Today’s American Fast Food restaurants have loaded many of their offerings with so much fat, sugar, and sodium that eating any of the foods could destroy all your hard work and best intentions of eating healthy and losing weight. Beware! This top 10 list may ruin your appetite by the time you are finished reading it.
1.Large Chocolate Oreo Shake
Coming in at number 1 is the Baskin Robbin’s Large Chocolate Oreo Shake with 2,600 calories – 135 g fat (59 g saturated, 2.5 g trans) – 1,700 mg sodium – 263 g sugars.
We didn’t think anything could be worse than Baskin-Robbins’ 2008 bombshell, the Heath Bar Shake. After all, it has more sugar (266 grams) than 20 bowls of Foot Loops, more calories (2,310) than 11 actual Heath Bars, and more ingredients (73) than you’ll find in most chemistry sets. Yet the folks at Baskin-Robbins have shown that when it comes to making America fat, they’re always up to the challenge. The large Chocolate Oreo Shake is soiled with more than a day’s worth of calories and 3 days’ worth of saturated fat. Worst of all, it takes less than 10 minutes to sip through a straw.
2 Outback Steakhouse Baby Back Ribs
This meal comes in at 2,580 calories and is rarely served by itself at Outback. When you add sweet potato fries and wedge salad, this meal comes out to 3,460 calories. You may need to go for a long walk or exercise on treadmill to burn all those calories when the meet gets packed into your stomach.
3. Pizza Hut Pizza
Pizza may have originated from Italy, but it is a known fact Americans consume more pizza than any other nation around the world. It is Americans who order the dish daily and can it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A recent survey reveals that families order pizza once a week for dinner. Pizza shops can be found everywhere from small cities or towns to big cities. There are hundreds of flavors in pizza which lots of different toppings to choose from, including cheese, tomatoes,meat and vegetables. Another reason for Americans love pizza is because it can be easily ordered and delivered within 30 minutes.
In 2007, the total pizza sales in America nearly hit $37 billion and as of July 2008, there were more than 75,000 pizza store pies cooking the oven. Independently operated pizzerias make up a slim majority of these totals. The chain Pizza Hut stands as the largest and most successful franchise with almost 14 percent of the total chain sales at a total of $5.1 billion in 2007.
The second biggest eating holiday is the Superbowl. On that day, hundreds of millions of Americans gather with their friends and families around the televisions to watch the Super Bowl. To the joy of food chains nationwide, these gatherings will feature a multitude of snacks and beverages, causing the highest one-day spike in sales for food chains.
While dips and spreads are the highest-grossing product sold on Super Bowl Sunday, pizza and chicken wings are right behind it when it comes to sales. America’s biggest pizza and chicken wings food chains always brace for a spike in sales that day.
4. French Fries – McDonald’s
Let us reflect upon a popular side order in the United States – the French Fry (500 calories). At their best, they’re golden and crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside. For the pomme frite enthusiast, French fries are the reason why people order a burger and fries.
Everyone has their favorite place for fries, of course, but only one restaurant chain has held the top spot as consumers’ favorite: McDonald’s. A survey conducted by Brand Keys’ Customer Loyalty Engagement Index, once again placed the French fries deep fried beneath the golden arches at No. 1.
What is it that makes McDonald’s french fries so popular? . Changes in the recipe sparked debate and even more speculation about the popularity. Many people, it would seem, have never fully recovered emotionally from McDonald’s decision to switch from using beef tallow as their frying agent of choice to the much healthier canola oil they presently use.
5. Chicken Wings
In the run-up to Super Bowl Sunday, millions of American football fans felt rest assured: there was no shortage of their favorite food – the chicken wings.
The National Chicken Council estimated that the nation would eat 1.23 billion chicken wings over the Super Bowl weekend, or nearly four wings for each and every American.
But fears that restaurants, bars, fast food outlets and supermarkets will run out of the savory snack — served baked, fried or grilled, most often with ranch or barbecue sauce did not stop the wings cravers from worrying and speculating.
6. Volcano Nachos – Taco Bell
The nachos can give you as much as 980 calories when eaten.
Its name is well suited for creating a hungry appetite. This platter includes ingredients such as tortilla chips, with beef, flavored beans, and yummy cheese sauce that serve as a specialty food. There are spicy sauces that are available for special burritos and tacos. Availing of the Taco Bell’s mayo-packed “lava” food can really fill you up even more. However, this can add another 200 kilo-calories from its sumptuous snacks.
7. Double Meatball Marinara with Cheese @ Subway
This is the double meatball marinara with cheese that can give you an extraordinary 1,720 Calories when eaten. Try eating meatballs filled with tomato sauce and covered with cheese will raise your taste buds right up to cloud 9. However, this food is full on calories, fats, protein and of course fats! You might think it as unhealthy but at least trying one can be quite an adventurous experience.
8. Quadruple Bypass Burger
In 2012, the infamous restaurant that makes people wear hospital gowns when they order the famous ‘bypass burger’got their ‘flatliner fries’ in a twist when a greedy consumer collapsed with a suspected heart attack.
The 40-something woman, who remained unnamed allegedly enjoyed her calorific fat feast, as well as cigarettes and margarita cocktails, before collapsing inside the restaurant.
An ambulance arrived at the scene shortly and the woman recovered in hospital.
9. KFC Double Decker
The Double Decker is the inspiration for this list and the most ridiculous thing the American national food industry has since the invention of bread. I still cannot understand why consumers would eat this.
Courtesy of KFC, now you can have a hands-on relationship with the grease you’re eating, there is no pesky “bread” standing between you and the meat, always slipping out of your grasp because of “condiments. No. The bread is the meat. Wrap your mind around that one.
The new KFC Double Down has two boneless fried chicken fillets acting as “buns” and two pieces of bacon, two slices of Monterey Jack and pepper jack cheese (because one cheese really would not have cut it) and the Colonel’s Sauce as filling inside.
With 540 calories and 32 grams of fat, this one deserves its spot on this list as well.
10. Wendy’s Baconator:
1,360 calories, which is far more than the average for all Sandwiches served in Fast Food restaurants. It also has 47g of carbohydrates, which is slightly less than the average for all Sandwich served in Fast Food chain. And finally 3150mg of sodium, which is significantly more than the average for all Sandwiches served in Fast Food chains combined.
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