The chain french fry universe got a major shake-up Tuesday morning, as Burger King announced the release of a brand-new french fry, crinkle-cut and with 40 percent less fat and 30 percent fewer calories than McDonald’s fries, which they’re dubbed Satisfries.
The fries, which are now available in locations nationwide and in Canada, are larger than most, and took 10 years’ worth of research, development, and testing before making it to market. There are two major differences between these fries and standard fast-food fries: one, the size and shape, obviously, and two, the composition of the thin batter that they’re dipped in before being fried (all fast-food fries are battered before frying, apparently) allows less oil to penetrate into the fry itself, which keeps the fat and calorie content down.
The fries require no new training for staff and are fried in the same oil as the standard fries, which will still be available, according to Eric Hirschhorn, Burger King America’s chief marketing officer. A Value Size serving contains 190 calories and 8 grams of fat. A medium order will sell for $2.09.