This year’s worst food is really more of a concept. Though I will be flaming a particular entity.
As I sat (buns nestled happily in my couch) watching sports this weekend, I noticed an ad for Applebee’s that was on repeat. It promised:
Free refills of fries that never end. Seriously. They never end.
All I had to do to get this unlimited fries was order a burger called “All-In” – the American Standard, Mushroom Swiss, Triple Bacon (because double bacon isn’t enough), and Sweet Asian Pineapple.
After hearing this, I wanted to go to Applebee’s to experience the avalanche of fries but then I made the mistake of looking at the nutritional information on Applebee’s website.
All American Burger:
1030 calories, 71 g fat, 27 g saturated fat, 48 g carbohydrates, 10 g sugar, 50 g protein, 2 g fiber, 2020 mg sodium, 28 Points+
440 calories, 20 g fat, 4 g saturated fat, 59 g carbohydrates, 0 g sugar, 5 g protein, 5 g fiber, 770 mg sodium, 12 Points+
With one serving fries, I am looking at 1470 calories and 91 grams of fat in my meal. That is the last time I look at nutrition information (ha!).
I decided to call my local Applebee’s and ask how you get never ending fries. The server told me:
“When you want more, you just ask for more and the server will bring you them.”
“Has anyone asked for more?” (me, incredulous)
“Yep, but the most one person has asked for is four more servings.”
FOUR MORE SERVINGS? Maybe they had a cooler under their chair and were storing them for later. Or a hollow leg?
I think the concept of a 1000 calorie burger and unlimited fries is BAD.
Now some of you are going to point out that Applebee’s has lighter options and if you are serious about your health – you don’t have to order the killer burger and mountain of fries. I hear you!
BUT, most people want a deal. They don’t want a scrawny piece of dried up chicken breast and a pile of soggy vegetables for MORE than it costs for a burger and fires.
My question to you is – is it worth it? This isn’t a deal on a flat screen TV – this is food!
The quantity of food here is way out of control for one meal. I would rather have much less food that is higher quality for the price.
Please share your thoughts.