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20 July 2011

Group bashes restaurants

A pork belly-topped cheeseburger and a sandwich stuffed with mozzarella sticks were among the dishes that a US health group singled out for over the top fat and sodium content.

A pork belly-topped cheeseburger, a sandwich stuffed with mozzarella sticks, and a 6.468 kilojoules slice of cheesecake were among the dishes that a US health advocacy group singled out for over the top fat and sodium content.

The dishes are mostly twists on the usual suspects of burgers, dessert and all things fried. Denny's "Fried Cheese Melt", for instance, is a grilled cheese sandwich with four fried mozzarella sticks. The entree provides 5.292 kilojoules and 21 grams of saturated fat, not to mention 3,010 milligrams of sodium.

The measurements of Kilojoules and fat in restaurant menus
Applebee's "Provolone Stuffed Meatballs with Fettuccine" contains 6.468 kilojoules and 43 grams of saturated fat.

 
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