Fast Food Burgers

Fast food burgers have grown up a lot and have changed since I was a child.  Back in the 60’s it was a huge deal to stop at McDonald’s with my dad and have a hamburger and fries.  The plain burger then was pretty much like the plain burger now and when I want a blast to my childhood, I order one up.

But when I have a coupon I’ll try something new.

Here’s the McDonald’s Angus Deluxe offering up 750 calories.  Eek, 1700 mg of sodium!  According to their website, it’s “A third-pound (precooked weight) 100% Angus beef patty with its own special seasoning on a premium bakery style bun, two slices of melty American cheese and topped off with hearty red tomatoes, whole-leaf lettuce, crisp red onions and crinkle-cut pickles

Would someone please define what a ‘crinkle cut’ pickle is?  Is it sweet?  Is it sour?   It turns out they’re sweet.  Ick.  Plucked off the sandwich they were and discarded.  That shaves off 150 calories easily, right?  I also can’t finish a burger and ate about two-thirds of it so what, remove another 500 calories?  Wow, that makes the burger practically diet food!

McDonald’s Angus Deluxe















I’ve also recently had a coupon for the Carl’s Jr. Original Six Dollar burger. It’s a mere 910 calories and 2030 mg of sodium.  Gack!  Hmm, what if the line cook is a little more heavy handed while salting that sucker?  The numbers could go through the roof!

According to their website, it’s “Charbroiled 100% Black Angus beef patty, two slices melted American cheese, lettuce, two slices of tomato, red onions, pickles, mustard, mayonnaise and ketchup on a toasted sesame seed bun“.

It too is more than I can eat in one sitting and after reading those numbers I think I’ve completely lost my appetite.

Carl’s Jr Original Six Dollar Burger

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