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Calories and Fat in 36 Fast Foods


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Most health and fitness experts, as well as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), agree that the recommended daily caloric intake varies from person to person, depending on an individual's age, gender, and activity level.

But on average, experts recommend a 2,000-calorie diet with about 60 to 65 grams of fat per day. So, as you can see, some of the fast-food items on the following list contain half or nearly all of the daily requirements.

Food Item: Calories, Fat (grams)

­1. Deluxe Breakfast Biscuit (McDonald's): 1,320, 63

2. Double Whopper with Cheese (Burger King): 990,  64

3. Chocolate Shake (large, 22 ounces, Burger King): 950, 29

4. Roast Turkey, Ranch & Bacon Sandwich (Arby's): 834, 38

5. Baconator (Wendy's): 830, 51

6. Onion Petals (large, Arby's): 828, 57

7. TenderCrisp Chicken Sandwich (Burger King): 780, 43

8. Nachos Bell Grande (Taco Bell): 770, 44

9. Grilled Stuft Burrito (beef, Taco Bell): 680, 30

10. Pepperoni Personal Pan Pizza (Pizza Hut): 640, 29

11. Curly Fries (large, Arby's): 631, 37

12. Chicken Club Sandwich (Wendy's) 610, 31

13. French Fries (large, McDonald's): 570, 30

14. Meatball Marinara (6-inch wheat sub, Subway): 560, 24

15. Big Mac (McDonald's): 540, 29

16. Tuna (6-inch wheat sub, Subway): 530 31

17. Meat Lovers Hand-Tossed Pizza (1 slice, Pizza Hut): 490, 27

18. Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Croissan'wich (Burger King): 470, 32

19. Beef 'n' Cheddar Sandwich (Arby's): 445, 21

20. Extra Crispy Chicken Breast (KFC): 440, 27

21. Supreme Pan Pizza (1 slice, Pizza Hut): 440, 23

22. Sweet & Spicy Wings (5, boneless, KFC): 440, 19

23. Cheesy Tots (large, 12 pieces, Burger King): 430, 24

24. Mozzarella Sticks (4 pieces, Arby's): 426, 28

25. Burrito Supreme (beef, Taco Bell): 410, 17

26. Cold Cut Combo (6-inch wheat sub, Subway): 410, 17

27. Vanilla Frosty (medium, Wendy's): 410, 10

28. Pepperoni Stuffed Crust Pizza (1 slice, Pizza Hut): 390, 19

29. Asian Salad with Crispy Chicken (McDonald's): 380, 17

30. Glazed Kreme Filled Doughnut (Krispy Kreme): 340, 20

31. Original Recipe Thigh (KFC): 330, 24

32. KFC Snacker (KFC): 320, 16

33. Regular Roast Beef Sandwich (Arby's): 320, 14

34. Hershey's Sundae Pie (Burger King): 310, 19

35. Oven Roasted Chicken Breast (6-inch wheat sub, Subway): 310, 5

36. Coca-Cola Classic (large, 32 ounces, McDonald's): 310, 0

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS:

Helen Davies, Marjorie Dorfman, Mary Fons, Deborah Hawkins, Martin Hintz, Linnea Lundgren, David Priess, Julia Clark Robinson, Paul Seaburn, Heidi Stevens, and Steve Theunissen

 

 


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