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America's Unhealthy Breakfasts

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Unhealthy Breakfast

At restaurants, 2,000 calories starts the day. From Perkins’ monstrous “Granny’s omelet” to Friendly’s caramel French toast, The Daily Beast ranks America’s 50 unhealthiest breakfasts.

Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but the 70-plus percent of Americans concerned about their weight are hereby on notice: breakfast can be a killer, as well.

The Daily Beast culled nutrition data from a score of national restaurant chains, to find 50 of the unhealthiest morning meals in the country.

But breakfast isn’t supposed to bloat the waistband, it’s supposed to help get the brain going in the morning. A healthy breakfast can help improve academic performance. And, for those hundreds of millions of weight-conscious Americans, a well-balanced breakfast is supposed to help when dieting, to avoid hunger pangs later in the day.

Of course, wolfing down the meals here may help avoid hunger pangs for a week. Half of these breakfasts have more than 1,000 calories, and two of the meals have more than 2,000 calories.

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