“Our chefs are immersed in the world’s emerging food trends,” says the website for Yard House, a 52-location chain in 22 states.
We didn’t know there was a two desserts in one trend. If there is, Yard House’s S’mores Brownie—a graham cracker crust filled with a brownie topped with roasted marshmallows—is on its leading edge.
Not so trendy: the 1,490 calories and 26 grams (more than a day’s worth) of saturated fat, all that white flour, and the 36 teaspoons of (mostly) added sugar. That’s a 4-day supply for men and 6 days’ worth for women.
Calorie-wise, the S’mores beats the Macadamia Nut Cheesecake (1,360) or any other Yard House dessert. You might as well order two Quarter Pounders with Cheese smothered in 30 packets of sugar.
And that’s after you’ve polished off an appetizer like the Onion Ring Tower (1,340 calories) plus maybe a New York Steak Sandwich with sweet potato fries (1,910 calories).
The chain does devote a section of its menu to meat-free Gardein, but a 2,330-calorie Gardein Orange Peel Chicken (400 calories more than the real-chicken version)? C’mon.
Forget the S’Mores. Yard House could use a lot S’Less.
To tell Yard House what you think of these unhealthy dishes, call the company (Darden) at 407-245-4000 or visit the Yard House website.