20 Outrageously Unhealthy Fast Food Items to Avoid
Fast food may be a quick grab for lunch or dinner, but the effects could linger longer than a fast meal.
Watch out for these calorie bombs hiding within your favorite fast food menus. Included are items from McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, Taco Bell, Subway and Sonic. We’re highlighting entrees, breakfast items, and a salads that all register as a true landmines of calories, fat, and sodium. Yes, you read that right - even many fast food salads are gut-bombs in disguise.
This is our list of 20 outrageously unhealthy fast food times you will definitely want to avoid from those easily recognizable fast food chain restaurants. Check out which fast food item won the award for the absolute unhealthiest item, too.
3 Outrageously Unhealthy Fast Food Breakfasts
If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, then these entrees are worthy of shameful abuse of breakfast.
McDonald’s Big Breakfast with Hotcakes
Burger King’s BK Ultimate Breakfast Platter
Taco Bell Grande Scrambler Burrito – Sausage
4 Outrageously Unhealthy Fast Food Salads
Don’t be fooled by the lettuce and greens. These fast food salads provide some of the most outrageously high amounts of sodium and total fat – for a salad. For some of these restaurants, we couldn’t even tell if dressing was included in the tallied total calories or not. And c’mon – who eats a salad without the dressing?
McDonald’s Premium Southwest Salad with Crispy Chicken (without dressing)
Burger King Chicken Apple and Cranberry Garden Fresh Salad with Crispy Chicken
Subway Big Philly cheesesteak Salad with Ranch Dressing
51g total fat
Wendy’s Spicy Chicken Caesar Salad Full Size with croutons and lemon garlic Caesar dressing:
1470 mg sodium
12 Outrageously Unhealthy Fast Food Entrees
These numbers don’t include the sides or a drink, making them enough of a caloric bomb all by themselves to make it on our list of Outrageously Unhealthy fast food entrees. If you think ordering chicken is a healthier choice, you’ll think again after you’ve viewed this list. Even 6” sandwiches that are often touted as ‘healthy’ contain entirely too many calories be counted as part of a healthy meal – and heaven forbid we look at what the full 12” sub would tally! And most of these contain half, if not all, of your daily recommended sodium intake. Scary. You’ll definitely want to steer clear of these fast food menu items.
McDonald’s Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese
42g of fat
McDonald’s Premium Crispy Chicken Bacon Clubhouse Sandwich
Wendy’s ¾ lb Triple Hamburger with Cheese
Subway’s 6” Big Hot Pastrami – remember, this is just 6 inches!!
31 g fat
Taco Bell’s XXL Grilled Stuft Burrito – beef
Burger King Triple Whopper Sandwich – with mayo
Taco Bell’s Smothered burrito – beef
Sonic SuperSONIC Bacon Double Cheeseburger with Mayo
87g fat (with 3.5g harmful trans fat)
(Alarmingly, any of the SONIC double bacon cheeseburgers are going to put your over 1100 calories per burger, no matter which one you choose.)
Subway 6” Chicken & Bacon Ranch melt
Sonic Super Crunch Chicken Strip Dinner 5 pieces
57g total fat
Sonic FRITOS® CHILI PIE – Large
All of these bring us to our number one most outrageously unhealthy fast food menu item winner. It’s not something you eat, rather it’s something you drink. With over 2,000 calories, this is a true A-bomb when it comes to the most outrageously unhealthy fast food items. With 225g of sugar, the winner is:
Sonic Pineapple Upside Down Master Blast – Large
That’s it for our list of Outrageously Unhealthy Fast Food Items to Avoid.