I think the most interesting thing about the “Double Down” phenomenon is that it has subsequently become a normal sandwich descriptor to mean “meat as the buns”. In this case, we’re looking at a McRib Double Down, where sure enough, the buns have been replaced with the ever elusive and legendary McDonald’s McRib Sandwich meat, stuffed with pickles, cheese, ketchup, french fries and shredded lettuce. Arguably (undeniably) messier than the normal Double Down sandwich, this creation will either be loved or hated…and will depend on whether you find the McRib delicious, or disgusting. Best of luck either way. (VIA DallasObserver / PicThx PatrickMichels)
This Double Down suit was created by computer science professor Hanna Wallach in under four hours of construction time. Along with a few of her colleagues, she tested the suit’s effect on the general public (aka their local Hadley, MA KFC location) and documented her adventure. The report concluded that the store’s employees “were so impressed that they rewarded Wallach with a free Double Down.” (PicThx ChowDownShowDown/VIA @slashfood)
Five KFC Double Downs in under 6 minutes, that’s what this Canadian deemed a suitable a homage to the release of the new sandwich in his country. Be aware, the video below is 6+ minutes, so feel free to just skip around and make sure he ate it, if you even care. Poor kid just devoured 2,700 calories, 160 grams of fat and 7,150 mg of sodium. He doesn’t seem to be too fazed though. Eat on!
The recent hype of fast food mashups has resulted in some exquisite creations across the nation. Last week we were introduced to the Fast Food Super Stack, but this week we get to see the Double Double Down Quarter Pounder. This sandwich melds a KFC Double Down and a McDonald’s Double Quarter Pounder into one beautiful sandwich. Hungry much? (PicThx TIWYH)
With so much attention given to KFC and Carl’s Jr. for their quote-un-quote “unhealthy” additions to an ever “escalating fast food war”, I’d like to pose a quick food-for-thought (pun-intended). Has the media overreacted to KFC’s Double Down Sandwich, and even more so to Carl’s Jr.’s Footlong Cheeseburger? As a food community, we are so often guilty of following brand names at their branding level. It often shocks me to find out how many of my friends feel such an uplifting vibe, such a “healthy” vibe when they walk into a Subway restaurant, incorrectly assuming whatever they order will lead to their fit summer physique. Is this truly the case?
Carl’s Jr. simply couldn’t sit still too long while KFC hopped into the sandwich game with their Double Down from days ago. It looks like they’re trying to make some waves with this new “Footlong Cheeseburger” they’re testing out at one of my local Santa Ana, CA, locations. The sandwich comes along with some chuckles, to say the least. It sells for $4 (the plain cheeseburger), and the deluxe is set at $4.50 (comes with all the fixings, lettuce, tomatoes, onions). The combo meals are set at $6.50 for the cheeseburger version and $7.00 for the deluxe footlong.