Cheesecake Factory's High-Calorie Meals Net Several "Awards"

It would take you seven hours of swimming laps to work off the 2,780 calories in the restaurant's bruléed French toast.

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    Several dishes at The Cheesecake Factory have won Xtreme Eating Awards for their caloric content.

    It would take you seven hours of swimming laps to work off the 2,780 calories in the restaurant's bruléed French toast, which consists of custard-soaked bread, topped with powdered sugar and maple-butter syrup and bacon.

    The meal also contains almost five days' worth of saturated fat, 2,230 milligrams of sodium and 24 teaspoons of added sugar, the Center for Science in the Public Interest reports.

    "When French toast is 'Bruléed,' fries are 'bottomless,' and steaks are now garnished with not just one, but two Italian sausages, it's clear that caloric extremism still rules the roost at many of America’s chain restaurants," CSPI dietitian Paige Einstein said.

    Other "winners" include the A.1. peppercorn burger, bottomless steak fries, and monster salted caramel milkshake at Red Robin and the St. Louis-style spareribs at Famous Dave's, coming in with 3,540 and  2,770 calories, respectively.

    But help in keeping your eyes on your waistline may be on the way.

    Menu labeling regulations are being finalized by the Food and Drug Administration.

    So you may think twice once you see that slice of Reese's Peanut Butter chocolate cake cheesecake will cost you 1,500 calories.