"The additional sodium is even more worrisome because the average daily sodium intake among Americans is already so far above the recommended upper limit, posing a significant public health concern, such as hypertension and heart disease," An said.
Especially among the obese, he found, people were consuming more calories and taking in more energy, total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium at fast-food chains than at restaurants.
Well, on the plus side, you now have a leg to stand on when voting for Taco Bell in that "where should we eat dinner" argument. But also, it's probably best to just start eating at home. You can make toast, right?
Lucy Meilus is a staff writer for Thrillist and hasn't cooked a meal at home in 75 years. Follow her on Twitter at @Lucymeilus and send news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org.