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Hardee's does it again -- The 920 calories, 60 grams of fat breakfast burrito ...

Heard on the radio today about this breakfast burrito and then found a description on the web.

"Hardee's on Monday rolled out its new Country Breakfast Burrito -- two egg omelets filled with bacon, sausage, diced ham, cheddar cheese, hash browns and sausage gravy, all wrapped inside a flour tortilla. The burrito contains 920 calories and 60 grams of fat."

I like the fact that they added country gravy.

Just to remind you all, Hardees also has a "Monster Thickburger (with) ... 1,420-calorie sandwich (and) is made up of two 1/3-pound slabs of beef, four strips of bacon, three slices of cheese and mayonnaise on a buttered bun" and a "Hardees' chicken salad -- topped with onion rings and crispy chicken (and) has 1,100 calories and 83 grams of fat."

Here is the link:

http://www.cnn.com/2007/HEALTH/diet.f...

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  1. a good move for them, I guess. How many times has the word "Hardees" been uttered on radio and TV today?

    they need the free advertising too...all the ones around here (eastern Atlanta area) areeither already closed or are closing.

    1. I'm pretty sure the last of the downtown DC Hardees have folded. They're only in the suburbs now, and hard to find. I miss the Thickburger. One of the tastier chain burgers.

      As for the breakfast burrito, they've basically taken what you'd order at a sitdown place like IHOP or Dennys, made it portable, and charged a premium. Can't imagine driving and eating one, but I've seen wierder "multitaskings" happen on the road. Makeup/cellphone/reading-a-newspaper combo, anyone?

      I can't wait until this fastfood arms race results in five-figure calorie counts and toxic levels of meat and cheese.

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      1. re: monkeyrotica

        One of these days I'll start a "Create Your Own Hardee's Menu Item" thread.

      2. Disgusting. The sooner they are out of business the better. Fast food is bad enough but what they do seems to be a deliberate slap to the face of reason.

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        1. And they haven't gotten Paula Deen to endorse it yet?

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          1. re: rockycat

            Seems more like a Rachel Ray endorsement. She does Dunkin Donuts, right?

            Great picture, though. I don't know whether to eat it or have sex with it.

          2. From the link above, quoting recommended caloric intake: "...2,800 calories for teenage boys and active adults. Hardee's sees its core customers as young men ages 18 to 34..."

            So, it's one of three meals a day for people in that category, albeit not a balanced one but also probably not an issue for people who don't suffer from diet-related medical conditions.

            Actually I'm in more like the 1,600 calorie category also mentioned in the link, and the thing sounds like it would be enough to keep me satisfied for an entire day if split into several portions and supplemented with a few servings of fruit and vegetables.

            So I guess I fail to see what's wrong with the item itself--just how people might choose to fit it into their overall nutritional plan.

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            1. re: Emm

              Not going to happen. Whoever eats this is likely going to have a massive coronary on the spot and spend the next six weeks recouperating. And Emm, would you really want this thing sitting around all day,just so you could fit it into your "overall nutritional plan." Sounds like my kind of rationalizing, however.

              1. re: Shayna Madel

                LOL, Shayna! Nah, I doubt if it's something I'd actually buy, because it doesn't sound like it tastes good. But I'll stand by the notion that if it WAS something I'd want to eat, there's probably enough volume there that I could nosh on it all day.

                I have to admit that all the complaining about high caloric content in fast food items kind of annoys me. People aren't helpless robots or victims. Barring some kind of eating disorder or serious money problems, most of us have quite a bit of control over what we choose to put in our mouths.

                  1. re: Shayna Madel

                    Oh please. There needs to be some kind of Federal Mandate on how much fat and how many calories a food item can contain.
                    It's not like we should be expected to take care of ourselves.

                  2. re: Emm

                    I agree. If people didn't buy it, then the fast fooders wouldn't sell it, would they? As much as "consumers" say they want healthy foods, when a fast food place puts it on the menu, no one buys it. Same as all these people talking about how they want to help out the environment - so when the car manufacturers put out an economy car, people still keep buying their Hummers and SUV's. Action speaks louder than words. If people REALLY wanted healthier stuff from restaurants, then the restaurants would supply what was demanded. As it is, that is exactly what they are doing right now - just giving the majority what they really want, not what they say they want because they feel guilty abouyt telling the truth.