FAST FOOD NEWS: Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s Mile High Bacon Cheese Thickburger

Carl s Jr and Hardees s Mile High Bacon Cheese Thickburger

If a slice of bacon is roughly 1/16th of an inch and there are 63,360 inches in a mile (thanks WolframAlpha), then it would take 1,013,760 slices of bacon in order for Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s Mile High Bacon Cheese Thickburger to truly reach a mile high in bacon.

Of course, the new burger has a fraction of a fraction of that.

The bacon Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s is using is their premium, thick-cut Applewood-smoked bacon and it sits on top of a charbroiled, 100 percent Black Angus beef patty, American cheese, red onions, tomato, lettuce, and mayonnaise. The burger is available with a 1/3- or 1/2-lb. patty, is served on a Fresh Baked Bun, and starts at $5.59.

A Mile High Bacon Cheese Thickburger with a 1/4 lb. patty has 780 calories, 55 grams of fat, 17 grams of saturated fat, 125 milligrams of cholesterol, 1700 milligrams of sodium, 34 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 8 grams of sugar, and 35 grams of protein.

If you’ve tried it, let us know what you think of it in the comments.

(Image via Carl’s Jr.)

FAST FOOD NEWS: White Castle Italiano Sliders

White Castle Italiano Sliders

It’s Slider Italiano Fest at White Castle!

Hmm…doesn’t Italiano Fest sound like something they’d do at Olive Garden? Also, doesn’t Seafood Italiano Fest sound like something Red Lobster would do?

Anyhoo, back to White Castle.

During Slider Italiano Fest, they’re offering three limited time only sliders:

The Crispy Chicken Italiano Slider features a breaded chicken breast topped with marinara and mozzarella cheese. It has 360 calories, 24 grams of fat, 5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 650 milligrams of sodium, and 10 grams of protein.

There’s the Grilled Chicken Italiano Slider has a grilled chicken breast with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. It 220 calories, 10 grams of fat, 3 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 740 milligrams of sodium, and 15 grams of protein.

Finally, there’s the Pizza Slider which is an Original Slider that’s also topped with a slice of pepperoni, marinara sauce, and mozzarella cheese. It has 190 calories, 10 grams of fat, 4.5 grams of saturated fat, 0.5 grams of trans fat, 580 milligrams of sodium, and 8 grams of protein.

If you’ve tried any of them, let us know your thoughts in the comments.

(Image via White Castle.)

FAST FOOD NEWS: Popeyes Beer Can Chicken

Popeyes Beer Can Chicken

I just spent many minutes on YouTube watching folks stick beer cans up the butts of raw chickens to learn about Beer Can Chicken. For those of you not familiar with Beer Can Chicken, it basically involves opening a can of beer, drinking half of it, making more holes on the top of the beer can, shoving the can into the bird, and then putting it on the grill for a while.

I don’t know if Popeyes stuck half-full beer cans up the butts of raw chickens to make their new Beer Can Chicken, or if beer is actually used in the cooking process. But I do know it’s made from all white meat chicken, partial cut into tenders, and marinated in a mix of butter, garlic, lemon zest, rosemary, and cayenne. The chicken is then hand-battered, breaded, and fried.

Popeyes Beer Can Chicken is available for a limited time and customers can get it served with regular fries, a biscuit and Popeyes new Creamy Cayenne Dipping Sauce for only $3.99.

If you’ve tried it, let us know what you think of it in the comments.

(Image via Popeyes website)

FAST FOOD NEWS: Dunkin’ Donuts Bacon Guacamole Breakfast Sandwich

Dunkin Donuts Bacon Guacamole Breakfast Sandwich

This guac-topped breakfast sandwich was spotted by Impulsive Buy reader, Matt H., in Chicago. It appears to feature a fried egg, bacon, cheese, and guacamole in a flatbread. I’m curious to know how Dunkin’ Donuts guacamole tastes. Man, it feels weird to type “Dunkin’ Donuts” and then “guacamole” right after.

If you’ve tried the Dunkin’ Donuts Bacon Guacamole Breakfast Sandwich, let us know what you think of it in the comments.

FAST FOOD NEWS: IHOP Bac’ n’ Cheddar and Very Blueberry Cheesecake Waffullicious Waffles

IHOP Bac n Cheddar Waffullicious Waffles

IHOP has always had waffles with toppings. But now they have waffles topped with toppings and toppings that are baked into the waffle. These waffles topped with toppings and toppings baked into the waffle sound like a top idea that tops their regular waffles with toppings.

Sorry.

IHOP’s Waffullicious Waffles are available in two varieties: Bac’ n’ Cheddar and Very Blueberry Cheesecake.

Bac’ n’ Cheddar features a Belgian waffle with chopped hickory bacon and cheddar cheese baked in and topped with bacon pieces. Very Blueberry Cheesecake has a Belgian waffle with blueberries and New York Cheesecake pieces baked in and topped with more cheesecake pieces and blueberries in lightly sweetened syrup.

IHOP Very Blueberry Cheesecake Waffullicious Waffles

A full order of the Bac’ n’ Cheddar 820 calories, 48 grams of fat, 26 grams of saturated fat, 1 gram of trans fat, 1640 milligrams of sodium, 62 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 15 grams of sugar, and 33 grams of protein. A full order of the Very Blueberry Cheesecake has 750 calories, 33 grams of fat, 19 grams of saturated fat, 1 gram of trans fat, 910 milligrams of sodium, 100 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber, 43 grams of sugar, and 14 grams of protein.

IHOP’s Waffullicious Waffles are available for a limited time until November 2, 2014. They can be ordered as a separate menu item, or as a half serving with one of IHOP’s egg combo breakfasts.

(Images courtesy of IHOP)

FAST FOOD NEWS: Dunkin’ Donuts Pumpkin Crème Brulee Coffee and Lattes

Dunkin Donuts Pumpkin Creme Brulee Latte

Are you tired of the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte craze that happens every year?

Well then, start your own pumpkin coffee beverage craze with Dunkin’ Donuts’ new Pumpkin Crème Brulee Latte.

Post filtered photos of it on Instagram. Let your Facebook friends know you’re drinking one right now. Start calling it the PCBL, like how folks call the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte a PSL, and turn that acronym into a Twitter hashtag.

The Dunkin Donuts’ Pumpkin Crème Brulee Coffee and Lattes feature pumpkin and vanilla flavors blended together and are available hot or iced. If you’ve sipped on one, let us know what you think of it in the comments.

(Image via Dunkin’ Donuts’ website)