In these days of constantly moving, it’s sometimes difficult to fit in a real full meal. For the diner on the go, fast food restaurants can be a life saver - but that doesn’t mean care shouldn’t be exhibited when ordering. In this video from Top10Archive, we will take a look at the Top 10 worst fast food menu items, looking specifically at single order items and the calorie count that comes with them. We have omitted any drinks or deserts from this list.
Culver’s 4-piece Fresh Fried Chicken
Culver’s wasn’t happy with just 10 pieces of shrimp or 3 pieces of cod. They sought maximum calorie intake and turned to an otherwise harmless food – chicken. A four piece portion of Culver’s deliciously fried chicken will net you 2,220 calories. For many people, that is more than the daily intake, meaning they’ll be waking up the next morning feeling the pains of regret as they struggle to snap their jeans shut. Culver’s goes to show you that, no matter how healthy something may be in its raw form, throw it in a deep vat of oil and it could be one of the worst things you ever put in your mouth.
Culver’s 3-piece North Atlantic Cod
Three pieces of delicious North Atlantic Cod – sounds like a pretty good meal, right? We’re sure it tastes good, but this 27 ounce plate o’ fish also comes with a price tag of 2,156 calories. These deep fried strips of fish may be flavorful, but for only three pieces at almost 600 calories each, it seems like a hefty strike to your health in just one sitting. Add on fries, a soda, and any dipping sauce you prefer, and you’re easily in the 3,000 calorie range and, likely, close in range to doubling your suggested calorie intake. We recommend following this meal up with a run around a track or some time on the treadmill – or, just simply not indulging yourself in the first place.
McDonald’s 40-piece McNugget
Although not targeted as a 1-person meal, there likely is somebody out there that has pounded down a 40-piece of McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets – I mean, come on, college kids are starting to run out of ideas. If they did, they also ingested 1,880 calories and 118 grams of fat – numbers that seem ridiculously high to intake with just a meal of fried chicken nuggets. Of course, nuggets can’t be eaten without the benefit of an accompanying sauce, and each sauce ranges from 50 to 100 extra calories per packet. Chances are, this little meal could reach the 2,000 calorie range, fulfilling to a day’s requirement in one sitting. McDonald’s has never been the picture of healthy eating, but this may just be a little overkill.
Culver’s 10-piece Butterfly Jumbo Shrimp
An order of 10 pieces of shrimp may seem like a lot, but there are people out there that down these servings without even thinking about it. What they’re also not considering is that, with their delectable dish from the sea, they’re also taking in over 1,500 calories. The Butterfly Jumbo Shrimp, 10 piece portion, comes in at a little over 21 ounces, or 1 pound, 5 ounces of shrimp. The dish also comes with a whopping serving of 2,600 milligrams of sodium, so expect to be carrying around a gallon of water all day as your body struggles to rehydrate itself.
Five Guys Burgers and Fries Large Fry
Five Guys Burgers and Fries is known for its fresh ingredients. Every hamburger and hot dog is topped with freshly cut vegetables, so there’s never an issue with the flavor of old toppings. They’re also known for hand-cutting their own fries, which are then cooked in a 100% peanut oil. Despite the fresh and vegan-friendly method of cooking, a large serving of Five Guys fries comes at a cost of 1,314 calories. As most nutritional facts are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, these fries take up more than 3/4 of the daily intake, beating out even the worst burger on their menu.
Burger King Ultimate Breakfast Platter
Starting your day off with a hearty breakfast is the best way to have energy throughout the day. Starting your day off with a breakfast of 1,450 calories, 79 grams of fat and 460 milligrams of cholesterol is a surefire way to need a nap an hour after attempting to digest this brick of a breakfast. The Burger King Ultimate Breakfast Platter is customizable, but typically comes with hash browns, a biscuit, butter blend, sausage, a stack of pancakes, eggs, and, of course, bacon. Douse this massive meal with a heaping portion of breakfast syrup and you have yourself your first regret of the day.
Dairy Queen’s 6-piece Chicken Strip Basket w/ Country Gravy
Chicken strips are a fun and simple food to eat. Usually lining kids menus across the United States, there are plenty of adults that swear by this finger food. At Dairy Queen, a fast food joint known for its sweet treats, a 6 piece chicken strip basket may not be the best thing for a child to order, especially when tacking on country gravy. This delicious sounding dish comes along with a side of 1,260 calories per order. Considering a simple 3 piece chicken meal is only 350 calories, that leaves over 500 calories to be had from the country gravy itself. 700 calories for a meal isn’t terrible, so if you’re adamant about your chicken strips, a 6 piece with a side of barbecue sauce isn’t as bad.
Sonic’s SuperSonic Double Bacon Cheeseburger
This quaint drive-in fast food establishment has several staple items, from their plethora of iced teas – complete with flavor add-ins – to an abundance of thick shakes and ice cream treats. Another favorite amongst Sonic’s menu is their burgers, specifically the Sonic Double Bacon Cheeseburger. This menu item comes with 8 ounces of burger, mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, 2 slices of American cheese and double the bacon compared to most sandwiches – making this burger a 1,240 calorie meal. Besides the shocking calorie count, Sonic’s greasy burger comes packed with 255 milligrams of cholesterol, which is nearly an entire day’s allowance.
Carl’s Jr. 1/2 lb Guacamole Bacon Thickburger
Throw some really fatty foods onto an 8 ounce slab of ground beef and you have yourself the Carl’s Jr. Guacamole Bacon Thickburger. Coming in at a calorie count of 1,210, the Thickburger is a greasy mess that may be a little too fatty for tender palates. Tack on additional sauces like ketchup, mustard, or mayonnaise and that calorie count will easily break 1,300. With over ½ of your daily allowance of calories, it makes you wonder how it’s legal to serve.
Popeye’s Chicken Livers
Toss some chicken livers in batter, fry them up, and you’ll have yourself some good down home country cooking. Apparently, according to Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, you also have a breeding ground for a mess load of calories. Coming in at 1,190 calories per serving, Popeyes Chicken Livers, which come 10 to a portion, may be a bit much for one person to handle. What’s even more surprising than the high calorie count? The 2,070 milligrams of sodium that comes along with it. For most diets, that’s nearly half the daily calorie intake and the entire recommended consumption of sodium.