Burger King’s Satisfries ad. – Burger King/AFP
Fast food chains tweaking their menus to avoid being ‘agents’ of obesity.
BURGER King has replaced regular fries in its kids’ meals with a lower-calorie, low-fat spud.
In its calorie count, BK compares its “Satisfries” to its golden arched rival, saying that the lower-calorie crinkle cut spud has 40% less fat and 30% fewer calories than McDonald’s fries.
Overall, the reduced-calorie fry clocks in at 190 calories, 8g of fat, and 210mg of sodium for the kids’ size serving.
A medium-sized serving of regular BK Satisfries clocks in at 340 calories, while its regular fries are a hefty 410 calories.
Satisfries were launched across the US last year and as of this week come standard with every kids’ meal.
As health and consumer groups continue to finger the fast food and soda industries for being the main culprits of childhood obesity, BK and McDonald’s have tweaked their menu options to include apple slices, and replaced sodas with milk and chocolate milk.
Wendy’s also revamped its fries a few years ago, with “naturally cut” spuds cooked with the skin and sprinkled with sea salt. AFP Relaxnews