Wasn’t it just a few short months ago, KFC introduced their new grilled chicken menu and McDonald’s started placing ads in every parent magazine about how nutritious their small hamburger, apple slices and low-fat milk lunches are?
Maybe it’s a backlash to their healthier intentions, but Hardees has joined the low ranks of KFC and McDonald’s and just launched their new Oscar Mayer Fried Bologna Biscuit sandwich, which is being touted as a throwback comfort food of sorts. Apparently, Hardees like many other fast-food and chain restaurants is trying to appeal to the economically-downtrodden fast-food nation as we seek solace in cheap, processed, comfort foods like fried bologna and biscuits.
The sandwich features one white-flour biscuit, one slice of American cheese, a fried egg and one large slice of Oscar Mayer’s famous bologna – fried. The breakfast clocks in at 610 calories, 43 grams of fat (13 are saturated) and 1620 mg of sodium.
Is it just me or does anyone else feel like that they just gained a pound by reading these abominable statistics?
Hardee’s also just launched another disastrous creation: The French Dip Thick Burger. A fast-food burger is OK on occasion. A French Dip is also an OK choice, on occasion. But together? Under the same bun? And with Swiss cheese and Au Jus dipping sauce to boot?
The French Dip Thick Burger comes in at 650 calories, 33 grams of fat (13 grams of which are saturated) and 2,280 mg of sodium.
And just when I was starting to have a little glimmer of hope in the fast-food industry that maybe, just maybe, they were serious about their intentions to offer some healthier eats to their customers, they go and create these insane inventions.
August 26th, 2009