Cheesecake Factory “Takes the Cake”, Wins Large Calorie Contest

If you’re a frequent guest at The Cheesecake Factory, you may want to slow down a bit.

The Cheesecake Factory had three entrees place in the top for The Center for Science in The Public Interest’s Xtreme Eating Awards 2014 contest. The three Cheesecake Factory entrees that placed in the top are the French Toast Napoleon (2,900 calories), followed by Bruléed French Toast (2,780 calories) and the Farfalle with Chicken and Roasted Garlic (2,410 calories). This doesn’t take into account the Cheesecake Factory’s 1,500-calorie Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Cheesecake. The Farfalle with Chicken and Roasted Garlic entrée would require a five-hour jog to burn off the meal; the Bruléed French Toast would require about 7 hours of swimming, and the French Toast Napoleon would require even longer.

The Cheesecake Factory, however, was not alone in its Xtreme Eating Awards for this year; Red Robin’s A. 1 Peppercorn Burger with bottomless steak fries and a salted caramel milkshake came in at around 3,540 calories. You’d have to have a fast-paced walk for 12 hours to burn off all the calories. As the Xtreme Eating Awards 2014 committee said it best: “it’s like eating seven McDonald’s Double Cheeseburgers washed down with a quart of Coke.”

The Xtreme Eating Awards is a program created by the Center for Science in The Public Interest in 2007 to educate consumers about the foods they eat and the health risks behind eating them. The Cheesecake Factory said that it’s been tired of winning the Xtreme Eating Awards contest each year, but it’s still got three (or four, or who knows how many?) awards left to win unless it makes some large changes.