From the archives: Stu's Fat Man Food Review - Hardee's 6 Dollar Burger

Insider Exclusive - Stu claims to be a vegetarian… However we checked our archives and found this Insider exclusive article from September of 2002… Ask yourself, would a real vegetarian review a 900+ calorie hamburger? While Stu might argue that he wasn’t a vegetarian then, there is no doubting his willingness to pay $6 for a hamburger ($34.25 in 2008 money).




Note: Hardee's 6 Dollar Burger can also to be found at Carl’s Jr. on the west coast.

Hardee's are the fattest of the fast food restaurants. Hardee’s laughs at Burger King and McDonalds. When McDonalds said they were going to cut the trans fatty acids in their French fries, Hardee's said—“well then bring the extra over here”. Hardee's is a junk food paradise. Have you ever had a Frisco Burger there? Tremendous. A huge burger, loaded with cheese, mayonnaise, and some other stuff, on a sourdough bun, which has had butter sprayed on it—maybe by a power washer. This place is a greasy dream.

While sitting at the Hardee's on Dale Mabry in Tampa, I noticed 2 signs above my head. One said “Cheddar it up 39 cents!!” Yeah baby, for 39 cents you can get a vat of cheddar cheese sauce to dump on your burger, your fries, or hell—maybe even in your soda—to cheddar it up a bit. The other sign said “Smoking Section”. Imagine a place conducive to an individual who both wants to dump a tank of cheddar cheese sauce on something that’s already been deep-fried, while smoking. Heart surgeons must stake this place out like FBI agents do the Sopranos. I peered outside, expecting ambulances to be lined up outside the window, like cabs do outside the airport.

You get the idea. Hardee's knows how to do junk food. Which makes the proposition of buying a “sit down” restaurant type burger at Hardee's both interesting and scary. Let us first understand the difference between a regular fast food burger and a sit down burger.

  1. Sit down burgers are bigger.

  2. Sit down burgers have generally fresher vegetables on them.

  3. Sit down burgers have meat that tastes like meat.

Yes, there are other differences, but these are the main ones. Surprisingly, the Hardee's $6 Burger actually does pretty well in these areas.

  1. It is bigger. Much bigger. Makes the Frisco Burger look small. This also creates a problem however in portability. Unless you are a man far fatter than I, you would need a college course to figure out how to eat this thing on the road. If some states are outlawing cell phone use when driving, the $6 Burger should definitely follow. So much toppings and you’d need to have Steven Tyler’s mouth to fit around it.

  2. The veggies tasted fresher. This could be complete coincidence. Maybe I got lucky, maybe there was some new shipment, maybe there’s some sort of new chemical preservative that I don’t know about yet, but they did taste better. (Like you care about the vegetables anyway).

  3. If you have ever done the Atkins diet, you have no doubt sat outside a fast food restaurant, pulling beef patties out from in between a bun and devouring them. When you do this you realize that a) there’s a reason they put all those toppings on burgers and b) that it doesn’t taste like the hamburgers you make at home. It’s made of a kind of a strange meat substance that will bend, but not break. This was the biggest challenge, as I saw it, to the $6 burger. Would they be able to come up with beef that will actually taste like beef? The answer? Pretty much, yeah. It’s not as good as the beef from a good sit down restaurant, but it’s much higher quality than a Quarter Pounder or Whopper. If you are an Atkins dieter, you want a Hardee's or Carl’s Jr. near you. And if you are an enormous person, you want one near you too, although you probably moved next door already anyway.

The $6 burger has a quirky advertising hook, being that it’s the first product that I can remember, that includes a price in its title that is higher than the actual price. The $6 burger only costs $3.95. It’s like saying the $100 a month Glenn Beck insider for only $6.95. The theory is you get the same burger that you would spend $6 for at a sit down restaurant, for only $3.95. However, when you go to, say a Chili’s and buy a cheeseburger for $6, what else comes on your plate?? Fries. So if you ad a large fries to the Hardee's burger, you are at about $6 anyway. Oh well, it will fool the West Palm Beach customers anyway.

The summary of this burger effort lies in the numbers. According to Hardees.com the $6 Burger has 911 calories. Which is the exact number that you will need on your cell phone speed dial, should you consume one.

How fat are you gonna be info?


(per real human serving)

Calories: 911


Fat: 61


Carbs: 50


Sodium: 1584




OVERALL GRADE-- B

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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