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Tuesday, November 16, 2004 :::

Monster Thickburger

Gross. I can't even bring myself to order a full Whopper at Burger King (I opt for the Jr.). K-Mack ordered a "Giant-sized" Roast Beef sandwich from Arby's the other day, and I thought that was excessive. But this takes the cake:

The "Monster Thickburger" will cost about $5.49, Hardee's said. But chowing down on the 1,420-calorie burger, which contains 107 grams of fat, will cost around $7 with fries and a soda. St. Louis-based Hardee's said its new burger boasts two 1/3-pound slabs of Angus beef, four strips of bacon, three slices of American cheese and some mayonnaise -- all on a buttered, toasted, sesame seed bun. Read more.

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Way to help with the obesity problem in America, Hardees! Good job!

Ugh, that burger looks like a fat lady's backside with its meat just oozing everywhere. Man, I'm having a salad for lunch today.

By Blogger moodylicious, at 9:45 AM  

That just looks disgusting. I can't imagine eating anything in one sitting that had 107 grams of fat! Geez, talk about a heart attack in a sack!

By Blogger shaunacat, at 10:12 AM  

One time a friend of mine and I were on a road trip and made the mistake of passing up an exit that had food thinking there would be another one soon. Well, it was another hour or so before we ended up finding an exit with anything quick to eat, so we were really hungry. Somehow, getting the Big Montana value meals at Arby's seemed like a good idea when we were ordering. I can't remember exactly how much roast beef there is on the Big Mo' but I know it was a lot of food and my belly was very full. Of course, we had to get back in the car and drive, and all I wanted to do was collapse into a food coma because I felt like I was pregnant with a roast beef baby. I feel ill just looking at the "Monster Thickburger." The name doesn't even sound appetizing...

By Blogger Maggie, at 10:36 AM  

The only part of the cow they left off that sandwich is the legs. That sandwich needs cow legs hanging off it. Eeesh.

By Blogger H, at 11:22 AM  

Whoa, Hardee's is officially the Wal-Mart of fast food. Can that thing get any bigger or greazier? I can just see all the white-trash, middle Americans eating this and slugging it down with a gallon of Mountain Dew. BARF!

"Roast Beef Baby" should be your screen name. That is hilarious. I work with a guy who just said he is going to try to eat two of these and I bet he could do it too cause I have actually witnessed him eating two Chipotle Burritos in one sitting. It's quite a site.


By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:59 AM  

I happen to think this looks really good. I know I can't be the only one. Yum. I miss burgers.

By Blogger hot babe, at 12:06 PM  

Hot Babe - went to your blog last night and couldn't believe how much weight you had lost in your pictures. Lookin' good!


By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:18 PM  

Its great that they buttered the bun! I see now that McDonalds has stopped supersizing, Hardees is jumping right into that empty space in American's stomachs! Its so excessive that I almost admire it!

By Blogger Biglug, at 12:26 PM  

Did you know that Arby's Roast Beef isn't even real roast beef? I had a friend that worked there in high school..and he said it came as a liquid and they had to cook it to turn it into "beef". NASTY!

By Blogger Harris' World, at 12:52 PM  

I wasn't even aware Hardees still existed. Apparently they do. But why does that picture make me hungry? I guess I'm just a fatty in training.

By Blogger Robert, at 12:59 PM  

B*dub that is the nicest thing you've ever said to me. Thanks!

I really do miss burgers.

By Blogger hot babe, at 1:02 PM  

Arby's roast beef is liquid? Yeah, that sounds real. About as real as the guy who told me the reason Kentucky Fried Chicken had to change it's name to KFC because they don't serve real chicken. I didn't believe that either.


By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:04 PM  

Yeah, not so sure I'm buying that one. How would you cook liquid to become meat-like anyway? Think it through & you'll see why its just not true. Love the urban legends. And Kentucky Fried Chicken changed its name to KFC because they decided with the concern of the health conscious out there they should avoid the word "fried" in their name. I haven't had KFC for so long I can't remember the last time. But I know I liked it. Yum.

By Blogger hot babe, at 1:10 PM  

Believe what you want, B*. I can't say that it is 100% true, because I didn't mix the liquid myself. I'm just telling you what I know so you can be an informed consumer. If you want to fill up on the liquid joy they call beef, that is your call.

But, if you google it, you will see that there are others out there that believe the same thing. Happy eating! :-)

By Blogger Harris' World, at 1:28 PM  

Folks - we're missing the bigger pic here - While I'm with dan on the mini-me of Whoppers choice, one should examine why burgers that size are just plain's all about the "slop" factor. McDonald's has yet to serve me one stinkin' sandwich that doesn't have some type of limp "vegetable" or oozing condiment ominously sliding it's way off to somewhere else (usually my lap). And the bigger the burger, the worse those things stay together. I actually asked once for a Whopper that looked like the advertisement and the 15 year-old stared at me blankly until I sheepishly rescinded my request and had a shake instead. You'd have to hang on to that burger strictly out of self-defense.

By Blogger annie, at 1:33 PM  

My mind says "gross!" but I'm such a conditioned American that part of me says "Oh yeah!"...
I think restaurants make those monstrosities to taunt people. "Only super cool Joe Schmoe can down the Monster Thickburger. All you tree huggers stay away..."

By Blogger lynne, at 2:11 PM  

If you could substitiure bbq for mayo, that would be heaven on a bun. A buttered bun. Mmmmm.

By Blogger LA, at 2:15 PM  

I will consider the name change to "Roast Beef Baby." Occasionally, I become pregnant with different types of babies, pizza babies, chinese babies, taco babies, etc. Maybe I need to learn moderation?

I think I agree that BBQ instead of mayou would improve the sandwich. Maybe I could eat it if I split it with a friend or two... I don't actually know where there is a Hardee's nearby though.

By Blogger Maggie, at 2:43 PM  

Do people seriously enjoy taunting teenagers who work at fast food dives?? Good lord - give the poor kid a break, already! At least s/he wasn't out doing drugs or creating a roast beef baby. And I think that burger looks delish.

By Blogger Kiddo78, at 3:02 PM  

Harris'World - I worked at an Arby's when I was 16 (I am now 28). We actually cooked real roasts in the oven and they were cut with a normal meat slicer you would see at any regular deli. It wasn't liquified beef, no matter what your friend tells you. That is one of the most humorous urban legends I've ever heard in my life. HA HA HAAA - too funny!!!!

By Blogger MommyT, at 3:14 PM  

Thanks for clearing it up MommyT! It was a fun thought in any case. :-)

By Blogger Harris' World, at 3:23 PM  

I don't know, anything that includes a "slab" of beef pretty much HAS to be good.

Love your blog, by the way.

By Blogger Kat, at 4:04 PM  

I am never wrong!!! IN YOUR FACE Liquid Beef Guy!!!


By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:08 PM  

I have never understood the appeal of meat topped with more meat.If you are going to have a big burger is it really made better by strips of more meat topping it?It makes me want to gag.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:09 PM  

If it was battered and then deepfried, maybe, I would consider eating it. With a little extra mayo on the side, oh...and some wing sauce.

By Blogger Kristina, at 4:30 PM  

Man, Jared from Subway would have a field day lining up all of his subs with 6 grams of fat to equal the 107 grams of fat in one Monster Thickburger. That's gross. I'd rather eat like an entire batch of cookies than waste 107 grams of fat on a enormously oversized burger!

By Blogger sarie, at 6:57 PM  

I'll take a Monster Thickburger, large fries, and a Diet Coke

... and a portable difibrillator.

By Blogger jen, at 10:44 PM  

I think someone could gain five pounds just by touching it.

By Blogger stapler, at 5:57 AM  

Some lady is trying to sell her grilled cheese on ebay that she says pictures the Virgin Mary. All I see on this burger is the face of death.

By Blogger stapler, at 6:03 AM  

Buttered bun, Cheese, Bacon, 2/3 pound of Angus beef, Mayo, 107 grams of fat...sounds like heart disease in a sack to me. My arteries are hardening just thinking about it.

By Blogger Trekgeekscott, at 7:32 AM  

The fact that it will cost me $5.49 for the burger or $7 for the "value meal" is the red flag. So, basically I can get 7 double cheeseburger from McDonald's dollar menu, or this deal. I'll pass...although before Culvers, I do have to say that Hardees had the best burgers around.

By Blogger pierre, at 12:45 PM  

Though I cannot argue with Pierre's conclusion, I respectfully take issue with his bang-for-the-buck calculus.

Hardee's burger-of-death combo meal costs a little over $7. The burger, plus large fries and large Coke, would give you a lunch with 2,340 calories and 136 grams of fat.

An equivalent McDonald's meal of double cheeseburgers that might run about $7 would consist of large fries, large Coke, and 5 double cheeseburgers. This would bring you to 3,299 calories and 156 grams of fat.

And apropos of absolutely nothing, a Starbucks Venti Gingerbread Breve with Whip comes with 904 calories and 69 grams of fat. Sorta like drinking two hot double cheeseburgers, plus sugar and caffeine.

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By Blogger S&J, at 2:20 PM  

Sober this burger looks just terrible, however drunk and starving I am sure I would think this was a little piece of heaven.

By Blogger Erin, at 2:30 PM  

I can feel my arteries clogging just looking at that photo. Ick.

By Blogger Christian, at 7:29 AM  

Erik sent me this image to better illustrate the size of the disgustingly named Monster Thickburger.

By Blogger dan, at 11:34 AM  

i had this burger and it was gooood, i ate the whole thing, and i'm not fat. no sane person would believe that one can eat like that with regularity, i won't have another, but i did enjoy it.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:47 PM  

damn that looks good

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:29 PM  

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