Monday, July 7, 2008

Shocker! 'Healthy fast food' is an oxymoron

Posted By on Mon, Jul 7, 2008 at 5:06 PM

Hey, guess what. You'll never guess. It seems that chain restaurants advertising healthy dining choices may be stretching the truth.

A Seattle resident has filed two class-action suits against Applebee's and three chains owned by Brinker International.

We're not talking marginal differences:

An independent laboratory tested the dishes, according to a Scripps Howard News Service article. "Dishes targeted to health-conscious consumers a popular chains like Chili's, Taco Bell and Applebee's contained as much as twice the calories and eight times the grams of fat than the restaurants claimed in their published nutrition information," the article said.

And those discrepancies include Applebee's "Weight Watchers" menu. Read the full story here. Read the original story that prompted the class action suits here.

And read a very funny blog post about dining at Applebee's here.

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