The latest sandwich from Carl's Jr. and Hardee's stuffs an entire Fourth of July barbecue into one burger — all in the name of patriotism, of course. According to USA Today, the chain — which loves its slutburger commercials — will launch The Most American Thickburger on May 20.
The sandwich practically bleeds stereotypical American foods: The trend-satisfying burger consists of one-third of a pound of beef, a grilled hot dog split into two, a layer of that magically processed dairy product known as American cheese, and some Lay's Kettle Cooked Potato Chips for good measure. Add in a giant soda and a slice of apple pie, and it's the perfect all-American meal.
The Most American Thickburger will be one of the priciest items on the menu. Brad Haley, a marketing officer for Carl's Jr.'s parent company CKE Restaurants, notes: that is for good reason. "It's like two sandwiches in one — and your side." Not to mention the 1,063 calorie sandwich covers half of the recommended daily total. Dietitian Hope Warshaw tells USA Today, "Steer clear unless you're nutrition goal is to get your total fat and saturated fat grams and daily sodium count in one dose." It's probably best to skip that side of pepperoni cheese fries, too.