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1/7/20 8:34 P

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Arby’s, as a franchise, is rather consistent.

The sauces are frozen and bagged.

The difference is in the pan. Butter, Olive Oil, Vegetable Oil, offer a lot of difference in flavor. You should be able to taste that.



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1/7/20 7:52 P

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"Any information given to you at any restaurant will be useless. They have dishes tested sometimes.. such as at Applebee's where they promote a 500 calorie menu, but if you actually believe that, you have never worked at a restaurant before...."
- Message Posted by: RUSTY_WOODS - 1/4/2020 I was thinking the same thing. lol

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1/4/20 2:58 P

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Any information given to you at any restaurant will be useless. They have dishes tested sometimes.. such as at Applebee's where they promote a 500 calorie menu, but if you actually believe that, you have never worked at a restaurant before.

The person cooking your food, is simply pumping out dishes as fast as they can. So that 500 calorie dish they sent to be tested, which they spent 20 mins. preparing is not what you will ever be able to re-create. Calories are simply a measure of heat, so when they burn it, the record the calories of heat from that dish. They get told that the dish they tested was 497 calories.

Your dish could be 1000 calories, because the cook used butter, or some other fatty ingredient, because it tastes better. When people start saying the 500 calorie dish is dry, or tastes terrible, the restaurant manager yells at the cook, who does what they can to make it taste better.. people are happy, customers are happy, thinking it is 500 calories, and life goes on. Dishes at restaurants vary by hundreds of calories, because the cook doesn't really care, and the restaurant simply wants you to come back.. costs are their only other concern.

Tracking meals outside of the house is simply letting yourself be lied to. They are always much worse than stated, because while we all love salt and fat, we would be upset, if they told us the truth. We like being lied to. It allows us to eat unhealthy, and pretend we ate healthy.. the restaurant said it was 500 calories!! Surely the $12/hr cook made it exactly as promised!!

Unless you are at an upscale restaurant, meaning your dish ( not including beverages ) is $30-50 minimum.. restaurant food is garbage. Delicious garbage, but not healthy, and they have zero idea the nutritional content of what they put on your plate.

The truth is, you won't be healthy, if you eat at restaurants very often. Tracking these meals is impossible. Just try to eat whatever sounds the healthiest, if you are forced to eat out.



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1/2/20 7:07 P

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www.verywellfit.com/the-number-not-to-trus
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1/2/20 4:43 P

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Couldn't find it either, but this site might be helpful:
https://www.menucalc.com/nutrition-calculator/

Personally when I dine out, I tend to do a lot of estimating based on what I find in the database and my experience over the years. It works for me.

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1/2/20 6:10 A

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If the restaurant doesn't have nutrition information available, what you can do is search in the nutrition tracker for something that is similar.

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1/1/20 10:07 P

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Thank you for your response!

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1/1/20 9:15 P

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Hi,

I've searched a few places (including here on SparkPeople) and I cannot find anything for that restaurant's nutrition. You might want to contact the restaurant directly to see if they can provide the information. www.ironroosterallday.com/

Sorry I can't be of more help.

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1/1/20 5:22 P

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Hello, does anybody know of a place where the nutrition information can be found for restaurant meals? I went to Iron Rooster specifically and have been searching for the nutrition info but have not been able to find anything so far. Thank you!

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