Industry News | January 2, 2013

Burger King Introduces Chicken Nuggets, New LTOs

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Burger King Worldwide announced the roll out of the all-new Chicken Nuggets and six additional limited-time menu items in restaurants nationwide.

Bite-sized and shareable, the new Chicken Nuggets are made with premium white meat and feature tender, juicy chicken on the inside and a crispy tempura-style batter on the outside. Perfect for dipping into any variety of our six flavorful sauces—Honey Mustard, Ranch, Sweet and Sour, Buffalo, Barbecue, or Zesty—BK Chicken Nuggets are offered in four-piece, six-piece, or 10-piece servings (suggested retail price starts at $1, $1.99, and $2.69 respectively). Customers can also order shareable 20-piece offering with friends and family at a special price: just $4.29 starting on January 7.

“As we move into 2013, we are focused on continuing to deliver best-in-class products to our guests, and thrilled to kick it all off with our new Chicken Nuggets,” says Flavia Faugeres, executive vice president and global chief marketing officer, Burger King Worldwide. “With something for everyone, our new limited-time menu options give guests even more delicious reasons to visit Burger King restaurants in the New Year.”

In addition to the menu mainstay of Chicken Nuggets, there also are six new limited-time-only menu offerings at Burger King restaurants that include a line of products freshly prepared for guests to enjoy:

·      Avocado Swiss WHOPPERSandwich: The new Avocado Swiss WHOPPER Sandwich is made with USDA-certified savory fire-grilled beef, topped with naturally smoked thick-cut bacon, melted Swiss cheese, a creamy avocado spread, freshly cut lettuce, ripe tomatoes, and a zesty avocado aioli, all on a toasted sesame seed bun. Also available as a WHOPPER JR. Sandwich. (Suggested retail price starts at $4.49 and $2.19 respectively).

·      Cheesy Tots: Back by popular demand, these crunchy bite-sized snacks are perfect at any time of the day, and feature a crispy outside and a warm mixture of potatoes and gooey American cheese on the inside. Available for a limited time only in eight-piece, 10-piece, or 12-piece servings. (Suggested retail price starts at $1.99).

·      Philly Original Chicken Sandwich: Now enjoy a BK classic Original Chicken Sandwich topped with traditional Philly-style toppings including red and green bell peppers, seasoned grilled onions with two types of melted cheese, all served on a toasted sesame bun. Available for a limited time only. (Suggested retail price starts at $4.29).

·      Italian Original Chicken Sandwich: A twist on the classic Original Chicken Sandwich, the Italian version contains a lightly-breaded chicken fillet topped with a thick slice of melted, natural Mozzarella cheese, and sweet and tangy marinara sauce, all served on a toasted sesame seed bun. Available for a limited-time-only. (Suggested retail price starts at $4.29).

·      Molten Fudge Bites: These warm, bite-sized treats feature a fudge-brownie outside and molten chocolate filling on the inside. Served hot and dusted with powdered sugar, these sweet snacks are available only for a limited time. (Suggested retail price starts at $1.69).

·      Molten Fudge Sundae: Ring in the New Year with a made-to-order sundae that comes complete with cool, creamy vanilla Soft Serve combined with Molten Fudge Bites—warm, bite-sized treats with a fudge-brownie outside and a rich molten chocolate filling on the inside. Finished with rich chocolate fudge and a buttery caramel swirl, this dessert is available only for a limited time. (Suggested retail price starts at $2.29).

These items are available for a limited time only at participating Burger King restaurants nationwide, so be sure to start the year by stopping by a local BKrestaurant to sample the new menu items today.