Fattening, unhealthy menu items are having the best year ever. First, KFC starts selling its now infamous Double-Down sandwich. Now, Friendly’s has added a 1,500-calorie cheeseburger to its menu.
The Massachusetts chain’s Grilled Cheese Burger Melt squeezes a giant beef patty with lettuce and tomato between two (yes, TWO) grilled cheese sandwiches. With those ingredients involved, it’s no surprise that the artery-clogging extravaganza has, in addition to all those calories, 79 grams of fat, 38 grams of saturated fat, 180 grams of cholesterol, 101 grams of carbohydrates and 2,090 milligrams of sodium. And that’s before you factor in the side of fries!
Friendly’s new addition makes the Double-Down, which has 540 calories, 32 grams of fat and only 1380 milligrams of sodium, look like diet food.
Diners should also consider that while one’s recommended daily caloric intake varies from person to person, moderately active adults require 2,000 to 2,400 calories a day on average. Perhaps those who order the burger melt should be friendly … and share.
Want to read more about gross (and delicious?) restaurant creations? Check out MainStreet’s article on The Unhealthiest Restaurant Dishes.
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