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When Julius Caesar was in his mid-20s, his ship was hijacked by pirates. When his captors named a ransom price for his release, Caesar thought the number was insultingly low and insisted a greater sum be demanded. Eventually, the higher figure was raised and he was freed.

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Intake of tomatoes has long been linked to heart health. Fresh tomatoes and tomato extracts have been shown to help lower total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides.

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MAD Caesar

Available: Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Utah

Chef's Inspiration

It’s hard to improve upon the Caesar salad, so I didn’t. I included all the customary elements including freshly-grated Parmesan cheese, house-made croutons, and hand-pulled chicken. But I added some flair to the dressing options. You can choose from three different Caesar dressings: classic, low-fat, or Chipotle. Any one of them complement this generations-old salad effortlessly.

MAD Story

One night Brutus had Caesar over to his villa for dinner after taking hours to craft the most perfect salad for the emperor. During the meal, Caesar hungrily scooped the entire salad into his mouth without asking if Brutus wanted any. After Caesar left, it is rumored Brutus’ wife found him sitting in a daze next to the goat pen muttering ‘NOBODY takes the last crouton from ME!’ over and over. The next day, while walking to the Senate meeting, Brutus pulled a salad fork from his robe and started chasing Caesar through the city. Caesar was never found, but as nobody had proof Caesar was actually dead, Brutus was allowed to retire quietly and return to the work he loved most – making amazing salads and dressings. His entrepreneurial wife would sneak small vials of the dressing into town and sell it to tourists eager to own something made by the most scandalous citizen of the Roman Empire. To cater to the tourists, she started calling the salad, and the dressing ‘Caesar’, and the rest is history.

Ingredients

  • Romaine
  • Parmesan
  • Tomatoes
  • House-made Croutons
  • Slow Roasted Chicken

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Nutrition Information

  • Calories
    437
  • Total Fat
    15g
  • Cholesterol
    93mg
  • Sodium
    668mg
  • Total Carbs
    33g
  • Protein
    42g
  • Vitamin A
    223%
  • Vitamin C
    58%
  • Calcium
    38%
  • Iron
    11%