Even after the film “Super Size Me” showed the irresponsibility of fast food companies (like McDonalds) that produce food that slowly kills us, and at best, makes us “morbidly obese”, ice cream restaurant Friendly’s has unveiled the Grilled Cheese Burger Melt. The “melt” is a burger sandwiched between two grilled cheese sandwiches. It is a whopping 1,500 calories and contains 97 grams of fat.
It is hard to debate which “new” sandwich has a better chance of killing you. The Friendly’s “melt”, or the KFC “Double Down”. If you are not familiar with the “Double Down”, you must live under a rock. Because even if you are health conscious and would never even entertain the idea of putting such garbage in your body, KFC did their best to push the “Double Down” down our throats. The TV ads for this were nonstop. Hey, they even made sure to create this monstrosity with grilled chicken as well as breaded pieces for those a bit more into their health.
The “Double Down” includes the two pieces of fried chicken fillets, two slices of Monterey Jack and pepper jack cheese, two slices of bacon and a special sauce. As KFC says, there’s so much chicken that there’s no room for a bun! YAY!!! The Double Down weighs in at 540 calories, 32 grams of fat and 1,380 milligrams of sodium. KFC’s grilled version that mysteriously is just as bad and actually has more sodium: 460 calories, 23 grams of fat and 1,430 milligrams of sodium.prma