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3,500 Calorie Combo at Red Robin Is the 'Single Unhealthiest' Chain Restaurant Meal

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Red Robin is home to the "single unhealthiest" meal a person can order at a chain restaurant. According to USA Today, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) reviewed menus from over 200 chains for its annual Xtreme Eating Awards, where they doled out awards to dishes that are "especially high in calories, fat, sugar, and salt."

The CSPI found that Red Robin offers a meal that includes a Peppercorn Monster Burger, served with a side of steak fries, and a Monster Salted Caramel Milkshake, which altogether clocked in at 3,540 calories. Health writes that the meal also has 69 grams of saturated fat and 205 grams of sugar. A nutritionist from CSPI notes that previous winners typically have had around 1,500 calories, or less than half that of Red Robin's meal. She notes that to burn off the calories diners would have to do a mere "12 hours of brisk walking." Other dishes that were also found to be "xtreme" include the Bruléed French Toast (2,780 calories) and the Farfalle with Chicken and Garlic (2,410 calories) from the Cheesecake Factory, and a sausage topped steak dish (2,600 calories) from Maggiano's Little Italy.

· 2014's Most 'Xtreme' Restaurant Meal [USA Today]
· 9 Worst Calorie Bombs at Chain Restaurants [Health]
· All Red Robin Coverage on Eater [-E-]