Calorie Count Puts Seven Us Eateries On Xtreme Eating List

05.26.10 |

Bob Evan's 13-hundred calorie breakfast helped put the company on a list of seven restaurant chains pushing calorie counts to new limits amid a growing obesity crisis. The Center for Science in the Public Interest published its "Xtreme Eating" awards, "dishonoring" eateries like Outback Steakhouse and California Pizza Kitchen. The CSPI has dubbed the Cheesecake Factory's pasta carbonara with chicken a "heart attack on a plate." Topping 15-hundred calories, the item boasts a saturated fat count of 48-grams. That's well over a day-and-a-half's worth of fat.

 P.F. Chang's double pan-fried noodles combo will provide 18-hundred calories and a five-day supply of sodium. CSPI Director Michael Jacobson said the restaurants named in the study, quote, "practice caloric extremism, and they're helping make modern-day Americans become the most obese people ever to walk the Earth." One aspect of the recently-signed healthcare overhaul law will require restaurants with 20 or more chains to post nutrition facts on the menu. The complete list can be found at www.cspinet.org.