Food The Most Unhealthy Fast Food Items in America  

Chef Jen
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The most unhealthy fast food items include the usual suspects: hamburgers, hot dogs and fried chicken strips. Anyone not living under a rock probably realizes that fast food isn't the healthiest of options. What might surprise you, however, is the number of salads and sandwiches that appear on this list. Wait, what?! Salads are fattening? Yes, they can be. Behold, a list of the most unhealthy fast food items, sure to expand your waistline and shrink your arteries.

If you're trying to eat healthier, avoid the foods on this list. Period. You have other options. If you aren't sure, avoid any menu item that includes the word "double," "super," "large" and, sadly, "bacon." Yes bacon, I'm totally calling you out. One piece of bacon won't kill you - but add several pieces to an already calorie and fat-laden burger, and you've got big problems. You add more calories, more fat and definitely more sodium. I've tried to include sodium information here, because it's just as important as calories when you look at the big, 'unhealthy' fast food picture.

Hopefully, this list will educate and inspire you to make better choices if and when you have to go the fast food route. Everyone has to eat on the run these days. We don't always have time to cook a healthy, nutritious meal at home. I get that. But eating healthier fast food is possible. Don't believe me? Check out this list of the healthiest fast food choices in America as proof!

What are the most unhealthy fast food items in America? This list will provide that guide.


Mcdonald's is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Unhealthy Fast Food Items in America
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Angus Mushroom & Swiss Burger:
770 calories
40g fat
17g saturated fat
1170mg sodium
59g carbohydrates

Double Quarter Pounder With Cheese:
740 calories
42g fat
19g saturated fat
1380mg sodium
40g carbohydrates

Chicken Selects Premium Breast Strips (with Creamy Ranch Sauce)
830 calories
55g fat
48g carbohydrates

Big Breakfast Platter with Hotcakes (Large Biscuit)
1150 calories
60g fat
20g saturated fat
2260mg sodium
116g carbohydrates

Carl's Jr.

Carl's Jr. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Unhealthy Fast Food Items in America
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Double Six Dollar Burger
1,520 calories
111g fat

Double Western Bacon Cheeseburger
1,000 calories
54g fat
24g saturated fat
1840mg sodium
75g carbohydrates

Steakhouse Six Dollar Burger
1,060 calories
67g fat
23g saturated fat
2360mg sodium
69g carbohydrates

Guacamole Bacon Six Dollar Burger
1060 calories
72g fat
24g saturated fat
2290mg sodium
55g carbohydrates


Quiznos is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Unhealthy Fast Food Items in America
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Classic Italian Sandwich (Large)
1150 calories
68g fat
26g saturated fat
3450mg sodium
88g carbohydrates

Tuna Melt with Cheese and Dressing (Large)
1740 calories
135g fat
27g saturated fat
1940mg sodium
82g carbohydrates

Veggie Sandwich (Large)
1040 calories
59g fat
18g saturated fat
2560mg sodium
87g carbohydrates

Baja Chicken Sandwich (Large)
1060 calories
49g fat
18.5g saturated fat
2850mg sodium
88g carbohydrates

Double Cheese Cheesesteak (Large)
1390 calories
84g fat
11g saturated fat
2780mg sodium
89g carbohydrates

Burger King

Burger King is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Unhealthy Fast Food Items in America
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Triple Whopper with Cheese
1140 calories
75g fat
27g saturated fat
1170mg sodium
51g carbohydrates

Tendercrisp Chicken Sandwich:
800 calories
46g fat
8g saturated fat
1640mg sodium
68g carbohydrates

Original Chicken Sandwich:
630 calories
39g fat
7g saturated fat
1390mg sodium
46g carbohydrates

Steakhouse XT Burger
770 calories
46g fat
17g saturated fat
1380mg sodium
53g carbohydrates