In this day and age where people are concerned with eating healthier, more organic food, and fast food restaurants are changing their menus to accommodate Americans’ changing tastes, it’s comforting to know that at least ONE chain still continues to sling unhealthy, greasy, fat-laden food, and is damn proud to dole out the calories.
According to a report from the the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Red Robin (Yum!) is home to the unhealthiest meal in America: The Monster Double Burger, Bottomless Fries and a Monster Milkshake clocks in at a whopping 3,450 calories (Yuck!). For an average adult, that is roughly two days’ calories. Two days in one meal. It is the “single unhealthiest” meal the group found out of over 200 chain restaurant menus they reviewed for their “Xtreme Eating Awards,” which highlights the unhealthiest meals in America.
Basically, it’s the equivalent of eating seven McDonalds Double Cheeseburgers and pounding down a quart of Coke. Frankly, I’d rather eat THAT, just stack one of them on top of the other and eat them in what can only be described as a disgusting orgy of non-Kosher fast food delight.
Red Robin’s Chief Marketing Officer Denny Marie Post notes that the meal in question “combines some of our most indulgent items into one meal.” She suggested that if a customer preferred lighter thoroughfare, “a lettuce-wrapped turkey burger, sans cheese and bun, with a side of broccoli and a light lemonade” for only 540 calories…but WHERE’S THE FUN IN THAT?!
In order to work off that meal, you’d have to walk briskly for twelve hours. Or you could collapse on your couch, roll over and take a nap. Not a bad idea.
Other items on the list include:
The Cheesecake Factory’s Bruleéd French Toast – 2,780 Calories, 93 grams of saturated fat, 2,230 milligrams of sodium, and 24 teaspoons of sugar.
Famous Dave’s “The Big Slab” of Ribs – 2,770 calories, 54 grams of saturated fat, 4,320 milligrams of sodium and 14 teaspoons of sugar
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse’s Signature Deep Dish Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza – 2,160 calories, 30 grams of saturated fat, and 4,680 milligrams of sodium
The Cheesecake Factory’s Farfalle with Chicken and Roasted Garlic – 2,410 calories and 63 grams of saturated fat
The Cheesecake Factory’s Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Cheesecake – 1,500 calories, 43 grams of saturated fat, and 21 teaspoons of added sugar
So, basically, if you want to get really fat, but be SUPER fancy about it, the Cheesecake factory is for you.
[via USA Today]