This study is supposed to serve as a warning, but for me, it’s a to-do list.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest just released their annual report on the most absurdly unhealthy items at chain restaurants in 2016. Here’s the top five . . .
- Applebee’s Build Your Sampler appetizer. If you pick cheeseburger egg rolls, pretzels and cheese dip, chicken quesadillas, boneless wings, and spinach dip, it comes to 3,390 calories, 65 grams of saturated fat, and 11,650 milligrams of sodium.
- Maggiano’s Marco’s Meal For Two. Even if you pick the “lighter” options for an appetizer, pasta, and dessert, you’ll both still eat at least 2,840 calories and 79 grams of saturated fat.
- Cheesecake Factory’s Fried Chicken and Waffles Benedict. If you get this for brunch, it has 2,580 calories and 86 grams of saturated fat.
- Dave & Buster’s Short Rib and Cheesy Mac Stack. This sandwich has short ribs with mac-and-cheese on top for 1,910 calories and 42 grams of saturated fat.
- Sonic’s large Grape Slush with Rainbow Candy. You’ll drink 970 calories and one-and-a-quarter cups of sugar.
(Here are a few more of their picks.)
Tuna salad sandwich
This is the easiest $25 you’ll ever make.
There was a class-action lawsuit filed against Starkist Tuna about two-and-a-half years ago, claiming they were intentionally under-filling their cans by a few tenths of an ounce.
And they just settled the lawsuit. Even though they didn’t officially admit to anything, they’re PAYING UP.
If you bought at least one five-ounce can of Starkist tuna between February 19th, 2009 and October 31st of last year, you’re eligible for $25 . . . or $50 in tuna.
Now, odds are you don’t have any grocery store receipts to prove you bought the tuna. But that’s fine. You just have to SAY you did. Although if you lie, you could be facing perjury charges . . . but we have no idea how they’ll prove it.
To claim your free money, go to TunaLawsuit.com and fill out a claim form before November 20th.
Bought Starkist Tuna
The website EatThis.com put together a list of the worst things you can have for breakfast, in different categories. So, things like the least healthy cereal, and worst fast food breakfast sandwich. Here’s the list . . .
- Worst cereal: Honey Smacks. One bowl has 15 grams a sugar, which is more than Frosted Flakes or Cap’n Crunch. And it’s coated in partially hydrogenated oil, which has trans fat.
- Worst donut: Dunkin’ Donuts Blueberry Butternut. It has 35 grams of sugar, and 420 calories, which is more than any other donut on the menu.
- Worst breakfast burrito: Taco Bell’s A.M. Crunchwrap with Sausage. 710 calories and 47 grams of fat.Unless you’re eating a whole 12-pack of their Cinnabon dessert things, the A.M. Crunchwrap has more fat than anything else on the menu.
- Worst fast food breakfast sandwich: The Monster Biscuit from Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. It has as much fat and calories as the A.M. Crunchwrap, but TWICE as much salt.
- Worst breakfast that SOUNDS healthy: A Dunkin’ Donuts Multigrain Bagel with Reduced Fat Strawberry Cream Cheese. It’s 500 calories, has 17 grams of fat, and is pretty much nothing but carbs.
- Worst pancakes: Denny’s Peanut Butter Cup Pancake Breakfast. They’re stuffed with chocolate, and have hot fudge and peanut butter on top. You also get sausage, eggs, and hash browns, so it’s 1,670 calories, with 105 grams of fat.
- Worst omelette: The Chorizo Fiesta Omelette at IHOP. 1,300 calories and106 grams of fat. And you can add pancakes, which is another 700 calories.
- Worst overall breakfast: The Cheesecake Factory’s Bruleéd French Toast. It has 2,780 calories, and as much saturated fat as six cheeseburgers from Sonic.
The sandwiches they make at Subway serve a purpose: They’re cheap, they’re fast, and they taste . . . okay. Most of their competitors make sandwiches that CLEARLY taste better.
43-year-old Frederick Warren of Chicago most definitely agrees with everything I just said.
A few weeks ago, he went into a Subway, pulled out a knife, and demanded all the cash from the register.
Then he took it, and walked across the street to a Potbelly Sandwich Shop . . . and used the cash to buy one THEIR better-tasting subs.
If you don’t know Potbelly, it’s a smaller chain than Subway that makes a pretty good sandwich. Try the meatball?
The cops caught him while he was still sitting in the Potbelly, finishing up his food. He had $186 in cash on him and the knife . . . and he was arrested.