NEW YORK — If you think a Whopper’s too indulgent but are sick of chicken sandwiches, Burger King is offering a turkey burger for the first time.
The Miami-based company is rolling out the new sandwich this week as part of its limited-time offers for spring, marking the latest fast-food effort to cater to health-conscious diners. Last week, McDonald’s said it plans to offer a lower-calorie version of its Egg McMuffin made with egg whites. McDonald’s chain said the egg whites will be available for any other breakfast sandwich on its menu, as well.
McDonald’s and Wendy’s said they have no records indicating they ever offered a turkey burger, meaning Burger King would be the biggest fast-food chain to do so. But it’s not the first. Sister chains Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s launched a trio of turkey burgers as limited-time offers in late 2010; they were so popular that they’re now a permanent part of the menus.
Burger King said its turkey burger could be added to the permanent lineup if sales are strong enough.