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Worst Restaurant Meal: Long John Silver's Big Catch

submitted on July 19, 2013 by YanBz in "Products / Gadgets"


Sorry if I am a bit late with this, just catching up with the news after my vacation, still I was amazed with this bit when I found it today in my feed.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest named Long John Silver’s Big Catch Meal the “Worst Restaurant Meal in America.” The meal is a “7 to 8 ounce” piece of fried haddock, served with a side of onion rings and hush puppies.

For just $4.99 you get 33 grams of trans fat (that's a 2-week norm according to American Heart Association), 19 grams of saturated fat, 3,700 milligrams of sodium. All of this comes in at 1,320 calories.

On the Long John Silver's website, there is an ad for the "New Big Catch Basket" claiming the fish is now three times bigger than one piece of uncooked Alaskan pollock of unspecified size. The CSPI is charging that the fast food chain doesn't accurately post its nutrition facts.

According to the report, Long John Silver's advertises its haddock as 7 to 8 ounces of pure haddock. The CSPI says that in reality, it's 60% haddock, 40% butter and grease.


Read more:
http://www.shopsmartmag.org/20.....ca-is.html
http://consumerist.com/2013/07.....n-america/
        

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  • 179364
    clover
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    Posted by clover on July 20, 2013 [reply] 1 1
    Thanks for sharing. Eeek
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    • Goofy_Girl
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      Posted by Goofy_Girl on July 23, 2013
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      Oops! Sorry CLOVER, didn't mean to give you a negative. I thought I pressed the positive button, but they're so darn small on this tablet. Red Face

      Ok, could at least a couple of people please give CLOVER positives to even it out Question
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    • clover
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      Posted by clover on July 23, 2013
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      Not a problem! It isn't my first and it won't be the last. I have the same problem with the Kindle Fire but when I accidentally hit negative it doesn't put it through it says something to the effect can you tell us why? and then you can cancel it.
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    • clover
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      Posted by clover on July 26, 2013
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      Ok thanks CouponNut for voting for Goofy_Girl's comment! How about a plus up friend to get rid of the negative? Thanks! I understand it was a mistake.
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    • CouponNut
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      Posted by CouponNut on July 26, 2013
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      sorry I missed that my friend, but hey look at the negs psp left for me for nothing!
      go figure that one out Confused
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    lootango
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    Posted by lootango on July 22, 2013
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    Wow! You look at the picture and think, "well, it's fried but it's just fish. How bad can it be?"

    Then reading the details... eek! That's just terrible!
  • 179418
    JackBauer
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    Posted by JackBauer on July 22, 2013
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    They do make the most delicious chicken. I love their chicken planks with malt vinegar or tarter sauce. So good and bad for me at the same time. Lucky for me, its a 15 min drive to the closest LJS.
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    Posted by Goofy_Girl on July 23, 2013
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    Holy ****! 1,320 calories is almost a DAY'S worth of calories. And 3,700 mg. of sodium is about THREE days worth of sodium.
    If I consumed that much sodium in one sitting, my feet & ankles would swell up so bad I would't be able to walk for a few days! Eeek

    I wish ALL places would post the calories, etc. on the menu. Or at the very least have a "healthy" section on the menu with the calories, etc. posted like Denny's.
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    Posted by roxytang on July 27, 2013
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    Wanna know what else is crazy? Go on some websites to see the calorie count in the "supposedly" healthy salad you're eating at one of the restaurant chains. There are some listed at over 1800 calories!
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    clover
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    Posted by clover on July 28, 2013
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    Geez! Even their Green Beans have MSG in them.
    http://www.ljsilvers.com/image.....y-2013.pdf
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    gadhasing
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    Posted by gadhasing on August 5, 2013 [reply] 0 0
    In a picture fried fish is looking yummy but this is a big catch calorie food.

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