While Thanksgiving is all about the food and family, sometimes it’s easier to get a turkey fix at a restaurant than cook the actual meal. But there are a few pitfalls to this plan. From a turkey sandwich from Quizno’s to a turkey dinner from Perkins Family Restaurant, some turkey offerings pack on more calories than four slices of pie.
• How to Sound Smart on Thanksgiving• Awkward Family Thanksgiving Photos• More holiday 2010 newsTo find the most gut-busting turkey meals The Daily Beast scoured publicly available nutrition data from dozens of national restaurant chains. We ran the nutritional-value numbers across the four categories available for each eatery: calories, saturated fat, sodium, and carbohydrates. Each turkey meal’s individual statistics were compared against the average for each category to determine the final ranking.