KFC double down now has competition

Evo

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I guess Friendly's isn't that friendly.

It's a growing trend in the US to have the most gigantic portions imganibale in a single serving. Makes it easier for obese people to order. "but I only had one sandwich!"
 

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Yuck! I think you'd need to unhinge your jaw to eat the thing. And I'm pretty sure if I actually saw someone eating that thing, I'd probably lose my own appetite just from the site of it.
 

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I love grilled cheese and burgers, but 2 grilled cheese sandwiches would overload me before factoring in the burger "filling".
 
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I actually find that pretty funny, it's in no way a 'sandwich' as it's not feasibly possible to eat it as such. It's simply food items stacked on top of each other.

I suggest they take the next inevitable step of making a bigmac style one. With a third 'grilled cheese sandwich' and another burger.... marvellous.
 

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I used to live in upstate NY and spent a lot of time in VT, which is Friendly territory. Do you have them in Maine turbo?
 

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I used to live in upstate NY and spent a lot of time in VT, which is Friendly territory. Do you have them in Maine turbo?
Yep! There are three located in the first 3 cities to the south of here.

You can easily hit any one of them in less than an hour's driving, though I don't see the point. The food is crap and I don't eat ice cream/sundaes/splits.
 
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There's one about a 1/4 mile from my house. I only ate there once in the past 15 years I lived here. That was earlier this month when they gave away free ice cream to celebrate their 75th anniversary. Not bad at all. I'd definitely go there again on their next anniversary.
 
That's just gross. I rarely even eat hamburgers any more because I usually feel sick afterward.
 

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That's just gross. I rarely even eat hamburgers any more because I usually feel sick afterward.
Same here. And not just burgers, but most restaurant food is so full of fat and salt...it doesn't digest well.
 
I'm not impressed at all. Anyone can make a 1500 calorie sandwich taste good.
It always seems so stupid to me to come out with a sandwich like that, like they've been working in a lab for years trying to perfect it, and then come out with a pile of grease as if they've created something.

Yeah, I'm gonna go right out and try it. I've had bread, meat and cheese before, but never in that configuration. They put the cheese in a different location in the sandwich, so that means I have to go out and try it, because I don't know what that could possibly taste like.

Now that I'm already ranting, I have to say something about that 50 cent wings "deal" at Pizza Hut. 50 cents for 1 wing? That's a horrible price. People actually see that and go "wow, I have to go out and take advantage of that before it's over". Not only is that a bad price, it sounds like a price INCREASE. People were actually paying MORE than 50 cent per wing before this deal?
Oh yes, give me some wings. Some fat, skin, tendons and a vein if I'm lucky and MAYBE some meat. Maybe. There's no guarantee. Oh, but I can dip my fatskintendonvein covered bone in my choice of sauce. Well yippy.

And now I saw a commercial on TV for some "wings", that were boneless and were made from breast meat.... That's not a wing, that's a chicken nugget. But they call it a wing so morons who apparently don't know what wings are will go out and buy tons of them because they hear "wings" and get excited because they like sucking BBQ sauce off of chicken bones.
 

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Now that I'm already ranting, I have to say something about that 50 cent wings "deal" at Pizza Hut. 50 cents for 1 wing? That's a horrible price. People actually see that and go "wow, I have to go out and take advantage of that before it's over". Not only is that a bad price, it sounds like a price INCREASE. People were actually paying MORE than 50 cent per wing before this deal?
Oh yes, give me some wings. Some fat, skin, tendons and a vein if I'm lucky and MAYBE some meat. Maybe. There's no guarantee. Oh, but I can dip my fatskintendonvein covered bone in my choice of sauce. Well yippy.
It's worse, is half a wing (1/3 if you count the tip). Evo Child bought bulk hot wings at the store $6.97 a pound! Whole chickens usually sell for 98 cents per pound.
 

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The Grilled Cheese BurgerMelt’s calorie count is about half the estimated energy requirement of an active adult male.
2*1500 = 3000, 3000 is a lot, most people don't need that much. It is not "about half", it is "well above half".
 

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Ugh. My arteries are clogging just looking at that thing.
 
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2*1500 = 3000, 3000 is a lot, most people don't need that much. It is not "about half", it is "well above half".
Yeah... I'd put it around 2300, maybe 2700 if you work out several times a week.
 
Michael Phelps eats about 3000 calories for breakfast. If you're really active, 3000 calories isn't that much.
 
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Michael Phelps eats about 3000 calories for breakfast. If you're really active, 3000 calories isn't that much.
Although I don't think you'd catch many olympic level atheletes eating one of those monstosities.
 
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Michael Phelps eats about 3000 calories for breakfast. If you're really active, 3000 calories isn't that much.
Michael Phelps puts out around 5 times the amount of a normal person.
 
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But an active man was specified, not just a normal person.
"Active" is arbitrary. Just performing daily routines (no heavy work at all) should burn about 2000-2200 calories in a man. To get up to 3000, you'd have to work out (rather intensively) for about an hour a day or have a quite heavy job. I burn about 800 calories in an hour on my crosstrainer at maximum resistance, at least (according to the damned contraption).
 
If Michael Phelps can burn 8,000 more calories in a day than a normal person, I don't think it's asking too much for an active person to burn 1,000 more.
 
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Right, the ridiculousness has started.

Time for me to depart.
 
It's true what they say, you can tell a lot about a culture, its people, and the country in general by how and what the people eat. Really, what is the double down and this double grilled cheese burger saying about America?
 

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It's true what they say, you can tell a lot about a culture, its people, and the country in general by how and what the people eat. Really, what is the double down and this double grilled cheese burger saying about America?
We are a a culture of excess catering to losers? Nah! Can't be!!
 

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It's true what they say, you can tell a lot about a culture, its people, and the country in general by how and what the people eat. Really, what is the double down and this double grilled cheese burger saying about America?
Nonsense. Show me the evidence.
 

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