2011's Most Over-The-Top Fast Foods Slideshow

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Domino's Stuffed Cheesy Bread
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Domino's Stuffed Cheesy Bread
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Plain old stuffed crust? That's so last decade — at least according to Domino's Pizza. Earlier this year, the chain rolled out a line of “Stuffed Cheesy Bread” that's full of “cheese, cheese, and more cheese.” In fact, the breads — which come in Spinach and Feta, Bacon and Jalapeño, and plain Cheese — contain as much cheese as an entire medium pizza.

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KFC Chicken Bacon Bowl
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KFC Chicken Bacon Bowl
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A bowl can hardly contain “layers of your favorites” without including bacon. Or so was the logic at KFC, which added bacon as a limited-time topping to the chain's line of “Famous Bowls.” How did they do it? Well, they took a 680-calorie combo of mashed potatoes, corn, Popcorn Chicken, gravy, and cheese — then added bacon.

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Starbucks' Trenta Drinks
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Starbucks' Trenta Drinks
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Fast-food excess is hardly reserved for food alone. Take Starbucks' Trenta-sized cups, the veritable Big Gulps of coffee consumption, which each contain 31 ounces of caffeinated brew to pour down your gullet. And if caffeine-induced twitching isn't enough of a health risk, consumers should be advised to pace themselves: The cups are actually larger than the typical human stomach.

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Denny's Maple Bacon Sundae
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Denny's Maple Bacon Sundae
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What's more horrifying than an ice cream sundae that features vanilla soft serve, maple syrup, and bacon bits? An entire menu of creations based on the same bacon-centric principle. Denny's, however, has gone there: The chain's “Baconalia!” menu included that cringeworthy sundae, along with a triple-decker BLT, Bacon Meatloaf, and Bacon Flapjacks.

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Flickr_Sam Howzit

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Burger King Stuffed Steakhouse Burger
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Burger King Stuffed Steakhouse Burger
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If fast food has taught us one thing, it is this: Any food item can be stuffed inside any other. Burger King's Stuffed Steakhouse Burger, introduced earlier this year, is a prime example. Not content to simply put cheese atop a burger patty, the chain stuffed bits of Cheddar and jalapeño inside the beef, for “an experience you can see and taste in every bite.”

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Flickr/theimpulsivebuy

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Pizza Hut's Big Dinner Box
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Pizza Hut's Big Dinner Box
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Pizza Hut's “epic-size” repast offers up two medium pizzas, eight wings, and five breadsticks — in one convenient box! For the low prize of $20, ravenous diners might be tempted to scarf down the entire thing themselves, but please, make this one a family affair: The items in a single box are estimated to contain around 5,000 calories.

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PR NEWSWIRE/Newscom

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Dunkin' Donuts Sausage Pancake Bites
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Dunkin' Donuts Sausage Pancake Bites
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If you're craving a pancake and sausage breakfast, but just can't find the time, Dunkin' Donuts discovered a solution in 2011. An order of the chain's Sausage Pancake Bites offered diners three nuggets of flapjack dough that each enclosed a sausage link. A trio of nuggets also managed to enclose 20 grams of fat, more than most doughnuts.

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Flickr/theimpulsivebuy

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Taco Bell Doritos Locos Tacos
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Taco Bell Doritos Locos Tacos
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Think outside the bun — and the conventional taco shell. In an apparent bid to include as much junk as possible in a single meal, Taco Bell used California and Ohio residents as guinea pigs to test shells made entirely of Doritos' nacho-flavored chips. The cheesy delicacy might be introduced nationwide next year, when, presumably, the chain will also swap burrito wraps for potato chips.

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Friendly's Ultimate Grilled-Cheese BurgerMelt
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Friendly's Ultimate Grilled-Cheese BurgerMelt
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Why eat one sandwich, when you can eat three? The KFC Double Down may have replaced a burger bun with fried chicken, but this year, Friendly's managed to outdo even that monstrosity. They swapped out a cheeseburger's bread with two entire grilled cheese sandwiches. This gastronomical innovation, not surprisingly, is also a caloric nightmare: 1,500 per sandwich(es). Even that doesn't seem to be helping the company — the 76-year-old family-dining brand filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Oct. 5.

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