Yes, the latest assault on America’s waistline comes in the form of Friendly’s recently launched Grilled Cheese BurgerMelt. Move over, Double Down, there’s a new “something with far more calories than bread as a bun” sandwich in town.
Friendly’s gastronomical innovation is not without precedent. The Grilled Cheese BurgerMelt appears to be inspired by similar “Fatty Melts” and “Chubby Melts” that have been served in the South for a few years now (source), as well as the Midwest.
What’s the nutritional content of the culinary monstrosity? According to the Friendly’s site (PDF):
870 Fat Calories
79g Total Fat
38g Saturated Fat
9g Dietary Fiber
Deana, who sent it in, says, “BRB, dry heaving.”
Consumerist’s Laura says, “I love grilled cheeses. This is terrifying.”
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And of course there are no Friendly’s in St. Louis. A trip to the East Coast seems in order. Must. Eat. One.