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Your vote for the most over-the-top gluttonous burger?

ipsedixit Sep 25, 2006 08:38 PM

2 paties, 3 slices of cheese and all the fixins and coming in at a whopping 1500+ calories (with over 100 grams of fat)! Plus, it's really tasty; the Angus beef paties are really well prepared. Calories well-spent.

RUNNER-UP: The Burger King Quad Stacker
I think a close runner-up has to be the Burger King Quad Stacker with 4 patties, 4 slices of cheese and 8 strips of bacon and it doesn't even pretend to be anything but an orgy of fat and cholesterol as it comes with not a shred of lettuce, tomato or any other veggies to speak of. Problem is, this burger is a bit too tall and not wide enough. Hard to eat, almost need a fork and knife, and for fast food, that's not ideal.

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    tamerlanenj RE: ipsedixit Sep 25, 2006 09:19 PM

    Never had it, but it's gotta be Hardees' monster thickburger.

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      floyd RE: tamerlanenj Dec 14, 2006 12:41 AM

      the hardees monster thickburger is as big as the Carl's Jr Double Six Dollar Burger, basically two patties of 1/3 lb. CarlsJr and Hardees are one in the same, out west they are CJ, most of the country calls them hardees... check here http://www.carlsjr.com/menu/

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      calabasas_trafalgar RE: ipsedixit Sep 25, 2006 10:50 PM

      Fatburger's Double King (1 pound)

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        choctastic RE: calabasas_trafalgar Mar 6, 2007 08:38 AM

        another vote for the double king. this thing is the size of a baby's head.

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        omgirlie RE: ipsedixit Sep 25, 2006 11:05 PM

        for chains I'd say the Ultimate Cheeseburger from Jack in the Box. It's got like more then a days worth of fat and calories!

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          Emme RE: omgirlie Sep 26, 2006 03:10 AM

          Every year they do that special Bacon Bacon Ultimate Cheeseburger too...

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          jes RE: ipsedixit Sep 25, 2006 11:32 PM

          THe Royal at Red Robin. Cheese, Fried Egg, Mayo and Bacon. (PLus it comes with bottomless fries)

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            SarahEats RE: jes Sep 26, 2006 07:16 PM

            This is my favorite chain burger (living on the East Coast I've never had the privilege of dining at Fatburger or In & Out) and every time I order it I feel my arteries clogging. But it's just too darn tasty!

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              sunshinedrop RE: jes Mar 6, 2007 01:45 PM

              I totally agree. I remember seeing that on the menu and almost wanting to puke from an overdose of grease (I do that from time to time). I really enjoyed the other burger I had from there, but I had to put the idea of a burger with all those fatty toppings out of my mind first.

            2. monkeyrotica RE: ipsedixit Sep 27, 2006 05:51 PM

              No Carls Jrs here on the East Coast, so I'd have to go with the Hardees Monster Thickburger. Actually, quite tasty for a chain burger. Decent texture, good flavor, and a mere 1,420 calories.


              And the BK Triple Whopper trounces the Quad Stacker with 1,230 calories to 1,000, respectively. And the Triple boasts a 160% of your daily saturated fat. Easier to eat too (flatter than the Stacker).

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                wontonton RE: monkeyrotica Sep 28, 2006 03:41 PM

                I can see eating this if you had been a prisoner on Devil's Island for six months, but anyone eating a triple whopper for lunch, on a regular basis, ought to have their head examined.

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                  monkeyrotica RE: wontonton Sep 28, 2006 04:33 PM

                  It is pretty lethal. Makes you feel really sluggish and tired, like you're body's working overtime to process this stuff out. If it's possible to get drunk off meat, this should be a controlled substance. I usually have it once or twice a year, like fois gras or a napoleon.

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                  fara RE: monkeyrotica Sep 28, 2006 10:25 PM

                  hardee's on east coast =carl's jr on west coast

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                  Bostonbob3 RE: ipsedixit Sep 28, 2006 03:45 PM

                  Daniel Boulud's DB Burger (available at his DB Bistro Moderne in New York) beats anything else out there. Check it out:


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                    Bostonbob3 RE: ipsedixit Sep 28, 2006 03:46 PM

                    BTW, I know that's not technically a chain, but word is that DB Mistro Moderne is expanding to several other cities. So actually, I'm just being proactive, right?

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                      jim1126 RE: Bostonbob3 Mar 8, 2007 08:03 PM

                      We have a Bistro Moderne in Houston, but I don't think DB has anything to do with it. Could be wrong. But they do have a killer burger.

                    2. The Ranger RE: ipsedixit Sep 28, 2006 10:36 PM

                      McClintock's Baron of Higuera $12.69
                      One pound of seasoned, charbroiled ground beef topped with melted
                      cheddar and served on a French loaf. Finish this by yourself and
                      we’ll add your picture to our “Wall of Fame.”

                      They also had The Trough which was a 1-lber w/ any cheese served on a french roll, side of fries, a dinner salad, and a drink. I managed all this and added a dessert and coffee. Ah, the ability to eat, enjoy, and still be merry afterwards.

                      1. amkirkland RE: ipsedixit Dec 14, 2006 03:36 AM

                        The nine pound burger perhaps?


                        1. wyf4lyf RE: ipsedixit Dec 23, 2006 02:57 PM

                          This HAS to be the prize winner!!


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                            aynrandgirl RE: ipsedixit Mar 3, 2007 08:17 PM

                            Hardee's and Carl's Jr may have common ownership, but CJ's burgers are much better in my opinion. I thought they'd be the same, but when I moved to Florida from California I found Hardee's to be vastly inferior.

                            1. steakman55 RE: ipsedixit Mar 5, 2007 01:18 PM

                              Why over-do it? The double meat and cheese at What-a-burger is as good as it gets. Chili's Bar and Grill old timer ain't bad, either.

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                                1. J T RE: ipsedixit Mar 6, 2007 09:14 AM

                                  How about the "Colossal Burger" at Ruby Tuesday?

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                                    monkuboy RE: J T Mar 8, 2007 07:20 PM

                                    The March 2007 issue of Nutrition Action Health Letter mentions the Ruby Tuesday Colossal Burger, calling it "A Colossal Mistake." They go on to say, "Two huge hamburger patties, a three-section bun, and melted American and Monterey Jack cheese, all piled so high that it comes to the table with a steak knife plunged through the middle. Meet the Ruby Tuesday Colossal Burger. It's 1,949 calories vacuum up your 2,000-calorie daily target. And that doesn't include the sauce or the fries that come on the side." Whoa! LOL.. that's pretty colossal!

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                                      sunshinedrop RE: monkuboy Mar 9, 2007 12:37 PM

                                      Who can eat stuff like that....consume 1949 calories at one sitting? I had a cousin who would come up to Cincinnati and want White Castles and would order a bag of 20 and eat them in one sitting. 135 calories per burger X 20 burgers = 2700 calories, but that was disgusting to watch him eat. I can't believe enough people eat something like that to warrant it being put on a menu!

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                                        monkuboy RE: sunshinedrop Mar 9, 2007 02:40 PM

                                        Haha, that's funny (and gross). In junior high one time I was standing in back of this big guy in the "hash lines." He ordered two hot dogs and wolfed them down before he even moved out of the way - I think he literally swallowed them whole. I was horrified.

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                                    steakrules85 RE: ipsedixit Mar 6, 2007 04:59 PM

                                    How about the Tons of fun Burger or Double BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger at Cheesecake Factory. Or Claim Jumper Widowmaker.

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