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Bacon Sundae? Will You Try Burger King's Newest Dessert?

Burger King is introducing a new summer menu on Thursday.

is banking on a bacon sundae to lure customers to the hamburger chain this summer.

The company announced it is launching a limited-time summer menu on Thursday that includes the bacon sundae — vanilla soft serve with fudge, caramel, bacon crumbles and a piece of bacon.

The dessert was a hit when it was introduced in Nashville earlier this year.

The salty-sweet taste sensation comes with a whopping 510 calories, 18 grams of fat and 61 grams of sugar, according to Burger King.

Huffington Post says the limited-time items are Burger King's latest push to win back customers with a revived menu and reverse sliding market share, an effort that started soon after the company was taken private by the private equity firm 3G Capital in late 2010. This month, 3G plans to take Burger King public on the New York Stock Exchange.

Other summer menu items include the Memphis Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich, Carolina BBQ Whopper or Chicken Sandwich, Texas BBQ Whopper or Chicken Sandwich, sweet potato fries and frozen lemonade.

So, what do you think? Will you try the bacon sundae? Let us know in "comments."

Dr. Jeff Langmaid June 13, 2012 at 07:11 PM
500 calories and 61 grams of sugar! Good luck Jason!
Jason Bartolone June 13, 2012 at 08:46 PM
Haha, just a bite can't hurt - or can it?
D'Ann White June 13, 2012 at 09:09 PM
I think I'll save my calories for something more appetizing.
Barb Ortiz June 14, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Yes, D'Ann, like a glass of wine :)
ckenney June 16, 2012 at 11:14 PM
Just what America needs more calories, fat and sugar! We are on a slow suicide trip.

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