Chick-fil-A Removing Trans Fats from Fries and Biscuits

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Chick-fil-A Removing Trans Fats from Fries and Biscuits

ATLANTA -- Chicken restaurant chain Chick-fil-A announced its waffle fries and breakfast biscuits soon will be free of all trans fats, according to the Charleston Post and Courier.

The Atlanta-based company has changed its recipe for the two menu items after two years of testing to make sure taste was not affected by the switch.

"When you begin to tinker with and adjust recipes, you constantly have to go back to customers," said Woody Faulk, the company's vice president of brand development. "There were a lot of iterations [repetitions] where we'd get the trans fat out," but customers said the products did not taste the same, he explained.

According to the report in the Post and Courier, the chain's signature chicken sandwiches, nuggets and strips always have been trans-fat free since they are cooked in peanut oil. Breakfast biscuits will be trans-fat free by the end of the month once restaurants deplete their biscuit recipe supply, said the report.

One menu item, however, still will have a small amount of trans fat—the company's cheesecake. The dessert has 0.5 grams of naturally occurring trans fat, Faulk said.