Too Much Salt on BK Fries!

@NailTech (6890)
United States
February 5, 2012 10:18am CST
Oh I just love french fries just as much as the next person but don't have to have them with so much salt on them so why in the heck does Burger King add so much to their fries? When they first changed them recently they were slightly thicker and not as salty, and I thought woohoo! they finally nailed it! But low and behold someone is adding wayyy too much salt to them again, and it feels like I'm eating salt sticks. UGH. I get so fed up I want to always make my own now, but don't always have the time or convenience of doing so. I love adding my own spices with less salt. They taste alot better. I wish there was a way to ask them to hold the salt, ha! BK isn't the best choice either for anything anyways, I know but once in awhile I like to indulge.
7 responses
• United States
28 Apr 12
In my opinion too many fast food places in general put too much salt on their fries. It's just not BK, McD does, Wendy's does. Actually I think Wendy's is worse than McD or BK. Fast food places should really stop putting so much salt on their fries.
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
29 Apr 12
I agree, I just watched a show on TV last night and they were making pretzels. Those pretzels were covered in that heavy salt, I can't believe people actually eat all that salt.
• United States
29 Apr 12
I hear ya. I don't know how they can eat all that salt either. It's also really bad for you, to eat so much salt. It burns my lips and tongue when they put too much salt on their fries, no matter which fast food place is doing. They should really limit how much salt they put on their fries.
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
29 Apr 12
I agree, the salt can burn your lips/mouth/tongue, it's happened to me too. Plus it can't be good for your heart either. My mom eats popcorn at 8 a.m. cause she says it's her "afternoon" at that time, ha. I worry about her health alot.
@Shellyann36 (11257)
• United States
7 Feb 12
The key to that is to ask them to cook some more fries and to limit the salt. They will do that for you. Remember at Burger King You have it Your Way. I have done that before. In my case the fries were not too salty they were just old and I wanted fresh ones. Don't be afraid to ask for what you want you are the customer.
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
8 Feb 12
Yes I have heard that long ago but lately not so much. I suppose it's just not the burger they make your way but everything else too. I loved how they made them the last time I had them which was only a few days or so ago, they didn't drown them in salt. We all eat too much salt as far as the news said today, but surprisingly they said breads have more salt. I couldn't beleive that. I can't even taste the salt in that, or in pizza, etc as much as salty chips, pretzels, fries, etc.
@brb_va (13)
• India
6 Feb 12
Most likely in any munches such as Chips, fries, pickle, which most of them would like, they add little more salt than usual. This is because most of the children i have seen like little excess salt in them. The french fries is actually salty, but we can try it at home. I hope they add salted butter to make them even more tastier, thatz why we feel that excessive salt.
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
6 Feb 12
Children and adults alike. My dad has always been a huge salt lover, and mother...well she can eat salty popcorn at 8 in the a.m.! eeeek, never, not me! That is just begging for heart problems and at her age of 72 it's just not healthy at all. It worries me alot in fact. But yes some kids do like some excess alt, I never did but everyone is different. I never saw salted butter added to fries, I thought they might just fry them in some kind of oil only?
@duke1000 (101)
• United States
6 Feb 12
As a former fry chef...okay i worked at McyD's but still. We would have special requests for frys without salt... So yes you can request frys without salt and then add the salt yourself. Sure you may wait a few more mins for frys but if you have more then 1 order of frys it is a viable suggestion. This will give you the added benefit of fresh hot fries to boot. Have it Your Way ;)
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
6 Feb 12
Oh cool, I didn't know you could do that. I would worry that the chefs would get mad and think oh here's a crazy customer, let me spit in her food. Blech. I hope that's never happened to me, I try to be as polite as possible. I have actually gotten more wrong orders than complaining to them, but still keep going back. Thanks for the suggestion! It was helpful.
@maezee (34485)
• United States
5 Feb 12
Most fast food fries have too much salt... To the point where all you taste is grease and salt when you eat them. Not that there's anything wrong with that .. LOL. I personally really dislike both McDonalds & Burger King fries. If I"m going to get any kind of fries - it's probably going to be from Wendy's!
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
5 Feb 12
There is alot wrong with that, eeeeeek. LOL, sometimes it's OK but too much not so good. I have yet to try Wendy's, there aren't as many here as there are the others. I will have to go one of these days to try them. I'm still trying to keep the weight off though. So maybe just avoiding them altogether is enough for me.
• Netherlands
5 Feb 12
It could be really disgusting when they add so much salt to your fries. In some stores they give now a little thing with salt in it so you can put it your own on the fries. But just making fries by your self is the most tasteful way. I never eat fries from bk but i had eat it from Macdonald, they also add to much salt to it. But when i go to an other Macdonald then they didn't add that much so it really Dependant on the people who serving it.
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
5 Feb 12
There is one BK that is nearby so we go to that one and not to the ones out of the way, so I doubt we will try to go to another one. I'd like to but it's just not worth the distance, to bring it home from. I never eat there, just take it home. Yea, too much salt on anything for me is disgusting. I should call Gordan Ramsey and have him investigate, ha.
@Heixyin (175)
• Malaysia
5 Feb 12
Haha! I understand your feeling as a French fry fan xD well, I don't have yet to experience salty sticks yet though. My fries are just as good as any other days. So , did you Doge a complain? I assume you didn't. Why don't launch one? As a French fries fan, should you just let this matter slip? I'd say no, and a complain is a must. Chop chop, action is required. Complaining in mylot won't change anything, the most you would get from complaining here are comrades and comforters. XD
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
5 Feb 12
No I never really complained about them, maybe I should but I'm not so sure it would help. I could just as well add my own extra salt to them if they were 'saltless' so they should just add it sparingly in general like they did for like a month for a short while, they were so good that way. People love their salt though and it will just be their worst enemy healthwise in the end, yuck. I haven't noticed at other places that they add that much to them, just wonder why they have to there.