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Not Surprising: Burger King Kills ‘Satisfries’ Because No One Wanted Them


If the overwhelmingly positive response to the return of Burger King’s Chicken Fries is any indication, their healthier alternative Satisfries were always doomed to fail.

First introduced almost a year ago, the reduced calorie and reduced fat crinkle cuts were designed to absorb less oil than their non-“Satis” counterparts. According to Business Week, franchisees were given the option earlier this week to keep Satisfries on the menu or drop them entirely. About 2/3 of the chain’s 7,370 North American locations opted for the latter.

Universally considered “mediocre” and just “crinkle cut fries with clever marketing,” Satisfries’ demise will probably pass without too many tears from Burger King fans. Besides, the King has already graced us with a suitable replacement. Long live Chicken Fries!


By Dominique Zamora

Dominique would be a foodie if she had money to pay for food. For now, she gets by just looking at food photography, which results in at least one more starving journalism student every time Instagram breaks down.

5 replies on “Not Surprising: Burger King Kills ‘Satisfries’ Because No One Wanted Them”

That’s a damn shame because those were pretty damn good and always had a crisp even after I got them home 20+ minutes later. Reminds me of the excellent french fires Wendy’s (or was it KFC?) had in the 80s that were similar.

Probably Wendy’s because I think KFC has just always had those potato wedges, more like steak fries than regular french fries.

I personally never tried the Satisfries. But then I’m not a big fry person, unless they come from McDonald’s. My fave BK sandwich is the Jr. Whopper and I usually would get just the sandwich or pair it with a salad.

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