10 Worst Fast Food Products of 2010


grilled cheese burgermeltFast food isn't good for us -- that we know. But there are some particular menu items that came out in 2010 that were bound and determined to repulse us into submission or -- worse -- kill us altogether.

The worst offenders made this Top 10 list either because they were egregiously unhealthy or because the general concept made our gag reflex kick in (ahem, lasagna sandwich).

Join us as we count down to the worst fast food product of 2010.

10. Sausage Pancake Bites

You can run, but you can't hide from Dunkin' Donuts Meat Munchkins -- the ads for which have been terrorizing people on TV, online, and even on the subway. It's true: Fast food breakfast was trendy in 2010. But that's still no excuse for DD to pawn off these greasy little breakfast balls on innocent customers.

9. $2 Meal Deals (from Taco Bell)

One measly taco, one cup of watered-down sugar water, and one bag of chips should never ever in any way, shape, or form be considered a "meal."

8. Mimosas

In a desperate attempt to lure fast food breakfast customers away from McDonald's, Burger King tested a "BK brunch" in limited locations complete with non-alcoholic mimosas. Note to Burger King: OJ + Sprite does not a mimosa make.

7. McRib

After McDonald's reintroduced the product to outlets nationwide this fall, it became clear why the sandwich has a cult -- and not a widespread -- following. General consensus: We liked the McRib better when it was nearly impossible to locate.

6. Fried Cheese Melt

Can you ever have too much cheese? When we're talking about four fried mozzarella sticks inside a grilled cheese sandwich (at Denny's), well then the answer is: Yes, absolutely, yes.

5. Sharable Pizza Burger

Even if you shared the mammoth pizza burger six ways as Burger King intended, you'd only be consuming 420 calories in Whopper, pepperoni, cheese, and marinara sauce. But what would be the point of that?

4. Lasagna Sandwich

Just because two foods are awesome on their own doesn't automatically mean they should go together. My Italian grandmother is offended by the lasagna sandwich, and you should be, too.

3. Double Down

Food bloggers the world over couldn't shut up about KFC's infamous sandwich -- bacon and cheese wedged between two pieces of fried chicken. Most expressed horror about the fact that it has 1,380 mg of sodium, while one (clearly confused) reviewer called it "man's greatest achievement."

2. Pancake Stackers

This IHOP monstrosity features cheesecake layered between two pancakes, topped with sugary fruit compote and whipped topping -- because who doesn't like to start the day riding the blood sugar roller coaster. What, no bacon?


1. Grilled Cheese BurgerMelt

It's a hamburger wedged between two grilled cheese sandwiches. With mayo. Is it time to stop denying the fact that Friendly's is trying to kill us?


What do you think was the worst fast food product of 2010?

Photo from Taco Bell, Flickr photo by gcfairch, image via The Telegraph, image via YouTube.com, image via Daily Mail, photo from KFC, photo from IHOP, image via Friendlys.com

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thedg... thedgoddess

The double down, for sure. But this is the same place that brought us KFC bowls. UGH. Nasty stuff.

lovin... lovinangels

I really don't get the obsession with the double down. Get the grilled version and it's honestly not much worse than any other fast food sandwich.

That grilled cheese with the mozz sticks looks horrible.

Tanya... TanyaR1024

Sadly, I'm now craving Friendly's, though not for that ridiculous sandwich. Another, probably equally bad for me one lol

ILove... ILovemyPaulie

I don't know but I am sure hungry now!!! Yummy!!!

hotic... hoticedcoffee

I think it's a 10-way dead heat.  Now I shall go hug a bag of organic carrots.

aiden... aidensmomma508

Friendly's isn't fast food but yeah thats too much. my hubby loves the mcrib. its' not something he eats all the time but he celebrated when it came back out.

deest4 deest4

The Friendly's sandwich is CRAZY!!!

frysh... fryshannon34

for sure the double down

nonmember avatar Jay

Damn. I'm torn between wanting to try several of those and worrying about needing a heart transplant.

cassika cassika

The grilled double down is actually really good for a lowcarber. Most lowcarbers I know already drink between 2 and 4 liters of water a day, so the sodium content is nothing. I ate them once a week for 5 months and lost 80 pounds. They are delicious . . . but I wish it came with a side salad. Just looking at it makes me want to eat a plate full of veggies to balance it out.

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