Lipitor alert!

friendlysburgerI’m sure you’ve seen by now one of the many reports about the fat-tastic new invention by the Friendly’s ice cream chain — the Grilled Cheese Burger Melt.

As you can see at right, it’s a burger that’s sandwiched between grilled cheese sandwiches instead of buns. It has 1,500 calories and 79 grams of fat.

Outrageously-bad-for-us-food is a bit of a novelty these days. Restaurants can get attention by packing mind-blowing amounts of cheese, lard and deep fried meltiness into a single dish. State Fairs that don’t offer some type of oh-n0-they-didn’t deep fried treat might as well turn off the Ferris wheel and call it a summer.

A few years ago, I was highly entertained by a blog called “This is Why You’re Fat,” which documented some of these inventions across the country — a corn-dog topped pizza,  a 24-scoop ice cream sundae, and my personal favorite, the turbaconucken — chicken inside a duck inside a turkey wrapped in bacon.

The blog has since been taken down, but this website still features several of its most famous photos. Take a browse, then take a Lipitor.