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McDonald's Blitz Box packs 2,370 calories, 4,580 mg of sodium

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While its brethren in the fast food world find ways to move away from family-style meal offerings, McDonald's is going all in on the concept in one American markets.

As USA Today reports, McDonald's restaurants in Kansas City are now offering what they call the Blitz Box, a combo of several of its most popular items. The promotion is being run in conjunction with the start of football season.

The Blitz Box includes two Quarter Pounders with cheese, two medium fries, 10 Chicken McNuggets and dipping sauce.

In total, the combo, which is meant to feed more than one person, serves up 1.75 pounds of food totaling 2,370 calories, 120 grams of fat (34 grams of it saturated) and a whopping 4,580 milligrams of sodium.

The box costs $14.99, and while McDonald's officials tell USA Today that the box is meant to be consumed by a family, for some people, the box itself could be a meal for one person.

How does that compare, then, with several other foods of equivalent serving size? The numbers are mind blowing.

For instance, if you were to achieve the equivalent caloric content of the Blitz Box with 6-inch Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki sandwiches from Subway, you could eat nearly six feet of sandwich before reaching 2,370 calories. To get to that amount of fat, you could eat more than 28 of the 6-inch subs.

Meanwhile, a person eat pounds and pounds of salad and and incredible amount of omelet to approach the calorie count. Check out the data in the infographic below:

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