Well, it did say ‘outrageous’

The Center for Science in the Public Interest’s (CSPI) March issue of its Nutrition Action Healthletter highlighted four national restaurant chain menu items, including...

The Center for Science in the Public Interest’s (CSPI) March issue of its Nutrition Action Healthletter highlighted four national restaurant chain menu items, including Cheesecake Factory's Chris' Outrageous Chocolate Cake, that qualified as “X-treme.” Joining the Cheesecake Factory (again, warning bells) in the condemnation pool was Uno Chicago Grill and Ruby Tuesday, all of which feature menu items that come close to (or exceed) daily recommended amounts of calories or fats.

I'm particularly fond of Uno’s “Pizza Skins,” which gave food fans two types of cheese, deep dish crust, mashed potatoes, sour cream, and bacon. For these keeping track at home: 2,050 calories, 48 grams of saturated fat, and 3,140 milligrams of sodium (more than a day’s worth).

Studies like this are made for headline writers. Let's look at some of the choice decisions.

Angioplasta with a side of fries, please

Extreme Eating Hard To Swallow

Combo dishes with caution on the side?

Here's another blog entry - at Gelf - on headline jokes.
For the record, the National Restaurant Association and Uno Chicago Grill have responded.

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