This month, Burger King is set to release its shareable hamburger pizza, a round sandwich served in six slices. Normally, we'd be dumbfounded by such a high-fat, low-nutrition meal, but it's far from novel considering KFC's Double Down and Denny's Fried Cheese Melt, both released this summer. While these fatty feasts are the newest in extreme eating, they are far from the only ones. Below, check out the nine we consider the most sinful.
White Castle Chicken Ring w/ Cheese
At first glance, this mini-sandwich, released in April 2005, seems relatively harmless. It boasts 380 calories, 30 grams of fat and 460 milligrams of sodium, which is fewer than any other item on this list. But don't forget, White Castle sandwiches are meant to be eaten in batches, so you have to double-or even triple-those numbers for an entire meal. Photo: courtesy of White Castle.
Burger King Meat'normous Omelet SandwichIn October 2005, Burger King pitched this breakfast sandwich with the slogan, "Have a meaty morning." Why? Because in addition to the two eggs and two slices of American cheese , it layers a sausage patty, two slices of ham and three slices of bacon on a toasted bun, adding up to 730 calories, 45 grams of fat and 1,940 milligrams of sodium. Photo: courtesy of Burger King.
Wendy's Baconator Triple
It sounds as if the "Baconator," introduced in 2009, is more likely to eat us than we are it. But if the name alone doesn't send you scurrying, perhaps its list of artery-clogging ingredients and nutritional no-nos will do the trick. Between the bun lie three ground beef patties, three cheese slices and nine strips of smoked bacon, plus a variety of toppings and condiments, adding up to 1,360 calories, 91 grams of fat and 2,490 milligrams of sodium. Photo: courtesy of Wendy's.
Taco Bell Volcano Nachos
Among this fast-food chain's many nacho choices, the Volcano Nachos are the biggest and baddest of the bunch. Part of Taco Bell's successful May 2009 Volcano Menu launch, the spicy meal boasts 1,000 calories, 62 grams of fat and 1,930 milligrams of sodium in the form of tortilla chips, red tortilla strips, beans, ground beef, nacho cheese sauce, lava sauce, jalapeños and-wait for it-reduced-fat sour cream. Because that will really make a difference. Photo: courtesy of Taco Bell.
Hardee's Oscar Mayer Fried Bologna Biscuit
In August 2009, Hardee's franchises in the South began offering this breakfast sandwich, made with one biscuit, a slice of American cheese, a fried egg and one thick slice of Oscar Mayer's bologna fried to a crisp, which adds up to 610 calories, 43 grams of fat and 1,620 mg of sodium. The sandwich, according to a Hardee's press release, received some of the highest consumer research scores in the company's history. Photo: courtesy of Hardee's.
KFC Double Down
In April 2010, with the release of this protein-packed creation, KFC effectively kicked off the novelty fast-food trend of bunless sandwiches. Containing 540 calories, 32 grams of fat and 1,380 milligrams of sodium, the meaty monstrosity is made with two pieces of bacon and two slices of cheese-all slathered with the Colonel's Sauce and sandwiched between two boneless Original Recipe fried chicken fillets. Photo: courtesy of KFC.
Friendly's Grilled Cheese BurgerMelt
In June 2010, the beloved ice cream shop released a sandwich some of us have only dreamed about. A "Big Beef" burger is topped with lettuce, tomato and mayo, then nestled between two grilled cheese sandwiches (instead of buns!), adding up to 1,500 calories, 79 grams of fat and 2,090 milligrams of sodium. Photo: courtesy of Friendly's.
Denny's Fried Cheese Melt
To beef up their value menu in August 2010, Denny's churned out this Frankensandwich (a.k.a. the ultimate comfort food creation). Loaded with 790 calories, 38 grams of fat and 2,670 milligrams of sodium, it's made by adding four fried mozzarella sticks to the inside of a grilled cheese sandwich and is served with a side of fries and marinara sauce. Photo: courtesy of Denny's.
NY Pizza Burger
The Burger King Whopper Bar in Manhattan is set to release a hamburger-pizza hybrid this September. Four Whopper patties, pepperoni slices, mozzarella cheese, marinara sauce and a Tuscan sauce are spread onto a 9 1/2-inch sesame seed bun. The not-so-New-York-style pie is meant to serve six and has a total of 2,530 calories, 144 grams of fat and 3,780 milligrams of sodium. Photo: courtesy of Jason Lam.
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