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'Monster' burger combo named unhealthiest meal in the United States

Published on Jul 31, 2014 4:08 PM

WASHINGTON (AFP) - A "monster" combo of a peppercorn burger, bottomless steak fries and a salted caramel milkshake has been named the single unhealthiest meal in the United States.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest, announcing its Xtreme Eating Awards for 2014, said restaurant chain Red Robin's meal contains a whopping 3,540 calories altogether.

"To dispose of those calories, the average person would need to walk briskly for a full 12 hours," the advocacy group said.

The centre also declared the innocently named "bruleed French toast" at another national restaurant chain, Cheesecake Factory, America's most caloric.

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