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Quesadilla Burger earns dubious honor - 1820 calories

Take a bacon cheeseburger and insert it into a quesadilla. What do you get? A "monstrous marriage" of 1,820 calories, 46 grams of saturated fat, and 4,410 mg of sodium.

That's the Applebee's Quesadilla Burger, and it's earned an Xtreme Eating Award from the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

The consumer organization once again has singled out foods high in calories, fat and sodium in restaurants.

In describing the Applebee's item, the consumer organization offered up one other "bonus heart stopper." Applebees "actually invites customers to top the fries with chili and still more cheese."

Applebee's provided a comment to the Xtreme award: "We provide our guests with a range of choices, from those that are better for you to those that are m ore indulgent, and guests have the option to customize their orders to better meet their individual needs.

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