Start Your Day Off Right

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Nothing gets your day going like devouring a 920 calorie, 60 grams of fat having burrito filled with three types of pork, 2 egg omelets, fried potatoes, processed cheese, and mystery gravy at 8:00 a.m. Is your mouth watering yet?

Hardees is calling it the Country Breakfast Burrito and it’s geared towards young men ages 18 to 34. Just my luck that I gave up pork several years ago.

The sandwich makes up half a day’s calories and a full day’s worth of saturated fat and salt. My heart is throbbing with excitement and preemptive pain.

Brad Haley, marketing chief for the St. Louis-based fast-food chain, said the burrito offers the sort of big breakfast item normally found in sit-down restaurants with an added advantage.

The novelty of dually gaining in cholesterol and mileage simultaneously?

“It makes this big country breakfast portable,” he said.

Same difference.

The Country Breakfast Burrito is available for $2.69 by itself, but if you’re really pushing your luck, $4.09 for a combo that includes hash rounds and coffee.

If you miss out on breakfast, Hardees is also responsible for the 1,420-calorie Monster Thickburger, made up of two 1/3-pound beef patties, four strips of bacon, three slices of cheese and mayonnaise on a buttered bun. Shoot. I don’t beef anymore either.

Not to be outdone, their chicken salad – topped with onion rings and crispy chicken – has 1,100 calories and 83 grams of fat. Yum. I do like onion rings.

Hungry?

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