The Center For Science in the Public Interest always comes up with the most entertaining sh*t. In this video they compare typical fast food meals to plates of pasta from Olive Garden and Macaroni Grill. It's gross and oddly amusing.
Lasagna Classico. 1,060 calories "It's like eating a BK Quad Stacker from Burger King, which has four beef patties, four slices of cheese, and eight strips of bacon."
Five Cheese Ziti al Forno. 1,190 "You might as well just order two McDonald's Quarter Pounders with Cheese or two Pizza Hut Personal Pan Pepperoni Pizzas."
Romano's Macaroni Grill:
Spaghetti & Meatballs with meat sauce. "The following nutrition numbers are not typos: Romano�s rendition of this classic dish provides more than an entire day's calories (2,430) and nearly three days worth of saturated fat--an astonishing 57 grams. If you like meat, you could eat two Macaroni Grill Tuscan Rib-Eye steak dinners and inflict less damage. Or you could eat six Quarter Pounders for the same effect on your waistline."
Forgive us, we love picturing a normal everyday person trying to eat 6 Quarter Pounders at a restaurant like it wasn't insane behavior. Picture it. It's funny. via consumerist