Check out the size of the White Tower hamburger as served by a “Miss Towerette” ca. 1950 and then consider how things have changed over the decades. In the 2000s a couple of obscenely high-calorie burgers were introduced by fast food chains. Out came the Big Carl from Carl’s Jr. (920 calories) and the Monster Thickburger from Hardee’s (1,420 calories). Makes you wonder how the patrons of White Tower survived on those little morsels of yore.
The sandwiches are mentioned as two “proudly obnoxious fast food options” of the last decade. They rank #6 in Christopher Borrelli’s “10 worst dining trends of the last decade” in The Chicago Tribune.