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Burger King's profit climbs on strength overseas; Satisfries help North American sales

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Burger King's new lower-calorie french fries didn't spark a stampede to restaurants, but the company says they helped push up sales slightly amid heightened competition. The Miami-based chain on Thursday reported a higher quarterly profit on growth overseas, with particularly strong results Asia. In North America, it said new menu items like Satisfries french fries and the Big King burger, which mimics McDonald's Big Mac, helped lift sales 0.2 per cent at established locations.

Burger King to bring back Big Mac-like sandwich, adds middle bun

NEW YORK, N.Y. - What has two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions on a sesame bun? Burger King's latest sandwich. The Miami-based chain says it's bringing back its "Big King" sandwich, which looks a lot like the popular Big Mac made by its bigger rival McDonald's. Burger King says it's an addition to the permanent menu rolling out this week. Burger King says it previously offered the Big King as a limited-time offer. But back then, it didn't have the middle bun — a Big Mac hallmark — like it does now.

Less fatty 'Satisfries' hit Burger King menus in US

Fast food giant Burger King introduced a lower-fat, fewer-calorie French fry to US patrons Tuesday, allowing customers to order a side of "Satisfries" with their meal. The new fry, which is being sold alongside the old classic, has one-third the fat and 20 percent fewer calories. And a small-size order contains only 270 calories compared to 340 calories in the original. According to the company, the secret behind the Satisfry is a reduction in the potato's oil absorption while still keeping the product "crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside."

Burger King launching lower-calorie french fry called 'Satisfries'

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Burger King wants people to feel less guilty about gobbling up its french fries. The world's No. 2 hamburger chain is launching a new crinkle-cut french fry on Tuesday that it says has about 20 per cent fewer calories than its regular french fries. The chain says a small order of the new "Satisfries" clocks in at 270 calories because of a new batter that doesn't absorb as much oil. By comparison, a small order of its regular fries, sans crinkles, has 340 calories.

Burger King's 1st-quarter earnings soar as restaurant costs fall to counter revenue drop

Burger King's first-quarter earnings more than doubled even though revenue fell, as the fast-food chain trimmed several restaurant-related expenses. The Miami-based company had warned earlier this month that sales at established restaurants were expected to fall during the quarter, and they wound up declining 1.4 per cent. That includes a 3 per cent drop in the United States and Canada.

UPDATE 1-Burger King drops firm which supplied horse meat

* Burger King chain drops Irish food firm * UK and Irish industry reeling from horsemeat scandal * Fallout puts pressure on Irish government By Kate Holton and Stephen Mangan LONDON/DUBLIN, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Burger King, one of the most popular fast-food chains in Britain and Ireland, said on Thursday it had stopped using one of the firms caught up in the scandal of supplying grocers with beef that contained horse meat.

Burger King drops firm which supplied horse meat

LONDON, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Burger King, one of the most popular fast-food chains in Britain, said on Thursday it had stopped using one of the firms caught up in the scandal of supplying grocers with beef that contained horse meat. The British food industry has been rocked by the revelation last week that retailers including market leader Tesco and smaller chains Aldi, Lidl and Iceland had sold beef products that contained horse meat.
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