Restaurant chain Denny's updated its value menu with the Fried Cheese Melt, a sandwich made with "four fried mozzarella sticks and melted American cheese grilled between two slices of sourdough bread." Priced at a reasonable $4, it's served with french fries and a side of marinara sauce. Deep-fried cheese sticks inside a pan-fried grilled cheese sandwich! Is that maybe sort of appetizing? Well it does clock in at 895 calories, so it does have that going for it.
While not necessarily a "breakthrough" in the field of sandwich like the Candwich or the Lasagna Sandwich, or the KFC Double Down, the Fried Cheese Melt does have one thing going for it: it offers a rift in the temporal fabric, fusing appetizer (the mozzarella sticks) and main course (grilled cheese and fries) into one singular dish.
But we have to say, we're a little disappointed in Denny's. They missed a real opportunity to take this sandwich to a whole other level: If only they'd swapped out the individual slices of bread with individual grilled cheese sandwiches! Or offered a cheese dipping sauce so you could eat three, distinct cheeses at the same time.
Novelty Sandwich Ranking: On a scale of one to ten, one being a plain slice of white bread and ten being a chocolate-dipped bacon-wrapped Double Down on a stick, Denny's Fried Cheese Melt is a 6.
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