The winners (really, the losers) just keep getting better (or worse).
The Cheesecake Factory once again topped the charts with its Bistro Shrimp Pasta. The pasta dish tips the scale at a whopping 3,120 calories and 89 grams of saturated fat.
|Cheesecake Factory Bistro Shrimp Pasta, from CNNHealth.|
What is surprising about the Bistro Shrimp Pasta is that by simply looking at the menu, it actually seems somewhat healthy. The menu describes the dish as:
Crispy Battered Shrimp, Fresh Mushrooms, Tomato and Arugula Tossed with Spaghettini and a Basil-Garlic-Lemon Cream Sauce.Yes, the meal actually contains real vegetables, fruits, and herbs: tomato, argula, basil, and lemon. Do not let this fool you. The Cheesecake Factory starts with 3 and 1/2 cups of white pasta (normal serving size is one cup), then tops it with a butter-laden cream sauce and 8 or 10 battered, fried shrimp. The few vegetables mixed into this monstorous entree have little redeeming value.
Johnny Rockets's, IHOP, Smoothie King, Maggiano's Little Italy, Chili's and Uno Chicago Grill also took XTreme Eating Awards. All the winners contain over 1400 calories.
Michael F. Jacobsen, the Executive Director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, commented,
It's as if IHOP, The Cheesecake Factory, Maggiano's Little Italy, and other major restaurant chains are scientifically engineering these extreme meals with the express purpose of promoting obesity, diabetes, and heart disease...You'd think that the size of their profits depended on their increasing the size of your pants.I tend to agree. What do you think?
Read more from The Center for Science in the Public Interest, The Huffington Post, and WebMD.
-The Green Jalapeño