Burger King, which is the second largest hamburger chain, has changed its French fry recipe for the first time since 1998.

The new fries are thicker, have less sodium and now feature a coating that makes them crisper and keeps them hotter longer.

The fries, now a bit wider in diameter than a pencil, will be available in many Burger King restaurants by December 5th.

This move comes a little over a year after Wendy's introduced thinner "natural cut" fries that leave on some skin and are sprinkled with sea salt.