You Won't Believe These Insane Chain Restaurant Portions (Slideshow)
Applebee’s: Provolone-Stuffed Meatballs with Fettuccine
This item isn’t on the menu any more, but it’s never a good idea to top creamy fettuccine Alfredo with cheese-stuffed meatballs and call that a meal. Breadsticks are larger than they appear!
Cheesecake Factory: Chicken Bellagio
This platter of breaded chicken on top of basil pasta with creamy Parmesan sauce, topped with arugula and prosciutto, contains a whopping 1,980 calories and 30 grams of saturated fat.
This heaping platter is a part of Applebee’s “Trios” promotion, where you get three appetizers for a set price. This one is a combination of Mini Chicken Ranchers, Dynamite Shrimp, and Buffalo wings and contains well over 1,000 calories.
Cheesecake Factory: Monte Cristo
Here’s a hearty breakfast: Two slices of French toast stuffed with ham, bacon, scrambles eggs, and Swiss cheese, topped with powdered sugar and served with strawberry preserves and potatoes. This packs in a whopping 1,970 calories and 54 grams of saturated fat.
Cracker Barrel: Grandpa’s Country-Fried Breakfast
That right there is a country fried steak topped with cream gravy served with a biscuit, two sunny side-up eggs, hash browns, and a bowl of grits on the side. Their website doesn’t give us nutrition information, but we’re not sure we want to know. Grandpa’s gonna need a nap (and a couple of antacids) after this one.
TGI Friday’s: Cajun Shrimp and Cheese Pasta
There’s more cheese than anything else on this platter, with an end result of 1,110 calories, 59 grams of fat, and 30 grams of saturated fat.
Olive Garden: Chicken Crostina
Olive Garden isn’t just great at making up Italian-sounding words, they’re also good at devising gigantic portions of food. This is a platter of linguine tossed with a creamy garlic-butter sauce, topped with potato-Parmesan crusted chicken breasts sautéed with Roma tomatoes and roasted garlic. It’s probably tasty, but this should be feeding a family, not a single person.
Perkins: Southern Fried Chicken Biscuit Platter
When you see the word “platter,” beware. This one contains two biscuits filled with fried chicken and cheese, topped with cream gravy and more cheese. On the side? Two scrambled eggs, potatoes, and bacon. The calorie count must be astronomical.
Red Lobster: Admiral’s Feast
Deep-fried paradise: shrimp, bay scallops, clam strips, and fish, served with mashed potatoes and clocking in at 1,200 calories and 62 grams of fat.
Friendly’s: Giant Sundae
And don’t forget about dessert!