The Top Seven Fast Food Items That Will Kick Your Ass
It's common knowledge that fast food isn't the healthiest stuff around. Yet it certainly isn't without its merits, either. It's convenient, cheap, and generally edible. But on a few occasions, the fast food Gods have handed down items so blatantly insane, it's a small miracle each time someone survives their caloric wrath.
7. The Krispy Kreme Bacon Cheeseburger
While its exact origins are in dispute to this day, the Krispy Kreme Cheeseburger, or Luther Burger as it is known by The Gateway Grizzlies of St. Louis (a baseball team which claims to have created the beast at their ballpark), is one of the most indulgent styles of cheeseburgers known to man. With grilled glazed donuts taking the place of hamburger buns, it is perhaps the ultimate expression of the "savory and sweet" mantra.
Word of the new creation quickly spread and many others started serving up their own versions of the Luther. Even Google got into the act when they offered up the burgers at their NYC cafeteria to celebrate the head chef's birthday. No word on whether it was his last.
6. The In-n-Out "100x100"
In-n-Out has quite an extensive menu of secret items that don't show up on the board when you're ordering. Though we're not entirely sure of why you would, you can walk up to the counter and order a "100 x 100" - which is essentially a Double Double with, yes, one hundred patties and one hundred slices of cheese.
All told, this monster will set you back around $100. How do we know? Because one family actually went for it on Halloween night in 2004. Amazingly, they finished the whole damned thing too, and perhaps even more amazingly, they lived to tell the tale afterward.
5. IHOP's "Who-Cakes"
Inspired by the Dr. Seuss book Horton Hears a Who!, this Technicolor pancake extravaganza might not be as "fast" as some of the others, but what it lacks in portability, it makes up for by looking like something out of a Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas dining freakout.
The Who-Cakes consist of a five-stack of pancakes drowned in crayon-colored boysenberry and blueberry syrup, then covered in rainbow-colored chocolate candy. And of course, the entree wouldn't be complete if it wasn't topped with a lollipop.
4. The McDonald's "McGangBang"
Not surprisingly, the McGangBang didn't start out as a company-sanctioned menu item. Instead, in 2008, frugal customers looking to change things up on the cheap, took two of the dollar-menu items, the double cheeseburger and the chicken sandwich, and combined their forces to create this unholy unity of a burger for a paltry $2.16.
The item caught on so quickly that it's now commonplace to be able to confidently walk up to the cashier, say "I'd like a McGangBang please" and instead of being pepper sprayed, receive a knowing nod and a dirt-cheap hybrid burger.