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#1 xEks

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 07:50 PM

Some chain restaurant meals are decidedly better (and healthier) than others. To help distinguish among them, Men's Health put together the "ultimate restaurant report card" for 66 chains including Chipotle, Au Bon Pain, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, and more.

Included in the report card are survival strategies for each chain. For example, if you're hitting up Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Men's Health suggests ditching their "regular hamburger"—which is in fact a double—for "a Little Hamburger." The magazine also warns that the difference between a large and a small order of fries is 1,150 calories.

If you prefer Burger King for your fix, Men's Health says only two choices are worth considering if you're worried about your health and/or waistline: the regular hamburger and the Whopper Jr—both ordered without mayo. Apparently BK smears 160 calories worth of the white stuff "on just about everything."

As for Applebee's? Apparently that chain, more so than others, is a crap shoot when it comes to healthy-ish food choices.

We've tried repeatedly to get Applebee's to cough up the nutritional information on their menu items, but the food mogul refuses to cave. Without full disclosure, we have no choice but to give them a flunking grade.


Check out the full post for the entire list of chain eating tips, and be sure to browse our suggestions on the best and worst foods to eat at McDonald's and Wendy's.




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Figured people would want to read this since Fast Food is such a big thing in our lives.

Edited by xEks, 07 August 2009 - 07:50 PM.


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Posted 07 August 2009 - 08:05 PM

Last time I ate in a fast food restaurant was probably in 2002, so it isn't such a big thing in my life :P

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 08:17 PM

Haha it's big for Americans so to speak.

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 08:19 PM

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 08:26 PM

Yeah, we have a lot of dumb parents. Not gunna lie about that.

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 12:30 AM

I still think McDonalds tastes good! I haven't eaten at a fast food place like that though in a few years. That stuff is so bad for you!

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 01:08 AM

Yeah McDonald's does have really tasty food, too bad it's so bad for you. I still do indulge in it every so often. More often than I like I must say. Good thing for multi-vitamins and gymnasiums.

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 01:48 AM

Yeah McDonald's does have really tasty food, too bad it's so bad for you. I still do indulge in it every so often. More often than I like I must say. Good thing for multi-vitamins and gymnasiums.

And a fast metabolism! :yes:

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 01:51 AM


Yeah McDonald's does have really tasty food, too bad it's so bad for you. I still do indulge in it every so often. More often than I like I must say. Good thing for multi-vitamins and gymnasiums.

And a fast metabolism! :yes:


My metabolism is slow. :( so I'm sorta chunky like a panda, which the girls like :D

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 01:54 AM



Yeah McDonald's does have really tasty food, too bad it's so bad for you. I still do indulge in it every so often. More often than I like I must say. Good thing for multi-vitamins and gymnasiums.

And a fast metabolism! :yes:


My metabolism is slow. :( so I'm sorta chunky like a panda, which the girls like :D

I'm a skinny kid. The weight might help, but I would prefer muscle weight.

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 03:12 AM

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That is bad! I would never do that to my kids! More often then not kids like that also have obese parents!

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 03:15 AM

Obese and idiotic.

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 12:43 AM

I still think McDonalds tastes good! I haven't eaten at a fast food place like that though in a few years. That stuff is so bad for you!

I always buy McChickens at McDonalds at $1 they're amazing, recently I noticed McDonalds upgraded they're food to version 2.0 </bad humor> the McChickens have smother and white meat in them and more seasoning, then I slap some of their amazing Honey Mustard on there and it's a orgasm for my tongue :D

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 02:49 AM


I still think McDonalds tastes good! I haven't eaten at a fast food place like that though in a few years. That stuff is so bad for you!

I always buy McChickens at McDonalds at $1 they're amazing, recently I noticed McDonalds upgraded they're food to version 2.0 </bad humor> the McChickens have smother and white meat in them and more seasoning, then I slap some of their amazing Honey Mustard on there and it's a orgasm for my tongue :D

LOL! But I totally agree there! +1! :jump:

#15 PurplePeopleEater

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 06:33 PM



I still think McDonalds tastes good! I haven't eaten at a fast food place like that though in a few years. That stuff is so bad for you!

I always buy McChickens at McDonalds at $1 they're amazing, recently I noticed McDonalds upgraded they're food to version 2.0 </bad humor> the McChickens have smother and white meat in them and more seasoning, then I slap some of their amazing Honey Mustard on there and it's a orgasm for my tongue :D

LOL! But I totally agree there! +1! :jump:

Love the smily :jump:

I used to be a huge fan of toosmartguys.com and their psphacking101.com series but now they made foodhacking101.com you should check the three sites out haha

Edited by PurplePeopleEater, 10 August 2009 - 06:35 PM.


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