Best & Worst

Best & Worst Burger at Culver’s

Being known as the ButterBurger Baron doesn’t exactly draw a flock of hungry, health-minded diners to your door.

Best & Worst

Best & Worst Burger at Culver’s

Being known as the ButterBurger Baron doesn’t exactly draw a flock of hungry, health-minded diners to your door.

But as plenty of chefs and home cooks know, a pat of butter can transform beef. If you have a craving only red meat can satisfy, don’t despair; a waist-friendly pick can be found on the Culver’s menu. But if your craving is for something classic, make sure you buy a burger to match. You’ll save 700 calories, 58 grams of artery-clogging fat, and over 1,000 mg of sodium. Just be warned: None of these burgers come free of trans fat.

Eat This!

ButterBurger “The Original”, Single

Calories

390

Fat

19 g

Saturated Fat

6.5 g

Trans Fat

0.5 g

Sodium

570 mg

Carbs

39 g

Protein

20 g

Not That!

The Culver’s Bacon Deluxe, Triple

Calories

1,090

Fat

77 g

Saturated Fat

30 g

Trans Fat

1.5 g

Sodium

1,650 mg

Carbs

44 g

Protein

61 g

If your decision comes down to the two classics, pick the burger over the Concrete Mixer, which will hit your gut like the rock for which it’s named. Even the mini packs more calories, fat and trans fat than the ButterBurger. While a simple, no-frills ButterBurger gets the green light in a balanced diet, slam on the breaks if you’re about to order anything that comes both butter and bacon. The combo will skyrocket the fat content of your meal in a matter of minutes. If you want a side for your burger, stick with a salad to keep the total fat and sodium counts of your meal in check.

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