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Hardee’s (re)introduces the fried bologna biscuit

Credit: Hardee's

Credit: Hardee's

By now, any of our regular readers has figured out that I have a soft spot for fast food breakfast. But even I have my limits.

Hardee’s has just rolled back out one of their “limited time only” menu items, the Fried Bologna Biscuit. How very McRib of them.

I know that this has been rolled out in the Southeast once before, back in 2009, but it must have completely missed my radar, because this is the first time that I’ve come across this beast: A fried egg omelette, a slice of cheese, and a slice of fried Oscar Mayer bologna, all on a buttered biscuit.

In case you were wondering just how much damage this will do to you, here are some of the stats: 610 calories (390 from fat), 43g of fat, 230 mg of cholesterol, and 1620mg of sodium.

Now, don’t get me wrong…I know, firsthand, that few things are as deliciously trashy as a slice of fried bologna. In fact, just last week I enjoyed the Billy Bob’s fried bologna sandwich at The Family Dog (though I’d knocked back a few Spiked Shandy’s beforehand).

Has anyone out there tried this before? Do you plan to? Does this make you sad and disgusted with the state of America, or is this the best thing since KFC’s Double Down?

- By Jon Watson, Food & More blog

142 comments Add your comment

Typical Redneck

August 3rd, 2011
2:21 pm

I’d try it once.

carla roqs

August 3rd, 2011
2:32 pm

Reds

August 3rd, 2011
2:38 pm

Bubb

August 3rd, 2011
2:57 pm

ew

August 3rd, 2011
3:04 pm

I love a fried bologna sandwich but not sure about bologna on a biscuit with egg and cheese.

I Like Pie.

August 3rd, 2011
3:19 pm

I often wonder why I don’t eat at Hardee’s much any more.

This article just reminded me why.

Grasshopper

August 3rd, 2011
3:42 pm

Why is it that you and your cohorts ONLY talk about fat and calories when you blog about fast food?

Earlier today we had the ‘ethnic dining roundup’ with reports on fried chicken, falafels, and Vietnamese soup. Any mention at all of cholesterol or sodium? Nope.

All the waxing poetic about Richard Blais, food trucks and Watershed. Any mention of fat or sugar content? Nope.

Is the inconsistency that you all exhibit snobbishness? It doesn’t strike me as concern for what average Americans eat or you would include this info on everything that you review.

Just curious.

No kidding...

August 3rd, 2011
3:55 pm

Great questions Grasshopper!

rogeriter

August 3rd, 2011
4:07 pm

Really very simple. Those that want it and don’t mind the calories will eat it. Those who opposed don’t have to eat it! Whats hard about that?

Randall

August 3rd, 2011
4:09 pm

Is this thing Crumpy approved?

BolognaRox

August 3rd, 2011
4:14 pm

Who doesn’t love a good piece of processed meat – bologna, hot dogs, sausage, slim jims- add some butter and cheese…Umm YES PLEASE..I’m sold..

Ryan

August 3rd, 2011
4:19 pm

what do they charge for double meat? I would eat this just to show my appreciation of the creator as its obivous they love food as much as i do.

BillS

August 3rd, 2011
4:19 pm

There’s nothing wrong with Hardees offering this glop, except for a certain level of corporate irresponsibility, perhaps. But anyone eating it should be disqualified from any government assistance for their health plan. I don’t want to pay the bill for their obesity problems….

Tiffany

August 3rd, 2011
4:23 pm

I am stunned that Hardee’s is even still in business! I have always thought that their food was akin to pig slop and here is just more evidence to support that opinion. I remember the last time I ate there…I had the Peach Cobbler and it had an awful greasy aftertaste like old fryer grease. Just recalling it upsets my stomach!

Victor

August 3rd, 2011
4:24 pm

2 words: Meat curtain. Look at it sideways (tilt head to left). Who would eat that thing with cheese oozing out?

Kar

August 3rd, 2011
4:30 pm

Seriously? That’s more than 75% of the reccomended daily sodium intake.

jim

August 3rd, 2011
4:37 pm

Truly obscene. Gee, I wonder why we have so many weight issues in this country. The sodium intake and fat grams should make Hardees rethink this crap.

Theta Chi

August 3rd, 2011
4:37 pm

Hey Victor- I would eat it, yes even after looking at it with head tilted to the left!!!!!!

sue

August 3rd, 2011
4:39 pm

If folks want to eat it, they should be able to do so and realize that there is a price to be paid for doing so. It is a free country and the more of this stuff you eat, the fewer of you there will be….They die happy and I am happy not to have to pay for them anymore……

TheAntiMe

August 3rd, 2011
4:43 pm

The nutrition Nazi’s are out in force today.

Glenn

August 3rd, 2011
4:43 pm

Are there still Hardee’s around ? Don’t matter . I will always take bacon over bologna even if it is fried in lard . I’m all about bacon . Jack in the Box used to have a burger with two half pound patties , three slices of cheese and 8 pieces of bacon . Saw it on a commercial . Same setup . No Jack in the Box’s around either : ( .

Glenn

August 3rd, 2011
4:45 pm

It is weird that a head of lettuce costs more than 2 hundred frozen pizzas and a crate of bologna .

TheAntiMe

August 3rd, 2011
4:46 pm

Isn’t that pretty much what an Egg McMuffin is except on a different type of bread? Those were still selling pretty well the last time I heard.

Zeke

August 3rd, 2011
4:55 pm

I’m in for one first thing in the morning.

Jimmy

August 3rd, 2011
4:57 pm

When you work on the railroad and walk fifteen miles a day in the switch yard this Hardee’s biscuit helps you make it.Some of us can’t live on a salad.

JohnC

August 3rd, 2011
5:03 pm

Actually this one is twice the calories and sodium of the Egg McMuffin, and almost four times the fat.

BillS

August 3rd, 2011
5:05 pm

Wow, Jimmy, no one says you have to live on a salad. But you for sure won’t live very long eating that sandwich, no matter what you do. That’s not being a nutrition nazi, it’s just common sense.

Rachael Ray’ can get it

August 3rd, 2011
5:06 pm

heart attack city

Galveston

August 3rd, 2011
5:06 pm

I would definately chow down on that Victor

fred garvin

August 3rd, 2011
5:17 pm

not as good or nutritious as the FRISCO burger!!

Jimmy Harrison

August 3rd, 2011
5:21 pm

With over 1620 mg of salt, this delight is purely deadly and is 120 mg over the daily salt allowance the CDC now recommends than an adult should have. So, if you have a death wish, this is the sandwich to partake in!

g

August 3rd, 2011
5:22 pm

The Eggamuffin is better tasting I’m sure and far more nutrition. In fact, the Egg McMuffin is considered a healthy meal according to Men’s Health Mag. Low in fat with only question being a little bit too much sodium in the American Cheese and Canadian bacon. High in protein……..no, I don’t work for the clown….just like the Eggamuffin :) Fried Bologna….eewwww…..

kevin

August 3rd, 2011
5:27 pm

Gross like all fast food.

G,

Are you kidding with the egg mcmuffin being healthy? 300 calories/ 108 from fat 12g of fat, 5 saturated, 235mg of cholesterol (78% of your daily allowance), 840 mg sodium (35% your daily allowance) and 29g of completely useless carbs.

If heart attacks are your thing, it’s totally healthy!

nope

August 3rd, 2011
5:27 pm

Are there still any Hardee’s around?

g

August 3rd, 2011
5:39 pm

Did I say Eggamuffin…………..I meant a rice cake with a paper thin sliver of chicken breast ( see through of course ) and a sprinkling of paprika ( for taste only ) topped with a piece of tree bark….mmmmmmmmmmm. OK, to clarify, compared to any fast food and most home made breakfasts it’s not too bad a deal. As far as the carbs, even the whole grain wheat toast with nothing on it has a handful of carbs in the slice. Biscuits, bacon, other processed meats are all worse than what’s on the Eggamuffin…..take off the cheese and it even gets better as far as healthy. Kick it up at breakfast folks…..it’s the other meals that do you in……

JEM

August 3rd, 2011
5:43 pm

Grasshopper
August 3rd, 2011
3:42 pm

Great question! Why not include this info for any other dish/restaurant? Seems a little brow beating to me…

Baltisraul

August 3rd, 2011
5:51 pm

nope…..yes there are 2 Hardee’s still in Georgia. Cario & Waycross.

Fried bologna and cheese got me thru college. It is so American!

Mike

August 3rd, 2011
5:52 pm

I’d eat it as an experiment, but I’d have them leave off the egg and cheese. Probably would drop the fat, cholesterol and calories to reasonable numbers. Why in the world anybody eats American cheese on eggs (or eggs in breakfast sandwiches) is beyond me.

Jon Watson

August 3rd, 2011
5:57 pm

@Grasshopper – First of all, I’d like to point out that I’m easily the least health conscious of the group, and if I’ve done anything to mislead you into thinking that I’m counting calories at any of my meals, I apologize. I’m sure John, Jenny, and Gene will all agree…I’m probably going to die quite young from my diet. And I’m cool with that. I like rich food way too much, and I have a severe impulse control problem.

That said…there is no anti-fast food prejudice here. The reason you see all of their nutritional stats posted is because they are readily available from somewhere like McDonald’s or Hardee’s. Short of having the food analyzed in a lab, any judgements about the caloric or sodium content of a meal at Watershed or Flip Burger would be pure speculation. Beyond saying something like “this is salty” or “there is a lot of cheese”, we’d start treading into defamation territory. So, unless you have figured out a way for me to accurately estimate the number of grams of sugar in the Sticky Toffee Pudding at 4th and Swift using only my taste buds, we will have to wait until those restaurants post nutritional information.

Destin Dawg

August 3rd, 2011
6:32 pm

I make stuff like this at home with toasted wheat thin breads… turkey.. salami.. lite bolongna… 2% milk cheese.. maybe mustard.. I think they are just as good.. less sodium too.. Egg mcmuffins aren’t that bad .. I make them at home too with the lite stuff..

Destin Dawg

August 3rd, 2011
6:35 pm

Mike… I also take one yolk OUT for every 2 eggs.. and 2% milk cheese.. garlic powder + pepper and no salt !!

Destin Dawg

August 3rd, 2011
6:37 pm

healthy choice butter too !

luckydog

August 3rd, 2011
6:38 pm

Sounds really good.But I prefer the country ham biscuit.

Brian

August 3rd, 2011
6:40 pm

Since I’m now paying for everyone else’s healthcare, this kind of thing should be banned unless you are under the proper BMI index. Seriously.

farmvegas

August 3rd, 2011
6:50 pm

Old fashioned Bologna sammich, yummm! The combination of bologna, cheese, egg and a biscuit, not so appealing to me, but thers something for everyone!
The portion size should be a LOT smaller, pretty much cut in half I would say.
For a lighter option try the chicken biscuit from waffle house…its not breaded AND only $2…i request my biscuit “dry” to cut back on the calories from the butter drenched biscuits and its delicious!!! :)

Kat

August 3rd, 2011
6:55 pm

SOUNDS AWESOME! CANT WAIT TO TRY IT!!!

El Foldo

August 3rd, 2011
7:14 pm

Also a Hardee’s just south of Rome on US 27. Drive thru ok, smells like feet inside. Not judging if that is your thing,

Grasshopper

August 3rd, 2011
8:10 pm

Jon, if you don’t count calories at any of your meals, why did you do it this time?

And, if a bologna sandwich makes any of your readers sad and disgusted with the state of America then they need to (re)prioritize their lives.

wooleybare

August 3rd, 2011
11:20 pm

a friend of mine from the country in SC introduced me to the joys of a fried bologne sandwich. this sandwich included bologne friend in butter, then put on WHITE bread which has been slathered with mayo and mustard. all of this was capped with several pieces of iceburg lettuce and liberally sprinkled with black pepper. it was delish…or it seemed so at the time…

JimmyZ

August 4th, 2011
12:56 am

My dad was a truck driver, and, hands down, one of the best breakfasts I ever had was with him. It was 3am, he woke me up, said you have GOT to try this. We were at a little place in the Carolinas called the Broad River Diner. Single wide trailer/shack, surronded by trucks.

Went in, he just sat down, didn’t even have to order. The waitress looked at me, dad just said, “same thing”. Five minutes later I had the best biscuit and gravy I’ve ever had, and, along side that, was a big ol chunk of fried (blackened actually) bologna with an egg and cheese on top.
I almost had a heart attack just looking at it, but it was worth it!

I’ve had the bologna biscuit, it’s good, but not worth what it does to your health.