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Burger King fries get a makeover

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Free Fries Day at Burger King to celebrate

Burger King fries are about to become a little fancier, thanks to a new French fry formula. The new fries are being rolled out across the country and to celebrate, Burger King is hosting Free Fries Day.

Burger King Fries

Tired of the same old Burger King Fries? Never fear -- the fast food chain is stepping up their French fry game. Burger King announced today that it is "delivering a new golden, crispy fry that promises to create a whole new level of irresistible."

To celebrate the new Burger King Fries, you can stop by any Burger King location on Dec. 16 and receive a free order of fries. Burger King is dubbing the event Free Fries Day and you don't even have to purchase a Whopper (or any other menu item) to receive the free fries.

The new fries will be made from a thicker cut of potato that "gives each bite more fluffy, potato flavor on the inside and crispy, golden-brown deliciousness on the outside." If you're dying to try them, you should be able to within the next week. Burger King says that almost all North American restaurants will have the new fries by Dec. 5.

Burger King is confident its new fries are top notch. "With the launch of our new fries, the home of America's favorite burger now has the best fries in the business," stated Leo Leon, vice president, global innovation, Burger King Corp.

This is the first time since 1998 that Burger King has rolled out new French fries, according to Reuters. Perhaps the best news is that the new Burger King fries have 20 percent less sodium. You can get a "value portion" for $1, and it contains 240 calories and 330 mg of sodium. (This is the size that you can snag on Free Fries Day.)

Competition among fast food chains is stiff. You might recall Wendy's creating Dave's Hot 'N Juicy Burger in September. While Burger King is the second largest burger chain in the U.S., Huffington Post reports that Wendy's (the third largest) is gaining ground.

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