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6 Calorie-Busting Sandwiches That Are Trying to Kill You

by Kim Conte on August 16, 2010 at 9:34 AM

Each day brings yet another calorie-busting novelty sandwich threatening to derail our diets and send our blood sugar into a tizzy. Check out the latest: Denny's new Fried Cheese Melt, which is four fried mozzarella sticks with melted American cheese grilled between two slices of sourdough bread.

denny's fried cheese melt

I'd love to order it with a bowl of tomato soup, but frankly? I'm watching my sodium intake.

The sandwich is one of five new additions to Denny's $2 $4 $6 $8 value menu. I think you can agree that $4 is a small price to pay for a whopping 895 calories (and 34 grams of fat). How does this stack up to other novelty sandwiches?

If we're comparing calories, KFC's Double Down is actually healthier than the Fried Cheese Melt; the infamous bunless sandwich weighs in at 540 calories.

The Lasagna Sandwich will set you back 565 calories -- but not if you vomit it back up.

Allegedly, the Krispy Kreme Cheeseburger served at the Wisconsin State Fair has only 500 calories. Compared to the first three, that's practically spa food!

Carl Jr.'s Footlong Cheeseburger -- at 850 calories -- comes the closest to the Fried Cheese Melt.

But these sandwiches are nothing compared to Friendly's Grilled Cheese BurgerMelt, which is an astounding 1,500 calories.

Would this be a good time to talk about the fries?

Which novelty sandwich is your very favorite?

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Filed Under: eating out, food, trends


  • Roses...


    August 16, 2010 at 9:42 AM

    Ok its 9 30 am and that sandwich litterally made me want to barf, and I havent even eaten yet! Who would eat this? YUCK!!

  • MomIWant


    August 16, 2010 at 1:51 PM

    I have to pass on all these.  I want to save my useless calories for really good chocolate!!!!

  • hotic...


    August 16, 2010 at 2:30 PM

    WHO eats these sandwiches??? 

  • Lokis...


    August 16, 2010 at 7:40 PM

    .....Ok, the fried Cheese melt is making me drool, but I am a cheese fiend.  I love me some cheese. :D

  • Beckyita


    August 17, 2010 at 10:31 AM

    That looks sooo gross!!!

  • Littl...


    August 17, 2010 at 10:45 AM

    All of those sandwiches sound awful!!! There's a minor league ball park in Sauget, IL that's been serving the KK hamburger for years. When I first heard about it all I could think was GROSS and I still think that. Even after watching Man Vs. Food Adam eat it.

  • Mike
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    August 17, 2010 at 1:26 PM
    How come none of you women are spouting off about the writer's joke of vomiting back-up a sandwich to get rid of the calories?
  • night...


    August 17, 2010 at 1:57 PM


  • 29again


    August 17, 2010 at 4:54 PM

    Well, I love cheese, so this one from Denny's I would try, if there were a Denny's around me. 

  • Sultr...


    August 24, 2010 at 4:27 AM

    Peanut butter and jelly is my favorite of all time.

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