It was bound to happen. The Chubby Melt has gone corporate. Friendly's (an ice cream chain on the East Coast that's comparable to Steak n' Shake) has co-opted the specialty sandwich -- a hamburger stuffed between two grilled cheese sandwiches -- as part of its new line of Big Beef Burgers. The aptly named Grilled Cheese BurgerMelt is described on Friendly's website as:
A Big Beef burger between two hot grilled cheese sandwiches, with lettuce, tomato and mayo. Tasting is believing.The jaw-altering burger clocks in at 1,500 calories with 79 grams of fat. It's literally three meals in one. Perhaps inspired by the stuffed-crust pizza of old, the burger keeps the cheese on the perimeter via four slices of toast.