(Relaxnews) – The Cheesecake Factory won three awards in the 2014 edition of the Xtreme Eating Awards, an annual ranking that discerns the richest menu items in popular US restaurant chains, revealing calorie, fat and sodium content.
The chain’s 2,780-calorie custard-soaked, butter syrup-laden Bruléed French Toast topped the chain’s hat-trick list with its 93 grams of saturated fat, 2,230 milligrams of sodium and 24 teaspoons of sugar.
If that sounds like weight gain on a plate, it was the richest of the Cheesecake Factory offerings, but not of the entire contest, making it a modest year for the chain, which usually takes the cake.
The richest meal was a Red Robin Gourmet Burgers menu option that includes its “Monster Sized” A1 Peppercorn burger, Bottomless Steak Fries and Monster Salted Caramel Milkshake, all of which totals 3,540 calories, 69 grams of saturated fat and 6,280 mg of sodium.
Total added sugar content was estimated at 38 teaspoons by Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), which developed the awards in 2007 to raise public consciousness about healthy eating.
Between Red Robin Gourmet Burgers for having the richest meal and Cheesecake Factory for having three of its dishes on the prize list, CSPI didn’t discern an official winner, for the idea of the contest is above all intended as a public service.
A complete list of calorie-laden winners is available at cspinet.org/nah/xtreme2014.html.