Burger King fries: Does bigger mean better?

burger-king-new-fries.jpgThanks to competition from rivals like Five Guys and In-N-Out Burger, Burger King has monkeyed with its french fry formula for the first time since 1998. The fast food giant, according to Reuters, has designed a new thicker, reduced sodium fry with an added coating that makes them crispier and keeps them hotter longer.

The new fries will be available nationwide by Dec. 5.

"We're always trying to have the best menu possible. French fries are a big seller for us and we want to make sure we're always improving," Leo Leon, vice president of innovation, tells Reuters.

"Making them thicker certainly makes them easier to eat, and since many of them are consumed in the car with one hand on the steering wheel, that's probably not a bad idea," said consultant Darren Tristano.

The smallest portion available -- at $1 -- contains 330 mg of sodium and 240 calories.

So, what do you think -- are you game to try Burger King's new fries or should they have left well enough alone?
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