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Maksutov
2004-Dec-16, 03:03 AM
Hardee's, Carl's Jr. Cash in with Backlash Burgers


While many of its competitors have downplayed traditional burgers in the last two years while scrambling to add lower-fat salads and grilled chicken offerings to their menus, CKE Restaurants Inc. has taken a different approach. (http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=EQB5VTZTZWXX0CRBAEKSF FA?type=healthNews&storyID=7107550)

Carl's Jr. on Wednesday introduced the Breakfast Burger, a hamburger topped with a fried egg, hash browns, bacon and cheese, that weighs in at 830 calories and 46 grams of fat.

Hardee's, meanwhile, last month added the Monster Thickburger to its menu. With two one-third-pound beef patties, four strips of bacon, and three slices of cheese, the burger has 1,417 calories and a whopping 107 grams of fat.

McDonald's Corp.'s Big Mac, with 560 calories and 30 grams of fat, doesn't even come close.
I would expect these businesses to be immediately installing skid-proof flooring as a safety measure. :roll:

teemo
2004-Dec-16, 04:43 AM
...another great reason why Americans are obese to the detriment of their health.

Ut
2004-Dec-16, 04:44 AM
I read about this a couple weeks back. It almost gave me a heart attack just hearing about it. Best if I don't examine these products again.

Celestial Mechanic
2004-Dec-16, 05:04 AM
I hope they start keeping portable defibrillators in the kitchen area at fast-food restaurants.

"Clear!!" KA-CHUNG!!!!

Reminds me of my take on the recent Applebee's commercial, sung to the tune of "Bread and Butter" by the Newbeats (wow, that song's almost 40 years old now!)


I like steak and chicken,
I like melted cheese,
That's what my baby feeds me,
To clog my arteries!

:lol:

Normandy6644
2004-Dec-16, 06:46 AM
I came up with a term for food like that. "Arterial Cork"

Maksutov
2004-Dec-16, 06:49 AM
I came up with a term for food like that. "Arterial Cork"
LOL! That's not a "plug" for some kind of product, eh? :wink:

Normandy6644
2004-Dec-16, 06:50 AM
I came up with a term for food like that. "Arterial Cork"
LOL! That's not a "plug" for some kind of product, eh? :wink:

Haha, not yet!! :wink:

zebo-the-fat
2004-Dec-16, 08:30 AM
...another great reason why Americans are obese to the detriment of their health.

I didn't realise that you had to eat the crap by law! :D [/quote]

Captain Kidd
2004-Dec-16, 12:09 PM
...another great reason why Americans are obese to the detriment of their health.
However, we aren't the fattest country (http://www.themercury.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5936,11450540%255E421,00.html) anymore. Not that runner up in this race is good either...

Wally
2004-Dec-16, 01:06 PM
Gotta give credit where it's due though. . . Hardee's/carl's Jr. have always made what I consider the best tasting bacon double cheeseburger on the market. Haven't had one it years. . . Think I'll try to hunt one down today! 8)

Maksutov
2004-Dec-16, 01:50 PM
...another great reason why Americans are obese to the detriment of their health.
However, we aren't the fattest country (http://www.themercury.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5936,11450540%255E421,00.html) anymore. Not that runner up in this race is good either...
Hmmm,


Australian women are 5cm bigger around the bust.
Time to check the passport. Wonder how things are on top Mount Kosciusko this summer. :D

Candy
2004-Dec-16, 02:03 PM
So this would be off topic? http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/grinser/grinning-smiley-010.gif
[edit - I thought he was picking his nose, but I think he's poking his eye! SORRY!] :lol:

Maksutov
2004-Dec-16, 02:25 PM
So this would be off topic? http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/grinser/grinning-smiley-010.gif
[edit - I thought he was picking his nose, but I think he's poking his eye! SORRY!] :lol:
No problem, he's obviously picking his 1,417 calorie, 107 grams of fat booger. :wink:

Candy
2004-Dec-16, 02:30 PM
...another great reason why Americans are obese to the detriment of their health.

I didn't realise that you had to eat the crap by law! :D
Ketchup was once considered a vegetable for public school meal requirements. :-?

[edit to add school] :o

SeanF
2004-Dec-16, 03:42 PM
...another great reason why Americans are obese to the detriment of their health.

I didn't realise that you had to eat the crap by law! :D
Ketchup was once considered a vegetable for public school meal requirements. :-?

[edit to add school] :o
No, it wasn't (http://www.straightdope.com/columns/040716.html).

Candy
2004-Dec-17, 02:40 AM
...another great reason why Americans are obese to the detriment of their health.

I didn't realise that you had to eat the crap by law! :D
Ketchup was once considered a vegetable for public school meal requirements. :-?

[edit to add school] :o
No, it wasn't (http://www.straightdope.com/columns/040716.html).
Gee, you're no fun! :wink:

SeanF
2004-Dec-17, 03:09 PM
...another great reason why Americans are obese to the detriment of their health.

I didn't realise that you had to eat the crap by law! :D
Ketchup was once considered a vegetable for public school meal requirements. :-?

[edit to add school] :o
No, it wasn't (http://www.straightdope.com/columns/040716.html).
Gee, you're no fun! :wink:
Ha! I hope you don't think you're the first woman to tell me that!





Wait a second . . .

paulie jay
2004-Dec-17, 10:18 PM
...another great reason why Americans are obese to the detriment of their health.
However, we aren't the fattest country (http://www.themercury.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5936,11450540%255E421,00.html) anymore. Not that runner up in this race is good either...

I am appalled and ashamed with that "honour". I had absolutely no idea...

I still don't get it though - I see lots of footage of Americans with 6 lane backsides and "front - bums" and I just don't see it when I'm walking down the street?

Lets not forget that in woman's clothing an American size 6 is equivalent to around an Australian size 12. Or something like that.