We haven’t eaten at a major fast food chain that is not called Chipotle since we read Fast Food Nation and My Year of Meats within a month of each other in 2001 (it is a testament to the strength of our deep love for meat that those books didn’t make us go vegetarian altogether. So troubling!). That being said, we must admit to being just a tiny bit tempted by Wendy’s newest offering: The Baconator. The Baconator! The name alone conjures up delectable images of a veritable army of bacon, ready to make delicious war with oury arteries and, indeed, the product does not disappoint! Two patties, two slices of American cheese, mayo, ketchup and, oh yeah, six slices of bacon. SIX SLICES OF BACON! In the inimitable (cleaned-up) words of Gwen Stefani, this shh is bananas.
Aside from not eating fast food, we also don’t eat either American cheese or mayonnaise, but we must admit: we’re seriously considering making our own knockoff Baconator at home tonight using cheddar and maybe applewood-smoked bacon. Yeah, the burger contains a startling 830 calories, but everything in moderation, right?
Chipotle [Official Site]
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal [Amazon]
My Year of Meats [Amazon]
U.S. Nutrition Information [Wendy’s]