Best & Worst

The Best & Worst Burger at Whataburger

Everything may or may not be bigger in Texas, but Whataburger is huge.

Best & Worst

The Best & Worst Burger at Whataburger

Everything may or may not be bigger in Texas, but Whataburger is huge.

The Lone Star state’s answer to McDonald’s has a devoted following, and it’s on the move, having expanded to over 800 locations nationwide. Whether you’re an obsessive fan or just want to see what all the fuss is about, here are the best and worst choices on the menu. And if they haven't quite reached your area yet, whip up the best burger at home with our tips.

Eat This!

Whataburger

Calories

630

Fat

30 g

Saturated Fat

8 g

Sodium

1,150 mg

Carbs

62 g

Protein

28 g

Not That!

Monterey Melt

Calories

1,170

Fat

77 g

Saturated Fat

24 g

Sodium

2,140 mg

Carbs

63 g

Protein

53 g

The innocent-sounding Monterey Melt is a nutritional terror in disguise. Made of two beef patties topped with two kinds of cheese and jalapeño ranch dressing, this burger actually has more calories and fat than the Triple Meat Whataburger! Best to stick with the starter Whataburger, which is ¾ the size but half the calories of the Melt. Weightier than a Big Mac (more calories, too), it should be enough to satisfy the beefiest craving. If red meat isn’t a must, know that the chain offers chicken and fish sandwiches, along with salads, on their Under 530 Calories menu.

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