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Burger King Turns Trans Fat Free

Yesterday, Burger King announced that all of its restaurants in the US and Canada have made the switch to cooking with trans fat free oils. The second most popular fast food chain also announced that all of its menu items, including baked goods, will contain zero grams of trans fat by Nov. 1 — earlier than the company anticipated.

According to a statement issued by Burger King, customers who tried the new trans fat free foods were either unable to tell a difference in the taste of menu items or felt that the products tasted even better. The hamburger chain attributes this to its two proprietary blends of three oils.

The company has fallen under criticism for taking so long to cut out trans fat oils: Both KFC and Taco Bell switched in 2007, and Wendy's a year before that. Number one fast food chain McDonald's is now one of the last to make the complete switch, promising a menu free of trans fats by the end of the year.


LadyLiLa83 LadyLiLa83 9 years
I had BK for lunch yesterday, and I could definitely tell they did something different with their fries, and it wasn't good. But, then again, maybe it was because the one that I go to by my house sucks in general.
mtiger mtiger 9 years
This is good, but the food is still so bad for you. But I'll admit to eating it once every month or two!
hexentanz hexentanz 9 years
Since the switch eating at kfc is like eating a vat of oil.
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 9 years
I still won't be eating there, but I think this is a very positive thing to do.
Marci Marci 9 years
I know it's healthier, but Dunkin Donuts taste so bad without the trans fats that I've lost all interest in them.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 years
Wendy's was the first fast food chain to ban trans them!
luiyuming luiyuming 9 years
Cooooool. Burger is my fave out of all the fastfood chains....
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i think that it's about time that these companies are making the changes that they are ...and it's a wonderful sign that BK is ahead of schedule. i think that now McD will have to do it faster than planned as well if they want to remain competitive since we're all becoming a lot more educated about foods and what we're putting into our bodies.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 9 years
Yay for Burger King! I eat there more often than any other fast food joint, so this is good news.
q8dee q8dee 9 years
hmm.. interesting!! thats good news.
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