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Nine gut-busting dishes that contain
up to 3,500 calories named and
shamed on list of chain restau-
rants´ fattiest salt-filled meals

Daily Mail [UK], by Staff

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 1/17/2013 6:43:40 AM

Shrimp pasta from The Cheesecake Factory, steak and eggs from IHOP, and bacon cheddar double cheeseburgers from Johnny Rockets´, among other dishes that restaurant chains serve, may sound appetizing, but they are also loaded with thousands of calories and plenty of saturated fat, sodium and sugar. In fact, those dishes come with so many unhealthy ingredients that they have been dubbed Xtreme Eating ´winners´ on this year´s list from the Center for Science in the Public Interest, which researches unhealthy foods and beverages.[Snip] ‘We think this year that this is the worst of some of the worst,’ Jayne Hurley

Comments:
So Little Caesar´s didn´t make the list. Their current flyer tempts via a free 2-liter Pepsi with purchase of any pizza (the deep-dish stuffed crust?) and crazy bread combo. If that´s the cinnamon bread it´s carb city--plus "white icing for dipping." Golden Corral boasts of their latest treat: cotton candy. Yep, all okay as a once-in-a-while treat but I know people who eat such foods every day. No, I don´t advocate Bloomberging and I don´t have the answers. Maybe teaching first-graders about carbs and fats instead of songs praising Our Dear Leader?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rather Read, 1/17/2013 6:55:43 AM     (No. 9121627)

I´ve never eaten any of these foods. I might, but not a whole portion.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 1/17/2013 7:25:37 AM     (No. 9121645)

Echoing #2, while I appreciate the efforts of all L.com posters everyone should steer well clear of any story involving CSPI.

They are the very definition of leftist radicals: vegans/vegetarians who suffer from the usual DC malady of being unable to mind their own business. They have no scientific, dietetic or any other expertise, only an agenda.

Note that they never propose a solution, they only identify ´problems´ i.e. the targets of their anti-capitalistic nonsense.

Debating their choices is a fool´s errand since they aren´t interested in nutrition, only in agitation.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: chance_232, 1/17/2013 7:28:54 AM     (No. 9121650)

"The Cheesecake Factory´s Bistro shrimp pasta: This dish of crispy battered shrimp, fresh mushrooms and arugula tossed with spaghetti in a basil-garlic-lemon cream sauce"

The meal includes fresh arugula! What´s the problem??

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Reply 4 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/17/2013 7:31:42 AM     (No. 9121654)

Does anyone ever eat the entire order of restaurant food any more? The size of the portions is a scandalous waste.

That Mac and Cheese sure looks tempting, though, doesn´t it?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: tlyons1, 1/17/2013 8:01:30 AM     (No. 9121673)

#3 reminded me of the best joke of last year..."Two women are sitting quietly on a park bench, minding their own business!"

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Reply 6 - Posted by: rocket-j-squirrel, 1/17/2013 8:11:24 AM     (No. 9121693)

I´ve eaten the Chili´s BB ribs several times. I wouldn´t call them ´´gut-busting´´ (unless you eat the bones too).

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Uno_thatguy, 1/17/2013 8:50:30 AM     (No. 9121762)

I´ll take an order of the "Shrimp pasta from The Cheesecake Factory" please!

Just to make the vegans happy, I´ll spend a couple hours tomorrow grazing in the back pasture!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 1/17/2013 9:11:54 AM     (No. 9121793)

We have a restaurant that puts out the best Spicy steak and cheese sandwich - loaded with thin cut tons of steak, melted cheese, hot red and green chilis and mushrooms - it is about a foot long - however, I eat it for 3 meals. It´s that big and yummy. I also have romaine lettuce with it - mind your own business and the idea of the Brits commenting on our food is to laugh at. From what I hear, their food is dreadful.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: tank, 1/17/2013 9:16:51 AM     (No. 9121804)

If you are under the impression that you´re ordering chicken fried steak and eggs as a healthy alternative, well then...

/smothered and covered

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Emerson, 1/17/2013 9:23:20 AM     (No. 9121814)

What #2 and #3 said. CSPI is bogus.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 1/17/2013 9:23:22 AM     (No. 9121815)

I remember when this group of bozos came out with how fettucini alfredo was a heart attack on a plate. Well most people don´t make a daily diet of places like Cheesecake Factory, etc. And I have always made at least two meals out of what I order at any restaurant. That is why God gave somebody the inspiration to invent doggie bags. Most people I see using them are sensible that way. We don´t need libs interfering in our lives.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: losgatos, 1/17/2013 10:04:20 AM     (No. 9121877)

I´m so dumb. I thought all this stuff was diet food. Without all these groups of busybodies we´d probably all be dead.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: No Representation in CA, 1/17/2013 10:43:20 AM     (No. 9121963)

I´ll have to make an effort to try them all- for the children, of course.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 1/17/2013 12:23:23 PM     (No. 9122225)

Sorry, as a guy who likes to cook, my BS meter is pegged. I´ll take the easy one first, the "11 teaspoons, two days worth of sugar" for the IHOP breakfast.

Hash browns have no sugar, neither do eggs. You can´t count the syrup on the pancakes, as that is something you add on yourself--and there is sugar free syrup right on every table at my IHOP. There is no sugar in the chicken. I have several recipes for Chicken Fried Steak with gravy, and not one of them have sugar in them.

Next, Chilis full rack of ribs. The highest calorie count I could find for a full rack of bbq ribs is in fact high, 1370, but in fact I have seen them for 1/3 less easily, depends on cut of meat and sauce. But lets take that for what it is. Hot cinnamon apples is about 250, fries about 400 for a serving larger than what appears here. So easily that 2330 figure is 300-600 calories too high on an admittedly high calorie dinner. Not to mention most people get 1/2 rack, which would make this dinner 1335 calories.

I hate BS in news!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Mike43, 1/17/2013 12:58:03 PM     (No. 9122303)

I had to print out the article. Making plans for the weekend, dontchaknow!!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 1/17/2013 3:45:38 PM     (No. 9122644)

#9, it´s a U.S. group commenting on U.S. food. Had it been British, "Center" would have been spelled "Centre." Yes, British food had a bad reputation for years after WWII because of shortages and rationing--not fully canceled until 1957 and because of a lower income for about ten years after that.

These days British food is quite good (see the recipes in the Telegraph´s food section)--but there are still numerous carb-heavy caffs around and people can´t seem to lose their addiction to fish and chips, pork pies, bacon sandwiches or trifle.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: pomom, 1/17/2013 4:15:17 PM     (No. 9122695)

Nine gut-busting meals out of hundreds of thousands of good quality restaurants in the U.S. I detest stories like this. You can even get a lowfat, healthy meal at Wendy´s or McDonalds, if you choose wisely. The Brits have no room to talk - with their bubble & squeak or whatever the heck that greasy dish is.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: franq, 1/17/2013 4:47:56 PM     (No. 9122749)

You couldn´t print, in a family-friendly environment, what the Limeys call some of their dishes...probably taste like it, too.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: horacer, 1/17/2013 4:49:55 PM     (No. 9122754)

Chicken fried steak and no biscuits? Sacrilege.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 1/18/2013 2:20:15 AM     (No. 9123507)

Easy, folks! The OP´s been here a while. That said, I like a lot of the food we´re being warned against in this article. I won´t hesitate to enjoy it as part of a well-balanced life that includes equal parts common sense and fun.

On the topic of British food, my own experience was pretty good. London had more than it´s fair share of wonderful restaurants, and scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam were delicious. Parenthetically, I found produce in British grocery stores to be fresher and more flavorful than produce bought stateside.

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