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America's most unhealthy meal is at Red Robin

If every day is National No Diet Day in your book, you're in luck: The Center for Science in the Public Interest has just released its annual list of "Xtreme Eating awards" for the most calorie-laden chain restaurant meals.

The "winner" of the unhealthiest meal in America is Red Robin, whose "Monster" double burger, combined with a milkshake and bottomless fries, clocks in at a whopping 3,540 calories.

Some of the other meals that made the list include The Cheesecake Factory's "Bruléed French toast" and a seafood plate from Joe's Crab Shack. Horrifyingly, just one slice of The Cheesecake Factory's Reese's peanut butter chocolate cake cheesecake includes 1,500 calories.

Denny Marie Post, Red Robin's chief marketing officer, told USA Today that the 3,540-calorie meal "combines some of our most indulgent items into one meal," and customers have the option of ordering lighter fare, such as broccoli or turkey burgers.

"I don't think people really know just how bad these meals can be in restaurants," Paige Einstein, a registered dietitian at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, told USA Today.