Health Facts Monday – Calories Face-Off: T.G.I. Friday’s vs. IHOP

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IHOP is one of my favourite restaurants to go to for breakfast whenever I vacation in the States.  I miss their large portions and their nicely battered pancakes.

What I didn’t know is IHOP also sell burgers, salads and sandwiches just like any other American-style restaurants. So is the food at IHOP healthier than other American-style restaurant?

In today’s Health Fact Mondays, we would be comparing calories of food served between T.G.I. Friday’s and IHOP. LET’S TAKE A LOOK!

1) Sandwich (IHOP’s WINS!!)

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T.G.I. Friday’s Rotisserie Chicken Salad Sandwich – 850 calories

IHOP’s Chicken Clubhouse Super Stacker – 690 calories (SCORE)

2) More Sandwich (Friday’s WINS!!)

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T.G.I. Friday’s California Club –  750 calories (SCORE)

IHOP’s Southwestern Club Sandwich – 770 calories

3) Salad (IHOP WINS!!)

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T.G.I. Friday’s Strawberry Fields Salad with Grilled Balsamic Chicken  –  820 calories

IHOP’s Citrus Chicken Pecan Salad – 660 calories  (SCORE)

4) Burger (IHOP WINS!!)

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T.G.I. Friday’s New York Cheddar and Bacon Burger  –  1480 calories

IHOP’s Mega Monster Cheeseburger – 1170 calories (SCORE)

5) Dinner (Friday’s WINS!!)

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T.G.I. Friday’s Grilled Salmon  –  480 calories (SCORE)

IHOP’s Tilapia Florentine – 940 calories

What do you think of the results above? Have you ever been to IHOP? What do you usually order when you are at IHOP? Post your comments below. Till next time!

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Health Facts Monday – Calories Face-Off: T.G.I. Friday’s vs. Chili’s

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First of all, HAPPY CIVIC HOLIDAY TO MAJORITY OF CANADIANS! 

Second of all, I am happy to be back for another post of “Health Facts Mondays”. While I was busy at work and was away from blogging, I have noticed people kept on surfing my blog and read my “Health Fact Mondays” posts.  That means my readers and followers are interested and I will keep writing “Health Facts Mondays” for you guys! THANKS FOR ALL THE SUPPORT!

Today, “Health Facts Mondays” would compare calories of food between T.G.I. Friday’s and Chili’s.

Chili’s is another causal dining restaurant chain found in the U.S. The chain currently have locations in the U.S.A., Canada and another thirty-one countries around the world.

The menu is American, which is very similar to T.G.I. Friday’s and Applebee’s.  But between Friday’s and Chili’s, which chain serves healthier food?  Let’s find out!

1) Sandwich (Friday’s WINS!!)

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T.G.I. Friday’s Rotisserie Chicken Salad Sandwich – 850 calories (SCORE)

Chili’s Buffalo Chicken Ranch Sandwich – 1240 calories

2) More Sandwich (Friday’s WINS!!)

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T.G.I. Friday’s California Club –  750 calories (SCORE)

Chili’s California Turkey Club Toasted Sandwich – 1540 calories

3) Salad (Chili’s WINS!!)

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T.G.I. Friday’s Strawberry Fields Salad with Grilled Balsamic Chicken  –  820 calories

Chili’s Santa Fe Chicken Salad – 700 calories  (SCORE)

4) Burger (Chili’s WINS!!)

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T.G.I. Friday’s New York Cheddar and Bacon Burger  –  1480 calories

Chili’s Oldtimer’s with Cheddar Cheese Burger – 1160 calories (SCORE)

5) Dinner (Friday’s WINS!!)

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T.G.I. Friday’s Grilled Salmon  –  480 calories (SCORE)

Chili’s Salmon with Garlic and Herbs – 650 calories

I have not been to Chili’s, so I do not know if I am surprised by these results or not.

But I guess I know what to order when I go to Chili’s in Toronto.

Between Friday’s and Chili’s, which restaurant do you prefer going to? What food would you order when you go to Chili’s/Friday’s? Post  your comments below. Till next time!

Health Facts Monday – Calories Face-Off: T.G.I. Friday’s vs. Applebee’s

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Applebee’s is another casual dining restaurant that I had been when I was in the States.

To be honest with you, I find it hard to differentiate Applebee’s from other casual dining restaurants because they all serve similar food and have similar decor.

But do all the causal dining restaurants prepare food for people in healthy lifestyle? Today, we will be comparing calories of food between T.G.I. Friday’s and Applebee’s.

1) Sandwich (Friday’s WINS!!)

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T.G.I. Friday’s Rotisserie Chicken Salad Sandwich – 850 calories (SCORE)

Applebee’s Chicken Fajita Rollup – 1020 calories

2) More Sandwich (Applebee’s WINS!!)

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T.G.I. Friday’s California Club –  750 calories

Applebee’s Classic Turkey Breast Sandwich – 560 calories (SCORE)

3) Salad (Friday’s WINS!!)

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T.G.I. Friday’s Strawberry Fields Salad with Grilled Balsamic Chicken  –  820 calories (SCORE)

Applebee’s Regular Fiesta Chicken Chopped Salad – 860 calories

4) Burger (Applebee’s WINS!!)

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T.G.I. Friday’s New York Cheddar and Bacon Burger  –  1480 calories

Applebee’s Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburger – 970 calories (SCORE)

5) Dinner (Friday’s WINS!!)

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T.G.I. Friday’s Grilled Salmon  –  480 calories (SCORE)

Applebee’s Savory Cedar Salmon – 520 calories

So Friday’s serves healthier food than Applebee’s.  I guess I should go to Friday’s more often next time when I go to the States.

Have you been to Applebee’s? Do you prefer eating at Applebee’s or Friday’s? Post your comments below. Till next time!

Health Facts Monday – Calories Face-Off: T.G.I. Friday’s vs. Denny’s

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I am sure a lot of people are familiar with T.G.I Friday’s and Denny’s even though they are not major Canadian restaurant chains.

I have been to both of them while I was vacationing in the States.  I found Denny’s was very filthy and the food was not that good.  On the other hand, T.G.I Friday’s was very similar to Jack Astor’s and the food were not bad.

But which restaurant serve healthier food?  I am guessing it is T.G.I. Friday’s because of the quality.   But let’s take a look:

1) Sandwich (Denny’s WINS!!)

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T.G.I. Friday’s Rotisserie Chicken Salad Sandwich – 850 calories

Denny’s Chicken Salad Sandwich – 810 calories (SCORE)

2) More Sandwich (Denny’s WINS!!)

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T.G.I. Friday’s California Club –  750 calories

Denny’s Club Sandwich – 610 calories (SCORE)

3) Salad (Denny’s WINS!!)

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T.G.I. Friday’s Strawberry Fields Salad with Grilled Balsamic Chicken  –  820 calories

Denny’s Cranberry Apple Chicken Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette without Bread – 450 calories (SCORE)

4) Burger (Denny’s WINS!!)

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T.G.I. Friday’s New York Cheddar and Bacon Burger  –  1480 calories

Denny’s Bacon Slamburger – 880 calories (SCORE)

5) Dinner (T.G.I. Friday’s WINS!!)

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T.G.I. Friday’s Grilled Salmon  –  480 calories (SCORE)

Denny’s Fit Fare Alaska Salmon – 550 calories

REALLY? Denny’s food are healthier than Friday’s?  

So the filthier the restaurant, the healthier the food it serves? I DON’T BELIEVE IT!

Have you been to Friday’s and/or Denny’s before? What do you think of their food? How do you feel when you realize Denny’s serve healthier food than Friday’s? Post your comments below! Till next time!

Health Facts Monday – Calories Face-Off: Domino’s Pizza vs Pizza Hut

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I never had Domino’s Pizza because I heard their pizzas are very disgusting.  Also, I saw how their pizzas were made on Youtube and the process did not look appetizing AT ALL.   I guess the price says everything about the quality of their food.

I am also guessing Pizza Hut’s food are healthier than Domino’s Pizza’s because Pizza Hut’s food taste very delicious.  But am I right? Let’s take a look.

1) 14″ Pepperoni Pizza (Domino’s WINS!!)


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Domino’s Pizza’s Ultimate Pepperoni Feast – 360 calories (SCORE)

Pizza Hut’s Pepperoni  – 380 calories

2) 14″ Hawaiian Pizza (Domino’s WINS!!)

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Domino’s Pizza’s Honolulu Hawaiian – 350 calories (SCORE)

Pizza Hut’s Hawaiian Luau – 380 calories

3) 14″ Veggie Pizza (Domino’s WINS!!)

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Domino’s Pizza’s Pacific Veggie  – 320 calories (SCORE)

Pizza Hut’s Veggie Lover  – 330 calories

4) Alfredo Pasta (Pizza Hut WINS!!)

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Domino’s Pizza’s Chicken Alfredo – 600 calories

Pizza Hut’s Chicken Alfredo – 580 calories (SCORE)

5) Meat Marinara (Pizza Hut WINS!!)

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Domino’s Pizza’s Italian Sausage Marinara (In Bread Bowl) – 770 calories

Pizza Hut’s Tuscani Meaty Marinara – 550 calories (SCORE)

OKAY! This is also shocking to me because Domino’s Pizza’s pizzas are healthier than Pizza Hut’s.

Despite this, I don’t think I will ever buy pizzas from Domino’s Pizza JUST because of how the pizzas are made.  What do you think? Post your comments below! Till next time!