Hardee's goes patriotic with 'Most American' burger

Hardee's goes patriotic with 'Most American' burger

(RNN) - Hardee's and Carl's Jr. will soon release a new burger with a clear message: "I love my country, and I hate my arteries."

Memorial Day is on its way, and so is the Most American Thickburger, as the fast food company calls it. A Facebook post said the burger will be in restaurants May 20.

It is a combination of virtually everything that has ever been on a plate at a backyard barbecue.

The 1,030-calorie offering, as the Associated Press reported, is a one-third pound beef patty topped with a split hot dog sitting on top of Lay's kettle-cooked potato chips. Other toppings include American (of course) cheese, red (blooded) onions, tomato, ketchup and mustard. You can have French fries, but only so they can stand in the background and support the awesome power of the world's most powerful sandwich.

Sure, there are 64 grams of fat in a single sandwich. But it's a pittance compared to the right to claim you were part of an unstoppable fast food revolution. If this burger got any more patriotic, Paul Revere would deliver it at the drive-thru window.

"We've had this idea, believe it or not, for a long time," said Brad Haley, chief marketing officer of CKE Restaurants, which owns Hardee's and Carl's Jr.

Now it's here, because that's what 'Murica wants, and that's what 'Murica is going to get.

According to the AP, the cost is $5.79 for a sandwich and $8.29 for a combo.

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