The food industry has learned something from offering over-the-top menu items loaded with fat, sugar, and calories: it gets press. The KFC Double Down created quite a stir in the media and in blogging circles. People noticed. So now we’re getting copycats. Welcome to the Denny’s Fried Cheese Melt.
The lovely meal consists of fried cheese sticks set within a grilled cheese sandwich. Layers of cheese and oils. One upon the other. It comes with marinara sauce on the side (willing to bet that’s loaded with sugar) and, of course, fries. The plate tops out at 1,260 calories! It debuts Tuesday at Denny’s everywhere.
I have received the nutritional information from Denny’s! It’s listed below.
Fried Cheese Melt with Fries & Marinara
- Serving Size: 17 oz
- Calories: 1,260
- Fat: 63 g
- Trans Fat : 1 g
- Sat Fat: 21 g
- Chol: 75 mg
- Sodium: 3010 mg
- Carbs: 131 g
- Fiber: 8 g
- Protein: 40 g
- Sugar: 8g
There are people questioning the numbers though … DietsInReview is estimating the calorie count at over 1,900 calories.
What do you think of the food industry trend of going with “shock and awe” dishes? What kind of message is this sending?