Wendy's is serving up a new kind of fry.
The nation's No. 3 fast-food chain has revamped its french fry recipe for the first time in its 41-year history, leaving the skin on, using a proprietary oil and sprinkling on sea salt.
The new fries, released nationwide Thursday after being test-marketed in three cities, are "designed to give French fry lovers a hotter, crispier taste experience with an enhanced potato flavor and texture," says a press release from parent company Wendy's/Arby's Group Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia.
The new fries are slimmer than their predecessors but contain more calories and salt, according to Opposing Views writer Mark Berman.
In the latest Zagat Survey, Wendy's fries finished fourth behind McDonald's, Five Guys and In-N-Out Burger, with Burger King trailing Wendy's.