Burger King rolls out new bacon sundae
The sundae's calorie count is within sight of Burger King's signature Whopper hamburger, which weighs in at 670 calories.
Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 03:54 PM
DESSERT: Tennessee, where the sundae was perfected, has the fourth-highest obesity rate in the United States at 31.9 percent. (Photo: Burger King)
Burger King announced a special summer menu Wednesday that includes a 510-calorie bacon sundae perfected in one of the most obesity-stricken states in America.
"This limited-time soft serve dessert took Nashville, Tennessee by storm earlier this year and is now available nationwide to satisfy every sweet tooth," the fast-food chain said in a press release.
"The sweet and savory dessert features the rich and creamy vanilla BK soft serve (ice cream), drizzled with chocolate fudge, caramel and topped with bacon crumbles, complete with a thick-cut, hardwood smoked bacon garnish."
Its calorie count is within sight of Burger King's signature Whopper hamburger, which weighs in at 670 calories.
Tennessee has the fourth-highest obesity rate in the United States at 31.9 percent, according to a report last year by the Trust for America's Health think tank.
Last month an HBO television documentary cast a spotlight on local efforts in Nashville, the state capital and heart of the US country music industry, to reverse the trend.
The bacon sundae — which has eight grams of fat and 61 grams of sugar — is part of a barbecue-themed selection from Burger King that also includes such Southern favorites as pulled pork sandwiches, frozen lemonade and sweet potato fries.
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