Burger King announces Cheesy Tots with help from Napoleon Dynamite and Pedro
It’s impossible to forget the famous tater tots scene from the 2004 cult classic Napoleon Dynamite.
Burger King hasn’t forgotten about it. And apparently, the film’s stars Jon Heder and Efren Ramirez haven’t forgotten it either.
The original Napoleon and Pedro are currently spoofing the deadpan encounter in a new Burger King commercial advertising the fast food chain’s Cheesy Tots, which are back in stores for a limited time.
“Cheesy Tots are a bite-sized combination of warm potatoes and melty cheese inside with a crispy outside,” reads a press release Burger King sent to Mashable.
If the cheesy snack is starting to sound a little familiar, it’s because this is not their first time on Burger King’s menu. According to the company, they were compelled to bring the snack back by a strong demand for a Cheesy Tots revival on social media.
Fans have been craving the return of Cheesy Tots for some time now, said Alex Macedo, President, North America, for the Burger King brand. So we wanted to give loyalists a holiday surprise after we heard so many of their requests. Now theyll be able to warm up to these cozy cheese and potato bites this holiday season.
And if you want to save some for later, just remember: you can always store tots in your pocket.
Cheesy Tots will be available at participating Burger King restaurants nationwide for a limited time only, on the lunch and dinner menu at a recommended price of $1.99 for an eight-piece order.