Fast Food/Quick Service Restaurants

Burger King: Satisfries helped boost fry orders

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 percent at established locations. Alex Macedo, Burger King’s president of North American operations, said the rollout of Satisfries boosted fry orders overall. More