Are You Down With KFC's Double Down Sandwich?

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On April 12, KFC's new bunless Double Down Sandwich will officially make its way onto KFC menus around the country. The Double Down includes two pieces of bacon, two slices of cheese and the Colonel's special sauce all sandwiched between two fried or grilled chicken filets in place of buns.

Last year, the fast food chain placed the sandwich in only two test markets, making it a rare item that inspired late night talk show jokes and caused major online buzz. The KFC website is now counting down to the nationwide release day of the sandwich, which hits stores in just four days.

But while Michelle Obama is urging families to get healthy with her Let's Move! campaign, is KFC really making a smart move by launching this product? The fried version of the Double Down has 540 calories, 32 grams of fat and 1380 grams of sodium. The grilled alternative has 460 calories, 23 grams of fat and 1430 grams of sodium.
While every person's dietary needs are different, these numbers are still high for one sandwich. Add fries and a soda with that and you could be looking at a 1000-calorie meal. These days, it's important to make smart lifestyle choices, but for many people fast food is a staple in their diet. What do you think of the Double Down? %Poll-44095%

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