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Jul 2, 2013 09:44 AM

Worst Restaurant Meal in America

apparently the "big catch" platter at long john silvers is the winner. I'm a little surprised it's that bad for you, it doesn't look like that much food!

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  1. Just about anything at Appleby's. Healthwise, qualitywise, tastewise, anywise.

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      1. re: mrbigshotno.1

        I haven't been to an Applebee's ever since they fired the waitress that leaked the receipt from the pastor that stiffed her worker for the tip. Haven't missed them either.

        1. re: mrbigshotno.1

          Agreed. Once ordered a grilled cheese for my child. They toasted a hamburger bun, turned the top side and bottom sides together with a slice of cheese in the middle and nuked it. They all went out of business in my town later, but I never went back.

        2. It's probably the onion rings they pile on it and not so much the fish. .... they do have a delicious batter tho......

          1. By this standard being very high in transfat is the worst culprit, as the fact that it stands at 1320 calories they admit is not at all the highest calorie wise. The Bistro Shrimp Pasta at the Cheesecake Factory contains 3,120 calories (

            A more accurate title would be the Worst transfat offender.

            1. Anything at Buca Di Beppo...esp their chianti braised short ribs. $30 for a small portion of yuck. I dare anyone to order it next time if they think otherwise!

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              1. re: Bunson

                I think the OP and the linked article is referring to the fat and sodium content of the food, not the way it tastes or its quality. I've had fairly decent food at Buca di Beppo. Certainly not the "worst food".

              2. We just had some Long John Silver's the other day. I used to love their stuff when I was a kid, but holy crap do they put too much salt in their food. I can barely eat it these days - their batter is like straight up MSG and salt.

                In the mid 90's for a short while, they were selling popcorn shrimp wraps. They were *huge*. I could never understand how they were making any money off of them, there was so much fried shrimp packed into them. I would buy one and it would last me like 3 meals.