Mind and Body

Fast-Food Restaurants Promote New 12-Inch, 850 Calorie Cheeseburger

The saying goes, bigger is better.

Two fast-food chain restaurants, Carl’s Jr. in Southern California and Hardee’s in Indiana are promoting a new kind of sandwich – a 12-inch cheeseburger, USA Today reported.

The sandwich, priced at $4.50, is served on a white sub roll and has three pieces of meat, three slices of cheese, lettuce and tomato.

But beyond the sandwich’s cost comes a heftier price tag – 850 calories and 20 grams of saturated fat.

Brad Haley, the company’s marketing chef, who got the idea for a 12-inch cheeseburger after eating foot-long sub, told the newspaper that if the sandwich is a success in the two testing markets, it will be sold across the country within three to six months.

"I’d rather have a charbroiled, foot-long cheeseburger than cold, foot-long deli sandwich any day," Haley said.

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