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Lillian Weatherman, Reporter

Foods from all kinds of restaurants contain calories, fats and sugars. An average American adult gets one of every five calories from a restaurant according to Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. 

        The healthiest restaurant in America is called LYFE Kitchen according to Cofounder and chief officer Mike Donahue. Donahue says that his food is affordable “great-tasting food that happens to be healthy,”. He also says that people who are looking to eat healthy find them.

     “I think Panera Bread is one of the healthiest,” Sophomore Cameron Nall  says. She explained that it is real food that is unprocessed and it comes with a lot of healthy sides. Nall also said that her favorite healthy side was salad. The top most healthy thing from the Panera Bread menu is the Avocado, Egg White and Spinach according to NBC news. Yum! 

     “Chopt has nutrient dense menu options that may also have a little more calories,” Sophomore Brynn Hoffman  explained. “But it will help you nutritionally,” Chopt is a salad restaurant that comes with a variety of salads that are filled with chicken, classic kale caesar,  salad, and Mexican Caesar. 

     “We consume about one-third of our calories away from home,”  says the Agriculture Department. They also said that unless you are being cautious about your meals you can pack in calories as well as salt, unhealthy fats, and sugars. The Cheesecake Factory is one of the unhealthiest places in America due to the high calories in food according to a consumer that ate there.

     “Steak and Shake has burgers and fries which are high in calories,” Hoffman says. She went on with how usually people get milkshakes that have almost no nutritional value and are very high in calories. Alone a steak ‘n shake 7X7  steak burger has 1,570 with fries. If you add a chocolate fudge brownie milkshake you will consume about 2,530 according to the steak ‘n shake menu. That is a lot of calories!

     “I would say McDonald’s is the unhealthiest,” according to Nall. Nall went on with how the food is processed and it is really not good for you. The most unhealthy food from there is the big breakfast with hotcakes due to Shefinds Health.  From eating that you will consume about 1,150 calories according to Shefinds Health. “It’s just not a good place to eat,” Nall explained.