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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

Burger Calories Trans Fat
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)
BK Double Whopper with cheese and mayo
(without mayo)
BK Triple Whopper with cheese & mayo
(without mayo)
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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droguedemusique droguedemusique 9 years
"gag me with a spoon"
riotgeek riotgeek 9 years
I used to love fast food when I was younger. I can't stand it now. The smell of it makes me sick.
caligirl101 caligirl101 9 years
I love in-n-out and have it every week or two. I'm glad it seems to have one of the fewest calories and shiz. Why don't they list fat?
lolalu lolalu 9 years
the calories on here are wrong!! on in-n-outs website the calories are higher!
bibelot bibelot 9 years
I'm also pleased to see that the In-N-Out burgers are (relatively) long as you don't get the fries, you can indulge and not completely ruin your healthy eating regimen. But the fries (NOT animal-style!) are the best part, mmmmmm. ;-)
bibelot bibelot 9 years
shernic82, In-N-Out fries animal style = with cheese, extra bun spread (it's like Thousand Island dressing), and grilled onions. Sort of yummy, sort of gross.
shernic82 shernic82 9 years
The chicken sandwiches are almost as bad...some are even worse! I've just come to the realization that if I'm eating fast food, I'm getting more calories than I want to think about. Animal fries?? What are those?? (I've never been to an In-N-Out)
adrilenee adrilenee 9 years
In -N- Out, I miss it SO much... Though I'd hate to see what their animal fries rate...
kscincotta kscincotta 9 years
I agree snowbunny. I'd like to have seen Fit include at least the Whopper Jr since that's what I usually get at BK.
rivrchild rivrchild 9 years
For the BK Whopper mayo - exactly how much mayo do they put on it to equal 160 cal difference?? Crazy.
lemonlady lemonlady 9 years
I read the nutrition info for In-N-Out and thought "Wow! Too good to be true!" Unfortunately, it is :-( The calorie content for In-N-Out you've listed here is actually the serving size in grams. A hamburger is 390, cheeseburger 480, double-double 670.
Spectra Spectra 9 years
I live in the Midwest and I have never had an In-n-out burger...we don't have them here. But we DO have Culver's and their scrumptious Butterburgers! I haven't eaten a fast food burger in something like 7 years, so I don't really miss them anymore; plus I never really crave them. Good thing...holy calories! I can't justify eating that many calories in one sitting.
ennabeatriz ennabeatriz 9 years
kinda surprised about macdonalds being picked instead of wendy's but aok since i only like in-n-out. woo hoo, cali
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 9 years
Yeah I wonder where a veggie burger from Burger King rates. I know that they use Morningstar Patties, but when I make a veggie burger at home it always seems so much healthier! Which I guess is why Burger King is still a "treat"..... I really have to wonder why Fit chose to compare the two smaller burgers at Mickey Dee's and In-n-Out with only the larger burgers from Burger King and Jack in the Box? We're not stupid....those burgers aren't equivalent, so what was the point of this if you're not going to present a fair picture?
juiceejuice juiceejuice 9 years
i had in and out last night. cheeseburger, animal, protein - the best!
emalove emalove 9 years
Yuck. I'd so much rather have a veggie burger or turkey burger.
Semirose Semirose 9 years
I both mourn and rejoice at the fact that there's no In-N-Outs anywhere near here because it's the only fast food burger I like. But oh man, when I'm on the west coast I do pig out on them. Luckily that's only about every other year.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 9 years
Oh dear god, i LOVE In N OUT. i'm trying to curb my fast food binges, haven't had a fast food hamburger in a month and 1/2. oiye. what about Carls Jr? If there's no In N OUT that's the only other chain I'd go to.
katie_c katie_c 9 years
i love my in-n-out splurges.
KDwxgirl KDwxgirl 9 years
I love cheeseburgers from Portillo's (awesome fast food place in the Chicago area) so much, that it is the only place I let myself order a cheeseburger at. That way I am only eating like 6 cheeseburgers a year, and they're really good ones! I think most fast food is okay if you only have it once in a while.
Novaraen Novaraen 9 years
I dont usually eat hamburgers much...if i go to a fast food place its the chicken sandwiches i usually order. I do love In-n-out burgers though...but they're across town from me and i dont usually like to trek out that far for fast food.
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