Burger King’s Low-Fat Fries Health or Just Less Unhealthy?

Fast-food companies have been tinkering with healthy menu options for nearly a decade, following the release of Morgan Spurlock 2004 documentary “Super Size Me”, but do Burger King’s new Low-Fat Fries really qualify as health or just less unhealthy?

SpoonFed: Via Bloomberg

Burger King Worldwide Inc., the world’s second-largest hamburger chain, is adding reduced-fat, reduced-calorie French fries to its menu as it tries to lose its junk-food image.

The new crinkle-cut fries, to be called Satisfries, will contain 190 calories, 8 grams of fat and 210 milligrams of sodium for a “value-size” serving, the Miami-based company said today in a statement.

“One out of every two Burger King guests orders our classic French fries and we know our guests are hungry for options that are better for them,” Alex Macedo, Burger King’s North American president, said in the statement.

Other popular fast food chains have also been trying to get rid of their junk-food tag, with McDonald’s offering an under-400-calories menu, while Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. introduced a DD Smart menu. Yum! Brands Inc.’s KFC is also trying to make kids’ meals healthier offering grilled chicken, applesauce and green beans. [...] READ FULL STORY

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