Heart Attack Alert: Applebee’s Quesadilla Burger Eick June 6, 2009 Burgers, Health, Restaurants 18 Comments Center for Science in the Public Interest (you know those guys like to party) has awarded a “Xtreme Eating Award” to Applebee’s for their Quesadilla Burger. Now you may be thinking to yourself, “I like things that are extreme”, “I like eating” or maybe even “I like awards.”Â That seems to be part of the problem. The award is intended to “single out foods high in calories, fat and sodium in restaurants.”Â Oh. Well that sounds bad. But the “Xtreme (note the use of no “e”, which makes it more awesome) Eating Award” makes it sound like something awesome.Â But no, they want you to be aware that this monstrosity of a burger contains 1,820 calories and a stunning 46 grams of saturated fat. Yikes. Photo via the Applebee’s website (hence why it looks kind of fresh, and good). The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Eick Latest posts by Eick (see all) Surge Wins Discontinued Foods Bracket! - April 12, 2013 Discontinued Foods Bracket FINAL VOTE: Surge vs. Planter’s Cheez Balls - April 10, 2013 Discontinued Foods Bracket Final Four! Surge vs. Ecto Cooler - April 8, 2013 18 Responses Bear Silber June 6th, 2009 Waaaahhhh!?! 1,820 calories and 46 grams of saturated fat. How the F did they do that? Sour cream, cheese, fat, butter, lard, Paula Deen’s caboose? Reply Cary June 6th, 2009 Eick, in that one meal you get more calories than you’re supposed eat in one day. YOUR MOVE MCDONALD’S. I fully expect a new sandwich called “The Face Melter” to appear, which is a Big Mac deep fried using two double cheeseburgers as buns. Reply DAVE ID June 6th, 2009 That’s INSANE. That’s a days worth of calories for some people. But then Applebee’s is crap from A to Z. Reply Rob June 6th, 2009 Here’s the TV Applebees’s TV commercial: Reply Brian June 7th, 2009 I found this site that claims the Quesadilla Burger only contains 518 calories: http://tinyurl.com/rb3gy2 Granted, that’s without fries, but they claim fries only add 430 calories. Reply OJB June 8th, 2009 This is exactly why restaurants should have to list calories on their menus! Maybe it would shame them into doing something about these absurdly high calorie counts. http://www.menulabeling.org Reply Raiders757 June 10th, 2009 I’ve had one of those before, but asked to remove the sauce/guac or whatever it was, I can’t remember. It was pretty darn good if I recall, and it’s not often I say that about something from Applebee’s. Reply Hillary June 12th, 2009 Oh jeez…this is a good concept gone wrong. Reply Linda October 11th, 2009 I have had a couple of the quesadilla burgers and I think they are the tops!! Plain hamburgers get very boring after awhile. I will buy the quesadilla everytime I go into Applebees. Reply host/server October 29th, 2009 That is such a damn lie! It has as much meat as any other burger, a little cheese,lettuce, pico,and mexi ranch, on a little tortilla shell..its no worse than any other burger…be serious Reply applebees manager November 16th, 2009 who cares. heart failure is not caused by food alone. lack of exercise and lazy habits combined with smoking drinking and drugs. to the person who said shame calories should be listed. yeah good idea because im a body builder and i rely on stuff like protein and calories and amino acids to be healthy but what you ment was to limit yourself due to lazy behavior. tell you what muscle weighs 3 times more than fat so get your round self on the treadmill. now if they come out with a crystal meth burger and you are stupid enough to eat it then people can say wow. this is just a simple item on the menu. want to prevent heart attacks? check your family history and exercise. Reply Sue December 7th, 2009 Everyone will eventually die from something, might as well be from the most delicious burger of all time! YUMMMM Reply EugeneTheBeast March 1st, 2011 I went to Applebee’s today and had the quesadilla burger. They cooked the lettuce! They grilled that sucker while the lettuce was in there! AWFUL!!! Never again. Reply Alexis July 24th, 2011 Regardless of any of the nutritional facts, this is one of the most delicious burgers I have ever had. Absolutely fabulous! Reply wanni October 23rd, 2012 I agree with Alexis – this is indeed one of the most delicious burger meals. Ever. Just don’t eat it once a day or week. And – if you have it for lunch – you don’t need dinner that night. All easy and good. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Current ye@r * Leave this field empty Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.