According to SeattlePI.com, “The Center for Science in the Public Interest has selected the worst of the worst in fast food with its nine Xtreme Eating awards from seven American restaurant chains.”
“The amount of calories and saturated fat in these award winning foods far exceeds the average American should consume daily about 2,000 calories per day and no more than 20 grams of saturated fat, said Michael F. Jacobson, executive director for the center, a nutrition and food safety advocacy organization. For sodium, consumers shouldn’t eat more than 2,300 mg of sodium a day. That’s about 1 teaspoon of salt, including what is used in cooking and at the table and is eaten in processed food. The recommendation is 1,500 mg for people with high blood pressure, kidney disease, or diabetes or if you’re black or middle-aged or older. The winners of the Xtreme Eating awards are:”
“Bob Evans’ Cinnamon Cream Stacked & Stuffed Hotcakes 1,380 calories and 34 grams of saturated fat. Syrup adds another 200 calories for every four-tablespoon serving.
California Pizza Kitchen’s Tostada Pizza with Grilled Steak 1,680 calories, 32 grams of saturated fat, and more than 3,300 mg of sodium.
California Pizza Kitchen’s Pesto Cream Penne 1,350 calories, 49 grams of saturated fat, and 1,920 mg of sodium.
Five Guys’ Bacon Cheeseburger 920 calories and 30 grams of saturated fat. A large order of French fries at Five Guys adds 1,460 calories.
P.F. Chang’s Double Pan-Fried Noodles Combo 1,820 calories and 7,690 milligrams of sodium.
The Cheesecake Factory’s Pasta Carbonara with Chicken 2,500 calories and 85 grams of saturated fat.
The Cheesecake Factory’s Chocolate Tower Truffle Cake 1,670 calories and 48 grams of saturated fat.
Outback’s New Zealand Lamb 1,820 calories, 80 grams of saturated fat, and 2,600 mg of sodium.
Chevys’ Crab & Shrimp Quesadilla 1,790 calories, 63g of saturated fat, and 3,440 mg of sodium.”