“This next-level melt is made up of slow-smoked brisket burnt ends, crispy diced bacon, two eggs, sharp white cheddar, Diner Q sauce and pickles on grilled artisan bread,” declared the press release announcing Denny’s Brisk-It-All Melt.

“If all that wasn’t enough, the melt is also served with wavy-cut fries,” it helpfully added.

Thank goodness!

How could a sandwich with only 1,380 calories ever be enough?

With the fries, Denny’s diners are looking at a hearty 1,780 calories plus 29 grams of saturated fat and 3,340 milligrams of sodium (roughly a 1½-day supply of both).

Think of each Brisk-It-All Melt with fries as three Big Macs. Talk about next level.

It’s not just that the sat fat in red meat and cheese—plus the hefty dose of sodium—raises the risk of heart attack and stroke. Like all processed meats, bacon raises the risk of colorectal cancer. And beef is the single worst food for greenhouse gas emissions.

As for the melt’s principal plant-based foods: white bread and fries are two of the least healthy you can find.

A greater risk of heart attack, stroke, cancer, and climate change, all in one dish?

Looks like a Risk-It-All Melt to us.

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