America’s chain restaurants are serving ever-higher-calorie meals, a new report concludes.
Put together by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest and titled Xtreme Eating Awards, the report details which restaurant meals are most unhealthy for the diner. CSPI Executive Director Michael Jacobson says, “It’s as if IHOP, The Cheesecake Factory, Maggiano’s Little Italy, and other major restaurant chains are scientifically engineering these extreme meals with the express purpose of promoting obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.”
Here are some of the standout dishes:
- IHOP’s Country Fried Steak and Eggs: 1,760 calories and 23 grams of saturated fat.
- Johnny Rockets’ Bacon Cheddar Double: 1,770 calories and 50 grams of saturated fat.
- Uno Chicago Grill Deep Dish Macaroni and 3-Cheese: 1,980 calories and 71 grams of saturated fat.
- The Cheesecake Factory (NASDAQ:CAKE) Bistro Shrimp Pasta: 3,120 calories and 89 grams of saturated fat.
For comparison, the Food & Drug Administration recommends that an average person should eat no more than 2,000 calories and 20 grams of saturated fat per day.
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