20 Worst Foods in America Revealed | Business Wire

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today David Zinczenko and Matt Goulding, the authors of the “Eat This,

Not That!” book series, revealed the “20 Worst Foods in America.” The

list, featured in the newest book “Eat This, Not That! 2011,” includes

the nation’s worst caloric catastrophes at major restaurant and

fast-food chains across the country. The books in the popular “Eat This,

Not That!” series, which currently have more than six million copies in

print and now 11 editions, identify unhealthy foods – in fast-food

chains, restaurant chains and grocery stores – and offer healthier


“Many of the worst offenders from last year have vanished off this

year’s list, which means we’re making an impact on some of these chains

and driving them to analyze their menus and make their foods healthier,”

said David Zinczenko, editor-in-chief of Men’s Health and author

of the bestselling book series. “But there are still a lot of new and

remaining culprits out there and consumers should be aware.”

The list was compiled by evaluating the calorie counts, fat, sugar and

sodium content, as well as portion sizes and other factors for menu

items around the nation.

Topping the 2010 list is Cheesecake Factory’s Bistro Shrimp Pasta, which

boasts a monstrous 2,727 calories and 78 g saturated fat– the saturated

fat equivalent of 78 strips of bacon and the calorie equivalent of

nearly six McDonald’s Quarter Pounders with Cheese.

Among the list of the Top 20 Worst Foods of 2010:

Worst Breakfast: IHOP “Big” Country Breakfast (2,040 calories)

Worst Pizza: Uno Chicago Grill Classic Deep Dish Pizza (2,310


Worst Fast-Food Burger: Wendy’s Triple Baconator (1,350 calories)

Worst “Healthy Sandwich”: Blimpie Special Vegetarian (12-inch,

1,180 calories)

Worst Kids’ Meal: California Pizza Kitchen Kids Curly Mac and

Cheese (1,038 calories)

Worst Food in America: Cheesecake Factory’s Bistro Shrimp Pasta

(2, 727 calories)

To see the full list of 20 worst foods by category with nutrition

information for each item, in addition to healthier options, visit: http://eatthis.menshealth.com/slideshow/20-worst-foods-america

For more information on this essential guidebook for navigating American

fast food and restaurant chains, visit: http://eatthis.com.


The popular “Eat This, Not That!” brand, which was created by Men’s

Health Editor-in-Chief David Zinczenko with Matt Goulding,

identifies unhealthy foods in fast-food chains, restaurant chains and

grocery stores and offers healthier alternatives. It currently has more

than six million books in print nationwide with 10 installments, a

stand-alone website (www.eatthis.com)

and multiple iPhone applications. Eat This, Not That! is a

regularly-branded series on The Today Show, has been featured as

an hour-long segment on The Oprah Winfrey Show, and has become

one of the most popular blogs in Yahoo! history.

Eat This, Not That!

New! 2011 Edition

David Zinczenko with Matt Goulding

Pub date: October 12, 2010

ISBN: 978-1-60529-313-4


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For Men’s Health:
Agnes Hansdorfer, Asst. Director of Public Relations
[email protected]