Burger King fans on Reddit think the new Have-sies side combination is a brilliant idea, but some question why it took so long to put on the menu. “Can’t believe it took a chain this long to figure this out,” comments one person. “Genius,” writes another. “They have a good advertising campaign and don’t have to spend anymore since these items are already available.”
Whether by mere coincidence or competition, Dairy Queen began offering its own version of Have-sies in March. Called the Chicken & Fry-Rings Basket, the only difference is that the limited-time side also includes chicken strips and Texas toast. It may be just a matter of time before other fast food restaurants realize that putting this option on the menu is just good business sense.
While Have-sies may be new to Burger King’s menu, those in the know have actually been ordering it for a while. As it turns out, customers have been able to place an order for half French fries and half onion rings off of the Burger King secret menu for years, either by asking for “Frings,” or by simply saying they want half of each.