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Claim Jumper: The World's Unhealthiest Chain Restaurant?

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The Widow Maker Burger
The Widow Maker Burger
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It's a given that restaurant meals are high in calories, but Claim Jumper — the national Gold Rush-themed restaurant chain with 46 locations in eight states in the western U.S. — may very well be be the biggest transgressor when it comes to calorie overload. After much demand, the chain has finally released the nutritional information for the notoriously large, gravy-laden dishes it serves. Apparently, the reason anyone goes there is for the "value" and the ridiculous portions: doggy bags are expected. But the raw numbers are completely mind-boggling. Here's a look at the nutritional info of some of their signature dishes:

· Beef Back Ribs: 4,301 calories, 156 grams of saturated fat, and 7,623 mg of sodium.
· Black Tie Chicken Pasta: 3,773 calories, 134 grams of fat, and 4,638 mg of sodium.
· Citrus Chicken Salad (Charbroiled): 2,520 calories, 33 grams of saturated fat, and 1,776 mg of sodium.

All photos and nutritional info via the Claim Jumper website.

Name: Spicy Jambalaya
Calories: 2470
Sodium (mg): 4230
Price: $15.95
Menu Description: "Jumbo shrimp, rotisserie chicken, andouille sausage, bell peppers & onions sautéed in a spicy cajun sauce and served over egg & spinach noodles or Basmati rice."

Name: Whiskey-Apple Glazed Chicken
Calories: 2166
Sodium (mg): 3114
Price: $14.95
Menu Description: “Sautéed with sweet whiskey-apple sauce and served over apple & sourdough herb stuffing, with red-skin mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables & a giant buttermilk biscuit.”

Name: The Widow Maker
Calories: 1594
Sodium (mg): 2920
Price: $10.95
Menu Description: "Applewood smoked bacon, hand-battered onion rings, avocado, double-thick Tillamook cheddar, mayo and red relish."

Name: Homemade Beef Stew
Calories: 1387
Sodium (mg): 4703
Price: $12.95
Menu Description: "Tender, slow-roasted beef, simmered with carrots, onions, celery and mushrooms. Served in a toasted sourdough bread bowl."

Name: Chopped Cobb Salad
Calories: 1829
Sodium (mg): 3104
Price: $13.50
Menu Description: "Grilled chicken, Danish bleu cheese crumbles, avocado, bacon, diced egg, tomatoes with homemade Danish bleu cheese dressing."

Name: BBQ Chicken Sandwich
Calories: 1523
Sodium (mg): 3916
Price: $9.95
Menu Description: "Julienned and tossed with sweet BBQ sauce, smoked gouda & mayo on fresh baked tomato herb bread."

· What is the Nutrition Information for Claim Jumper Restaurant? [Snippets]
· Claim Jumper Nutritional Information [Claim Jumper]
· Behold Claim Jumper's 4,301 Calorie Entree [Consumerist]