Best Selling vs. Better For You

We asked the five chains our survey respodents visited most to identify some of their best-selling dishes.Then,based on nutrition(not taste),out own food experts chose a few of the “better for you” dishes on each chain’s meny to suggest.(Note that not all of our “better for you” picks entirely met our definition of “healthy” so we’ve noted the values that exceed our criteria. The Cheescake Factory said it could not supply us with a list of its best-selling dishes.All of the nutrition information come from the companies’ menus or websites,except for the Cheesecake Factory and Cracker Barrel values,They currently list only calories,so the companies gave us the additional nutrition information shown here.

Appleebee’s

Better For You

  • Cedar Grilled Lemon Chicken |
    Calories 580,Fat 26g,Sat.Fat 4g ,Sodium 2,440mg.
  • Thai Shrimp Salad
    Calories 390, Fat 21g Sat.Fat 3g Sodium 1,670mg
  • Pepper-Crusted Sirolin & Wole Grains
    Calories 380.Fat 13g Sat.Fat 4g Sodium 1,850mg

Best Selling 

  • Boneless wings(wothout sauce or dressing) .
    Calories 680,Fat 35g Sat Fat 7g, Sodium 1760mg
  • Bourbon Street Chicken & Shrimp.
    Calories 640g,Fat 31g, Sat Fat 9g, Sodium 2.040mg.
  • The All-Day Brunch Burger.
    Calories 1,160, Fat 77g, Sat Fat 27g, Sodium 2,550mg.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

Better For You

  • Pepper-Grilled Sirolin with Steamed Broccoli and Baked Sweer Potato.Calories 550, Fat 20g, Sat Fat 9g , Sodium 1792mg.
  • Buttermilk Oven Fried Chicken Breast with Steamed Broccoli and Mixed Greens with Vinaigrette.
    Calories 565,Fat 21g, Sat,Fat 4,5g, Sodium 1,115mg.
  • Pecan Crusted Catfish with Steamed Broccoli and Baby Carrots. Calories 380, Fat 11g , Sat.Fat 4g, Sodium 1,010

Best Selling

  • Chichek N’dumplins(without sides)
    Calories 450,Fat 9g, Sat,Fat 3g, Sodium 1,740.
  • Meatloaf. Calories 520,Fat 35g, Sat.Fat 14g, Sodium 930mg
  • Southern Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad.
    Calories 640,Fat 38g, Sat.Fat 9g, Sodium 1,480.

The Cheesecake Factory

Better For You

  • Skinnylicious Chicken Pasta.
    Calories 590,Sat.Fat 1g,Sodium 655 mg
  • Tuscun Chicken. Calories 590.Sat Fat 2g, Sodium 755mg.
  • Skinnylicious Grilled Salmon. Calories 590,Sat.Fat 7g,Sodium 695mg.

IHOP

Better For You

  • Harvest Grain ‘N Nut Pancakes with Blueberry Compote(half order) Calories 450,Fat 20g, Sat Fat 5g, Sodium 790mg.
  • Strawberry Banana French Toast (4 Pieces)
    Calories 560,Fat 22g,Sat Fat 8g, Sodium 520mg.
  • Two-Egg Breakfast With Mixed Fruit
    Calories 410,Fat 10g,Sat.Fat 2g,Sodium 870mg.

Best Selling

  • Short Stack Of Buttermilk Pancakes
    Calories 430,Fat 17g,Sat Fat 7g,Sodium 1,390mg
  • Bacon CheeseBurger
    Calories 780,Fat 49g,Sat.Fat 22g,Sodium 1,760mg
  • Chicken Fajita Omelette
    Calories 960,Fat 63g,Sat.Fat 24g,Sodium 2.110mg

Olive Garden

Better For You

  • Tilapia Piccata. Calories 420,Fat 22g,Sat.Fat 10g, Sodium 1,210.
  • Chicken Margherita. Calories 590,Fat 32g,Sat.Fat 11g, Sodium 1,100mg
  • Herb-Grilled Salmon. Calories 460,Fat 28g,Sat.Fat 8g,Sodium 570mg.

Best Selling

  • Chicken Alfredo. Calories 1,480 ,Fat 94g, Sat.Fat 56g,Sodium 1,480mg
  • Shrimp Scampi. Calories 500,Fat 19g,Sat.Fat 9g,Sodium 1,150mg
  • Lasagna Classico. Calories 930,Fat 53g,Sat.Fat 28g,Sodium 2,070mg.farmers-market-veggies

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