I guess we all realize this - but - here's evidence:  an 18-month study of the nation's chain restaurants show that 96% of the meals served exceed the daily limits for fat, sodium, and calories as dictated by the United States Department Of Agriculture.   This information comes even as chains have promoted healthier eating options.

One of the surprises in the study included that fact that so-called "family style" restaurants fared worse than "fast food" places.  This contradicts the idea that sitting down and ordering a meal that often includes a salad and vegetables is better for you than a burger and fries.

The study also outlined that disparity between calorie-count in appetizers - which can often be double the amount than a full meal.

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