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Worst Restaurant Meal in America

jujuthomas Jul 2, 2013 09:44 AM

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. mrbigshotno.1 RE: jujuthomas Jul 2, 2013 06:33 PM

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

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      jujuthomas RE: mrbigshotno.1 Jul 2, 2013 07:27 PM

      Ugh, I totally agree!

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        Firegoat RE: mrbigshotno.1 Jul 3, 2013 02:52 AM

        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.

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          Lambowner RE: mrbigshotno.1 Jul 26, 2013 08:14 AM

          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. Firegoat RE: jujuthomas Jul 3, 2013 02:51 AM

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

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            cresyd RE: jujuthomas Jul 3, 2013 03:09 AM

            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 (http://www.businessinsider.com/17-hig...).

            A more accurate title would be the Worst transfat offender.

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              Bunson RE: jujuthomas Jul 25, 2013 03:33 PM

              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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                Boston_Otter RE: Bunson Jul 26, 2013 07:55 AM

                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. Atomic76 RE: jujuthomas Aug 6, 2013 06:53 PM

                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.

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