The 9 Unhealthiest Chain Restaurant Meals of 2016

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Admit it: when you tuck in for a meal at restaurants like The Cheesecake Factory, chances are you're not particularly concerned about the staggering amount of calories, saturated fat, and sodium you're about to absorb via a heaping plate of, say, Chicken Bellagio. But according to a new ranking of America's absolute unhealthiest restaurant chain meals, well, you ought to be. 

The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a non-profit public health advocacy group, released its annual "Xtreme Eating Awards" for 2016 on Monday -- a report that pointedly shames restaurants for serving meals that are insanely bad for you, unfortunately. And as you may have guessed by now, almost all of the salty, fatty, and sugary dishes sound insanely delicious. 

One of the worst offenders on this year's list is the aptly titled Whole Hog Burger at Uno Pizzeria & Grill. The massive burger comes topped with sausage, bacon, prosciutto, pepperoni, four types of cheese, pickles, and garlic mayo. Oh, and don't forget the fries and onion rings on the side. The meal packs a total of 2,850 calories, 62g of saturated fat, and 9,790mg of sodium. Basically, it puts even the notorious Bloomin' Onion to shame.

The full list includes a few repeat offenders from last year, like The Cheesecake Factory and Sonic Drive-In. Almost all of the meals contain at least a day's worth of calories, which may or may not be worth it in the end. Here's a simplified version of the full list:

Fried Chicken & Waffles Benedict

The Cheesecake Factory
Calories: 2,580

Giant Chipotle Cheesesteak 

Jersey Mike's Subs
Calories: 1,850

Whole Hog Burger

Uno Pizzeria & Grill
Calories: 2,850

Cremini Pork Shank

Romano's Macaroni Grill
Calories: 1,800

Short Rib & Cheesy Mac Stack

Dave & Busters
Calories: 1,910

Build Your Sampler

Calories: 3,390

Marco's Meal for Two

Maggiano's Little Italy
Calories: 5,660+

Dessert Nachos

Buffalo Wild Wings
Calories: 2,100

RT 44 Grape Slush with Rainbow Candy

Sonic Drive-In
Calories: 970

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