MMA Matt Hughes can now get his daily fill in burrito form!

Discussion in 'OT Bar' started by SCirone, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. SCirone

    SCirone Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2004
    Messages:
    51,481
    Likes Received:
    188
    Location:
    ATX
    Hardee's unveils 920-calorie burrito

    By JIM SALTER, AP Business WriterMon Oct 15, 2:36 PM ET



    The people who brought you the Monster Thickburger and the 1,100-calorie salad are at it again — this time for breakfast.

    Hardee's on Monday rolled out its new Country Breakfast Burrito — two egg omelets filled with bacon, sausage, diced ham, cheddar cheese, hash browns and sausage gravy, all wrapped inside a flour tortilla. The burrito contains 920 calories and 60 grams of fat.

    Brad Haley, marketing chief for the St. Louis-based fast-food chain, said the burrito offers the sort of big breakfast item normally found in sit-down restaurants with an added advantage.

    "It makes this big country breakfast portable," he said.

    In 2003 the chain introduced a line of big sandwiches, including the Monster Thickburger. The 1,420-calorie sandwich is made up of two 1/3-pound slabs of beef, four strips of bacon, three slices of cheese and mayonnaise on a buttered bun.

    Even Hardees' chicken salad — topped with onion rings and crispy chicken — has 1,100 calories and 83 grams of fat.

    The chain does offer some low-calorie options, including roast beef and chicken sandwiches.

    The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a Washington-based advocate for nutrition and health, has called the Hardee's line of Thickburgers "food porn."

    The group's senior nutritionist, Jayne Hurley, said Monday the burrito was "another lousy invention by a fast-food company."

    The "country breakfast bomb," as she called it, represents half a day's calories and a full day's worth of saturated fat and salt, to say nothing of cholesterol.

    "That's all before 10 o'clock in the morning," she said.
    Haley makes no apologies.

    "We don't try to hide what these are," he said. "When consumers go to other fast-food places they feel like they've got to buy two of their breakfast sandwiches or burritos to fill up. This is really designed to fill you up."

    The government's Center for Nutritional Policy and Promotion recommends a daily caloric intake ranging from 1,600 calories for sedentary women and older adults to 2,800 calories for teenage boys and active adults. Hardee's sees its core customers as young men ages 18 to 34, Haley said, though it expects a wider range for breakfast items.

    The Country Breakfast Burrito is generally available for $2.69 by itself or $4.09 for a combo that includes hash rounds and coffee.
    ___
    On the Net:

    Hardee's: http://www.hardees.com. Center for Science in the Public Interest: http://www.cspinet.org
     
  2. TigreTek

    TigreTek omega member OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2001
    Messages:
    26,927
    Likes Received:
    3
    holy shit
     
  3. checkii

    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2003
    Messages:
    22,489
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    rain street
    if only matt hughes didnt hate mexicans so much he would probably try it :wtc:
     
  4. konrad109

    konrad109 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2006
    Messages:
    4,153
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Always nice to get all your daily intake intake of fat from your first meal. Gets it out of the way.
     
  5. maks

    maks Bah! t(-_-t)

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2004
    Messages:
    12,317
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Socal
    dammit this fucking burrito is everywhere :rant:
     
  6. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2002
    Messages:
    10,118
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Las Vegas
  7. great marketing by Hardees.
     
  8. Mega-JC: Da Return

    Mega-JC: Da Return Tiger Knee!

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2001
    Messages:
    15,105
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Tacoma, Wa
    holy crap I want
     
  9. adrenalin112

    adrenalin112 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2003
    Messages:
    28,498
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    SoCal --> Tempe
    What's the big deal? me and millions of other Mexicans have been making this burrito for decades.

    But they forgot the avocado and salsa. Some even throw in sour cream too :eek3:
     
  10. acidix

    acidix Ua mau, ke ea o ka `aina, i ka pono

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2007
    Messages:
    2,815
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    I can smile when its raining.
    And beans
     
  11. adrenalin112

    adrenalin112 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2003
    Messages:
    28,498
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    SoCal --> Tempe
    That's a different burrito.

    Beans
    Rice
    Cheese
    Steak
    Chicken
    Avocado
    Salsa
    In a tortilla
     
  12. acidix

    acidix Ua mau, ke ea o ka `aina, i ka pono

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2007
    Messages:
    2,815
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    I can smile when its raining.
    I'm hungry now.

    So you're saying Mexicans have used sausage gravy for awhile now? wierd.
     
  13. Placebo

    Placebo New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2005
    Messages:
    4,166
    Likes Received:
    0
    Damn it. I used to have a Hardee's literally a block from my house, but it's a Tim Horton's now. The neares Hardee's is like an hour away.
     
  14. konrad109

    konrad109 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2006
    Messages:
    4,153
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    lol I once had a friend fly in burritos from Kansas City. They put chedder cheese, sour cream, potatoes, and chicken in em. I think that was it. Best food I've ever eaten.

    The rule of thumb for burritos: the shittier and dirtier the place that makes em, the better they taste.
     
  15. acidix

    acidix Ua mau, ke ea o ka `aina, i ka pono

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2007
    Messages:
    2,815
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    I can smile when its raining.
    Not so, i occasionally get burrito cravings and there is a dirty shitty place that makes shitty burritos near my place.
     
  16. Rob H

    Rob H New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2006
    Messages:
    6,570
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    SCV, CA
    man i wish carls jr had this :(
     
  17. adrenalin112

    adrenalin112 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2003
    Messages:
    28,498
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    SoCal --> Tempe
    I forgot to make mention to omit that shit. And I wasn't sure if they mean "sausage gravy" or "sausage , gravy"
    Gravy in a burrito sounds gross, but shit, I'd try it.
     
  18. bpa00

    bpa00 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2005
    Messages:
    5,792
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Kansas City
    Sounds pretty good to me... I'll have to try it some time on the 1 fast food meal I allow myself each week...
     
  19. maks

    maks Bah! t(-_-t)

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2004
    Messages:
    12,317
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Socal

    I think they call it the loaded burrito. I have a coupon for buy one get one free :o
     
  20. Jeebus

    Jeebus Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2000
    Messages:
    55,362
    Likes Received:
    85
    Location:
    KNOCK KNOCK! LOL!
    Good workout food.
     
  21. acidix

    acidix Ua mau, ke ea o ka `aina, i ka pono

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2007
    Messages:
    2,815
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    I can smile when its raining.
    That much fat/saturated fat?
     
  22. Mega-JC: Da Return

    Mega-JC: Da Return Tiger Knee!

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2001
    Messages:
    15,105
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Tacoma, Wa
    do they serve breakfast all day?
     
  23. Mega-JC: Da Return

    Mega-JC: Da Return Tiger Knee!

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2001
    Messages:
    15,105
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Tacoma, Wa
    Here it is guys. Portable country breakfast. I can't believe this thing has almost 1000 calories :rofl: It tastes pretty good too.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  24. checkii

    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2003
    Messages:
    22,489
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    rain street
    that looks so ridiculously good in such a bad way.
     
  25. Mega-JC: Da Return

    Mega-JC: Da Return Tiger Knee!

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2001
    Messages:
    15,105
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Tacoma, Wa
    definitely good hangover food :yum:
     

Share This Page