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Report-card time: 5 best, worst restaurants in America November 3, 2011

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A few years ago, it occurred to me that the restaurant industry felt no responsibility for the health of its patrons. The obesity rate was rising and people were eating out with increasing frequency, yet restaurants kept developing new and novel ways to inject more calories and sodium into everyday foods. They stuffed pizza crusts with molten cheese, hollowed out bread loaves to make bowls for cream-based soups, and amplified the size of their cheeseburgers to make space for more bacon, onion rings, and sugar-based sauces. I decided then that I’d do my small part as an author and magazine editor to instill some degree of accountability.

I began by collecting data on calories, fat, and sodium. I looked at side dishes and appetizers, drink options and desserts. I took note of which restaurants still relied on trans fats and which ones provided healthy options for calorie-conscious customers. I was shocked to discover the abysmal state of the industry. In 2010, when Eat This, Not That! released its first-ever Restaurant Report Card, a third of the restaurants landed in the D or F range — and not one chain earned an A. Since then, I’ve followed the industry closely. I’ve criticized when criticism was appropriate and praised when the improvements were made. And this year, I’m happy to report, the improvements were many.

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Report-card time: 5 best, worst restaurants in America.

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