Nutritional Info Of Burgers From McDonalds, Burger King, Hardees & Wendys

Americans’ obsession with fast food isn’t diminishing any time soon. Quite the contrary, Americans choose fast food restaurants for their meals more and more each year. The appeal of a quick breakfast, lunch, or dinner at an affordable price is entirely too enticing for many to pass up, not to mention that fast food restaurants are located along almost every street in America, making them impossible to avoid.

What is startling is America’s obesity epidemic and fast food restaurants are one of the direct causes of Americans’ expanding waist lines. Even so-called healthy offering at fast food restaurants can be surprisingly high in calories, fat, and cholesterol but the main draw of many fast food restaurants isn’t the so-called “healthy offerings.” The fast food hamburger remains to be the single largest seller in fast food restaurants in America. Here is the nutritional information for some of the most popular, classified by restaurant:

McDonald’s

Big Mac

  • Calories: 560 Calories from Fat: 270 (48%)
  • Protein: 25 grams
  • Cholesterol: 80 mg
  • Sodium: 1,010 mg
  • Total Carbs: 47 grams
  • Sugar: 25 grams
  • Total Fat: 30 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 10 grams
  • Trans Fat: 1.5 grams

Quarter Pounder with Cheese

  • Calories: 510 Calories from Fat: 220 (43%)
  • Protein: 29 grams
  • Cholesterol: 95 mg
  • Sodium: 1,150 mg
  • Total Carbs: 43 grams
  • Sugar: 9 grams
  • Total Fat: 25 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 12 grams
  • Trans Fat: 1.5 grams

Double Cheeseburger

  • Calories: 460 Calories from Fat: 210 (46%)
  • Protein: 25 grams
  • Cholesterol: 80 mg
  • Sodium: 1,140 mg
  • Total Carbs: 37 grams
  • Sugar: 8 grams
  • Total Fat: 23 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 11 grams
  • Trans Fat: 1.5 grams

Burger King

Whopper with Cheese

  • Calories: 760 Calories from Fat: 420 (55%)
  • Protein: 33 grams
  • Cholesterol: 15 mg
  • Sodium: 1,450 mg
  • Total Carbs: 52 grams
  • Sugar: 11 grams
  • Total Fat: 47 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 16 grams
  • Trans Fat: 1.5 grams

Double Whopper with Cheese

  • Calories: 990 Calories from Fat: 580 (59%)
  • Protein: 52 grams
  • Cholesterol: 195 mg
  • Sodium: 1,520 mg
  • Total Carbs: 52 grams
  • Sugar: 11 grams
  • Total Fat: 64 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 24 grams
  • Trans Fat: 2.5 grams

Triple Whopper with Cheese

  • Calories: 1,230 Calories from Fat: 740 (60%)
  • Protein: 71 grams
  • Cholesterol: 275 mg
  • Sodium: 1,590 mg
  • Total Carbs: 52 grams
  • Sugar: 11 grams
  • Total Fat: 82 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 32 grams
  • Trans Fat: 3.5 grams

Hardees

2/3 lb. Monster Thickburger

  • Calories: 1,410 Calories from Fat: 965 (68%)
  • Protein: 60 grams
  • Cholesterol: 229 mg
  • Sodium: 2,740 mg
  • Total Carbs: 47 grams
  • Sugar: 9 grams
  • Total Fat: 107 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 45 grams
  • Trans Fat: 0 grams

2/3 lb. Double Bacon Cheese Thickburger

  • Calories: 1,300 Calories from Fat: 860 (66%)
  • Protein: 55 grams
  • Cholesterol: 205 mg
  • Sodium: 2,110 mg
  • Total Carbs: 51 grams
  • Sugar: 11 grams
  • Total Fat: 96 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 40 grams
  • Trans Fat: 0 grams

½ lb Six Dollar Burger

  • Calories: 1,060 Calories from Fat: 650 (61%)
  • Protein: 40 grams
  • Cholesterol: 150 mg
  • Sodium: 1,860 mg
  • Total Carbs: 60 grams
  • Sugar: 18 grams
  • Total Fat: 72 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 30 grams
  • Trans Fat: 0 grams

Wendy’s

Classic Triple with everything

  • Calories: 1,210 Calories from Fat: 700 (58%)
  • Protein: 82 grams
  • Cholesterol: 260 mg
  • Sodium: 2,870 mg
  • Total Carbs: 44 grams
  • Sugar: 13 grams
  • Total Fat: 77 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 35 grams
  • Trans Fat: 4 grams

½ lb Bacon Cheddar Double Melt

  • Calories: 770 Calories from Fat: 380 (49%)
  • Protein: 54 grams
  • Cholesterol: 150 mg
  • Sodium: 1,440 mg
  • Total Carbs: 40 grams
  • Sugar: 8 grams
  • Total Fat: 42 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 18 grams
  • Trans Fat: 2.5 grams

Now I’m hoping that the readers of this blog don’t eat these burgers anyway, but it’s a real eye opener into why the world’s waistlines are expanding. Leave you comments below.

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