OMG! Burger King Bringing Back Cheesy Tots to Ignite Slowing Sales

Editors' pick: Originally published Nov. 29.

Updated from 9:07 a.m. with new video from Burger King. 

Burger King will look to tap into the popularity of an old favorite to light a flame under slowing U.S. sales as this year draws to a close.

"Cheesy Tots," which are small fried balls filled with cheese and potatoes, were re-launched by the Restaurant Brands International (QSR)  fast-food chain in several markets in California recently, TheStreet learned (video and photos below). The company confirmed the glorified tater tot will debut next month at $1.99 for an eight-piece order. 

"For Burger King U.S., the introduction of the Bacon King and the repeat of the two Whopper meals for $10 have bolstered sales, particularly in November -- we suspect that [sales in] December will remain positive with the return of Cheesy Tots," says RBC Capital Markets analyst David Palmer. 

omfg ¿ #cheesytots are back #bk #lunchtime #grub #beentoolong

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