|Comparing the Big 3 fast food fries|
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Not that I want to lump in Wendy's with McDonald's, but Wendy's says it will start frying in non-hydrogenated oil (read, no trans fats).
Wendy's says its blend of corn and soy oil will cut trans fat in those menu items by 95 percent. The switch will start in the U.S. and Canada in August.
According to Wendy's, trans fats would disappear for the chicken products and a kids' order of fries. A large order of fries would have 0.5 grams, down from 7 grams.
The chain maintains the food will taste the same the cost the same. The new oil has a shorter shelf life than the old one.
I hope this ends up being true, but the cynicism stems from me waiting 4 years now after McDonald's promised it would happen.
McDonald's Chief Executive Jim Skinner said in April that it was still testing the new oil and did not know when they would make the change. If Wendy's can do it, McDonald's can. And if Wendy's does it, that might be the place to go for fast food.