We all know that when it comes to eating healthy, trusting a restaurant isn't always the best way to go. With that in mind, these are the food items to most definitely avoid at national chains, unless you just hate your body.
15. PF Chang’s Great Wall of Chocolate
This single slice of chocolate cake has six layers and is served with a raspberry sauce. It has 1,540 calories, 26 grams of saturated fat and 1,430 mg of sodium.
14. Applebee’s Crispy Orange Chicken Bowl
This entree with breaded glazed chicken and rice has 1,900 calories, 13 grams of fat and 4,330 mg of sodium. Although if you’re going to order Chinese food at an Applebee’s, then you probably aren’t too concerned with calories anyway.
13. Chicken Wings from Outback Steakhouse
This spicy appetizer with Blue cheese dressing has 1, 992 calories, 165 grams of fat and 5,330 mg of sodium.
12. Wendy’s Triple Burger Meal
This burger with a large size fry and Coke has 2,016 calories, 99 grams of saturated fat and 2,530 mg of sodium.
11. The Smokin’ Q Burger Trio from Denny’s
These three mini cheeseburgers may be small, but the pack a wallop when it comes to calories. They have 2,020 calories, 22 grams of saturated fat and 3,510 mg of sodium.
10. Uno Chicago’s Pizza Skins
This appetizer is composed of a pizza crust with 6 toppings. It has a total of 2,060 calories, 48 grams of saturated fat and 3,140 mg of sodium.
9. BJ’s Signature Deep Dish Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza
Just reading the name of this item is clogging my arteries! This 9-inch pizza covered with 7 toppings has 2,160 calories, 30 grams of saturated fat and 4,680 mg of sodium.
8. Chili’s Ribs Meal
The Full Rack of Ribs with Homestyle Fries and Cinnamon Apple sides has 2,240 calories, 35.5 grams of saturated fat and 4,585 mg of sodium. Although, to be fair, you could separate that meal over a whole week probably.
7. Southern Smokehouse Burger Meal from Chili’s
Chili’s makes its second appearance on this list! The Southern Smokehouse Bacon Burger with a side of homestyle fries has 2,290 calories, 46 grams of saturated fat, and 6,500 mg of sodium.
6. The Cheesecake Factory’s Farfalle with Chicken and Roasted Garlic
This pasta dish has 7 food items in a roasted garlic Parmesan cream sauce. This dish has 2,410 calories, 63 grams of saturated fat and 1,370 mg of sodium.
5. Friendly’s Giant Crowd Pleaser
This dessert is the ultimate ice cream sundae. Eight different toppings cover the many scoops of ice cream. The entire dish has 2,470 calories, 118 grams of fat and 235 grams of sugar.
4. Big Slab Meal from Famous Dave’s
This meal consists of a 1 1/2 lb. “slab” of St. Louis-style spare ribs, a muffin, Famous Fries and Wilbur (baked) Beans. All together, the 4 items have 2,770 calories, 54 grams of saturated fat and 4,320 mg of sodium.
3. The Cheesecake Factory’s Bruléed French Toast
The Cheesecake Factory joins Chili’s as another restuarant with two meals that are exceptionally high in calories. This breakfast dish is composed of thick slices of french bread with a custard filling topped with a buttery syrup. With the optional bacon it has 2,780 calories, 93 grams of saturated fat and 2,230 mg of sodium.
2. Big “Hook” Up Platter from Joe’s Crab Shack
This dish is composed of six separate items: Great Balls of Fire (spicy deep-fried seafood balls), Fish and Chips, Coconut Shrimp, hush puppies and coleslaw. Altogether it has 3,280 calories, 50 grams of fat and 7,610 mg of sodium. It’s another huge meal that I’d be surprised if someone ate in one sitting.
1. Red Robin’s Monster Meal
This mammoth sandwich has several burger patties with five other food items squeezed into a bun. When paired with a side of Bottomless Steak Fries and a Monster Milkshake, the meal has 3,540 calories, 69 grams saturated fat and 6,280 mg sodium.