The 1,420 calorie burger - Mm mm good

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by Soju Gorae, Nov 19, 2004.

  1. Soju Gorae

    Soju Gorae New Member

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6498304/?GT1=5809

    Man I want one of those. Call me a crazy jarhead, but that actually looks good.

    I'd first have to say goodbye to my loved ones first before digging in though.


    The chief of Hardees Inc. is now one of my new heroes for this quote:

    "In an interview on CNBC, Hardee's chief executive Andrew Puzder was unapologetic, saying the company's latest sandwich is "not a burger for tree-huggers."

    "This is a burger for young hungry guys who want a really big, delicious, juicy, decadent burger," he said. "I hope our competitors keep promoting those healthy products, and we will keep promoting our big, juicy delicious burgers."
     
  2. ElJefe

    ElJefe Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 16, 1999
    Colorful Colorado
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's almost enough to wish that there was a Hardee's near me.

    But not quite.
     
  3. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    They had some Brit roving reporter on CNN trying to choke one down. The tw!t only got 2/3 of the way through. 1,400 calories is a feast, but i'm up to the challenge. Now how come there are no Hardee's in NJ? In the land of taylor ham & egg sandwiches for breakfast, fries with cheese & gravy, Texas weiners and diners on every other corner, these things would sell like hot cakes.
     
  4. VFish

    VFish Member+

    Jan 7, 2001
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Atlanta
    When Michael Moore sits down for lunch does he order 2 or 3 of these things?
     
  5. Own Goal Hat-Trick

    Jul 28, 1999
    ColoRADo
    id go get one but with all the erototoxins in my body i cant be bothered to get out of the house.
     
  6. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
    Orygun coast
    That's pretty good looking burger, almost as good as the "Hungry mutha special" we used to get at the Oar House in Santa Monica, on a 10 inch bun!

    But WTF does this mean....
    They made it out of bark chips....???
     
  7. Coach_McGuirk

    Coach_McGuirk New Member

    Apr 30, 2002
    Between the Pipes
    Well, that burger has rocketed by the "Bacon Ultimate Cheeseburger" at Jack in the Box which checks in at a mere 1045 calories....


    (EDIT: after looking at it on MSNBC, that actually looks just like a "Bacon Ultimate". Are JitB and Hardees owned by the same company?)
     
  8. Michael K.

    Michael K. Member

    Mar 3, 1999
    There or Thereabouts
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Eating a Hardee's meal is like competing for the Darwin Awards, only more drawn out.
     
  9. tog

    tog Member

    Oct 25, 2000
    Seattle
    I can tell you one thing: the words "crazy jarhead" will never come out of my mouth.
     
  10. Matt Clark

    Matt Clark Member

    Dec 19, 1999
    Liverpool
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    It looks revolting and you'd have to pay me to even try to eat one, but one has to give full kudos to a company that sticks to its gameplan in this manner. I loathe the empty pretence behind the "healthy options" guff that McDonalds and the other swill merchants try to sell you. They and all their type are purveyors of nutrition-voids, of chaotically flavoured, greasy, horrible pap and that is not going to change just because the pap in question is now green and comes with a sliver of the cheapest Parmesan-like "cheese" substance known to mankind and one tired, overly salty olive.

    I realise it's just a clever bit of marketing positioning (including the carefully crafted treehugger quote), but nonetheless - thumbs up to the last honest shit-in-a-box merchant in town.
     
  11. zverskiy yobar

    zverskiy yobar BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Mar 10, 2002

    A brit telling us our food looks revolting :rolleyes:
     
  12. zverskiy yobar

    zverskiy yobar BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Mar 10, 2002
    I found a Hardees within an hour drive of me.. there used to a bunch by me but they closed in the early nineties.Looks like I gotta take a drive to try this sucker just once :p (ill probably have a heart attack after it)
     
  13. Daksims

    Daksims New Member

    Jun 27, 2001
    Colorado
    We don't have Hardee's in Colorado. We have Carl's Junior.
     
  14. Dolemite

    Dolemite Member+

    Apr 2, 2001
    East Bay, Ca

    Carl's jr. is amazingly classy compared to HArdees.
     
  15. bigredfutbol

    bigredfutbol Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 5, 2000
    Woodbridge, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Love the chest-thumping 'not for tree-huggers' angle. I'll bet that guy tells his kid he got 'owned' everytime he beats him at Chutes and Ladders.
     
  16. ElJefe

    ElJefe Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 16, 1999
    Colorful Colorado
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Carl's Jr. is owned by Hardee's.

    And they're not that cosmically different.
     
  17. Matt Clark

    Matt Clark Member

    Dec 19, 1999
    Liverpool
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Har dee har har. Easy with that knee - you might hurt yourself, Tank.

    Would it help if I got an American to tell you that a greasy slab of mechanically-recovered abattoir waste* in an arrowroot bun is "revolting"? I mean, I wouldn't want to raise your nationalist ire or anything.

    Here - have one of these to make the (American-style burger induced?) bile settle --> :rolleyes:. Take one every four hours until the gaseous nausea settles.

    *Oh - but thank you for that culinary piece of genius. Please do continue to use that as your sole basis for pretending the rest of the gastronomic world owes you a living. No - honestly, we're not crying with laughter, we've just got a spittle of fat in our eyes.
     
  18. sardus_pater

    sardus_pater Member

    Mar 21, 2004
    Sardinia Italy EU
    Club:
    Cagliari Calcio
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    [​IMG]

    I still prefer to kill myself with huge amounts of homemade lasagne.
    Even better if they've been made by my aunt from romagna.
     
  19. DoyleG

    DoyleG Moderator
    Staff Member

    FC Edmonton
    Canada
    Jan 11, 2002
    Victoria, BC
    Club:
    FC Edmonton
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Cashier: Welcome to Hardee's sir. What would you like to have today?

    Customer: I'll have the Monster Thickburger combo please.

    Cashier: Ok. Would you like a coronary bypass or liposuction with your combo today?
     
  20. Matt Clark

    Matt Clark Member

    Dec 19, 1999
    Liverpool
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Pictures, rhymes ... that post had everything! ;)
     
  21. Thomas A Fina

    Thomas A Fina Member

    Mar 29, 1999
    Hell
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hardees is a red-state operation then?

    (Not like I would ever have McDs or BK or any of their ilk unless I'm really really hammered.)
     
  22. DevilDave

    DevilDave Member

    West Bromwich Albion/RBNY/PSG/Gamba Osaka/Sac Republic
    United States
    Sep 29, 2001
    Sacramento, CA
    Club:
    West Bromwich Albion FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well something on both of the sister chains' Web sites that supposedly absolves them of guilt at offering such unhealthy fare are the handy "nutrition calculators."

    If you eat at Hardees click here, and if you're further out West like me and eat at Carl's Jr., click here.

    I appreciate the fact that I'm choking down more than 1300 calories when I nosh on a Double Western Bacon Cheeseburger combo at Carl's. :eek:
     
  23. DoctorJones24

    DoctorJones24 Member

    Aug 26, 1999
    OH
    Of course, that picture bears absolutely zero resemblance to the piece of crap you'll actually get served if you ever do order one. It'll be some squashed soggy bread, flat rounded bacon molds, tasteless processed cheese, and gobs of warm mayonaise. Still, it WILL have 2/3 lb of meat, I suppose...


    Anyway, if I'm going to kill myself with food, I'm with sardu. It ain't going to be from eating this crap.

    What's the calorie comparison to a nice Southern Fried Steak? A huge plate of Chicken Alfredo? A Grand Slam breakfast at Dennys?
     
  24. bojendyk

    bojendyk New Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    South Loop, Chicago

    That's the dumbest thing I've ever read. Which of their competitors is promoting a "healthy" product? A McDonald's salad w/ dressing that has just as many calories as a burger doesn't count.

    Tell you what: you guys enjoy these burgers, and I'll enjoy being thin, fit, good-looking, and able to walk up a flight of stairs without wheezing.
     
  25. Soju Gorae

    Soju Gorae New Member

    You do realize you can eat whatever you want and still stay fit and healthy, right. I'm 6'1" 177lbs and I love indulging on junk food. It's all about moderation. As long as you're not binging on these nutritional hydrogen bombs several times a week, I think it's okay to let go once in a while.

    But that's just me.
     

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