Nine Worst Chain Restaurant Menu Items


1. Red Robin
A1 Peppercorn Burger with Steak Fries and Monster Salted Caramel Milkshake

One meal, 3,540 calories, 69 grams of saturated fat, 6,280 milligrams of sodium and about 38 teaspoons of added sugar. The unlimited refills mean that technically, you could just keep adding to those numbers forever.

2. Cheesecake Factory
Bruléed French Toast

Brunch that could feed you for a week, with 2,780 calories, 93 grams of saturated fat, 2,230
milligrams of sodium and 24 teaspoons of sugar. Bacon optional.

3. Cheesecake Factory
Farfalle with Chicken and Roasted Garlic

Bow-Tie Pasta, chicken, mushrooms, tomato, pancetta, peas and caramelized onions are an okay start, until you get to the cream sauce. It clocks in at 2,410 calories and 63 grams of saturated fat — but “only 1,370 milligrams of sodium.


4. Cheesecake Factory
Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Cheesecake

Setting aside what it means to indulge in this after already eating the pasta, this signature dish boasts 1,500 calories, 43 grams of saturated fat and 21 teaspoons of sugar. It’s especially concerning when you consider that the menu recommends customers try all 40 cheesecake varieties.


5. Famous Dave’s
“The Big Slab”

With the promise of one and half pounds of meat, you probably already know where this is going. Throw in two sides and a muffin, and this spareribs combo carries 2,770 calories, 54 grams of saturated fat, 4,320 milligrams of sodium and 14 teaspoons of sugar.


6. BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse
Small Deep Dish Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza

Don’t let the “small” throw you off from the long list of adjectives that follow: this is the pizza that, with 2,160 calories, 30 grams of saturated fat and 4,680 milligrams of sodium, is roughly equivalent to three Pizza Hut Personal Pan Pepperoni Pizzas. (Pictured: Buffalo Chicken Deep Dish Pizza)

7. Chevys Fresh Mex
Super Cinco Combo

A beef enchilada, a chicken enchilada, a beef taco, a pork tamale and a “handcrafted Chile Relleno” — all atop rice, a “signature sweet corn tamalito” and beans — boasts 1,920 calories, 36 grams of saturated fat and 3,950 milligrams of sodium. And that’s if you skip the free chips and salsa.


8. Joe’s Crab Shack
The Big “Hook” Up

There is no plausible excuse for this monstrous platter of fried seafood is that it’s made to be shared. You’ve got 3,280 calories, 50 grams of saturated fat and 7,610 milligrams of sodium to chow down.


9. Maggiano’s Little Italy
Prime New York Steak, Contadina style

It’s like five McDonald’s Quarter Pounder beef patties, with extras, for a total of 2,420 calories, 66 grams of saturated fat and 5,620 milligrams of sodium.


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