Choosing a burger

Updated Apr 22, 2013

BkburgerA cheeseburger is a simple pleasure, and a simple meal. Beef patty, slice of cheese, bread. Still, not all burgers are created nutritionally equal. Here are four of the healthier selections from the top ten most popular fast food restaurants.

White Castle Single Cheeseburger

Calories: 170
Fat: 9 g
Cholesterol: 15 mg
Sodium: 550 mg
Carbs: 15 g
Fiber: 1 g
Protein: 8 g

McDonald’s Cheeseburger

Calories: 300
Fat: 12 g
Cholesterol: 40 mg
Sodium: 720 mg
Carbs: 33 g
Fiber: 2 g
Protein: 15 g

Burger King Fire-Grilled Cheeseburger

Calories: 300
Fat: 14 g
Cholesterol: 45 mg
Sodium: 710 mg
Carbs: 31 g
Fiber: 1 g
Protein: 16 g

Wendy’s Cheesy Cheddarburger

Calories: 300
Fat: 15 g
Cholesterol: 55 mg
Sodium: 760 mg
Carbs: 24 g
Fiber: 1 g
Protein: 18 g

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet, the recommended daily nutritional intakes are: Fat – 65 g; Saturated Fat – 20 g; Cholesterol – 300 mg; Sodium – 2400 mg; Potassium – 3500 mg; Carbohydrates – 300 g; Fiber – 25 g; Protein – 50 g.

Consult a nutritionist or doctor for more information on your personal recommended daily nutritional intake.

The Business Manual for Owner-Operators
Overdrive editors and ATBS present the industry’s best manual for prospective and committed owner-operators. You’ll find exceptional depth on many issues in the 2022 edition of Partners in Business.
Download
Partners in Business Issue Cover