is needed to...