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Burger King's French Fry Burger: Fast-Food Frita?

Miami is undeniably the land of the frita. Like our city, the sandwich is a hybrid of American and Cuban tastes -- a spiced-up meat patty on a bun or Cuban bread topped with papas fritas. Or, as they say in the rest of the country: a burger with fries.

So is it a coincidence that Burger King has just announced the launch of its French Fry Burger?

See also: Miami's Top Ten Fritas Cubanas

According to the Associated Press, the Miami-based fast-food chain will offer the new product beginning September 1 through the fall, for a buck. The French Fry Burger is the restaurant's standard beef patty topped with four BK french fries. Nutrition-wise, it will cost you 360 calories and contain 19 grams of fat.

The AP says Burger King's reason for launching the burger is to compete with McDonald's value menu. But we know better.

We suspect someone at BK headquarters has been sneaking out for a few fritas at lunchtime -- and got frisky back at the R&D lab.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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