Celebrate national junk food day with a 2300 calorie mac & cheese-adilla for your kids

While the evolution of trash cuisine in America can be somewhat intriguing and even drool-worthy when you care to admit it, some things are just head shakingly bad.

When Gawker posted this picture of Friendly’s Mac and Cheese Quesadilla, even I, a dedicated lover of fried chicken and bacon-on-anything- had to be sure that was what I was really looking it. Yes, the restaurant that is a favorite of kids everywhere and a pretty much culinary torture for adults has spawned this abomination, which is apparently what you non-Americans might call “Kraft Dinner” dumped into a soft tortilla and fried. You can also add a “Friendly frank” or bacon to the mix if mac and cheese wrapped in a bread product isn’t calorific enough. With a beverage and the obligatory ice cream sundae added to the calorie total, it comes in at just under 2,300 calories. For a kid.

Just for the record, kids are supposed to consume about 1,000-2,200 calories per day, based on age, size and activity level. But not at one meal. Even most fully grown adults are advised to consume around 2,000 calories a day. What do you think of the Friendly’s Mac and Cheese quesadilla? Would you feed it to your kids ever, at all? Even on National Junk Food Day?

[The Daily Beast via Gawker]

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