On August 8th 2014 something magical happened. I was browsing Twitter in the morning and saw people were tweeting about chicken fries. I couldn’t believe it. Could it be true? Did Burger King bring back the Chicken Fry? I did a quick Google search & sure enough I found an article saying that they were indeed back today. For those who are unaware, Burger King’s Chicken Fries are the holy grail of fast food chicken in my opinion. When Burger King introduced them on July 20th 2005 I was an instant fan. I ate them at least once a week all the way until they were discontinued in January 2012. Burger King replaced this delicacy with the chicken strips they still sale today, which pale in comparison. I stopped going to Burger King completely unless I was invited by a group. I felt betrayed. I tried every grocery store type of chicken fry I could get my hands on. Nothing compared to Burger King’s version. I was not the only one who felt lost. There has been a big interest online to get Burger King to bring them back. A petition was created on change.org, a reddit page was started, groups were started on facebook & twitter. Today the internet was rewarded for it’s hard work. #ChickenFriesAreBack is trending throughout the U.S. on Twitter. I called my local Burger King this morning to confirm that they were indeed selling them and then my boss & I ate there for lunch. They are just as good as I remembered them being & I will be going back tonight for supper.
Now on to the one bad part. Burger King’s Chicken Fries are supposedly being offered for a limited time only. I can only hope that they see enough sales that they will reconsider and make them available permanently. I would hate for Burger King to McRib the Chicken Fries. I will for sure be doing my part to make them a success. Now if only McDonalds would bring back the Chicken Selects, Wendy’s would bring back the Homestyle Chicken Strips, & Jack In The Box would bring back the Spicy Chicken Bites. Then I really would be in fast food paradise.
Long Live The Chicken Fry!