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Duh: Chain Food Is Not All That Great For You

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A new study of chain restaurants has found that pretty much all of the time, pretty much all menu offerings pretty much always exceed the USDA-recommended limits of pretty much everything. At chain eateries, 96 percent of entrees "exceed daily limits for calories, sodium, fat and saturated fat." Food for obvious thought, via USA Today:

"If you're eating out tonight, your chances of finding an entree that's truly healthy are painfully low," says Helen Wu, assistant policy analyst at Rand who oversaw the study. It examined the nutritional content of 30,923 menu items from 245 restaurant brands across the USA.
And it's not just the main courses: even when shared, appetizers logged an average of 813 calories, compared to an average of 674 calories per serving for entrees.

· Study: 96% of restaurant entrees exceed USDA limits [USA Today]
· All Chain Restaurant Coverage on Eater [-E-]

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