Steak N’ Shake’s Seven Patty Steakburger A “Tower”ing Achievement In Fast Food Grossness


The latest in the fast food battle of gimmicky menu one-upmanship: Steak N’ Shake’s seven patty burger, served exclusively on their “late night” menu. Sigh.

This towering behemoth of a burger, alternating between “steak” patties and slices of American cheese, costs $7.77 and is a whopping 1570 calories. 1570 calories! That’s the calorie allowance of an entire day! 980 of those calories are from fat. According to the Huffington Post, “…the 7×7 Steakburger also packs 98 grams of fat, 290 mg of cholesterol, 34 grams of carbohydrates and 4,490 mg of sodium.” Jesus. Who even wants to eat that much meat and that many calories in a single sitting? Yuck.

I wrote the other day about how Americans are eating less fast food, but does that mean restaurants have to just keep creating stranger and grosser meals to get people in the door? Sadly, all signs point to yes.

I guess it’s better that this burger is only served “late night,” as maybe that would cut down on the number of people who have access to it. I don’t know who the audience for the Steakburger actually is, though…stoners driving around in the middle of the night because they can’t go back to their parents’ houses with bloodshot eyes? Cops on night duty? Drunk frat boys who want a crazy eating challenge to prove their manhood? You tell me, y’all. Would you eat this burger? Would you even be able to share it amongst seven other people?

Photo: Steak N’ Shake

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    • Hannah

      I admit that Steak n Shake is my favorite fast food for cheat day (meaning, I eat it once every month or so) because of their fries and dark chocolate shake. Even if I weren’t a vegetarian, or if the Seven Patty SB were made with veggie patties or even mushrooms, I can’t fathom eating that. Or even saying the words required to order it.

      I think it’ll ONLY sell late night, though, when someone’s drunk enough to make that decision.

      • Hannah

        Also… 1570 is not a whole day’s allowance, unless you’re on a diet and you don’t walk much or exercise… right?

    • Eileen

      I don’t like cheeseburgers (I like cheese and burgers, but separately!), but more importantly…that is too big. It requires a knife and fork. And who wants to eat a burger – especially a fast-food burger – with a knife and fork?

      I could see a bunch of guys making a late-night run to share one, though.

    • mm

      That is absolutely disgusting.