Applebees, Cheesecake Factory tops annual list of restaurant foods with the most calories and fat


HARTFORD – Imagine eating more than the Daily Value of calories or 18 packets of salt in one sitting. You may have done it if you ate at …

HARTFORD – Imagine eating more than the Daily Value of calories or 18 packets of salt in one sitting. You might have done it if you’ve eaten at one of these restaurants!

The Center for Science in the Public Interest came out with their annual list of Xtreme Eating Awards – foods like “burger platters that make McDonald’s quarter pounders look like sliders”.

CSPI Says US Restaurant Chains “Are Pouring Gasoline On The Fire” Of The Obesity Epidemic, Noting The Tendency To Reuse And Not Match Traditional Dishes, Like “Chicken Eggs And Waffles from a friend Benedict “,” cheeseburger spring rolls “and macaroni and cheese sandwiches.

“Unfortunately, these extreme meals are more like the rule than the exception,” said Lindsay Moyer, dietitian for CSPI. “American restaurant chains serve meals that appear to be designed to promote diabetes, obesity, heart disease and stroke. “

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The Cheesecake Factory is no stranger to the list. The popular channel has earned a place in the top 9 every year since 2007.

The 9 biggest delinquents in 2016 are:

Applebee’s: create your own sampler

In this dish, you can choose two to five starters or bar snacks. If you choose the cheeseburger spring rolls, brewery pretzels, chicken quesadilla, boneless wings, and spinach and artichoke dip, that’s 3,390 calories and 65 grams of fat. And that’s before the entrance arrives.

Maggiano’s Little Italy: Marco’s Meal for Two

If you choose mozzarella marinara, Ziti baked on Taylor Street with Italian sausage, fettuccini Alfredo, and a hot apple crostada for dessert, that’s four days of saturated fat for each of you and 2,840 calories. .

The Cheesecake Factory: Fried Chicken & Waffles Benedict

If that’s your brunch of choice, this popular dish fills you with 2,580 calories and a four-day supply of saturated fat.

Dave & Buster’s: Short Rib & Cheesy Mac Stack

Mac and cheese is popping up in all kinds of dishes these days. When you put it in a sandwich with a chop at Dave & Buster, you’re eating 1,910 calories and two days of saturated fat.

Sonic: RT 44 Grape Slush with Rainbow Candy

Frozen slush might seem like a fun treat, but if you get the 44 oz. option, you sip 970 calories.

Grilled macaroni from Romano: Cremini pork knuckle

Romano’s presents this dish as his “house favorite”. It contains 1,800 calories and 43 grams of saturated fat.

Uno Pizzeria and Grill: Whole pork burger

You might want to stick with pizza at Uno. The Whole Hog Burger promises over a pound of meat and four types of cheese, totaling 2,850 calories and three days of sat fat.

Jersey Mike’s Subs: Giant Steak with Chipotle Cheese

A sub might seem like a normal breakfast serving, but this 14-inch monster is loaded with 1,850 calories. CSPI says this equates to two subway roast beef subs a foot long.

Buffalo Wild Wings: Dessert Nachos

Maybe the dessert isn’t that bad if you share it with the table. But it better be a big table, because it contains 2,100 calories and 64 grams of saturated fat.

What do you think? Are you totally disgusted with these meals or do you think everything is fine in moderation? Let us know about the FOX 61 Facebook Page.

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