25 Years of Food Follies: 1987-2012

We're looking back at oddball food trends and nutritional nonsense. By: Jenny Everett

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Hardee's crosses the 100-grams-of-fat threshold
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2004 | Hardee's crosses the 100-grams-of-fat threshold

As any viewer of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives knows, huge burgers are local fetish foods. But Hardee's has the steel to make a chain-wide play in 2004 when it introduces the Monster Thick-burger: 2/3 pound of beef, 4 slices of bacon, 3 slices of cheese, and mayo for good measure. The 2012 version weighs in at 92g fat, 35g sat fat, 1,290 calories, 2,840mg sodium—less than the original, still more than three Big Macs over at McDonald's.

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