Each year, the Center for Science in the Public Interest releases its Xtreme Eating awards-- chain restaurant dishes that are the worst offenders when it comes to calories, fat, sodium and sugar.
CSPI reviews menu and nutritional information for over 200 of the top U.S. chain restaurants and ranks dishes you should stay away from if you're watching your weight --or if you're into extreme food, the menu items you have to try at least once.
If you decide to indulge, CSPI also broke down how much exercise that you'd need to do to burn off the calories.
This year, Red Robin gets the top spot, but the Cheesecake Factory makes a strong showing with its three dishes.
Have a look at CSPI's unhealthiest restaurant dishes of 2014, and get your TUMS ready:
1. Red Robin: A.1 Peppercorn Monster Burger, with Steak Fries and Monster Salted Caramel Milkshake
• Calories: At least 3,540
• Sat. Fat: 69g
• Sodium 6,280mg
This includes the A.1. Peppercorn burger (with bacon), a "Monster" salted caramel milkshake and an order of steak fries. You would need to take a brisk 12-hour walk to burn it off.
2. The Cheesecake Factory: Bruléed French Toast with optional bacon
• Calories: 2,780
• Sat. Fat: 93g
• Sodium: 2,230
This sweet-tooth lover's treat consists of custard-soaked bread, powdered sugar, maple-butter syrup and bacon. To burn this off, you'd have to do 7 hours of lap-swimming, says CSPI.
3. Famous Dave’s: The Big Slab
• Calories: 2,770
• Sat. Fat: 54g
• Sodium: 4,320mg
This plate of spareribs has nearly 1.5 pounds of meat and is slathered in sauce. It also comes with a cornbread muffin, fries and baked beans.
4. The Cheesecake Factory: Farfalle with Chicken and Roasted Garlic
• Calories: 2,410
• Sat. Fat: 63g
• Sodium: 1,370mg
This mountain of bow-tie pasta is topped with chicken, mushrooms, tomato, pancetta, peas and caramelized onions in a roasted garlic-parmesan cream sauce. While the portion is huge, the creamy garlic and Parmesan sauce turns the dish into a total fat bomb.
5. BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse: Small Deep Dish Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza
• Calories: 2,160
• Sat. Fat: 30g
• Sodium: 4,680mg
The size small (9 inches) is about the same as eating three Pizza Hut Personal Pan Pepperoni Pizzas, CSPI says. You would need to bike for 5.5 hours to burn this meal off.
6. Chevys: Chevys Super Cinco Combo
• Calories: 1,920
• Sat. Fat: 36g
• Sodium: 3,950
This comes with two enchiladas: one beef, one chicken, a crispy or soft beef taco, a hand-rolled pork tamale and a chile relleno --along with Mexican-style rice. You’ll only need 3.5 hours of playing tennis to burn these calories.
7. Joe’s Crab Shack: The Big “Hook” Up
• Calories: 3,280
• Sat. Fat: 50g
• Sodium: 7,610mg
The Big "Hook" Up platter comes with seafood and crab balls with cream cheese, jalapeños and panko breadcrumbs, beer-battered fish and chips, two kinds of shrimp, and hush puppies (fried cornmeal batter). It would take 11 hours of golf (without a caddie) to burn off, CSPI says.
8. Maggiano’s Little Italy: Prime New York Steak Contadina Style
• Calories: 2,420
• Sat. Fat: 66g
• Sodium: 5,260mg
The Prime New York Steak, Contadina style comes with a steak and a side order of just not one, but two Italian sausage links. After this meal, tt would take 7.5 hours on a rowing machine to burn it off.
9. The Cheesecake Factory: Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Cheesecake
• Calories: 1,500
• Sat. Fat: 43g
• Sugar: 21 teaspoons
The Cheesecake Factory's Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Cheesecake is packed with its famous peanut butter cups along with fudge cake and caramel. It would take a 4.5-hour aerobic session to burn it off.