The 10 Unhealthiest Chain Restaurant Meals You Can Order in America

August 6, 2015 | 12 Comments » | Topics: Food

Cheesecake Factory’s Bistro Shrimp Pasta

Description: Crispy Battered Shrimp, Fresh Mushrooms, Tomato and Arugula Tossed with Spaghettini and a Basil-Garlic-Lemon Cream Sauce.
Damage: 3,120 calories, 89 grams of saturated fat ,and 1,090 mg of sodium.

 

Description: “Parmesan crusted chicken served over pasta with mushrooms, peppers and onions in a spicy New Orleans sauce”
Damage: 2,370 calories, 80 grams of saturated fat and 2,370 mg of sodium

 

Cheesecake Factory Louisiana Chicken Pasta

Description: “Parmesan crusted chicken served over pasta with mushrooms, peppers and onions in a spicy New Orleans sauce”
Damage: 2,370 calories, 80 grams of saturated fat and 2,370 mg of sodium

 

IHOP Chorizo Fiesta Omelette (with side of pancakes)

Description: “Loaded with spicy chorizo sausage, roasted peppers, onions and pepper jack cheese, then topped with a citrus chili sauce and sour cream and served with a fresh grilled serrano pepper”
Damage: 
1,990 calories, 42 grams of saturated fat, 4,840 mgs of sodium and 1,035 mg of cholesterol

 

Outback Steakhouse 16 oz. Herb Roasted Prime Rib (with side salad and baked potato)

Description: “Seasoned, slow-roasted and hand-carved to order”
Damage: 
2,400 calories, 71 grams of saturated fat and 3,560 mg of sodium

 

Uno Pizzeria & Grill 2 For $12 Pick & Choose

Description: Baked Ziti & Sausage Pasta and Chicago Classic Deep Dish Pizza
Damage: 2,190 calories, 49 grams of saturated fat and 5,420 mg of sodium

 

Sonic Pineapple Upside-Down Master Blast Shake

Description: “Real, vanilla ice cream perfectly mixed with pineapple, salted caramel & pie crust pieces”
Damage: 
2,020 calories, 61 grams of saturated fat, 4.5 grams of trans fat and about 29 teaspoons of added sugar

 

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit 3 Meat Plate

Description: Polish sausage, pork ribs, and beef brisket with a side of fried onion tanglers and mac and cheese. Plus an ice cream cone.
Damage: 
2,500 calories, 49 grams of saturated fat and 4,700 mg of sodium

 

Steak ‘n Shake’s 7X7 Steakburger ‘n Fries

Description: “It’s 7 Steakburgers™ and 7 slices of American cheese- a one pounder!”
Damage: 2,530 calories, 68 grams of saturated fat, 5,060 mg of sodium and 26 teaspoons of sugar

 

Cheesecake Factory Warm Apple Crisp

Description: “Our Delicious Crispy Nutty Topping and Vanilla Ice Cream”
Damage: 1,740 calories, 48 grams of saturated fat and 32 teaspoons of sugar

 

Red Lobster’s Create Your Own Combination 

Description: Three shrimp dishes (Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut, Walt’s Favorite, and Linguine Alfredo), french fries, Caesar salad, and one Cheddar Bay Biscuit. Plus a 24-oz Traditional Lobsterita drink
Damage: 3,600 calories, 37 grams of saturated fat, and 6,530 mg of sodium

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  • IBePOed

    I love the food police!

  • K. E.

    I couldn’t finish ONE of these plates…and most likely wouldn’t order them either. YUCK!

    • vancomycin

      So, don’t order them then. I’ll have one of each.

  • Lyle Petersen

    Dude, fix the entry for the Chili’s burger.

  • dicentra

    Sodium is not a problem: that’s old, debunked “science.”

    Animal fat is not a problem: that’s old, debunked “science.”

    Number of calories is only a problem if it’s sugars & carbs, and if you eat big slabs of animal protein with them they’re not as bad for you as eating them without protein.

    If you’re going to tell us how awful a platter is, at least use metrics that actually reflect, you know, awfulness.

    • vancomycin

      I wish I could upvote your comment more than once.

    • EndOfPatience

      But that would involve some real knowledge of human physiology and nutrition. Can’t have that when we’re busy saving people from themselves.

    • Hatriot

      100% correct dicentra. And now it is determined that the so called experts screeching about breakfast were wrong yet again. There is a sad segment of this population that feels the need to tell other people what is best with zero evidence to back it up outside of “gubment offical” stance. Then there is an even sadder segment that accepts it without question.

    • David Wellman

      Animal fat (i.e. 100% of animal fat is saturated) IS a problem. Most of us (99.999%) don’t live in conditions harsh enough for it to be a necessity. Those that think fat isn’t a problem based on some anecdotal evidence and misreported meta-surveys are mortgaging their future cardiovascular health for essentially happenstance. Don’t believe me? Autopsy a few cadavers and get back to me.

      • drightone

        You’re wasting your breathe on the “gubmint is out to get me” conspiracy theorists.

  • epobirs

    Mr. Creosote says “Bring me the lot.”

  • Jay Lipo

    this article sucks