The supersized sandwich is the crown jewel of American dining -- served everywhere from four-star restaurants to your local greasy spoon. But not all sammys are created equal. We're giving a special salute to the true kings of this culinary category -- 11 superstar sandwiches that pack in more than 1100 calories each.

This list will either make you hungry or make you want to throw up.

1. Ruby Tuesday's Boston Blue Burger

Calories: 1140


You're basically eating: 19 cups of Jell-O


You're actually eating: A beef patty topped with deep-fried onion rings, blue cheese crumbles, and homemade barbecue sauce. If that's not enough, fries and the mac'n'cheese are included for no extra charge.

2. Subway 12" Chicken and Bacon Ranch Melt


Calories: 1140


You're basically eating: 16 Oreos


You're actually eating: Melted Monterey cheese, crispy bacon, white meat chicken, peppers, and onions. We're betting Jared didn't shed all those pounds scarfing down this heavyweight hoagie.

3. Whataburger Chop House Cheddar Burger


Calories: 1160


You're basically eating: 4 Snickers bars


You're actually eating: Two beef patties, bacon, grilled onion, and shredded cheddar cheese drowned in creamy steak sauce. This burger is only available in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and Florida.

4. Blimpie's 12" Special Vegetarian Doritos Sub


Calories: 1180


You're basically eating: 6 Hershey's bars


You're actually eating: A layer of Doritos beneath American cheese, carrots, lettuce, tomato, bell pepper, and jalapeños, topped off with salt, pepper, and spicy chutney. It's an off-the-menu sandwich with a serious cult following at a few stores.

5. Burger King's Triple Whopper with Cheese


Calories: 1230


You're basically eating: 1.5 cans of Pringles


You're actually eating: Three flame-broiled beef patties topped with mayo, lettuce, tomato, pickles, ketchup, onion, and pasteurized-homogenized-American-cheese-flavored-product. Prepared your way.

6. SuperSONIC Bacon Double Cheeseburger


Calories: 1280


You're basically eating: 6 Krispy Kremes


You're actually eating: Two quarter-pound beef patties, two slices of cheese, two strips of bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayo.

7. Hardee's 2/3-Pound Monster Thickburger


Calories: 1300


You're basically eating: A pint of Chubby Hubby


You're actually eating: Two 1/3-pound beef patties, four strips of bacon, and three slices of cheese topped with mayo on a sesame seed bun. No veggies allowed.


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8. Cheesecake Factory B.B.Q. Pulled Pork Sandwich


Calories: 1440


You're basically eating: 14 Reese's Cups


You're actually eating: Slow-roasted pork smothered in BBQ-sauce and served on a carb-laden brioche bun. Probably washed down with a slice of Chocolate Tuxedo Cream.


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9. Friendly's Grilled Cheese Burger


Calories: 1540


You're basically eating: 3 bags of Fritos corn chips


You're actually eating: Three sandwiches in one! It's a greasy beef patty with mayo, lettuce, and tomato... encased by two grilled cheese sandwiches instead of a bun.

10. Denny's Mac and Cheese Patty Melt


Calories: 1690


You're basically eating: 2 sticks of butter


You're actually eating: Home-style macaroni and cheese smothered in cheddar, doused in Frisco sauce, and stuffed between two buttered slices of potato bread, with a hunk of ground beef thrown in for good measure.

11. Hard Rock Café’s The Texan


Calories: 1729


You're basically eating: Your heart out


You're actually eating: A pile of pulled pork the size of your head doused in chipotle and hickory barbecue sauce, topped with cheddar cheese, crispy jalapeños, and fried onions. The pride and joy of the Lone Star State.


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