By Food & Wine
The U.S. Department of Agriculture maintains that eating breakfast may help you lose weight and keep it off, but we've found some breakfast dishes served across the country that will seriously derail a diet. While some of these extravagant orders look, and let's face it, taste delicious, a couple have more calories than one should consume in a few days, according to nutritional calculations by the Food & Wine Test Kitchen. The ultra-rich offerings get gradually more outrageous, concluding with a breakfast that contains approximately 8,700 calories on one plate.
Hash House A Go Go, Las Vegas
In the "Flapjacks and Waffles" section of the menu, just below the "Tractor Driver Combo," you'll find the pièce de résistance of breakfast architecture: The Sage Fried Chicken and Bacon Waffle Tower, constructed with two skin-on fried chicken breasts, four buttermilk waffles made with four strips of hardwood-smoked bacon, and topped with fried leeks and a hot maple