Beware Chili’s Texas Cheese Fries with Jalapeno Ranch dressing
Whose idea was cheese fries? They’re delicious, sure, but really, did we need to top deep-fried potatoes with greasy melted cheese and bacon and dip them in dressed-up mayonnaise? No, we did not.
Now they’re a staple at chain restaurants, who try to one-up each other with signature ranch dressings, extra toppings and, ultimately, more fat.
Chili’s boasts: “homestyle fries topped with melted cheese, jalapeños, applewood smoked bacon & jalapeño-ranch dipping sauce.”
These fries lost the contest for the worst cheese fries in America (that dishonor went to Outback Steakhouse’s cheese fries), but it was a tight race.
One hundred and sixty grams of fat. One-six-zero. 160! (Oh, and you’ll get 1 1/2 days’ worth of sodium in one meal!) 2,070 calories!