The Ruby Tuesday Smokehouse Burger contains 980 calories, 54 grams of fat (about 70 percent of the suggested daily value), 20 grams of saturated fat (nearly 100 percent of the suggested daily value), 2 grams of trans fat, (which you’re not supposed to eat at all), and 1,700 milligrams of sodium (about 75 percent of the suggested daily value). And that’s before you even add any fries or another side, a soda, appetizer, or dessert. If you add a side of french fries to the meal, you’re up to 1,400 calories, 15 percent over your suggested daily value for saturated fat, 42 percent over your suggested daily value for sodium, and at about half the suggested daily value for cholesterol.
For a more heart-healthy option, you could sacrifice the barbecue sauce and onion rings and order the Ruby Tuesday classic burger. You’d still be eating more than 600 calories, but that’s far better than 980. Overall, though, if you’re watching your fat intake, sodium levels, or cholesterol, you might want to simply stick to Ruby Tuesday’s grilled salmon.