10 Scariest Fast Food
Dishes By Joe Wilkes
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The scariest thing out there is the food you
can get from a drive-through window. These menu items will stop your heart cold
. . . with arterial plaque! Read on and feel the chill of the ice cream shakes
that can turn you into . . . The Creature with Two Butts. Or feel the
cold grip of death around your heart from . . . The Burger That Was Too Big
to Eat! And we challenge you to look away from . . . The Mystery Bowl
of Fat. Enter this fast food hall of shame . . . if you dare!
- Deluxe Breakfast (McDonald's).
Breakfast. The most important meal of the day. . . the day
of the dead! McDonald's, the restaurant that figured out how to fill bread with
pancake syrup, starts the day off with a plate full of hotcakes, hash browns,
eggs, and sausage1,140 calories worth! Sure, it's only about half the
calories you need in a day, but you get almost ALL of the RDA of fat59
grams! And 94 percent of your RDA of sodium. I'm lovin' it!® Truly a
breakfast only the Cryptkeeper would love. The Egg McMuffin, meanwhile, only
has 300 calories, 12 grams of fat, and 34 percent of your day's sodium
- The Baconator (Wendy's). Six strips
of bacon, on top of two quarter-pound patties of ground beef with cheese and
mayo. If a vampire sucks your blood after you eat this, he'd better be packing
some Lipitor. This will set you back 830 calories, with 51 grams of fat, 22 of
which are saturated, and almost a full supply of your sodium RDA. This is a
sad, new menu item from Wendy's, especially since this is one of the better
fast food chains, healthwise. A cup of their chili is only 220 calories with 6
grams of fat. And their Mandarin Chicken Salad (without dressing) is 360
calories with 16 grams of fat.
- The BK Stacker Quad (Burger King).
Because you can't spell quadruple bypass without "quad."
The BK Stacker is the burger concept designed for people with a flair for
architecture, poor impulse control, and/or unhingeable jaws. This outdoes the
Baconator with an extra two strips of bacon (eight total) and, as its name
suggests, a full FOUR beef patties. This adds up to a nice round 1,000 calories
and a full day's supply of fat (68 grams; 30 saturated). Yes you can have it
your way . . . to the grave! Mwahahahaha! Or you could get the
Tendergrill Chicken Fillet (hold the mayo!) which has 400 calories and only 7
grams of fat.
- The Double Six-Dollar Burger (Carl's Jr.).
This burger is marketed on the West Coast as a thrifty
alternative to the ginormous burgers served at more "upscale" restaurants, like
Fuddrucker's. So you can dress up like Rich Uncle Pennybags this Halloween. It
costs $5.49, but I guess since it's double, it could work out to be a
TWELVE-dollar burger. It has a whopping 1,520 calories and 111 grams of fat (47
grams saturated). With these kinds of savings, you won't need any more fat for
two whole days! So if it's a twelve-dollar value, you're essentially saving
$6.51 per burger by eating at Carl's. That means you only need to eat about 153
burgers to save up enough to afford a home defibrillation kit! Or you might
check out Carl's Charbroiled BBQ Chicken Sandwich with only 360 calories and
4.5 grams of fat. For you East Coasters who want to get onto the defibrillation
plan, Carl's sister chain, Hardee's, serves up the Monster Thickburger, which
puts up similar numbers as the Double Six-Dollar Burger.
- Meat Lover's Stuffed Crust
Pizza (Pizza Hut). Halloween. The season of disguises.
And Pizza Hut has hidden extra cheese in the crust of their pizza. This
cheese-stuffed delight topped with all of your favorite saturated-fat-laden
meaty favorites has 520 calories for one slice, or one-eighth of a 14-inch pie.
But who can eat just one piece? If you show restraint and only have two pieces,
you're in for 1,040 calories and 58 grams of fat (24 saturated). And if you
show no restraint and eat the whole pie, you've got 4,160 calories (that's two
days' worth) and 232 grams of fat (four days' worth). Or you could have the
Veggie Lovers' Thin 'N Crispy Pizza, which will only set you back 180 calories
and 7 grams of fat per slice of an eight-slice, 12-inch pizza.
- Chicken & Biscuit Bowl (KFC).
Maybe you're dressing as a zombie this Halloween and you
want to approximate the experience of eating brains fresh from the skull. Give
KFC's Chicken & Biscuit Bowl a try. It's not nearly as healthy as human
brains, but it is a big bowl of mushy, fatty garbage. It layers mashed potatoes
with corn and bits of batter-fried chicken. Then the Colonel tops the whole
thing with gravy AND cheese to maximize the artery-clogging value. Stick a
white-flour biscuit in the side and you have a bowl full of 870 calories and 44
grams of fat. That calorie count will almost erase any suspicion that this is
just a previous customer's plate scrapings. Instead, try the Tender Roast
Sandwich (without sauce). It's only 300 calories with 4.5 grams of fat. You
could eat three of them before you approach the Chicken & Biscuit Bowl's
calories and still only have a third of the fat.
- Grilled Stuft Beef Burrito
(Taco Bell). Ready to bust out the sombrero
and serape for a Halloween stereotype? You might enjoy this equally
authentic Mexican burrito which comes in at 680 calories and 30 grams of fat.
This doesn't begin to approach the technology of the burger joints' fat
delivery systems, but you'll still have to make a pretty long run for the
border to burn this baby off. And the restaurant that pioneered the concept of
the "fourth meal" generally encourages you to buy it as part of a combo,
accompanied with another menu item like a 200-to-300-calorie taco or two, which
can get you over the thousand-calorie mark before you know it. Instead, check
out the "Fresco" menu wherein they have several of their popular favorites with
the cheese and sour cream swapped out for salsa. Most of the Fresco items are
under 200 calories and 8 grams of fat or less.
- Caramel Pecanbon (Cinnabon).
Who doesn't like a little snack with their coffee at the
mall? But something wicked this way comes in the form of this roll from
Cinnabon. It packs a whopping 1,100 calories and 56 grams of fat. It makes
Wendy's Baconator look like a light dining option. Instead, the sorcerers at
Cinnabon have magically shrunk their namesake product into a Minibon, which
only has 300 calories and 11 grams of fat. A sensible treat instead of a fat
- Chocolate Chip
Cookie Dough Blizzard (Dairy Queen). How about
dressing up as Cookie Monster? How about Cookie Monster with an insulin pump?
At the DQ you can carboload with this large milkshake. It'll give you 1,320
calories and 52 grams of fat, 27 grams of which are saturated, and 6 grams are
trans fat! Trans fat? You heard me. It's like the 90s are back! And this is
likely a dessert you're eating after you've had a burger and fries. Instead,
try satisfying your sweet tooth with a 150-calorie soft-serve cone with only 5
grams of fat.
- Oreo Pizza (Domino's). Halloween brings out all kinds of unholy manmade mutants like
the Wolfman, Frankenstein, and Michael Jackson. This monstrosity from Domino's
wouldn't be out of place on the buffet at the Island of Dr. Moreau. I can only
imagine the potential dishes in our future if this culinary atrocity takes off.
Chocolate-covered french fries? Kung Pao cookies? Caramel Buffalo wings? Half
of a 10-inch pizza has 480 calories and 16 grams of fat, 4 grams of which are
saturated. Hmmmm . . . it's actually not that unhealthy. But who'd want to eat