Chili's New Burger Packs A Day's Worth of Calories
Chili's is all about adding more meat to their fajitas, ribs, and burgers—and their latest endeavor is rolling out the brand new Boss Burger. This monstrosity of a sandwich stacks five different types of meat including bacon, pulled rib meat, jalapeno sausage, brisket, and a half-pound of burger meat. And, wait, there's more: All that protein is piled high with cheddar, tomato, lettuce, ranch, and barbecue sauce.
How Many Calories Are in Chili's New Boss Burger?
And now for the true shocker: this ridiculous 'wich boasts a whopping 1,690 calories, 122 grams of fat (50 grams of saturated fat, 3.5 grams of trans fat), 3,040 milligrams of sodium, 53 grams of carbs (2 grams of fiber, and 18 grams of sugar), and 96 grams of protein. That's over a day's worth of sodium! The American Heart Association recommends no more than 2,300 mg sodium daily.
"This burger is a meal in itself and for some, it can be lunch the next day," Chili's Chief Marketing Officer Steve Provost said in a statement. Despite the massive calorie count, people are actually really digging this burger. The Boss was tested in three different markets across the nation before it scored a permanent spot on the menu, and the reaction has been "crazy good," Provost asserts.
"If you have the courage to conquer 'The Boss' you have two options: Gather your closest friends and family for a Chili's date to share this beast of a burger or if you're feeling particularly saucy and are up to the #ChilisBoss challenge then you can try to conquer this thing in one sitting on your own," Provost says, but we suggest going with the former choice if you're desperately craving this meal.
Besides The Boss, Chili's has some more new burgers in store for its ravenous diners. The fast-casual also announced that it will debut two other burgers. The anticipated Chili's Chili burger will use the original 1975 chili recipe while the Alex's Santa Fe will feature fresh avocado, tomato, onion, pickles, and a secret spicy Santa Fe sauce. We're hoping their calorie counts don't rival The Boss or any of these other Worst Menu Options at 41 Popular Restaurants.