The people have spoken and it when it comes to fast food. It seems that not enough Americans seem to care about whether or not it’s healthy.
Burger King has announced they will be discontinuing their “Satisfries,” a lower calorie, lower fat, and lower sodium alternative to their traditional french fries.
About two-thirds of global Burger King locations are already starting to phase out the healthier fry option from their menu, though 2,500 restaurants will keep them on their permanent menu, reports Bloomberg.
Burger King’s nutritional info states that a small box of their crinkle-cut, Satisfries has 270 calories, 11 grams of fat and 300 milligrams of sodium while their regular french fries have 340 calories, 15 grams of fat and 480 milligrams of sodium.
Satisfries were rolled out last September in an effort to appeal to health conscious diners with more nutritious options.
Meanwhile, the chain recently announced they will be bringing back their Chicken Fries--thin strips of white meat chicken tenders that resemble regular fries- and people are pretty excited about it.
I better have a life supply of chicken fries after tonight .. @BurgerKing
— Gary Rojas (@rojas_gary) August 14, 2014
Sorry Mcdonalds and Taco Bell but you are going to have to compete with Burger King's chicken fries now for my go-to drunk food
— College Girl Probs (@collegegurlprbz) August 13, 2014
"Keeping up with the Kardashians" star Scott Disick reportedly threw down a whopping $205 on the fried snack.
A box of Chicken Fries has 290 calories, 17 grams of fat and 780 milligrams of sodium.
Market research experts says that healthier items can be a pretty hard sell when it comes to fast food.
“French fries are an indulgence, just like ice cream,” Bob Goldin, executive vice president at Chicago-based research firm Technomic Inc, told Bloomberg in an interview. “You don’t eat them if you’re worried about your diet.”
Chicken Fries are now available at participating Burger King locations for a limited time.