Food Fail: Cracker Barrel Stuffed Cheesecake Pancake Breakfast

“At Cracker Barrel, our all-day, homestyle breakfast menu is a staple that draws enthusiasm from guests of all ages, so we are always exploring opportunities to improve how our guests experience breakfast,” said Sarah Breymaier, the restaurant chain’s director of menu strategy, in a June press release.

Among the latest: “Guests can combine dessert and breakfast in one” with the Stuffed Cheesecake Pancake Breakfast, says the release. Who doesn’t need to do that? 

Cracker Barrel stuffs its pancakes with cheesecake filling, tops them with powdered sugar and fruit, and serves it all with strawberry syrup, two eggs, and a choice of bacon or smoked sausage.

With bacon, the chain stuffs each patron with 1,460 calories plus 32 grams of saturated fat (1½ days’ worth). Not to be left behind, the 2,700 milligrams of sodium and 73 grams of (mostly added) sugar are well beyond a day’s worth as well.

Heck, you might as well eat three Egg McMuffins plus three Vanilla Cones at McDonald’s for breakfast-plus-dessert.

With sausage, you’re talking 1,490 calories. Either way, you get a dose of carcinogenic processed meats to go with your refined flour and 17 teaspoons of sugar.

“A sweet indulgence for any time of day!” gushes Cracker Barrel.

Sweet for customers? Or for Cracker Barrel’s menu strategy?

More Food Fails