11 worst burgers in America
Updated On: Apr 19 2012 05:55:23 PM EDT
Do you have a hankering for a burger that's good AND good for you? Well then, this may not be the list for you.
Men's Health magazine and Eat This, Not That have come out with a list of the 11 worst burgers in America.
Among those on the list:
11. Worst Classic Fast-Food Burger
Burger King Whopper with Cheese
47 g fat (16 g saturated, 1 g trans)
1,410 mg sodium
With 200 more calories than a McDonald's Big Mac, the Whopper is the clear loser in the battle of the burger icons. Blame it on the jumbo patty and globs of mayo (160 calories worth to be exact). And get this: If you add medium fries and a medium coke you're looking at a 1,500-calorie meal.
10. Worst Burger Kids’ Meal
McDonald’s McDouble Mighty Kids Meal with Fat-Free Chocolate Milk Jug
30 g fat (9.5 g saturated, 1 g trans)
1,215 mg sodium
McDonald's created the Mighty Kids Meal for "in-be-tweens" (kids aged 8 to 12). It packs more fat and calories than an adult's meal should.
9. Worst Basic Burger
Five Guys Bacon Cheeseburger
62 g fat (29.5 g saturated)
1,310 mg sodium
This burger bomb landed on the list for one reason: false advertising. At Five Guys, regular burgers are doubles and "Little" burgers are singles. Plus, the "regular" fries have 620 calories—double that of most standard fry orders.
8. Worst “Healthy” Burger
Ruby Tuesday Avocado Turkey Burger
61 g fat
1,601 mg sodium
Ruby Tuesday's Avocado Turkey Burger has more calories than the chain's Classic Cheeseburger. The lesson: Turkey doesn't always mean healthier
7. Worst Burger Melt
Red Robin All-American Patty Melt
94 g fat
1,951 mg sodium
The "All-American" is the highest-calorie burger on the menu. In fact, the Keep it Simple Burger is the chain's only burger that falls below 800 calories.
6. Worst BBQ Burger
Chili’s Shiner Bock BBQ Burger
74 g fat (24 g saturated)
2,840 mg sodium
An average burger at Chili's packs 1,400 calories, and the Shiner Bock is among the worst .The burger's main calorie culprit: crispy onion strings. It also comes standard with 380 calories of fries, so all said, you're looking at nearly a day's calories in one sitting.
5. Worst Sliders
Applebee’s Cheeseburger Sliders with Applewood Smoked Bacon
87 g fat (75 g saturated, 3 g trans)
2,550 mg sodium
Despite their diminutive stature, they tend to pack as many—if not more—calories as their full-size brethren. They're often listed as appetizers, which means you risk eating more than a meal's worth of calories before you even set eyes on your entrée.
Complete list: Yahoo.net