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Screw Obesity; Carl's Jr. Introduces New Foot-Long Cheeseburger

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

First came the utterly disgusting Double Down from KFC. Now we have a new cheeseburger and it's a biggie -- one foot, to be exact. The fast food chain Carl's Jr., known for its artery-clogging offerings, is testing out a foot-long cheeseburger at a few of its restaurants in Southern California.

This is the latest entry into the foot-long wars, joining Subway and Quiznos. The Carl's Jr. sandwich features three -- count 'em, three -- burgers loaded onto a long thick roll. Topped with gooey cheese, pickles, onions and ketchup, you've got yourself more than a meal, and for only $4. If you want to add lettuce and tomatoes, you'll pay half a buck more.

It's not known how bad this monstrosity is for you, but the chain regularly serves up burgers that top 1,000 calories and up to 70 grams of fat.

The food blog Food Beast took the plunge. Here's part of the review:

It’s basically just a few patties and ingredients mimicking a sub sandwich, which may end up not helping its overall appeal. The dough on the bread seems a little off, but the execution of the entire sandwich still remains interesting and I’m intrigued to say the least. As for the patty, it actually consists of smaller individual patties, instead of one larger piece (which may have earned it some more “craziness points“).

So there you have it -- proving once again that unlike other fast food chains that are at least trying to offer healthier fare, Carl's Jr. has no interest in helping solve our nation's obesity problem, and is only adding to it. Job well done!