All I can say is... wow. This monster, just unveiled by Hardee's and Carl's Jr., is a regular cheeseburger plus a smoked hot dog and potato chips. It weighs in at a whopping 1,030 Calories, not including fries, soda, etc.
This is consistent with the company's recent policy of not just ignoring health concerns, but mocking them. Nothing can sum this up better than the words of Hardee's CEO himself, Andrew Pudzer:
I hope our competitors keep promoting those healthy products, and we will keep promoting our big, juicy delicious burgers.This statement encapsulates many of the reasons why the company is doing brisk business at the moment. They focus on the reward value of food without concerning themselves with the collateral damage to the health of their customers. And they offer a lot of food for not very much money. It's a simple formula, but it works.
Thanks to David Lawrence for the tip, and the Boston Globe for the image.