Which chain restaurants reign 'Xtreme'?
July 31st, 2014
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Warning: These meals are hazardous to your health. Delicious, perhaps, but hazardous.

French toast with enough saturated fat to last a week, a burger with more than three days worth of sodium and a stack of seafood with more than a day's worth of calories top this year's Xtreme Eating list of meals at full-service restaurant chains.

The list is prepared by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, an advocate for healthy eating and food science.

Deserving special recognition is The Cheesecake Factory, CSPI said. Three of its menu items appear on the list: the Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Cheesecake, Farfalle with Chicken and Roasted Garlic in a cream sauce and a pile of custard-filled French toast.

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  1. Carn E. Vore

    I can't believe there are no posts making ignorant comments about the made-up "obesity epidemic" and stupid statements about fat Americans. Darnit, I come here to be amused by stupid people showcasing their lack of intelligence to the world through moronic moralizing and ignorant generalizing. You're letting me down, morons...entertain me!

    August 6, 2014 at 3:50 pm | Reply
  2. Sapphire

    What's missing from this extremist diatribe is that these same restaurants offer healthy choices, too. Educate yourself so you can make the right choices.

    August 6, 2014 at 6:42 am | Reply
  3. Thinking things through

    I just ate at a Red Robin for the first time today. Yes, they certainly have many "super size me" items on the menu, but I had a single burger with mushrooms and cheese in a lettuce wrap, with unlimited steamed broccoli as a side. Granted, the broccoli had no additional seasonings, and thus didn't warrant me getting more from the unlimited stash - but what I had was healthy. As with any locale, what you choose to eat, matters.

    August 3, 2014 at 10:49 pm | Reply
  4. ∞ weeds ∞

    French toast,all kinds. One of my favorite ways to carb load before whitewater canoeing or a day hike or hammock slacking. I'd mainline that stuff if I could.

    August 1, 2014 at 12:16 am | Reply
    • RC

      French toast and bacon-a combination made in heaven. And that french toast looks amazing!

      August 1, 2014 at 12:28 pm | Reply

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