Chili’s Texas Cheese Fries Named Worst In America

The killjoys at Men’s Health are out with their list of the worst French fries in America — based on how toxic they are, rather than on relative yumminess — and have crowned Chili’s Texas Chese Fries the deadliest. We suppose it has something to do with the cheese, ranch dressing and bacon that accompany the fries.

The dish, which Chili’s lists as an appetizer, has 1,920 calories, 147 grams of fat, and 3,580 mg of sodium. But, so what? It’s supposed to be shared.

The only thing that comes close to redeeming this cheesy mound of lard and grease is the fact that it’s ostensibly meant to be shared with a few friends. Even so, you’ll collectively be taking in an entire day’s worth of calories, three days’ allotment of saturated fat, and a day and a half’s allotment of sodium. What’s even scarier, if you can imagine, is that even if you try to order more sensibly and ask for the “half” order of Texas Cheese Fries, you’ll still receive a disastrous dish that packs in 1,400 calories.

Men’s Health also named Jack in the Box Bacon Cheddar Wedges (we’re detecting a pattern here) the worst wedge fries, and Five Guys’ large — which packs in 1,464 calories — the worst regular fries. Best in America? McDonald’s — but only the small size, which has like 3 fries in the bag. And, of course, the McD fries don’t have any bacon or cheese, which we assume would knock the fries off their pedestal, even if it would bump up the relative yumminess.

America’s Worst French Fries (and What You Should Eat Instead!) [Men’s Health on Yahoo]