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Chili's, Johnny Rockets Earn Dubious Distinction

The two chain restaurants are on an "Xtreme Eating 2013" list.

Chili's and Johnny Rockets have made the Center for Science in the Public Interest's "Xtreme Eating 2013" report thanks to some outrageously caloric dishes.

At Johnny Rockets, you can indulge in the Bacon Cheddar Double for 1,770 calories, 50 grams of saturated fat, and 2,380 milligrams of sodium. This burger consists of a white-flour bun, two one-third-pound beef patties, four slices of cheddar cheese, four strips of bacon and a “special” sauce, and comes in at more calories than three McDonald’s Quarter Pounders with Cheese, which totals 1,570 calories.

If you add Johnny’s Sweet Potato Fries, you'll get 800 mg of sodium and 590 calories, a whopping 110 more calories than Johnny's “American Fries” and 90 more than a large McDonald’s Fries.

Then there are the shakes; most of are around 1,000-calories due to their 20-ounce size and their “premium vanilla ice cream, whole milk, and real whipped cream.”

The Big Apple Shake offers 1,140 calories, 37 grams of saturated fat and an estimated 13 teaspoons of added sugar. 

As for Chili's Grill & Bar, which serves 20,000 miles’ worth of Baby Back Ribs every year, according to the website of its corporate parent, Brinker International, a Full Rack of Baby Back Ribs with Shiner Bock BBQ Sauce holds 1,660 calories, 39 grams of saturated fat and 5,025 milligrams of sodium. When you add in the Homestyle Fries at 400 calories and Cinnamon Apples at 270 calories, both of which come with the ribs, you'll be consuming 2,330 calories, 45 grams of saturated fat and 6,490 mg of sodium.

How's that for a meal or dessert out?

What's your favorite restaurant indulgence?

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