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April 04, 2005

I guess they're big eaters in Wisconsin.

Burger King's Enormous Omelet Sandwich, which is enough to give me chemotherapy-like symptoms just from looking at the billboard, is "just a small fry" to some.

A few statistics:

Piled onto the $2.98 sandwich were two scrambled eggs (folded like linen napkins), two pieces of grilled bacon (which fell out when the sandwich was turned sideways), one sausage patty (the Burger King press release said there were two, but mine had one cut in half and placed on the bun in the form of a letter S) and two slices of cheese that cemented the top of the bun to the eggs.

Compare that to this other Wisconsin specialty:

Better yet, head over to Kelly's Bleachers, 5218 W. Blue Mound Road. For $18.95, you can get a 4-pound hamburger, served on a bun that's custom made by the Gonella Bakery in Chicago. Finish the burger, bun and accompanying fries as just two other customers have done before you and you get the burger for free.

"It's like eating 16 Quarter Pounders at McDonald's," said Kelly's Bleachers owner Patrick Guenther. "I've gone to McDonald's and ordered two Quarter Pounders, but I never asked for 14 more," he said.

Just the meat on that sandwich delivers 3,184 calories. The bun, fries and toppings are all extra.

Full - VERY FULL - story here. Full story includes other heart-rending Wisconsin delights, including a fish 'n chips meal that tops out near 1,500 calories.

Posted by Dan at April 4, 2005 08:33 AM

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