Tuesday, January 04, 2005
Just got this from a co-worker ... I'm heartbroken (no pun intended)
In addition to not driving into the store, DO NOT ATTEMPT eating the new Carl's Jr. Breakfast Burger, a hamburger topped with fried egg, bacon, cheese and hash browns. This morning madness holds 830 calories and 46 grams of fat, substantially more than the 530 calories and 30 grams of a Big Mac. Meanwhile Hardee's, a burger chain owned by the same parent company as Carl's Jr., has introduced the Monster Thickburger -- two-thirds of a pound of beef, four bacons slices, three slices of cheese, mayo and "butter flavored shortening," weighing in at 1,417 calories and 107 grams of fat. The "shortening" here will be shortening of your lifespan -- the Food and Drug Administration recommends no more than 65 grams of fat per day, imagine almost twice that amount in a single sandwich. Doesn't Hardee's want its customers to survive long enough to return and order again? TMQ's fast-burger recommendation: the new Angus Steak Burger at Burger King. It's delicious, top-quality beef with lettuce, tomato, onions and a "corn dusted bun," and has 570 calories and 22 grams of fat, which are good numbers for a hefty-sized fast-food sandwich.