Do you think of total daily caloric recommendations as just numbers?
Then this list is for you, and today we're counting down our picks for the top 10 outrageous fast food items. For this list, we're looking at food choices from around the world that are physically huge and/or have mind boggling amounts of calories and fat. So called "heart attacks on a plate" meals that, in many cases, can be found at popular chain eateries. Eat them at your own risk.
#10. Double Big Mac
When the iconic Big Mac was introduced in the late 1960s, people were like, "whoa, that's huge". McDonalds' new Big Mac sandwich, for the bigger than average appetite. But now, some people think it's inadequate. Luckily for those people who see the Big Mac as a small snack or an hors d'oeuvre, there's the Double Big Mac, also known as the Mega Mac, available in countries like Canada, Australia, and parts of Asia. This monstrosity has four patties instead of the regular two and in addition to the extra beef, the sandwich also boasts extra fat, cholesterol and calories. All helping to cement its place in the top 10, and in your arteries.
Real bacon, only for real men. We're thinking like 8 out of 10 people would say there's never too much bacon.
That's why Wendy's created this sandwich in 2007. Well that, and they were trying to entice young people into late night snacking. Branding it with a menacing sounding name that automatically brings a certain Schwarzenegger movie to mind. Wendy's built one intimidating burger. As if two quarter pound patties, juicy bacon and 900+ calories weren't scary enough. The Baconator is also the official burger of the Canadian Football League, and that's good since professional athletes are probably the only people to get enough exercise to burn off one of these bad boys.
#8. The Breakfast Burger
Carl's Jr may be best known for their series of commercials featuring hot celebs and models eating food in sexually suggestive ways. Are we really surprised they have outrageous menu items? Their behemoth breakfast burger is based on the belief that hamburgers are a suitable breakfast fare, as long as they're topped with enough bacon, eggs and hash browns, as well as some cheese and ketchup, of course. At 800 calories, this combo of breakfast and lunch ingredients, is actually calorically equivalent to eating breakfast and lunch simultaneously. But we're thinking you might wanna skip dinner too.
#7. Meat Mountain
A sandwich featuring every type of meat available at Arby's. The concoction, which was originally just a picture on a poster, intended to inform customers that Arby's offers more than their well known roast beef, contains an eye-popping combination of meats including, but not limited to; roast turkey, ham, corned beef, and chicken tenders, with some bacon and cheese thrown in for good measure.
It's like a everlasting gob stopper, it keeps changing flavors in my mouth.
The Meat Mountain is actually on Arby's secret menu, so there's no official nutritional information available. But estimated calorie counts clock in at about 1200, as much as some people eat in an entire day.
6#. Bacon Sundae
First there were bacon burgers, BLTs and club sandwiches. Next came maple bacon donuts, bacon themed restaurants and even an informal US holiday, "International Bacon Day". Forget Labor Day and Christmas, we hear International Bacon Day is actually your favorite holiday. Now, in an effort to either prove the popular idea that bacon really does go with everything, or to show you that it's impossible to mess up ice-cream, this 510-calorie concoction literally adds a little meat to your hot fudge and caramel sundae. Love it or hate it, one thing's for sure: If you try it, you'll never forget it.
#5. Waffle Taco
When I saw Taco Bell made a waffle taco, I figured I would get with the times. If you've ever wanted tacos for breakfast, or to eat waffles with your hands, your wish has been granted. To compete in the ever-growing breakfast fast food market, Taco Bell launched a breakfast menu in 2012. That gives Taco Bell 15 items on its breakfast menu. But the waffle taco takes the...well, Taco. Instead of a tortilla, this item has a waffle shaped like a taco shell. In place of beef or chicken, the waffle shell is filled with eggs and a choice of sausage or bacon. Putting it all together in a waffle, genius! If the mysteriously curved waffle isn't reason enough to try one, it also comes with syrup on the side, so you don't have to eat hot sauce at 7 in the morning. The thing that everyone's talking about is something called the waffle taco. They have combined a waffle with a Taco. So eventually you can combine your chin with your neck.
#4. Bypass Burger
When a server in a nurse's uniform brings your order, you know you're in trouble. A customer at the Heart Attack Grill, that's the name of it, was rushed to the hospital after eating a sandwich called the Triple Bypass Burger. Depending on the size of your appetite or the intensity of your urge to taunt cardiologists everywhere, you can order the single, double, triple or quadruple bypass burger at the Heart Attack Grill. The quadruple bypass burger has 20 slices of bacon. The Las Vegas, Nevada medical themed restaurant not only serves cholesterol ladened burgers, ironically named after a surgical procedure, it also offers free single bypasses, the burger, not the operation, although that'd also come in handy to customers who weigh more than 350 pounds. I'm up another few inches, who needs these old pants? I can eat for free, and thanks to our new healthcare law, I don't have to pay for my own medical bills either.
#3. Cheeseburger Pizza Crust/ Crown Crust Pizza
The new crown crust pizza. If you have a huge appetite, and an inability to make decisions, or your kids are fighting because one wants to go to the burger place and the other wants pizza, don't despair. With this item, known alternately as the cheeseburger pizza crust, or the crown crust pizza, depending on which country you're in you, can have pizza and burgers, as well as family harmony at the same time. Your crown crust pizza, ma'am.
#2. T-Rex Burger
A Wendy's hamburger is making headlines for its outrageous number of beef patties. Outrageous, or perfectly awesome? This burger, which originated as a joke ad in a magazine, was never intended to be a real menu item. But for a while it actually existed at one location in Manitoba, Canada. Featuring 9 quarter pound patties, it cost $21.99 just for the sandwich. But, if that wasn't enough to quiet your growling stomach, you could get the combo meal for a cool $24.99. Look at that, that's delicious. If you'd like to try one, you're too late. The franchise stopped offering it after receiving too much bad publicity, and a warning from Wendy's headquarters.
#1. Double Down
Would you like to try a bite of this new KFC sandwich? Instead of bread, it's got chicken. Who needs a bun when you can use two slabs of chicken to hold together a sandwich? Made of two types of cheese, some bacon, and a spicy mayonnaise sauce?
Launched in 2010 as an April Fool’s joke, KFC's Double Down is available with original or grilled boneless chicken breasts as its bread. Grilled is healthier, but originally offers more texture for easier gripping. Another variation, the Zinger Double Down King sold in Korea, takes the concept a step further.
It's basically a bacon cheeseburger with spicy deep-fried chicken patties serving as the bun. Or you may prefer the Philippine's Double Down Dog, which is a cheese filled chicken hotdog wrapped in the trademark chicken bun. If you hate carbs, but don't mind greasy hands, this might just be your perfect sandwich. KFC Zinger Double Down Max, so good!
Do you agree with our list? What do you think are the most outrageous fast food items? Do you mind if I have some of your tasty beverage to wash this down? Go right ahead.