Partially due to to laziness, I have been subsisting on a mostly vegetarian diet. I can't muster the energy to roast a chicken or marinate and cook pork chops during the week. I've been fortunate enough to get tons of great produce from farmer's markets and Berkeley Bowl (love love LOVE BB, but it's all the way on the other side of the Bay so I can't get there that often). The veg diet is wonderful - but sometimes, you just want something meaty like a burger. You know?
So tonight, I went down the street from my house and ordered from Johnny Rockets, a chain that specializes in old-fashioned style burgers. A little on the pricey side, and everything is a la carte, but I figured the quality is better than Mickey D's so what the heck. I ordered a Rocket Double - two meat patties with tomato, onion, lettuce, cheese, and special sauce (Thousand Island) on a bun.
As I waited for my order, I happened to see the Nutritional Information pamphlet. This bad boy has......wait for it....1,193 calories.
That's what I said.
When I got my burger home, I took off a patty out of guilt. It was still delicious...but that spin class is sounding reeeeally necessary right about now.