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The Unhealthiest Wendy's Burgers Ever

These burgers are nothing but bad news.

When the craving for a fast-food burger hits, you might just find your way to a Wendy's drive-thru. And while your eyes might be bigger than your stomach, you'll want to take a second to give the menu a good once-over so you can make the best selection. You don't want to just choose a menu option that is, well, downright terrible for you. There are some burgers at Wendy's you need to watch out for. And there are ghosts of burgers-past that, while are no longer available, still teach a valuable lesson—proceed with caution when it comes to the unhealthiest Wendy's burgers!

So in order to help you make the best choice, we've rounded up the unhealthiest Wendy's burgers that ever existed. They're all just bad news for your health.

To help determine which burgers both past and present could claim the title of unhealthiest Wendy's burgers ever, we closely examined the overall amount of calories, fat, and sodium in each burger. Take a look at which burgers made their way on this list, and if you're looking for more healthy eating tips, here are 21 Best Healthy Cooking Hacks of All Time.

Pretzel Bacon Pub Triple Cheeseburger

pretzel bacon triple cheeseburger
Courtesy of Wendy's
1,520 calories, 106 g fat (45 g saturated fat, 4 g trans fat), 1,910 mg sodium, 53 g carbs (3 g fiber, 7 g sugar), 89 g protein

This burger is a fairly new addition to the Wendy's menu, and it's jaw-dropping. For all the wrong reasons.

It's made up of three of Wendy's iconic square beef patties that are stuffed with a warm beer cheese sauce, Applewood smoked bacon, smoky honey mustard, crispy fried onions, pickles, and a slice of muenster cheese, all on a soft pretzel bun. This all makes for a burger that has the most amount of calories out of all the current burgers on the menu. It's also astonishingly high in fat, too. Another major red flag!

Bacon Jalapeño Cheeseburger Triple

wendys triple cheeseburger
Courtesy of Wendy's
1,260 calories, 86 g fat (33 g saturated fat, 4.5 g trans fat), 2,150 mg sodium, 47 g carbs (2 g fiber, 7 g sugar), 76 g protein

This monstrous burger is another problematic triple stacker. Here, the three parries are topped with pickled jalapeños, Applewood smoked bacon, American cheese, crispy fried onions, a savory cheese sauce, and a smoky jalapeño sauce. Not only it is more than 1,200 calories and packing 86 grams of fat, but it has 4.5 grams of heart-harming trans fat. Plus, the sodium is rather outrageous here. The American Heart Association recommends consuming no more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium per day and this burger has 2,150 milligrams. Yes, that is nearly your entire daily limit.

Big Bacon Classic Triple

1,220 calories, 86 g fat (36 g saturated fat, 4.5 g trans fat), 1,760 mg sodium, 38 g carbs (2 g fiber, 8 g sugar), 75 g protein

And speaking of large, sky-high burgers, here's another triple decker. This Big Bacon Classic is made of three quarters of a pound of beef, Applewood smoked bacon, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle, ketchup, mayo, and an onion on a toasted bun. Talk about an overload! The real question is how exactly does someone eat these burgers, as they are so large…

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wendys baconator
Courtesy of Wendy's
960 calories, 66 g fat (26 g saturated fat, 3 g trans fat), 1,540 mg sodium, 36 g carbs (1 g fiber, 7 g sugar), 57 g protein

Wendy's is known for its bacon offerings, and the Baconator is a classic. But that doesn't mean it's doing your waistline any favors! Here, a half-pound of beef is topped with American cheese and not one, but six pieces of Applewood smoked bacon, all which is slathered in ketchup and mayo. There is such a thing as too much bacon, and this burger is proof.

Dave's Triple

Wendys daves triple
Courtesy of Wendy's
1,160 calories, 82 g fat (34 g saturated fat, 4.5 g trans fat), 1,560 mg sodium, 37 g carbs (2 g fiber, 8 g sugar), 70 g protein

The big takeaway from this round-up is that any of the triple-stacked Wendy's burgers should always be avoided. The Dave's Triple is made the way founder Dave Thomas liked his burger: with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle, ketchup, mayo, and onion on a toasted bun. But we're not sure how he would feel about this version, that comes in at more than 1,000 calories and has more sodium that seven small orders of fries. Yikes.

Bacon Queso Burger

bacon queso burger
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550 calories, 32 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 1,140 mg sodium, 36 g carbs (7 g sugar), 33 g protein

This burger was only available for a limited time back in 2017, but it left a mark. The classic Wendy's patty was and topped with a spicy poblano-pepper queso, Applewood-smoked bacon, fire-roasted salsa, red onions, and shredded cheddar cheese. While it is the lowest in calories compared to the other burgers on this list, it still was packing more than 1,000 milligrams of sodium and was rather high in fat.

Jennifer Maldonado
Jennifer Maldonado is a senior editor at Eat This, Not That!, specializing in food and health content. Read more about Jennifer
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