How Many Calories and Fat Are in Popular Fast Food Burgers

Fast Food Breakdown: Hamburgers

If you're on the road or in a rush, sometimes you can't avoid finding yourself in a fast food restaurant. Hamburgers are a pretty popular menu item, and since every fast food joint prepares them differently, it's hard to make the healthiest choice.


Want to see how these popular burgers compare? Then read more

Burger Calories Trans Fat
(g)
Cholesterol
(mg)
Sodium
(mg)
McDonald's Hamburger 250 .5 25 520
McDonald's Cheeseburger 300 .5 45 750
McDonald's Quarter Pounder 410 1 65 730
McDonald's Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese 740 2.5 155 1380
McDonald's Big Mac 540 1.5 75 1040
McDonald's Big N' Tasty with Cheese 510 1.5 85 960
Burger King (BK) Whopper with mayo
(without mayo)
670
(510)
1.5
(1)
95
(80)
1020
(880)
BK Double Whopper with cheese and mayo
(without mayo)
990
(830)
2.5
(2)
195
(180)
1520
(1380)
BK Triple Whopper with cheese & mayo
(without mayo)
1230
(1070)
3.5
(3)
275
(260)
1590
(1450)
Wendy's 1/4 lb Single 430 1 75 870
Wendy's 1/2 lb Double with Cheese 710 2.0 160 1440
Wendy's 3/4 lb Triple with Cheese 980 3.5 245 2010
Wendy's Baconator 840 2.5 195 1880
In-N-Out Hamburger with Onion 243 0 40 650
In-N-Out Cheeseburger with Onion 268 .5 60 1000
In-N-Out Double-Double with Onion 330 .1 120 1440
Arby's Beef and Cheddar 445 1.5 51 1275
Jack in the Box Hamburger Deluxe with Cheese 460 1 70 930
Jack in the Box Bacon Ultimate Cheeseburger 1090 3 140 2040

Well I just about had a heart attack looking at those numbers. As you can see, they're loaded with tons of sodium and calories. If you can, I'd stick with burgers from In-N-Out or McDonald's since they aren't as bad for you as those from Wendy's and Burger King. Go for smaller sandwiches too, ones that are made with only one patty. Order extra veggies on top, and then order a healthy salad or baked potato on the side. Forget a side of French fries, since they're loaded with sodium and crazy amounts of calories. Picking up fast food is fine every once in a while, but with numbers like these, I wouldn't make a habit of "lovin' it."

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