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Hardee's Sandwich Piles Meat on More Meat

 
 
Reyn
 
Reply Thu 20 Apr, 2006 09:35 pm
It's rather filling, doesn't it? Confused

Hardee's Sandwich Piles Meat on More Meat

ST. LOUIS (AP) - As if the Hardee's family of Monster Thickburgers didn't offer enough meat, the company's latest version adds steak meat on top of an already large slab of beef.

The meat-on-meat Philly Cheesesteak Thickburger, launched Tuesday, features one-third of a pound of Angus beef, along with both Swiss and American cheeses, green peppers and onions. And piled atop all of that is thinly sliced steak meat.

"We actually found in this case, the only way to make a burger taste like a cheesesteak was to literally put the steak on it," said Brad Haley, executive vice president of marketing for the St. Louis-based chain.

Not surprisingly, the sandwich isn't for the diet-conscious. It contains 930 calories, along with 63 grams of fat, and 24 grams of saturated fat. That's a full day's worth of the recommended amount of fat, and almost half the recommended 2,000 calories.

By Hardee's standards, it's not that extreme. The chain's Monster Thickburger has 1,420 calories and 107 grams of fat. Overall, Hardee's offers five sandwiches with more than 1,000 calories.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a Washington-based advocate for nutrition and health, said Hardee's continues to add unhealthy offerings at a time when the nation is suffering from an obesity epidemic.

"What's next - a pork chop on top?" CSPI senior nutritionist Jayne Hurley asked. "I'm always amazed - they can always go one step further than I can imagine."

As usual, Hardee's makes no apologies.

"We have salads on our menu, we have charbroiled chicken breast and a variety of low-carb options," Haley said. "But we don't see anything wrong with making the delicious, decadent burger available to people who want it.

"You almost get two sandwiches for the price of one."

The Philly Cheesesteak Thickburger is being offered for only the next three to five months, though Haley said it will last longer if customer demand is there. It sells for $3.99, or $5.79 with fries and a drink.

The chain is a division of CKE Restaurants Inc. (CKR), based in Carpinteria, Calif. CKE operates 3,160 restaurants in 43 states and 13 countries, including 1,993 Hardee's restaurants.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 20 Apr, 2006 09:42 pm
Oh, my achin belly.
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NickFun
 
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Reply Thu 20 Apr, 2006 10:56 pm
Don't forget the mayo -- and a big side of fries!
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timberlandko
 
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Reply Thu 20 Apr, 2006 11:24 pm
I'll have mine with onion rings and a large chocolate shake, please. And one of those really big peanut butter-chocolate chip cookies.

Oh ... and double cheese on the sandwich, please.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 20 Apr, 2006 11:28 pm
Barf/city, mostly. Not that I am all so superior.
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Thu 20 Apr, 2006 11:49 pm
Don't forget the Diet Coke.
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Wolf ODonnell
 
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Reply Fri 21 Apr, 2006 06:19 am
o_o That is insane!
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Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 21 Apr, 2006 06:24 am
I like mine with lettuce and tomato
Heinz Fifty-Seven and french fried potatoes
Big kosher pickle and a cold draft beer
Good God Almighty which way do i steer . . .
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Fri 21 Apr, 2006 06:24 am
Can I get that without the bun?
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 21 Apr, 2006 06:39 am
A layer of BBQ sausage on top would make it perfect.
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Fri 21 Apr, 2006 07:06 am
anyone for frito pie?
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Fri 21 Apr, 2006 07:07 am
people eat that sh/t?
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Fri 21 Apr, 2006 07:36 am
<pulls out the phonebook to find the nearest Arby's.>
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roger
 
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Reply Fri 21 Apr, 2006 08:46 am
How come WE don't have a Hardee's/
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Fri 21 Apr, 2006 08:50 am
noone survived to keep build'n em
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Fri 21 Apr, 2006 09:02 am
Make it a double double, protein style.
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Fri 21 Apr, 2006 09:29 am
http://www.theurbanwire.com/stories/images/gallery/GRNFIT/SuperStar-with-cheese.jpg

the double..
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Fri 21 Apr, 2006 09:33 am
Oops... Hardee's, not Arby's.

The marketing people are rolling their eyes.

Of course, we've got places like Hut's and Dirty's.

(How can you not love a place called "Dirty's?")
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roger
 
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Reply Fri 21 Apr, 2006 10:24 am
Arby's kind of gives me a feel for why people become vegetarians.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Fri 21 Apr, 2006 10:33 am
How can you not like five sandwiches for six bucks?
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