Burger King has unleashed an absurd new weapon in the fast-food wars

Burger King is coming out with an absurd new menu item called Cheetos Chicken Fries.

The dish features white-meat chicken like Burger King's original Chicken Fries covered in crispy Cheetos-flavored breading.

"The Chicken Fries are cooked to crispy perfection so that they have a dangerously cheesy outside and made with juicy white meat chicken inside," the company says.

The new menu item will be available for a limited time at a recommended price of $2.89 for a nine-piece order.

10 money-saving fast-food hacks:

10 money-saving fast-food hacks
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10 money-saving fast-food hacks

Restaurant: McDonald’s

Hack: Order two four-piece nuggets instead of one six-piece. It’s cheaper, you get more nuggets and you get more sauces. Score.

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Restaurant: McDonald’s

Hack: Order a McDouble without the ketchup and mustard but with lettuce and Big Mac sauce. You'll pay for the Big Mac taste for the price of a McDouble.

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Restaurant: Chipotle

Hack: Order half of one protein and half of another kind (like chicken and steak). You’ll almost always get more than half of each and end up with up to 1.5x the protein in your burrito or bowl for the price of a normal portion.

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Restaurant: Arby’s

Hack: Order two junior roast beef sandwiches instead of one regular classic. You'll end up with more meat for a lower price.

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Restaurant: Jamba Juice

Hack: Substitute any ingredient in any smoothie for the same price. If you’re craving a smoothie with non-fat yogurt instead of mango, or extra strawberries instead of blueberries, customize it to your liking without any extra charge. It will save you more than being charged for creating your own smoothie from scratch.

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Restaurant: Jack in the Box

Hack: Order two Jr. Bacon Cheeseburgers and combine them into one for a much cheaper version of a Bacon Ultimate Cheeseburger. 

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Restaurant: McDonald’s

Hack: Order a sausage McMuffin off of the dollar menu but ask for the sausage to be substituted with egg—an egg McMuffin for a dollar.

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Restaurant: Any pizza place

Hack: When you call to order delivery, ask if there were any orders that weren’t delivered—the pizza place will often give you those orders for a discounted price (perfect if cold pizza is your thing.)

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Restaurant: Subway

Hack: Order a Double Steak and Cheese Sub instead of the Philly Cheese Steak Sub—you’ll get the same sandwich at a normal foot-long price.

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Cheetos Chicken Fries are the latest in a series of new menu items for Burger King.

Burger King introduced Mac n' Cheetos in June and launched a Whopper burrito in August.

The company has been launching the buzzworthy new items in the face of falling grocery prices that has been making it harder to persuade customers to dine out.

Cheetos Chicken Fries are a twist on Burger King's original Chicken Fries, which debuted as a limited-time item in August of 2014. Chicken Fries were later added to the menu permanently due to popular demand.

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