Tasting Hardee’s Most American Thickburger

Potato chips + hamburger + hot dog = AMERICA

If you’re lucky, one of the hardest decisions you’ll make all summer will be choosing between a hamburger and a hot dog at barbecues.

Or, you could go with both.

Hardee’s debuted its Most American Thickburger on Wednesday, May 20th, just in time to confuse Memorial Day barbecuees appropriately.

The 1080 calorie creation features All-American ingredients like potato chip, a beef patty and a hot dog smashed inside a bun lined with iceburg lettuce, American cheese, pickles, tomato, ketchup and mustard.

While this seems like a crazy food mash-up any concious eater is destined not to like, a taste test proved otherwise. The hot dog, like bacon, added an addictive saltiness to the burger and the chips and lettuce crunched together with the soft bun in that tantilizing way that makes you just want one more bite.

This former vegetarian couldn’t stop eating it. 

Hardee’s has yet to open a restaurant in NYC — you’ll have to go upstate or to Pennsylvania or Delaware to indulge in the Thickburger– , but New Yorkers are no strangers to meat-on-meat burgers.

Bareburger serves brisket and country bacon atop their meat patties and Daniel Boulud is notorious for topping his gourmet burgers with foie gras. While Shake Shack sells both burgers and hot dogs, we have yet to see a combination of the two on one bun, but we’re not betting against it.

Melissa Kravitz