(The Washington Post) – Don’t for a minute think that the Cheesecake Factory makes the most caloric meal in America.

According to the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s “Xtreme Eating Awards” — which, with a healthy dose of irony, celebrate unhealthy food — that honor belongs to Red Robin. The 470-store chain offers a “Monster Meal” that includes an “A.1. Peppercorn” burger with bacon, “Bottomless Steak Fries” and a “Monster Salted Caramel Milkshake.” That combo destroys the competition with 3,540 calories. (The USDA recommends moderately active adults get about 2,000 calories per day, though recommended counts change by gender and age.)

Still, just like when “Crash” won the Best Picture Oscar that seemed destined to go to “Brokeback Mountain,” the Cheesecake Factory won’t be ignored.

Its “French Toast Napoleon”: 2,900 calories. Boom.


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