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24 Restaurant Salads With More Than 1,000 Calories

You may be better off ordering a cheeseburger and side of fries.

24 Restaurant Salads With More Than 1,000 Calories

24 Restaurant Salads With More Than 1,000 Calories

You may be better off ordering a cheeseburger and side of fries.

If you’re ordering the grilled chicken salad in lieu of the cheesy cheddar burger for the sake of your waistline, you may want to rethink your options. Many of your favorite chains’ salad offerings aren’t any better than the entrees you actually crave. In fact, a striking amount of restaurant salads hide over 1,000 calories in between the leafy greens, grilled proteins, and creamy dressings. Next time you’re eating out, make sure to avoid the bowls below—they all pack in over a grand of calories!—and opt for The #1 Healthiest Menu Option at 40 Popular Restaurants instead.

1

TGI Fridays Pecan-Crusted Chicken Salad With Balsamic Vinaigrette

TGI Fridays chicken pecan salad TGI Fridays
1,220 calories, 84 g fat (19 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 1,770 mg sodium, 82 g carbs (10 g fiber, 52 g sugar), 40 g protein
2

California Pizza Kitchen The Original BBQ Chicken
Chopped Salad

California Pizza Kitchen bbq salad
California Pizza Kitchen
Per full size: 1,180 calories, 74 g fat (18 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat),1,630 mg sodium, 77 g carbs (18 g sugar, 13 g fiber), 54 g protein
3

The Cheesecake Factory Cobb Salad

Cheesecake factory cobb salad The Cheesecake Factory
1,530 calories
4

California Pizza Kitchen Waldorf Chicken Salad

California Pizza Kitchen waldorf salad
California Pizza Kitchen
Per full size: 1,320 calories, 94 g fat (22 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 2,020 mg sodium, 75 g carbs (55 g sugar, 10 g fiber), 54 g protein
5

California Pizza Kitchen Quinoa & Arugula Salad

California Pizza Kitchen quinoa salad
California Pizza Kitchen
Per full size: 1,070 calories, 70 g fat (9 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 1,650 mg sodium, 92 g carbs (23 g sugar, 14 g fiber), 29 g protein
6

Ruby Tuesday Crispy Chicken Cobb Salad

Ruby Tuesday chicken cobb salad
Twitter/ Ruby Tuesday
1,163 calories, 73 g fat (12 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 2,552 mg sodium, 67 g carbs (5 g fiber, 8 g sugar), 42 g protein
7

The Cheesecake Factory Barbeque Ranch Chicken Salad

The Cheesecake Factory bbq ranch salad The Cheesecake Factory
1,750 calories (all other nutrition infomation unavailable)
8

Buffalo Wild Wings Santa Fe Salad with Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing, Soft Tortillas, and Grilled Chicken

Buffalo Wild Wings santa fe salad
Buffalo Wild Wings
1,340 calories, 86 g fat (19 g saturated fat, 1.5 g trans fat), 2,670 mg sodium, 92 g carbs (16 g fiber, 16 g sugar), 49 g protein
9

Romano’s Macaroni Grill Parmesan Crusted Chicken Salad

Romanos Macaroni Grill Parmesan Crusted Chicken Salad Yelp/ Cindy B.
1,080 calories, 48 g fat, 9 g saturated fat, 910 mg sodium, 100 g carbs (7 g fiber, 16 g sugar), 64 g protein
10

The Cheesecake Factory Santa Fe Salad

The Cheesecake Factory santa fe salad
The Cheesecake Factory
1,740 calories (all other nutrition info unavailable)
11

Ruby Tuesday BBQ Chicken Salad

Ruby Tuesday bbq salad Ruby Tuesday
1,165 calories, 67 g fat (12 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 2,905 mg sodium, 74 g carbs (7 g fiber, 21 g sugar), 49 g protein
12

The Cheesecake Factory Chinese Chicken Salad

The Cheesecake Factory chinese salad
The Cheesecake Factory
1,760 calories
13

Buffalo Wild Wings Honey BBQ Chicken Salad With Honey BBQ Ranch Dressing

Buffalo Wild Wings Honey BBQ Chicken Salad With Honey BBQ Ranch Dressing Buffalo Wild Wings
1,180 calories, 76 g fat (19 g saturated fat, 1 g trans fat), 4,070 mg sodium, 75 g carbs (7 g fiber, 41 g sugar), 48 g protein
14

Ruby Tuesday Mediterranean Chicken Salad

Ruby Tuesday Mediterranean chicken salad
Ruby Tuesday
1,060 calories, 70 g fat (10 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 3,499 mg sodium, 49 g carbs (38 g fiber, 13 g sugar), 44 g protein
15

Buffalo Wild Wings Buffalo Chicken Salad

Buffalo Wild Wings Buffalo Salad Buffalo Wild Wings
1,130 calories, 74 g fat (21 g saturated fat, 1.5 g trans fat), 3,290 mg sodium, 80 g carbs (10 g fiber, 10 g sugar), 33 g protein
16

IHOP Chicken & Spinach Salad With Grilled Chicken

IHOP chicken spinach salad
Yelp/ Ceeny M.
1,100 calories, 73 g fat (24 g saturated fat, 0.5 g trans fat), 2,200 mg sodium, 43 g carbs (4 g fiber, 33 g sugar), 69 g protein
17

Applebee’s Oriental Grilled Chicken Salad

Applebees oriental salad Applebee's
1,290 calories, 85 g fat (13 g saturated fat, 1 g trans fat), 2,300 mg sodium, 84 g carbs (10 g fiber, 51 g sugar), 50 g protein
18

The Cheesecake Factory Caesar Salad

Cheesecake factory caesar salad
Yelp/ Elizabeth R.
1,330 calories (all other nutrition information unavailable)
19

Applebee’s Southwestern Chicken Salad

Applebees southwest salad
Applebee's
1,040 calories, 64 g fat (15 g saturated fat, 1 g trans fat), 2,630 mg sodium, 64 g carbs (11 g fiber, 9 g sugar), 54 g protein
20

California Pizza Kitchen Thai Crunch Salad

California Pizza Kitchen thai salad
California Pizza Kitchen
Per full size: 1,180 calories, 73 g fat (9 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 1,710 mg sodium, 88 g carbs (51 g sugar, 14 g fiber), 55 g protein
21

The Cheesecake Factory Sheila’s Chicken and Avocado Salad

Cheesecake Factory sheilas chicken salad Yelp/ Jenni T.
1,930 calories
22

IHOP Crispy Chicken Cobb Salad with Grilled Chicken

IHOP chicken cobb salad
IHOP
1,080 calories, 85 g fat (25 g saturated fat, 0.5 g trans fat), 1,950 mg sodium, 12 g carbs (2 g fiber, 7 g sugar), 67 g protein
23

The Cheesecake Factory Chicken, Mango and Avocado Salad

The Cheesecake Factory mango salad The Cheesecake Factory
1,570 calories
24

California Pizza Kitchen Italian Chopped Salad

California Pizza Kitchen italian salad
California Pizza Kitchen
Per full size: 1,010 calories, 82 g fat (17 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 1,650 mg sodium, 24g carbs (7 g sugar, 5 g fiber), 48 g protein