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

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

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    1. re: tamerlanenj

      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/

      1. re: calabasas_trafalgar

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

      2. 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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        1. re: omgirlie

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

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

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          1. re: jes

            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!

            1. re: jes

              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. 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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              1. re: monkeyrotica

                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.

                1. re: wontonton

                  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.

                2. re: monkeyrotica

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

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


                  1. 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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                    1. re: Bostonbob3

                      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. 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. 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. 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.

                                1. How about the "Colossal Burger" at Ruby Tuesday?

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                                  1. re: J T

                                    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!

                                    1. re: monkuboy

                                      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!

                                      1. re: sunshinedrop

                                        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.

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