Burger Breakdown: Ranking the Most Popular Fast Food Burgers by Nutrition
Nutrition What's inside?
Morgan Medeiros MSc
April 25, 2018
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Popular Fast Food Burgers by NutritionCraving a burger? We’ve ranked the most popular fast food burgers by nutrition from some of the most popular restaurants, plus offered alternatives for a slightly lighter meal.

How does your favorite stack up?
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Popular Fast Food Burgers by Nutrition, Ranked!

6. Five Guys, Cheeseburger.

The standard cheeseburger at Five Guys (2 patties, 1 slice cheese, ketchup and mustard) will cost you 810 calories, 65% of the maximum recommended intake for fat, 1.15 day’s worth of saturated fat, and 42% of the maximum recommended intake for sodium, making this the fattiest and highest ranked fast food burgers by nutrition in terms of calories on the list.

Order a Little Cheeseburger instead to save 220 calories.

5. In-N-Out, Double-Double, Animal Style.

The most popular order at In-N-Out will cost you 750 Calories, 64% of the maximum recommended intake for fat, 1.5 day’s worth of saturated fat, and 60% of the maximum recommended intake for sodium, making this the saltiest burger on the list, and the highest in saturated fat.

Order a standard cheeseburger instead to save nearly 300 calories, which is far better among fast food burgers by nutrition!

4. Burger King, Whopper with Cheese.

A Whopper with Cheese will cost you 740 calories, 58% of the maximum recommended intake for fat, 1.2 day’s worth of saturated fat, and 58% of the maximum recommended intake for sodium.

Order a Whopper Jr. to save 430 calories.

3. Jack in the Box, Jumbo Jack Cheeseburger.

Jack’s burger selection is pretty hefty calorically thanks to lots of cheese and high-calorie sauces. A Jumbo Jack Cheeseburger is somewhere in the middle of the Jack in the Box lineup, containing 600 calories, 51% of the maximum recommended intake for fat, 1.1 day’s worth of saturated fat, and 43% of the maximum recommended intake for sodium.

Order a standard Jumbo Jack to save 80 calories.

2. Wendy’s, Dave’s Single.

A Dave’s Single will cost you 570 calories, 43% of the maximum recommended intake for fat, 1 day’s worth of saturated fat, and 52% of the maximum recommended intake for sodium.

Order a Double Stack instead to save 180 calories.

1. McDonald’s, Quarter Pounder with Cheese.

McDonald’s standard quarter pound burger contains 540 Calories, 34% of the maximum recommended intake for fat, 1 day’s worth of saturated fat, and 47% of the maximum recommended intake for sodium. It’s a notably better option among fast food burgers by nutrition, but still far from great.

Order a Double Cheeseburger instead to save 100 calories.

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