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11 Fast Food Burgers That Make the Big Mac Look Good

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 16 28

Big Mac
The world-renouned Big Mac started it all. It's fatty 540 calories have been plastered on TV and print advertisements for more than 40 years. Invented in 1967, the Big Mac is a symbol of American capitalism. Economists have famously used the sandwich to study the cost of living in various places around the globe. It's truly the king of fast food burgers.

But did you know that the Big Mac is a measly twerp by today's standards? 540 calories with 10g of saturated fat and 1.5g of trans fat…is that all you got Mr. Big Mac?

Here's a list of burgers that are actually worse for your body. Much worse.

1. Burger King - Texas Triple Whopper Sandwich

Name Serving Size Calories Total Fat Saturated Fat Carbs Trans Fat
Texas Tripple Whopper Sandwich

506g

1310

88g

33g

54

3.5g

Baseline Big Mac

214g

540

29g

10g

45

1.5g

They say everything is bigger in Texas, but do we really need double the calories and triple the fat? The weight of the burger (506g) is equal to 1.12 pounds. Jeesh.

2. Hardees - 2/3 lb. Monster Thickburger

Name Serving Size Calories Total Fat Saturated Fat Carbs Trans Fat
2/3 lb. Monster Thickburger

386g

1320

95g

36g

46

Unknown

Baseline Big Mac

214g

540

29g

10g

45

1.5g

This monster could have easily won top honors, but because the trans fat value requires a top secret security clearance, runner-up will have to do.

3. Hardees - 2/3 lb. Double Bacon Cheese Thickburger

Name Serving Size Calories Total Fat Saturated Fat Carbs Trans Fat
2/3 lb. Double Bacon Cheese Thickburger

436g

1200

80g

30g

50

Unknown

Baseline Big Mac

214g

540

29g

10g

45

1.5g

Hardees takes the silver and bronze (thunderous applause).

4. Wendy's - Baconator Triple

Name Serving Size Calories Total Fat Saturated Fat Carbs Trans Fat
Baconator Triple

424g

1330

86g

38g

47

3.5g

Baseline Big Mac

214g

540

29g

10g

45

1.5g

It's like the terminator. Get it?

5. Burger King - Triple Whopper Sandwich with Cheese

Name Serving Size Calories Total Fat Saturated Fat Carbs Trans Fat
Triple Whopper Sandwich with Cheese

480g

1250

84g

32g

54

3.5g

Baseline Big Mac

214g

540

29g

10g

45

1.5g

Mental note: Ignore any burger with the word "triple" in the title.

6. Wendy's - Bacon Deluxe Triple

Name Serving Size Calories Total Fat Saturated Fat Carbs Trans Fat
Bacon Deluxe Triple

450g

1140

71g

31g

47

3.5g

Baseline Big Mac

214g

540

29g

10g

45

1.5g

Another triple? Can someone create a penta-burger or hexa-burger please?

7. Carl's Jr. - The Guacamole Bacon Six Dollar Burger

Name Serving Size Calories Total Fat Saturated Fat Carbs Trans Fat
The Guacamole Bacon Six Dollar Burger

411g

1040

70g

25g

53

2g

Baseline Big Mac

214g

540

29g

10g

45

1.5g

What do you get when you cross a fatty burger with a Mexican dip and breakfast bacon? An even fattier burger!

8. Sonic Drive-In - SuperSONIC Cheeseburger (w/ Mayonaise)

Name Serving Size Calories Total Fat Saturated Fat Carbs Trans Fat
SuperSONIC Cheeseburger (w/ Mayonaise)

343g

980

64g

24g

58

2.5g

Baseline Big Mac

214g

540

29g

10g

45

1.5g

Whoa, Sonic breaks into the top 10 before McDonald's.

9. Carl's Jr. - The Western Bacon Six Dollar Burger

Name Serving Size Calories Total Fat Saturated Fat Carbs Trans Fat
The Western Bacon Six Dollar Burger

340g

1020

53g

22g

81

2.5g

Baseline Big Mac

214g

540

29g

10g

45

1.5g

Ding ding! We have a winner for the most carbs out of any burger.

10. Burger King - BK Quad Stacker

Name Serving Size Calories Total Fat Saturated Fat Carbs Trans Fat
BK Quad Stacker

283g

930

65g

28g

31

2.5g

Baseline Big Mac

214g

540

29g

10g

45

1.5g

Finally a stack of four meat patties. I'm going to grill myself a penta-burger just to show off.

11. McDonald's - Angus Bacon and Cheese

Name Serving Size Calories Total Fat Saturated Fat Carbs Trans Fat
Angus Bacon and Cheese

291g

790

39g

17g

63

2g

Baseline Big Mac

214g

540

29g

10g

45

1.5g

McDonald's....the healthy choice!

Conclusion

McDonald's seems to be getting a bad rap when compared to the other burger boys. They don't have a single burger over 800 calories, but Burger King, Wendy's, Carl's Jr., and Hardees have several that make the cut (I left many of them out). I personally believe that McDonald's is afraid of healthcare lawsuits and prefers to lay low, sticking to a tad healthier menu than the other burger joints.

Probably the most obvious point to take away from the list is to avoid any burger with bacon. They are all loaded with calories and trans fat.

Confession: I'm dying for a burger after writing this. =)

All nutrition facts were obtained through nutritionsheet.com.


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Comments

Mar 16, 2010 4:45am
jazzynfo
Hey babyching, thanks for becoming my friend =)
Mar 16, 2010 6:33am
lemei81
Hi Babyching. Interesting article!
Mar 16, 2010 8:28am
sound_foundation
Kind of disgusting, but does make me hungry...lol...
Mar 16, 2010 11:11am
merylvdm
Wow - that was interesting. Who would have thought!!
Mar 16, 2010 6:07pm
nojacko
I'd love to try them all but can't but help think you've missed out this one http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/news/Bristol-burger-biggest-Britain/article-1372450-detail/article.html
Mar 16, 2010 6:54pm
JHKersey
Great article, I knew there was a reason I still liked Big Mac's.
Mar 17, 2010 1:13pm
footloose
Very enlightening, although I don't venture to fast food places hardly ever. :):)
Mar 17, 2010 4:14pm
rspears01
And we wonder why there are so many people who struggle with their weight! I think this article explains it all. Great information about the ingredients and bad stuff in fast food!

And thanks for becoming a friend!
Mar 20, 2010 10:10pm
lindylou
Very good information. It is really great information and useful...
Thank you
Mar 22, 2010 11:32am
EllenAlanna
Hello,
Very good article. When I clicked onto "Big Mac" found it very interesting on how pretty much the whole menue of "McDonalds" and its contents is listed.

Your food jokes are funny and a fatty burger is for one of those lazy days when you do not have to get going.

However, when I gave birth to my Son "Eddie" on April 2nd 1995 in the State of Georgia U.S.A. Glenice went and got me a "Big Mac Meal" as that is all I wanted when I realised I was hungry.

Very well written and very educational on nutrients.

Got your message on becoming friends and clicked onto your link.

Hello Babychung,

Ellen NiB.
Mar 30, 2010 9:37pm
CWilliams
Very informative article and congrats on front page!
Apr 4, 2010 8:43am
Sullysee
Listen Sweetie, your profile picture is really blurry. Think about changing it, it would raise your credibility.
Apr 8, 2010 11:13am
mclainsinternet
Wow. Excellent article on nutrition.
Apr 17, 2010 5:31pm
StarriKnytes
Well written. Thank you for the reminder. I'm a huge fan of bacon, but I will leave it off my burger. ~ Starri
Jun 23, 2010 10:07am
HealthFitnessTips
The 2/3 lb. Monster Thickburger nearly has 100g of fat? That is incredibly unhealthy! Good review.
Jun 25, 2010 3:17am
freedomw
Thank you for making me hungry!!!! Your next article shall be on ice cream, or I hope so.
Jun 25, 2010 8:45pm
dgast
Wow, and I always thought Mickey Dee's was the worst. Guess I won't deny myself that Big Mac anymore! Thanks for the review.
Jun 27, 2010 1:58pm
Philtrate
That lot isn't food it's poison. This is the reason why youngsters are getting heavier and have more health problems
Jun 28, 2010 7:13am
PaulCrowe
Neat Article very well written, Good Job !
Jun 29, 2010 3:28am
Jerky
By those numbers, it almost makes a Big Mac look like health food in comparison... off to Mickey D's for me!
Jul 26, 2010 9:28am
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Aug 22, 2010 5:58pm
Hotel
Great lunch room trivia - thanks for the info
Aug 30, 2010 1:35pm
thebes1966
I believe Burger King is to bring out a pizza with a burger inside it that is to be launched in New York very soon. I cannot remember the fat content off-hand but I do know it's 2,500 calories a pop and women are only supposed to have around that per day.

Great article by the way. Well-researched! :-)
Sep 29, 2010 12:31pm
dmcmahan
They might be unhealthy but it sure makes me hungry!
Dec 13, 2010 9:57am
emirez
Thanks for taking the time to gather the info. I avoided Burger King because their Whopper was way too caloric. Now I know to stay away from the others as well.

Should you care to update this article one day, you should also include non-fast food burgers, like Ruby Tuesday's, which also blows the 1000 calorie mark.
Feb 17, 2011 5:50pm
samsons1
i must say you have succeeded in making me extremely hungry...
Aug 27, 2011 6:50am
sundijo
Thanks for posting this truth.
Mar 14, 2012 10:54pm
ShogunWriter
Is it wrong that I want to go out and buy more than one of these? I am helpless against the pull of a burger.
Apr 9, 2013 6:06pm
Vallin
Meat ya' there after my 6-mile run!
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