“A hand-pressed beef patty on a grilled Cheddar bun with lettuce, Cheddar cheese, chili, tortilla chips, sour cream, freshly made pico de gallo and jalapeños.” Got that?
Denny’s new Macho Nacho Burger isn’t for sissies. What red-blooded American would order just a plain beef patty with humdrum lettuce, tomato, onions, and ketchup?
Real men need a burger with something more—say, another entire menu item—on top. Something like nachos…and nearly everything you can get on nachos, like cheese, sour cream, and chili. Nothing like topping your ground beef burger with ground beef chili.
The burger alone has 1,020 calories (half a day’s worth) plus 25 grams of saturated fat and 2,170 milligrams of sodium (more than a day’s supply of each). It’s equal to two McDonald’s Quarter Pounders with Cheese. And that’s without your choice of “wavy-cut French fries, hash browns, seasonal fruit or dippable veggies.” As if a Macho Nacho buyer is going to order dippable veggies.
With fries, your total comes to 1,530 calories and 30 grams of saturated fat spiked with 2,280 mg of sodium. Now you’re up to three Quarter Pounders with Cheese.
Our advice: nix the Macho Nacho. Stick with the Cranberry Apple Chicken Salad, the Chicken Avocado Sandwich, or another Fit Fare Light item (they have less than 550 calories).
Denny’s is “celebrating 60 years as America’s diner.” Let’s hope its patrons get to celebrate their 60th.
Tell Denny’s what you think about its Macho Nacho Burger: (800) 733-6697.
Other relevant links:
- Stick to plain ice cream. See: Add Dipped Ice Cream and Cones to Your “What Not to Eat” List
- It takes 5 ½ hours of biking to burn off one of these individual pizzas. See: What Not to Eat: BJ’s Signature Deep Dish Pizzas
- It may look small, but it packs in a lot of calories. See: Wondering What Not to Eat? Look No Further than Bertolli’s Italian Sausage Torta.