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Worst (Restaurant) Foods in America, 2010
Yahoo Health ^ | 12/10/10 | David Zinczenko

Posted on 12/13/2010 3:32:50 PM PST by DemforBush

When we published our first edition of Eat This, Not That: Worst Foods in America back in 2007, we made a lot of restaurant chains very unhappy. But we also made a lot of their attorneys really, really happy, as they soon began earning massive legal fees sending us saber-rattling correspondences on behalf of the food marketers they represented.

As 2010 draws to a close, it's time for another walk down the Hall of Restaurant Shame...

(Excerpt) Read more at health.yahoo.net ...


TOPICS: Food
KEYWORDS: calories; food; restaurants; sodium
I tend not to give too much of a flying flip about the calories in a restaurant meal, as I don't eat out all that often and go to enjoy myself when I do.

I *am* amused, though, that for all the histrionics fast food places have been subjected to for years, it's only now that the stuff served in chain restaurants is getting a second look.

1 posted on 12/13/2010 3:32:57 PM PST by DemforBush
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To: DemforBush

Well, then—looks like Me-shell Obumbles has another job to do, in between bites of her lobster, that is...


2 posted on 12/13/2010 3:34:05 PM PST by OCCASparky (Obama--Playing a West Wing fantasy in a '24' world.)
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To: DemforBush
I buy food based on Kcals/$. I can't afford to waste money and not get plenty of calories.

/johnny

3 posted on 12/13/2010 3:37:37 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: DemforBush

My comments on the dishes/restaurants, btw:

PF Chang’s - Am I the only one who doesn’t care much for that place? I admit they use better-than-average ingredients, and the meals I’ve had there were well-prepared for a chain restaurant. But I don’t get the heavy westernization of the dishes. It’s like Chinese food for people who don’t really like Chinese food?

Baja Fresh - never heard of the place, but I have yet to find a chain restaurant that could serve Mexican food as good as the honest-to-goodness Mexicans who run the taco stands and trucks in my area. Molettes, freshly made tortillas for the chile verde tacos, and so on.

IHOP- I gotta admit, that country breakfast looks mighty good. Everything is better with gravy!


4 posted on 12/13/2010 3:38:55 PM PST by DemforBush (I got three passports, a couple of visas. You don't even know my real name..)
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To: OCCASparky

These pinheads would go into vapor lock and die just looking at the Travis from Grandma's K&I Diner in Albuquerque. A meat and bean burrito buried in fries. The pictured dish is a QUARTER Travis.

5 posted on 12/13/2010 3:39:31 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Pablo lives jubtabulously!)
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To: DemforBush
The writer can go to hell. He looks like he spends most of his time in the bath houses.

All of the items this snob picked as bad look tasty. The alternatives sounded like they came out of central plannings guide book.

6 posted on 12/13/2010 3:41:58 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: DemforBush

A man wrote that article?

It sounds as if it was written by my 12 year old daughter! One word sentences, such as “Gross”, “Again!” and using the word “doo-doo”.


7 posted on 12/13/2010 3:42:53 PM PST by Mr. Jazzy (God bless the United States of America and protect her from the enemies of freedom.)
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To: DemforBush

I first thought this was about the worst tasting food or worst value but they are talking about health. Why didn’t they just say that to start with.

BTW, the worst meal I ever had at a Restaurant was Po folks in Jackson Mississippi, maybe 20 years ago. Oddly enough the one in Dothan, Alabama was real good.


8 posted on 12/13/2010 3:56:09 PM PST by yarddog
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To: DemforBush

I can make fried rice as good or better than any Asian restaurant. The secret is ginger.

I’ve never had gravy at a fast food joint that’s any good. I think they use corn starch and certainly don’t use pork fat.


9 posted on 12/13/2010 4:07:45 PM PST by Terry Mross ( Reagan made one mistake: He chose Bush as his veep. We've been paying for it ever since.)
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To: DemforBush
Think I'll go by Grandys and get a double Chicken fried steak dinner with extra rolls on the way home from work tonight.
10 posted on 12/13/2010 4:07:56 PM PST by BigCinBigD (Northern flags in South winds flutter...)
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To: DemforBush

The comments at Yahoo! on this article are a hoot!


11 posted on 12/13/2010 4:20:46 PM PST by Sister_T ("Calling ILLEGAL aliens "immigrants" is like calling shoplifters 'customers'!"-UCFRoadWarrior ><>)
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To: Sister_T

save


12 posted on 12/13/2010 5:05:52 PM PST by varina davis (Life is not a dress rehearsal)
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To: Sister_T

save


13 posted on 12/13/2010 5:06:04 PM PST by varina davis (Life is not a dress rehearsal)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Oh yeah! I've had that one.......couldn't finish it.

I can't imagine the guy that the dish was named for as he could finish a full Travis.

14 posted on 12/13/2010 5:09:07 PM PST by Politically Correct (A member of the rabble in good standing)
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To: DemforBush
Worst Breakfast
IHOP Big Country Breakfast with Chicken Fried Steak & Country Gravy
2,440 calories
145 g fat (56 g saturated)
210 g carbohydrates
5,520 mg sodium

This might possibly be my favorite restaurant dish ever. I prefer my eggs scrambled and gravy on everything (except the pancakes).

Eat This Instead!

No thanks.

15 posted on 12/13/2010 5:10:25 PM PST by Drew68
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To: BigCinBigD
Think I'll go by Grandys and get a double Chicken fried steak dinner with extra rolls on the way home from work tonight.

They closed all the Grandys in KC years ago, but I used to LOVE their "Chicken Fried Chicken" lunches!

Mark

16 posted on 12/13/2010 5:20:28 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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Whenever I see one of these lists, I make a mental note to try as many as possible.

One of my favorite experiences was when my girlfriend and myself happened to see the list from years ago which had Outback Steakhouse’s bacon/cheese fries listed as the #1 worst appetizer in the country! We had just had that with out dinner that night! We high-fived each other and started shouting “We’re Number One! We’re Number One!”

Mark


17 posted on 12/13/2010 5:24:53 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Yum....still need to get there as I haven’t been in years. Did you ever try out Mary & Tito’s btw?


18 posted on 12/13/2010 5:25:44 PM PST by LatinaGOP
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To: DemforBush

Eat a turkey omelette instead of the big country!? What planet is this dud from? IHOP all the way!!


19 posted on 12/13/2010 5:42:33 PM PST by SgtHooper
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Ah, home sweet home. The Airporter in Farmington had a shredded beef burrito that was to die for. I heard Sadie’s was never quite the same when they left the bowling alley—is that true?


20 posted on 12/13/2010 5:43:53 PM PST by OCCASparky (Obama--Playing a West Wing fantasy in a '24' world.)
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To: BigCinBigD
Think I'll go by Grandys and get a double Chicken fried steak dinner with extra rolls on the way home from work tonight.

It's not nice to tease me like that. Their chicken rocked too (at least the one in Gallup did.) Then again, I live in New England where the price of lobster is under $5/lb. Fried lobster is AWESOME.
21 posted on 12/13/2010 5:48:21 PM PST by OCCASparky (Obama--Playing a West Wing fantasy in a '24' world.)
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To: SgtHooper

Yeah, a turkey egg white omelette. hate healthy options. I’d rather eat what I want a skip a meal.


22 posted on 12/13/2010 5:51:02 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: DemforBush

I want a Braum’s banana split on wednesday and I am hoping to get a double bacon cheeseburger, fries and soda there on Friday. I’m fat but at least I ain’t some sour-faced liberal eating cardboard.


23 posted on 12/13/2010 5:56:03 PM PST by GeronL (#7 top poster at CC, friend to all, nicest guy ever, +96/-14, ignored by 1 sockpuppet.. oh & BANNED)
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To: DemforBush

Denny’s never seems fresh to me.


24 posted on 12/13/2010 5:57:28 PM PST by GeronL (#7 top poster at CC, friend to all, nicest guy ever, +96/-14, ignored by 1 sockpuppet.. oh & BANNED)
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To: LatinaGOP

Not yet... a great failing on my part.


25 posted on 12/13/2010 6:04:38 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Pablo lives jubtabulously!)
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To: OCCASparky

Sadly, I have to agree. The new Sadies (if you can call a restaurant almost 20 years old new) isn’t as good. They have a second location at Eubank and the freeway now, and I’ve been meaning to try it out.

I still have a T shirt from the bowling alley Sadies. (It seems to have shrunk since 1988, I wonder why that is?)


26 posted on 12/13/2010 6:07:20 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Pablo lives jubtabulously!)
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To: DemforBush

I’m driving from Colorado to Maryland later this week. I have tough choice to make. Take I-90 and go a little faster, or take I-70 and stop in Kansas City for a big fatty rack of ribs.

Hmmm. Decisions....Thinking...Ribs wins


27 posted on 12/13/2010 7:05:07 PM PST by cyclotic (Boy Scouts-Developing Leaders in a World of Followers.)
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To: DemforBush

I diet during the week and workout for 30 minutes at least 5 times a week so I can splurge on the weekends. It is worth it.


28 posted on 12/13/2010 9:08:45 PM PST by lone star annie
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To: yarddog
I first thought this was about the worst tasting food or worst value but they are talking about health. Why didn’t they just say that to start with.

I don't make any effort to seek out such articles, but I do see them from time to time. I've seen enough to assume nowadays that if some article's about the "worst" foods, drinks, meals, or something like that, it's a sermon about What We Shouldn't Put in Our Mouths.

On occasion, I'm pleasantly proved wrong and the article's more like what you thought, but that kind of thing is clearly the exception in these enlightened days.

29 posted on 12/14/2010 12:06:40 AM PST by Lonely Bull
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