The most caloric dish at 40 chain restaurants

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(GRAPHIQ) — When you eat out, the calories flood in — usually, many more than you need.

This is especially true at chain restaurants.

National chains like Mimi’s Café and McDonald’s gain loyal patrons for offering cheap, tasty meals. More precisely, customers like the caloric bang for the buck, convenience and fat content. Some even argue that the levels of fat, sodium and additives makes this food highly addictive. Many popular menu items have over half the amount of calories recommended in an entire day — approximately 2,000 according to the USDA — and dangerously high levels of fat.

Take a look at each of the 40 dishes here

For example, the item that made No. 1 on this list has 2,300 calories and 164 grams of fat. That’s 15 percent more than the daily recommended caloric intake and over 200 percent the daily recommended fat intake in one meal alone.

Using data from the ESHA nutrition database, the experts at HealthGrove looked at 40 chain restaurants and found the most caloric dish at each. All of these items are available in the United States and are on the menus as of this writing.

Note: In the case of ties, the dish with the most fat ranks highest. Additionally, we ruled out dessert items as well as family-sized items.

#40. Panda Express

Most Caloric Dish: Spicy Beijing Beef Entree

Calories per Serving: 470

Serving Size: 1.0 entree (158.76g)

Fat: 26g

Sodium: 660mg

#39. Tim Hortons

Most Caloric Dish: Bacon Tomato & Cheese Panini Sandwich (with multigrain)

Calories per Serving: 600

Serving Size: 1.0 each (230g)

Fat: 30g

Sodium: 1,390mg

#38. A&W Restaurant

Most Caloric Dish: Original Bacon Double Cheeseburger

Calories per Serving: 647

Serving Size: 1.0 each (267g)

Fat: 41g

Sodium: 1,923mg

#37. In-N-Out Burger

Most Caloric Dish: Double Double Cheeseburger (with spread)

Calories per Serving: 670

Serving Size: 1.0 each (330g)

Fat: 41g

Sodium: 1,440mg

#36. Chik-fil-A

Most Caloric Dish: Sausage Egg & Cheese Breakfast Sandwich (with biscuit)

Calories per Serving: 670

Serving Size: 1.0 each (198g)

Fat: 44g

Sodium: 1,470mg

#35. Bruegger’s

Most Caloric Dish: Bacon Classic Breakfast Wrap (with whole wheat tortilla)

Calories per Serving: 760

Serving Size: 1.0 each (260.82g)

Fat: 50g

Sodium: 1,670mg

#34. Kentucky Fried Chicken

Most Caloric Dish: Chicken Pot Pie

Calories per Serving: 790

Serving Size: 1.0 each (400g)

Fat: 46g

Sodium: 2,120mg

#33. Arby’s

Most Caloric Dish: Turkey Bacon Cheddar & Ranch Market Fresh Sandwich

Calories per Serving: 800

Serving Size: 1.0 each (344g)

Fat: 34g

Sodium: 2,420mg

#32. Au Bon Pain

Most Caloric Dish: Mediterranean Power Pack Meal

Calories per Serving: 800

Serving Size: 1.0 meal (369g)

Fat: 64g

Sodium: 680mg

#31. Subway

Most Caloric Dish: Sausage Pizza (8″)

Calories per Serving: 820

Serving Size: 1.0 each (336g)

Fat: 34g

Sodium: 1,420mg

#30. Taco Bell

Most Caloric Dish: Grilled Beef Stuft XXL Burrito

Calories per Serving: 860

Serving Size: 1.0 each (434g)

Fat: 41g

Sodium: 2,170mg

#29. Domino’s Pizza

Most Caloric Dish: Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwich

Calories per Serving: 870

Serving Size: 1.0 each (315g)

Fat: 45g

Sodium: 2,380mg

#28. Sbarro

Most Caloric Dish: Pepperoni Stromboli

Calories per Serving: 900

Serving Size: 1.0 each (348g)

Fat: 50g

Sodium: 1,940mg

#27. Five Guys

Most Caloric Dish: Bacon Cheeseburger

Calories per Serving: 920

Serving Size: 1.0 each (317g)

Fat: 62g

Sodium: 1,310mg

#26. Checker’s

Most Caloric Dish: Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings (10 piece)

Calories per Serving: 1,010

Serving Size: 1.0 order (332g)

Fat: 79g

Sodium: 2,150mg

#25. Jack in the Box

Most Caloric Dish: Sirloin Bacon Cheeseburger

Calories per Serving: 1,030

Serving Size: 1.0 each (388g)

Fat: 71g

Sodium: 2,400mg

#24. Panera Bread

Most Caloric Dish: Steak & White Cheddar Panini Sandwich (with baguette)

Calories per Serving: 1,060

Serving Size: 1.0 each (449.08g)

Fat: 46g

Sodium: 1,870mg

#23. Wendy’s

Most Caloric Dish: Dave’s Hot ‘n Juicy 3/4 Lb. Triple Cheeseburger

Calories per Serving: 1,070

Serving Size: 1.0 each (423g)

Fat: 72g

Sodium: 1,930mg

#22. Whataburger

Most Caloric Dish: Triple Meat Whataburger Cheeseburger

Calories per Serving: 1,080

Serving Size: 1.0 each (484g)

Fat: 63g

Sodium: 1,720mg

#21. Papa John’s

Most Caloric Dish: Original Crust John’s Favorite Pizza (individual)

Calories per Serving: 1,120

Serving Size: 1.0 individual (368g)

Fat: 60g

Sodium: 2,680mg

#20. Jimmy John’s

Most Caloric Dish: The JJ Gargantuan Sandwich (with french bread)

Calories per Serving: 1,134

Serving Size: 1.0 each (556.86g)

Fat: 55.3g

Sodium: 3,534mg

#19. McDonald’s

Most Caloric Dish: Hotcakes & Large Biscuit Big Breakfast Meal

Calories per Serving: 1,150

Serving Size: 1.0 meal (434g)

Fat: 60g

Sodium: 2,260mg

#18. Del Taco

Most Caloric Dish: Chicken Chipotle Ranch Epic Burrito

Calories per Serving: 1,160

Serving Size: 1.0 each (513g)

Fat: 66g

Sodium: 2,650mg

#17. Burger King

Most Caloric Dish: Ultimate Breakfast Platter BK Meal

Calories per Serving: 1,190

Serving Size: 1.0 meal (464g)

Fat: 66g

Sodium: 2,460mg

#16. Blimpie

Most Caloric Dish: Chicken Cheddar Bacon Ranch Submarine Sandwich (with white, 12″)

Calories per Serving: 1,200

Serving Size: 1.0 each (670g)

Fat: 59g

Sodium: 3,240mg

#15. Sonic

Most Caloric Dish: SuperSonic Bacon Double Cheeseburger (with mayonnaise)

Calories per Serving: 1,240

Serving Size: 1.0 each (396g)

Fat: 87g

Sodium: 1,690mg

#14. Dairy Queen

Most Caloric Dish: Chicken Strip Basket (with gravy toast & fries, 6 piece)

Calories per Serving: 1,250

Serving Size: 1.0 meal

Fat: 61g

Sodium: 3,190mg

#13. Carl’s Junior

Most Caloric Dish: 1/2-lb. Thickburger El Diablo

Calories per Serving: 1,290

Serving Size: 1.0 each (431g)

Fat: 85g

Sodium: 2,790mg

#12. Hardee’s

Most Caloric Dish: 2/3-lb. Monster Thickburger Cheeseburger

Calories per Serving: 1,340

Serving Size: 1.0 each (399g)

Fat: 96g

Sodium: 3,130mg

#11. Red Robin

Most Caloric Dish: Whiskey River BBQ Cheeseburger (with sesame bun)

Calories per Serving: 1,392

Serving Size: 1.0 each (340g)

Fat: 89g

Sodium: 1,741mg

#10. P.F. Chang

Most Caloric Dish: Walnut Shrimp with Melon

Calories per Serving: 1,420

Serving Size: 1.0 order

Fat: 113g

Sodium: 1,390mg

#9. Baja Fresh

Most Caloric Dish: Steak Quesadilla

Calories per Serving: 1,430

Serving Size: 1.0 each (550g)

Fat: 87g

Sodium: 2,600mg

#8. Pizza Hut

Most Caloric Dish: Meat Lover’s PANormous Pizza (personal)

Calories per Serving: 1,470

Serving Size: 1.0 individual (465g)

Fat: 80g

Sodium: 3,670mg

#7. Denny’s

Most Caloric Dish: Peanut Butter Cup Pancake Meal

Calories per Serving: 1,510

Serving Size: 1.0 meal (595.34g)

Fat: 90g

Sodium: 2,440mg

#6. Mimi’s Cafe

Most Caloric Dish: Chicken Tillamook Cheddar Mac

Calories per Serving: 1,560

Serving Size: 1.0 order

Fat: 113g

Sodium: 2,679mg

#5. Culver’s

Most Caloric Dish: North Atlantic Cod (with coleslaw fries & roll, 3 piece)

Calories per Serving: 1,680

Serving Size: 1.0 meal (629g)

Fat: 112g

Sodium: 1,876mg

#4. White Castle

Most Caloric Dish: Chicken Rings (20 rings)

Calories per Serving: 1,760

Serving Size: 20.0 each (478g)

Fat: 158g

Sodium: 2,020mg

#3. Jersey Mike’s

Most Caloric Dish: Buffalo Chicken Cheesesteak Submarine Sandwich (with wheat, giant)

Calories per Serving: 1,770

Serving Size: 1.0 each (1045g)

Fat: 79.5g

Sodium: 7,790mg

#2. Johnny Rockets

Most Caloric Dish: Bacon & Cheddar Double Cheeseburger

Calories per Serving: 1,770

Serving Size: 1.0 each (555g)

Fat: 125g

Sodium: 2,380mg

#1. Uno Chicago Grill

Most Caloric Dish: Chicago Classic Deep Dish Pizza (personal)

Calories per Serving: 2,300

Serving Size: 1.0 each (757g)

Fat: 164g

Sodium: 4,910mgResearch Nutrition Information on HealthGrove

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