A breakfast burrito might sound like a wholesome way to start your day, but if you order it from the Cheesecake Factory, you might want to think twice.

According to the 2018 Xtreme Eating Awards, the popular restaurant’s Breakfast Burrito — with it’s salty chorizo, bacon, cheese and sour cream — tops this year’s list of “honorees” of the most terrible-for-you meals available at any chain restaurant across America.

The annual Xtreme Eating Awards are published annually by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) — the same organization responsible for lobbying the government to require chains to post calorie counts on menus. This isn’t the first time the decadent dining destination has been called out by the CSPI.

The Cheesecake Factory’s shameful dish delivers 2.730 calories, 72 grams of saturated fat and 4,630 mg of sodium making it equal to eating “seven McDonald’s Sausage McMuffin” sandwiches, according to a press release. 

(For the record, on average a day’s worth should not exceed 2,000 calories, 2,3000 mg of sodium, 20 g of saturated fat, and 50 g of added sugar.)

Cheesecake Factory also made a second appearance on the abominable list of eight: the Chicken Parmesan Pizza, which is exactly what it sounds like, except it then has a serving of angel hair Alfredo on top of the 10-inch pie.

Other top offenders include Uno Pizzeria & Grill’s Deep Dish Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese boasting 2,320 calories worth of pasta, cheese and buffalo chicken, and Shake Shake for it’s retro combo of burgers, fries and a shake clocking in at 2,240 calories. For the same amount, you could eat “three McDonald’s Quarter Pounders with Cheese plus three McDonald’s Vanilla Cones.”


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Meghan is a full-time writer exploring the fun facts behind food. She lives a healthy lifestyle but lives for breakfast, dessert and anything with marinara. She’s thrown away just as many meals as she’s proud of.