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Burger King Just Brought Back a Fan-Favorite Menu Item

Your favorite side is available again!

Burger King is bringing back a beloved cheesy side to their menus. The Cheesy Tots are back at the King for the first time in two years, and you can now enjoy them with pretty much anything you order—but only for a limited time. (Related: McDonald's Is Making These 8 Major Upgrades.)

The hot, crispy potato bites filled with cheese are a limited-time staple at the fast-food chain, bringing fans joy every time they make an appearance. The last time they were available was in 2019, so this rendezvous feels extra special. The tots are available at most locations for a price of $2 per serving, which includes 8 pieces, and can also be ordered as part of a combo meal (in lieu of fries, for example.)

When their signature tater tots were taken off the menu a decade ago, Burger King was getting an earful about the loss from fans. According to People, there's even a Facebook group called "Bring Back the Cheesy Tots From Burger King," which petitioned for their return and has since turned to updating its members about the availability of the limited-time offer.

Still, as much as you're looking forward to pouncing on these little crispy nuggets, don't forget they're a pretty unhealthy treat. A single 8-piece serving packs more than 300 calories (about half a Whopper's-worth) and has 15.6 grams of fat and 794.5 milligrams of sodium. For reference, health experts say adults on a 2,000-calorie-per-day diet should only have about 60 grams of fat per day, according to The Cleveland Clinic, and less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium, according to FDA guidelines. So in both cases, one little order of Cheesy Tots accounts for more than a quarter of recommended daily maximums.

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Steven John
Steven John is a freelancer writer for Eat This, Not That! based just outside New York City. Read more