The worst thing you can order at a chain restaurant
Watchdog group Center for Science in the Public Interest has created a list of the worst things you can order at chain restaurants in the US.
The worst offender is the Cheesecake Factory’s bistro shrimp pasta, pictured above. This dish has 3,120 calories, 89 grams of saturated fat and 1,090 milligrams of sodium. According to CSPI that’s five days worth of saturated fat– the equivalent of three orders of Olive Garden’s Lasagna Classico plus an order of Tiramisu.
Other offenders include:
- Chili’s full rack of baby back ribs with Shiner Bock BBQ sauce: 1,660 calories, 39 grams of saturated fat and 5,025 milligrams of sodium. Add 670 calories for the side fries and cinnamon apples.
- IHOP’s country fried steak and eggs comes with two eggs, hash browns and two buttermilk pancakes: 1,760 calories, 3,720 milligrams of sodium.
- Cheesecake Factory’s crispy chicken costoletta: 2,610 calories, 89 grams of saturated fat and 2,720 milligrams of sodium.
- Maggiano’s chocolate zuccotto cake: 1,820 calories, 62 grams of fat and 26 teaspoons of added sugar.
- Maggiano’s 18 ounce veal porterhouse with a side of potatoes: 2,710 calories, 45 grams of saturated fat and 3,700 milligrams of sodium.
- Smoothie King’s king-sized peanut power plus grape smoothie: 1,460 calories and a day’s worth of sugar.
- Uno Chicago Grill’s deep dish macaroni and three cheese: 1,980 calories, 71 grams of saturated fat and 3,110 milligrams of sodium.