Industry News | January 31, 2007

Burger King Testing Trans Fat–Free Cooking Oils in Units

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Burger King Corporationhas begun in-restaurant testing with several trans fat-free cooking oils, it was announced today by John Schaufelberger, vice president of product marketing and innovation.

“We have been working for more than two years to identify trans fat-free cooking oils,” said Schaufelberger. “Our goal has been to identify trans fat-free oils that allow for the same great taste and texture quality.

Burger King will secure commitments from its suppliers for the alternative oils, after in-restaurant testing is complete, in order to ensure a full, continuous supply for the more than 7,500 Burger King restaurants in the United States and Canada.

The company will meet New York City trans fat-free requirements in advance of its national rollout.