The Whole Hog burger is a monstrosity of human-beefy invention: piled high with five different meats and four different cheeses, it weighs in at 2,850 calories, 9,800 milligrams of sodium, and 62 grams of saturated fat. This over-the-top burger is served at the Boston-based Uno Pizzeria & Grill and tops the list of “Xtreme” chain restaurant meals, released annually by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).
“We’re in the middle of an obesity epidemic, yet restaurants chains are just piling it on,” Lindsay Moyer, senior nutritionist at (CSPI) and co-author of the group’s Xtreme Eating 2016 list, told WebMD. “There’s more layers, there’s more courses, there’s more combos. The portion sizes are really out of control.”
The U.S. government recommends serving sizes of around 1,600 and 2,400 calories a day for women, and between 2,000 and 3,000 calories a day for men. Eating that one burger is more than most people’s daily calorie allowances.
“We created the Whole Hog Burger to be an over-the-top eating experience that would capture the attention of our customers, taste great, and be a fun challenge to conquer,” a representative from Uno Pizzeria & Grill told WebMD.