It may sound like a great catch, but one menu item at Long John Silver's isn't sitting well with nutritionists.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest has revealed the 'worst restaurant menu' in the United States. The title goes to The Big Catch at Long John Silver's.
The meal includes a piece of fried haddock, hush puppies and onion rings. It began selling at the restaurants for $4.99 in May.
The CSPI conducted its own lab tests and found that the Big Catch contains 33 grams of trans fats, an additional 19 grams of saturated fat and 3,700 milligrams of sodium.
"Long John Silver's Big Catch meal deserves to be buried 20,000 leagues under the sea," said CSPI Executive Director Michael F. Jacobson in a press release. "This company is taking perfectly healthy fish and entombing it in a thick crust of batter and partially hydrogenated oil. The result? A heart attack on a hook. Instead of the Big Catch, I'd call it America's Deadliest Catch."
Long John Silver's has not publicly commented on the meal and its ranking. It says The Big Catch is a temporary menu item.