Thanks to the likes of UberEats, Deliveroo and Just Eat ordering your favourite meal from a fast food chain has never been so easy.
For nights when you don’t feel like cooking dinner, the takeaway apps are the go-to for millions.
One hungry diner decided to combine three menu items from McDonald’s, KFC and Subway to make the ‘ultimate burger’.
Perhaps the most popular three takeout spots in London are the three big boy brands of McDonald’s, KFC and Subway – the three amigos, as some call them.
They’re each famous for different things so we decided to try and combine them into the “ultimate fast food burger.”
Things didn’t exactly go to plan.
When you’re combining three classic takeaways together you need to be smart with what you order.
As a veteran of the golden triangle (eating KFC, McDonald’s and Burger King in the back of a car) I knew how wrong things could go if the challenge wasn’t treated with adequate respect.
I knew that I’d need to order some boneless chicken fillets from KFC as only a complete moron would attempt to eat a boned chicken burger.
Equally, I realised that I’d need to use the McDonald’s BBQ Burger as a base as the thing was large enough to support my patties.
But when it came to Subway things got a little trickier.
Subway’s menu is as vast and unconquerable as the Sahara desert, and unlike other fast food joints it isn’t really known for one particular dish.
This meant I had to get creative and opted for a meatball Marinara which I thought would complement the chicken, beef and bacon well.
I placed my three separate orders and began the waiting game.
‘It looked like a monster’
After I had collected my last bag of junk food under the watchful eye of my disapproving neighbours it was time to create this monster.
With surgical precision I extracted the meatballs from the sub and chopped them in half, before layering them on a beef patty.
With my other hand, I reached into my KFC bag, which was greasy to the touch, and fingered a fillet of chicken deftly into the bun.
I pressed the whole thing together hard and watched it swell with grotesque sincerity – this was a burger that meant business.
A quick scan of each item’s calorie count only confirmed my suspicions – this thing would set me back 1,830 on its own.
It was time to taste this thing.
‘It tasted beautiful yet had the capacity to suffocate me’
As it turns out, cramming a burger that’s bigger than your head into your mouth is quite challenging.
When I eventually dislocated my jaw enough to sink my teeth into it, I was blown away by the taste and almost suffocated by the texture.
It was a beautifully balanced burger, with each fast food option fusing into each other – but it wasn’t without its problems.
Due to the astonishing size of the thing, it was very hard to swallow which did hamper my enjoyment at some points (you never know which bite could be fatal in a burger that size).
But strangely enough for a nearly 2,000 calorie burger, it didn’t send me straight to self-hatred boulevard and felt surprisingly light.
However, for the price it cost (£14.35) it’s probably best to keep this as a once in a blue moon treat.