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Burger King launches bacon sundae

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Unusual combination ... Burger King's bacon sundae.

Unusual combination ... Burger King's bacon sundae. Photo: AP

Burger King wants to lure American customers during the summer with a barbecue party - and a bacon sundae.

The world's second biggest hamburger chain is launching several pork, beef and chicken sandwiches as limited time offers.

The salty-sweet dessert clocks in at 510 calories, 18 grams of fat and 61 grams of sugar 

And for a sweet ending, the company is also offering a bacon sundae - vanilla soft serve with fudge, caramel, bacon crumbles and a piece of bacon.

The salty-sweet dessert clocks in at 510 calories, 18 grams of fat and 61 grams of sugar.

The limited-time items are Burger King's latest push to win back customers with a revived menu.

Earlier this year, Burger King launched its biggest-ever menu expansion including fruit smoothies, snack wraps and new salads.

The items were intended to go after a broader customer base of mums and families, a shift from the chain's previous strategy of courting young men with calorie bombs.

Core menu items, such as french fries and the Whopper, have also been tweaked as part of the company's efforts to improve food quality.

Private equity owner 3G plans to take Burger King public on the New York Stock Exchange this month.

AP

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44 comments

  • Oh... My... God.

    Commenter
    TechHead
    Location
    in your base
    Date and time
    June 13, 2012, 9:52AM
    • Oh come on people, you only live once. Live a little!

      Commenter
      Mel
      Location
      Brisbane
      Date and time
      June 13, 2012, 9:53AM
      • This is true. I'd try it.

        Commenter
        Jessica
        Date and time
        June 13, 2012, 11:08AM
      • lol... you said "YOLO"......

        Commenter
        uumlautstrohson
        Location
        mmm Bacon Sundae
        Date and time
        June 13, 2012, 11:28AM
      • Yes, but unlike me, you might survive the heart attack that this burger might bring on.

        Commenter
        plutopup
        Location
        Gold Coast
        Date and time
        June 13, 2012, 2:31PM
      • There's a lot of other things I'd rather live a little more for than one of those revolting lard bombs.
        That is not food that is an abomination.

        Commenter
        Rightio
        Date and time
        June 13, 2012, 2:42PM
      • Yes, but unlike me, you might NOT survive the heart attack that this burger might bring on.

        Commenter
        Plutopup
        Location
        Gold Coast
        Date and time
        June 13, 2012, 2:51PM
    • Is the bacon hot or cold? Would be quite nice to have a bit of sizzling bacon with chocolate sauce and ice cream dripping off.

      Commenter
      Nathan
      Date and time
      June 13, 2012, 10:10AM
      • I want one!

        Commenter
        Curmugeon
        Date and time
        June 13, 2012, 10:12AM
        • With a yellow mustard shake on the side.

          Commenter
          Dex
          Date and time
          June 13, 2012, 11:32AM

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