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Cheesecake Factory’s Pasta Dish Is So Gross You’ll Get Fat Just Thinking About It


If you’re going to eat at the Cheesecake Factory, you’d better make sure your belt has an extra hole or three.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest has come out with its annual list of “Xtreme Eating Awards” – which is a clever way of saying, “Hey, this cuisine you see in restaurants can make you really, really fat.”

The Cheesecake Factory’s Bistro Shrimp Pasta has a starring role on this year’s list, clocking in with a gut-busting, artery-clogging, head-shaking 3,120 calories. The average adult should gobble that many calories in a day-and-a-half. It also has 89 grams of saturated fat and 1,090 milligrams of sodium. That’ll sit in your stomach for a few days, don’cha think?

IHOP was also represented on the list, courtesy of its country fried steak and eggs combo. In addition to 1,760 calories, it also has a whopping 11 teaspoons of sugar added. According CSPI, “that’s like having five McDonald’s Egg McMuffins sprinkled with 10 packets of sugar.” Diabetes, anyone?

Of course, you’d get thirsty eating all this grub, so you need to wash it down with something, right? How about the Big Apple Shake from Johnny Rockets, which, despite the presence of a real apple slice, still contains 1,140 calories.

After you check out the entire selection of fare that made the list, we recommend you go home and eat some steamed broccoli. Your body will thank you for it.

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