If you’ve never heard of a Tennessee Whiskey Cake, maybe you’ve never been to T.G.I. Friday’s. The “warm toffee cake topped with glazed pecans and vanilla ice cream” is “served with butterscotch Jack Daniel’s Whiskey sauce.”
What a perfect ending to a dinner from Friday’s Jack Daniel’s Grill menu. After you’ve polished off your Jack Daniel’s Chicken, Jack Daniel’s Ribs, Jack Daniel’s Black Angus Sirloin & Half-Rack of Ribs, or one of the other eight Jack Daniel’s items, nothing sounds more appealing than a Jack Daniel’s dessert.
After all, the Tennessee Whiskey Cake has a mere 1,270 calories (two-thirds of a day’s worth for most people), 28 grams of saturated fat (a 1½-day supply), and 820 milligrams of sodium (half a day’s quota; no easy feat for a dessert). No dessert at Friday’s has more calories—not the Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie, not the Vanilla Bean Cheesecake, not the Brownie Obsession. It’s like finishing your meal with four McDonald’s Hot Fudge Sundaes.
Even if you split your Whiskey Cake with a dining companion, you’re still looking at over 600 calories and 14 grams of saturated fat. That’s on top of, say, your Jack Daniel’s Ribs and Shrimp (1,730 calories without sides), your New York Cheddar & Bacon Burger (1,410 calories), your Jack Daniel’s Chicken Sandwich (1,140 calories without sides), or your Cajun Shrimp & Chicken Pasta (1,110 calories).
“In here, it’s always Friday,” says the chain. It’s also always Fattening.
Tell T.G.I Friday’s what you think about its Tennessee Whiskey Cake: (800) 374-3297
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