Fans can rejoice! Burger King's beloved Chicken Fries are back due to popular demand. The French fry-shaped chicken nuggets debuted back in 2005, and even though they amassed a cult following, the fries were discontinued in 2012. Burger King announced the return of the Chicken Fries on Twitter, one post using the exclamatory hashtag #ChickenFriesAreBack and a cartoon image of Chicken Fries being held to the sky by many fans. The caption reads, "Life. Liberty. Chicken Fries."
Burger King has been teasing out the comeback of the popular menu item, and today it's making its official return. According to Business Insider, Chicken Fries will be in restaurants nationwide for a limited time.
Burger King decided to bring back the Chicken Fries after fans created petitions on Facebook and Twitter demanding the return of the Chicken Fry. "Demand for this product is so fanatical that we asked ourselves: Who are we to get in the way of our guests having Chicken Fries?" Eric Hirschhorn, Burger King's chief marketing officer for North America, explained to USA Today. Fans say that the unique shape of the Chicken Fry allows for better dipping than the typical chicken nugget.
This is not the first fast food item to make a reappearance. Wendy's recently made their Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger a permanent fixture on the menu because it had become a fan favorite. Burger King has found success by returning to their more traditional menu items and even boosted sales. The fast food chain brought back the Big King to the delight of fans.
So, will you be grabbing yourself an order of Chicken Fries? One carton costs $2.89.