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  1. Belly buster

    The Cheesecake Factory's Farmhouse Cheeseburger is “topped with grilled smoked pork belly, cheddar cheese, onions, lettuce, tomato, mayo and a fried egg.” It contains 1,530 calories, 36 grams of saturated fat and an incredible 3,210 milligrams of sodium -- plus, a 460-calorie, 1,460 mg of sodium side of fries. (Center for Science in the Public Interest) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Say 'cheese'!

    Behold Applebee's Provolone-Stuffed Meatballs With Fettuccine, which packs 1,520 calories and 43 grams of saturated fat -- plus 3,700 milligrams of sodium. Not enough for you? At some locations, you can get the stuff inside a Stuffed Meatball Sandwich (that's 1,090 calories,28 grams of sat fat, 3,540 mg of sodium). (Center for Science in the Public Interest) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Red alert

    Uh-oh -- the Cheesecake Factory is guilty again. Here's the restaurant's Ultimate Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake, which can weigh close to three-quarters of a pound and adds 1,540 calories and 59 grams of saturated fat to your diet. (Center for Science in the Public Interest) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Shaky business

    At Cold Stone Creamery, a large -- or "Gotta Have It," as the ice cream chain calls it -- PB&C Shake (that's peanut butter and chocolate, duh) contains 2,010 calories. That's an entire day's worth! It also contains 68 grams -- or three and a half day's worth -- of saturated fat. (Center for Science in the Public Interest) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. I melt with you

    Denny's Fried Cheese Melt at least deserves some points for innovation -- its menu describes the sandwich as "four fried mozzarella sticks and melted American cheese grilled between two slices of sourdough bread." It adds 1,260 calories to your diet, plus 21 grams of saturated fat, plus 3,1010 milligrams of sodium (that's two days' worth!). (Center for Science in the Public Interest) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Oh, great

    At Great Steak, an extra-large order of Great Fries will cost you 930 calories and 2,490 milligrams of sodium. (Center for Science in the Public Interest) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Makin' bacon

    It's not enough to put bacon on top of a burger. At IHOP, order a Bacon 'N Beef Burger, and the bacon is blended right into the beef. That'll be 1,250 calories and 42 grams of saturated fat, plus 1,590 milligrams of sodium. (Center for Science in the Public Interest) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. What's at steak

    At Morton’s, the Porterhouse Steak will add 1,390 calories to your diet, plus 36 grams of saturated fat and 1,200 milligrams of sodium. (Center for Science in the Public Interest) Back to slideshow navigation
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