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Burger King is scared to show the British its chip butty

Travelling to the other side of the world was the only way to escape the UK’s rage.

32w ago

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If there is such a thing as a league table for the fries of international fast food chains I have the definitive results: KFC have by far and away the worst (they’re like trying to chew through a park bench), McDonald’s holds the honourable middle-ground spot and Burger King can sail away into the sunset with all the bling that comes with having the best fries around.

Burger King’s fries are soft and crunchy delicacies; a little on the expensive side perhaps, but the inevitable craving for more has far greater control over your bank balance than any greying and greedy financier ever could.

However, it is a fundamental risk that success can lead to arrogance and complacency. Sadly, Burger King has delved into such treacherous territory with the launch of its French fry sandwich.

Everybody (even three-headed monsters on the moons of Jupiter) knows that Britain is the home of chips sandwiched between two slices of bread. Call it what you will – bap, butty or barm – a guarantee to happiness in life is thick, dough-enshrouded fried potatoes dripping with butter.

Let’s be honest, it’s unlikely that Burger King’s thin and feeble fries could ever pull off the effect of a chip butty; which is probably why it decided to launch its attempt in New Zealand.

In fairness, it’s definitely a good thing that Brits can’t see Burger King’s chip sandwich because riots tend to have a stigma attached to them. It’s also put me off visiting New Zealand for life.

Chips in bread: a butty, bap, barm or something else entirely?

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Comments (12)

  • KFC has fries?

      7 months ago
  • Chip Butty. Two slices of bread, slathered in good butter. Proper chips with salt and vinegar. If the butter isn't running towards your elbows, then you've done it wrong!

      7 months ago
  • Sorry, but it needs meat!

      7 months ago
  • Potatoes, tomatoes and wheat, with perhaps, a little corn starch thrown in for good measure.

    4 of the cheapest food staples ever.

    So the Burger King chip butty, should therefore be, by a country mile, the cheapest item on the menu , right ?

      7 months ago
  • What is the best chip butty then?

      7 months ago
    • Chunky chips (lightly browned) sprinkled with salt and covered with two slices of deeply buttered thick bread

        7 months ago
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