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84 Fast-Food Burgers, Ranked By Calories

Hitting the drive-through? Find out how your favorite fast food burger stacks up.

84 Fast-Food Burgers, Ranked By Calories
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84 Fast-Food Burgers, Ranked By Calories

Hitting the drive-through? Find out how your favorite fast food burger stacks up.

Ground beef patty. Lettuce. Tomatoes. Bun. Most hamburgers are comprised of only a handful of components, yet when it comes to their nutritional make-up, all burgers are not created equally. In fact, depending on what you order, you can be biting into a snack-sized slider or a mega-burger with over half a day’s worth of calories.

We’re big fans of Gigi Hadid’s motto: “Eat clean to stay fit, have a burger to stay sane.” Instead of denying those fast food cravings, choose your burger wisely. The next time you’re about to indulge in a sanity-saving treat, take a glimpse at this list so that you can enjoy your burger without letting all dietary guidelines fall by the wayside.

Curious how your favorite chicken sandwich stacks up? Check out our list of 28 Fast Food Chicken Sandwiches–Ranked!.

McDonald’s

11

Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese


McDonalds hamburger
770 calories, 45 g fat (21 g saturated fat, 2.5 g trans fat), 1,290 mg sodium, 42 g carbs (3 g fiber, 10 g sugar), 51 g protein

10

Sweet BBQ Bacon with 100% Pure Beef ¼ lb Patty


McDonalds sweet bbq bacon
700 calories, 38 g fat (14 g saturated fat, 1.5 g trans fat), 1,310 mg sodium, 52 g carbs (3 g fiber, 14 g sugar), 38 g protein

9

Pico Guacamole with 100% Pure Beef ¼ lb Patty


Pico guacamole burger
580 calories, 33 g fat (12 g saturated fat, 1.5 g trans fat), 920 mg sodium, 41 g carbs (4 g fiber, 7 g sugar), 29 g protein

8

Big Mac


McDonalds big mac
540 calories, 28 g fat (10 g saturated fat, 1 g trans fat), 950 mg sodium, 46 g carbs (3 g fiber, 9 g sugar), 25 g protein

7

Quarter Pounder with Cheese


McDonalds burger
530 calories, 27 g fat (13 g saturated fat, 1.5 g trans fat), 1,090 mg sodium, 41 g carbs (3 g fiber, 10 g sugar), 31 g protein
6

Triple Cheeseburger

McDonalds triple cheeseburger @McDonalds/Twitter
520 calories, 28 g fat (13 g saturated fat, 1.5 g trans fat), 1,160 mg sodium, 36 g carbs (2 g fiber, 7 g sugar), 32 g protein

5

Bacon McDouble


McDonalds bacon mcdouble
450 calories, 22 g fat (10 g saturated fat, 1 g trans fat), 1,080 mg sodium, 34 g carbs (2 g fiber, 7 g sugar), 28 g protein

4

Double Cheeseburger


double cheeseburger
430 calories, 21 g fat (11 g saturated fat, 1 g trans fat), 1,040 mg sodium, 35 g carbs (2 g fiber, 7 g sugar), 25 g protein

3

McDouble


McDonalds mcdouble burger
380 calories, 18 g fat (8 g saturated fat, 1 g trans fat), 840 mg sodium, 34 g carbs (2 g fiber, 7 g sugar), 23 g protein

2

Cheeseburger


Mcdonalds cheeseburger
300 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat, 0.5 g trans fat), 680 mg sodium, 33 g carbs (2 g fiber, 7 g sugar), 15 g protein

1

Hamburger


Mcdonalds hamburger
250 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 480 mg sodium, 31 g carbs (2 g fiber, 6 g sugar), 13 g protein

If you want to see how other menu items at Mickey D’s fare, scroll through our list of Every McDonald’s Menu Item–Ranked.

Wendy’s

8

Dave’s Triple


Wendy's daves triple
1,090 calories, 72 g fat (30 g saturated fat, 4 g trans fat), 1,910 mg sodium, 40 g carbs (3 g fiber, 9 g sugar), 71 g protein

7

Baconator


Wendy's baconator
940 calories, 62 g fat (24 g saturated fat, 2 g trans fat), 1,810 mg sodium, 38 g carbs (2 g fiber, 8 g sugar), 59 g protein

6

Dave’s Double


Wendy's dave's double
810 calories, 51 g fat (20 g saturated fat, 3 g trans fat), 1,460 mg sodium, 39 g carbs (3 g fiber, 9 g sugar), 49 g protein

5

Son of Baconator



630 calories, 39 g fat (15 g saturated fat, 1.5 g trans fat), 1,490 mg sodium, 37 g carbs (2 g fiber, 8 g sugar), 34 g protein

4

Dave’s Single


Wendys daves single
570 calories, 34 g fat (13 g saturated fat, 1.5 g trans fat), 1,210 mg sodium, 39 g carbs (3 g fiber, 9 g sugar), 30 g protein

3

Double Stack


Wendys double stack
390 calories, 21 g fat (9 g saturated fat, 1.5 g trans fat), 910 mg sodium, 25 g carbs (1 g fiber, 5 g sugar), 25 g protein

2

Junior Bacon Cheeseburger


Wendy's junior bacon cheeseburger
380 calories, 22 g fat (8 g saturated fat, 1 g trans fat), 770 mg sodium, 26 g carbs (1 g fiber, 5 g sugar), 19 g protein

1

Junior Sized Cheeseburger


Wendy's junior cheeseburger
280 calories, 13 g fat (6 g saturated fat, 1 g trans fat), 740 mg sodium, 25 g carbs (1 g fiber, 5 g sugar), 16 g protein

Burger King

14

Rodeo King


Rodeo burger
1,250 calories, 82 g fat (31 g saturated fat, 3.5 g trans fat), 2,270 mg sodium, 69 g carbs (3 g fiber, 14 g sugar), 60 g protein

13

Bacon King Sandwich


Burger king bacon king burger
1,150 calories, 79 g fat (31 g saturated fat, 3.5 g trans fat), 2,150 mg sodium, 49 g carbs (2 g fiber, 10 g sugar), 61 g protein

12

Bacon King Junior Sandwich


Burger King Bacon King sandwich junior
1,090 calories, 38 g fat (15 g saturated fat, 1 g trans fat), 1,050 mg sodium, 27 g carbs (less than 1 g fiber, 6 g sugar), 29 g protein

11

Double Whopper Sandwich


Burger king double whopper
900 calories, 58 g fat (20 g saturated fat, 3 g trans fat), 1,050 mg sodium, 49 g carbs (2 g fiber, 11 g sugar), 48 g protein

10

Double Quarter Pounder King


Burger king double quarter pounder king
900 calories, 54 g fat (25 g saturated fat, 3 g trans fat), 1,740 mg sodium, 50 g carbs (2 g fiber, 11 g sugar), 56 g protein

9

BBQ Bacon Whopper Sandwich


Burger king barbecue bacon whopper
800 calories, 51 g fat (17 g saturated fat, 2 g trans fat), 1,540 mg sodium, 53 g carbs (2 g fiber, 14 g sugar), 35 g protein
8

Bacon and Cheese Whopper Sandwich

790 calories, 51 g fat (17 g saturated fat, 2 g trans fat), 1,560 mg sodium, 50 g carbs (2 g fiber, 11 g sugar), 35 g protein

7

Whopper Sandwich


Burger king whopper
660 calories, 40 g fat (12 g saturated fat, 1.5 g trans fat), 980 mg sodium, 49 g carbs (2 g fiber, 11 g sugar), 28 g protein
6

Bacon Double Cheeseburger

370 calories, 20 g fat (9 g saturated fat, 1.5 g trans fat), 660 mg sodium, 27 g carbs (less than 1 g fiber, 7 g sugar), 21 g protein
5

Double Cheeseburger

350 calories, 18 g fat (8 g saturated fat, 1.5 g trans fat), 580 mg sodium, 27 g carbs (less than 1 g fiber, 7 g sugar), 20 g protein
4

Whopper Junior Sandwich

310 calories, 18 g fat (5 g saturated fat, 0.5 g trans fat), 390 mg sodium, 27 g carbs (1 g fiber, 7 g sugar), 13 g protein

3

Bacon Cheeseburger


Burger king bacon cheeseburger
300 calories, 15 g fat (6 g saturated fat, 0.5 g trans fat), 710 mg sodium, 27 g carbs (less than 1 g fiber, 7 g sugar), 15 g protein

2

Cheeseburger


Burger king cheese burger
270 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat, 0.5 g trans fat), 560 mg sodium, 27 g carbs (less than 1 g fiber, 7 g sugar), 13 g protein

1

Hamburger


Burger king hamburger
220 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat, 0.5 g trans fat), 380 mg sodium, 26 g carbs (less than 1 g fiber, 6 g sugar), 11 g protein

Hardee’s

18

⅔ lb Monster Thickburger


Monster thickburger
1,300 calories, 90 g fat (33 g saturated fat, 4 g trans fat), 2,480 mg sodium, 53 g carbs (2 g fiber, 13 g sugar), 76 g protein

17

⅔ lb Bacon Cheese Thickburger


Hardees bacon thickburger
1,170 calories, 79 g fat (28 g saturated fat, 4 g trans fat), 2,500 mg sodium, 55 g carbs (3 g fiber, 13 g sugar), 66 g protein
16

⅔ lb Frisco Thickburger

Hardees burger fries MortonFox/Flickr
1,150 calories, 80 g fat (30 g saturated fat, 4 g trans fat), 2,900 mg sodium, 47 g carbs (3 g fiber, 9 g sugar), 66 g protein
15

⅔ lb Original Thickburger

@strauss8792/Twitter
1,100 calories, 73 g fat (25 g saturated fat, 4 g trans fat), 2,470 mg sodium, 57 g carbs (3 g fiber, 15 g sugar), 58 g protein
14

⅔ lb Original Thickburger

Hardees thickburger Nicole Schreiber-Shearer
1,100 calories, 73 g fat (25 g saturated fat, 4 g trans fat), 2,470 mg sodium, 57 g carbs (3 g fiber, 15 g sugar), 58 g protein

13

⅔ lb Swiss and Mushroom Thickburger



1,000 calories, 63 g fat (26 g saturated fat, 3.5 g trans fat), 2,420 mg sodium, 54 g carbs (2 g fiber, 12 g sugar), 59 g protein

12

⅔ lb Cheeseburger


Hardees cheeseburger
970 calories, 59 g fat (24 g saturated fat, 3.5 g trans fat), 2,430 mg sodium, 57 g carbs (2 g fiber, 16 g sugar), 57 g protein
11

⅓ lb Bacon Cheese Thickburger

Hardee's Bacon Cheese Thickburger @adambadge/Twitter
850 calories, 54 g fat (17 g saturated fat, 2.5 g trans fat), 1,700 mg sodium, 54 g carbs (3 g fiber, 12 g sugar), 42 g protein
10

⅓ lb Frisco Thickburger

Hardees thick burger yelp Daniel B./Yelp
840 calories, 55 g fat (19 g saturated fat, 2 g trans fat), 2,140 mg sodium, 46 g carbs (3 g fiber, 7 g sugar), 43 g protein
9

⅓ lb Original Thickburger

Hardees thickburger Morton F./Yelp
780 calories, 48 g fat (15 g saturated fat, 2 g trans fat), 1,660 mg sodium, 56 g carbs (3 g fiber, 14 g sugar), 34 g protein
8

Grass-Fed All Natural Burger

Hardees all natural burger Tom's Foodie Blog
780 calories, 49 g fat (15 g saturated fat, 2 g trans fat), 1,230 mg sodium, 56 g carbs (3 g fiber, 13 g sugar), 30 g protein

7

⅓ lb Swiss and Mushroom Thickburger


Hardees mushroom swiss burger
680 calories, 38 g fat (15 g saturated fat, 2 g trans fat), 1,660 mg sodium, 53 g carbs (2 g fiber, 10 g sugar), 36 g protein
6

⅓ lb Cheeseburger

Hardees cheeseburger Mich C./Yelp
640 calories, 33 g fat (12 g saturated fat, 2 g trans fat), 1,640 mg sodium, 56 g carbs (2 g fiber, 14 g sugar), 33 g protein

5

¼ lb Thickburger



530 calories, 35 g fat (11 g saturated fat, 1.5 g trans fat), 1,180 mg sodium, 34 g carbs (3 g fiber, 8 g sugar), 23 g protein

4

¼ lb Cheeseburger


Hardees cheeseburger
440 calories, 23 g fat (9 g saturated fat, 1 g trans fat), 1,320 mg sodium, 37 g carbs (2 g fiber, 12 g sugar), 23 g protein
3

Double Cheeseburger

Hardees double cheeseburger @Hardees/Twitter
380 calories, 19 g fat (5 g saturated fat, 1 g trans fat), 810 mg sodium, 33 g carbs (1 g fiber, 8 g sugar), 18 g protein

2

Small Cheeseburger


Hardees small cheeseburger
300 calories, 13 g fat (4 g saturated fat, 0.5 g trans fat), 790 mg sodium, 33 g carbs (1 g fiber, 8 g sugar), 13 g protein
1

Small Hamburger

Hardees small hamburger yelp John H./Yelp
250 calories, 9 g fat (3.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 610 mg sodium, 32 g carbs (1 g fiber, 7 g sugar), 11 g protein

Take a peek at The Healthiest Dish to Order at 20 Fast Food Chains to learn what you should be eating at Hardees.

White Castle

6

The Double Cheese Slider


White castle double cheese slider
300 calories, 17 g fat (8 g saturated fat, 1 g trans fat), 940 mg sodium, 21 g carbs (1 g fiber, 3 g sugar), 15 g protein

5

Bacon Cheese Slider


White castle bacon cheese slider
220 calories, 14 g fat (6 g saturated fat, 0.5 g trans fat), 640 mg sodium, 13 g carbs (1 g fiber, 2 g sugar), 11 g protein

4

Original Slider With Egg and Cheese


White castle egg cheese slider
220 calories, 13 g fat (5.5 g saturated fat, 0.5 g trans fat), 340 mg sodium, 13 g carbs (1 g fiber, 2 g sugar), 13 g protein

3

Jalapeno Cheese Slider



170 calories, 9 g fat (4.5 g saturated fat, 0.5 g trans fat), 480 mg sodium, 14 g carbs (1 g fiber, 2 g sugar), 8 g protein

2

The Cheese Slider


White castle cheese slider
160 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat, 0.5 g trans fat), 500 mg sodium, 14 g carbs (1 g fiber, 2 g sugar), 8 g protein

1

The Original Slider


White castle slider
140 calories, 6 g fat (2.5 g saturated fat, 0.5 g trans fat), 360 mg sodium, 13 g carbs (1 g fiber, 1 g sugar), 7 g protein

Carl’s Jr

16

The ½ lb Guacamole Bacon Thickburger


Carl jr guacamole thickburger
1,200 calories, 89 g fat (30 g saturated fat, 3 g trans fat), 1,990 mg sodium, 51 g carbs (4 g fiber, 12 g sugar), 46 g protein

15

Double Western Bacon Cheese Burger


Carl jr double western bacon cheeseburger
1,010 calories, 55 g fat (24 g saturated fat, 2 g trans fat), 1,980 mg sodium, 76 g carbs (4 g fiber, 16 g sugar), 55 g protein

14

The ½ lb Original Six Dollar Thickburger



980 calories, 69 g fat (27 g saturated fat, 2.5 g trans fat), 2,070 mg sodium, 59 g carbs (5 g fiber, 12 g sugar), 47 g protein
13

The ⅓ lb Guacamole Bacon Thickburger

Carl junior guacamole burger @Petit1Tj/Twitter
950 calories, 67 g fat (18 g saturated fat, 2 g trans fat), 1,810 mg sodium, 50 g carbs (3 g fiber, 12 g sugar), 39 g protein

12

The Big Carl


Big carl burger
920 calories, 58 g fat (23 g saturated fat, 2 g trans fat), 1,380 mg sodium, 56 g carbs (3 g fiber, 12 g sugar), 47 g protein

11

Superstar with Cheese


Carl junior super star with cheese
920 calories, 56 g fat (23 g saturated fat, 2 g trans fat), 1,540 mg sodium, 59 g carbs (4 g fiber, 13 g sugar), 48 g protein

10

The ⅓ lb Original Six Dollar Thickburger


Carl junior six dollar burger
780 calories, 48 g fat (15 g saturated fat, 2 g trans fat), 1,380 mg sodium, 55 g carbs (3 g fiber, 12 g sugar), 47 g protein

9

Western Bacon Cheese Burger


Carl junior western bacon cheeseburger
750 calories, 35 g fat (14 g saturated fat, 1 g trans fat), 1,650 mg sodium, 75 g carbs (4 g fiber, 16 g sugar), 36 g protein
8

The Grass-Fed All-Natural Burger

Carl junior all natural burger Therese G./Yelp
700 calories, 39 g fat (12 g saturated fat, 1 g trans fat), 1,100 mg sodium, 55 g carbs (3 g fiber, 17 g sugar), 30 g protein

7

Famous Star with Cheese


Carl junior famous star with cheese
670 calories, 37 g fat (13 g saturated fat, 1 g trans fat), 1,210 mg sodium, 57 g carbs (3 g fiber, 12 g sugar), 28 g protein

6

Teriyaki Burger


Carl junior teriyaki burger
660 calories, 29 g fat (11 g saturated fat, 1 g trans fat), 1,270 mg sodium, 71 g carbs (4 g fiber, 23 g sugar), 28 g protein

5

The ½ lb Lettuce Wrapped Thickburger


Lettuce wrapped burger
630 calories, 55 g fat (21 g saturated fat, 2.5 g trans fat), 1,630 mg sodium, 9 g carbs (1 g fiber, 4 g sugar), 39 g protein

4

The California Classic Double Cheeseburger


California classic double cheeseburger
600 calories, 39 g fat (14 g saturated fat, 1.5 g trans fat), 1,100 mg sodium, 41 g carbs (2 g fiber, 11 g sugar), 23 g protein
3

Big Hamburger

Carl junior big hamburger Richard R./Yelp
480 calories, 18 g fat (8 g saturated fat, 0.5 g trans fat), 870 mg sodium, 56 g carbs (3 g fiber, 13 g sugar), 25 g protein

2

The ⅓ lb Lettuce Wrapped Thickburger


Carl junior lettuce wrapped thickburger
420 calories, 33 g fat (13 g saturated fat, 1.5 g trans fat), 1,060 mg sodium, 7 g carbs (2 g fiber, 5 g sugar), 25 g protein
1

Double Cheeseburger

Carl junior double cheeseburger Carl's Jr./Yelp
390 calories, 19 g fat (8 g saturated fat, 1 g trans fat), 860 mg sodium, 37 g carbs (2 g fiber, 10 g sugar), 19 g protein

Jack in the Box

11

Bacon Ultimate Cheeseburger


Jack in the box bacon cheeseburger
930 calories, 65 g fat (25 g saturated fat, 3 g trans fat), 1,590 mg sodium, 32 g carbs (1 g fiber, 6 g sugar), 55 g protein

10

Bacon and Swiss Buttery Jack


Jack in the box bacon swiss buttery jack
887 calories, 59 g fat (25 g saturated fat, 2 g trans fat), 1,346 mg sodium, 48 g carbs (3 g fiber, 11 g sugar), 48 g protein

9

Ultimate Cheeseburger


Jack in the box ultimate cheeseburger
840 calories, 59 g fat (23 g saturated fat, 3 g trans fat), 1,180 mg sodium, 31 g carbs (1 g fiber, 5 g sugar), 47 g protein

8

Double Jack


Jack in the box double jack
830 calories, 58 g fat (22 g saturated fat, 3 g trans fat), 1,130 mg sodium, 34 g carbs (2 g fiber, 7 g sugar), 46 g protein

7

Classic Buttery Jack


Jack in the box classic jack
816 calories, 52 g fat (23 g saturated fat, 2 g trans fat), 1,148 mg sodium, 50 g carbs (4 g fiber, 12 g sugar), 37 g protein

6

Sourdough Jack


Jack in the box sourdough jack
700 calories, 45 g fat (15 g saturated fat, 1.5 g trans fat), 1,180 mg sodium, 39 g carbs (3 g fiber, 7 g sugar), 35 g protein

5

Spicy Sriracha Burger


Jack in the box spicy sriracha burger
680 calories, 45 g fat (14 g saturated fat, 1.5 g trans fat), 1,330 mg sodium, 38 g carbs (3 g fiber, 6 g sugar), 33 g protein

4

Jumbo Jack Cheeseburger


Jack in the box jumbo jack with cheese
600 calories, 40 g fat (14 g saturated fat, 1.5 g trans fat), 990 mg sodium, 33 g carbs (2 g fiber, 6 g sugar), 28 g protein

3

Jumbo Jack


Jack in the box jumbo jack
520 calories, 33 g fat (10 g saturated fat, 1.5 g trans fat), 580 mg sodium, 32 g carbs (2 g fiber, 6 g sugar), 23 g protein

2

Junior Bacon Cheeseburger


Jack in the box junior bacon cheeseburger
480 calories, 31 g fat (10 g saturated fat, 1 g trans fat), 860 mg sodium, 32 g carbs (1 g fiber, 5 g sugar), 19 g protein

1

Junior Jumbo Jack


Jack in the box junior jumbo jack
420 calories, 26 g fat (7 g saturated fat, 1 g trans fat), 560 mg sodium, 33 g carbs (2 g fiber, 6 g sugar), 14 g protein

If you’re looking for more healthy fast food options, be sure to check out our list of the 20 Healthiest Fast Food Items of 2017.

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