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U.S. fast food chain swaps burger buns for grilled cheese sandwiches

Friendly’s Grilled Cheese Burger Melt tops out at 1,500 calories and 97 grams of fat


 

U.S. fast food chain Friendly’s latest creation is a fast food fat feast. The Grilled Cheese Burger Melt, whose bun consists of two grilled-cheese sandwiches, tops out at 1,500 calories, including 97 grams of fat and 2,090 milligrams of sodium. It lards on nearly three times the calories and fat of KFC’s notorious Double Down, which is made up of white meat chicken filets instead of buns, two pieces of bacon, two melted slices of Monterey Jack and pepper jack cheese and Colonel’s Sauce. But the Grilled Cheese Burger Melt isn’t the most high-calorie item on Friendly’s menu. That honour goes to the Clamboat Basket, which contains 1,710 calories, 102 grams of fat and 3,070 milligrams of sodium. Friendly’s does not have any restaurants in Canada, but those looking for the worst-of-the-worst burgers can chow down on Chili’s Jalapeno Smokehouse Big Mouth Burger, which has 1,750 calories, 40 grams of fat and 5,250 milligrams of salt. Any amount of salt over six grams can be considered a lethal overdose.

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U.S. fast food chain swaps burger buns for grilled cheese sandwiches

  1. Friendly's has great food, but if this is intended as their answer to the Double Down then I don't think it's going to work. KFC has an image associated with gastronomical rebellion. Friendly's has an image associated with the classic mid-20th century family restaurant. Going overboard on the calories fits with KFC's un-pc image but doesn't really work with Friendly's.

  2. When did Death Burger become a competitive product category? And, how? Take that arteries!

  3. with so many fatty boombas in the USA it would be more rebellious to be thin, eat a salad and hold the dressing and have some whole grain bread and some fruit and then you are the real rebel