Breakfast Sandwich Is A Whopper

Rep. Deborah Pryce, R-Ohio, right, and Democratic challenger Mary Jo Kilroy wait for their turn to speak at a candidate forum in Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 13, 2006. AP

Burger King began offering two new breakfast sandwiches Monday, including one that packs more calories and fat than a whopper.

The enormous omelet sandwich carries 730 calories and 47 grams of fat and comes with two eggs, sausage, three strips of bacon and two slices of melted American cheese on a bun. It's heftier than a whopper hamburger, which weighs in at 700 calories and 42 grams of fat.

Officials at Miami-based Burger King Corp. said that healthier choices are also available, but surveys showed customers wanted bigger sandwiches.

"By expanding our indulgent breakfast sandwich menu, Burger King restaurants now offer even more alternatives for our guests who want a convenient and filling breakfast,'' said Russ Klein, Burger King's chief global marketing officer.

The other new breakfast item, the Western Omelet Croissanwich, is a lighter pick with 320 calories and 17 grams of fat. It has fire-grilled onions, ham and melted American cheese inside a folded egg on a croissant.

The omelet sandwich will stay on the menu at about $2.99, but the western sandwich is in stores until May 8.

  • Bootie Cosgrove-Mather

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