Restaurant Takes on Double Down with Grilled Cheese Burger Melt
Ah, free enterprise, the right of corporate America to compete to see who can aid and abet the obesity crisis more and who can give you a coronary faster. We have doubled down on KFC's Double Down, And now offer for your culinary satisfaction Friendly's Grilled Cheese BurgerMelt, "a thick and juicy 100% Black Angus Big Beef Burger between two whole grilled cheese sandwiches, complete with lettuce, tomato and mayo. You'll have to taste it to believe it."
Thanks to the investigative work at Geekologie, we learn that a Double Down is almost health food at 540 calories, 32g of fat and 1380mg of sodium. The Grilled Cheese Burger Melt has three times as many calories and twice as much salt. The Double Down had less than the recommended daily maximum intake of salt at 1500 mg; the BurgerMelt exceeds it. Hands down, the Burgermelt kills.
But I am not having one until they add bacon.