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Food

Where To Find Free Fries This Weekend

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Burger King is offering up their new Satisfries this weekend, for free. Their new lower-calorie, lower-fat crinkle-cut fries launched in late September, and are only slightly more expensive -- 30 cents to be exact -- than an order of regular French fries. But you can't beat free.

The offer goes for value-sized Satisfries, which normally cost $1.29.

They are made by adjusting the proportions of different ingredients for the batter to block out more oil absorption.

Burger King anticipates upwards of 10 million orders, Macedo said. The offer is valid at participating restaurants, with no purchase necessary, but not in Alaska.

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The new Satisfries contain 190 calories and 8 grams of fat, which Burger King said is 30 percent fewer calories and 40 percent less fat than a serving of rival McDonald’s fries. The new fries have 270 calories, compared with 340 for a small order of regular fries. Satisfries cost $1.89 for a small compared to $1.59 for regular fries and have no price difference when included in Kids Meals.

While it's no cure to the obesity epidemic or the fact that kids are scarfing down way too much fast food, it's nice to see that someone is trying to cut the fat.

You can check out your local BK locations here.