February 26, 2007

Just one Tuesday burger equals 5 Big Macs

CNN went to Ruby Tuesday's and Uno Chicago Grill and -- surprise, surprise -- found outrageous portions. Even bigger than you can imagine. How about one burger that has the same amount of calories and fat as 5 Big Macs.

Or an appetizer of potato skins that has the same calories as 3 pizzas plus 3 pats of butter.

Both restaurants defend its menus, and both say it's "impractical" to expect nutritional information to be posted on its menus. "Impractical", or is it determential to its profits? Extreme portions lead to extreme profits in the restaurant business. While Americans get fatter, so do the pockets of mega-chain CEOs.

View the CNN report.

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