Don't click through this post if you'd like to continue enjoying that Baconator currently sitting on your desk, you know the one—that double cheeseburger stuffed with multiple strips of delicious pork fat, the juices just flowing down the sides and collecting in a pool on the bottom of the wrapper, the one that makes you very briefly wonder, I wonder if anyone can see me just lick it like a dog or something?
Uh, yeah, anyway, Market Watch found 10 of the highest calorie fast foods in the country, taking care to note how many calories you're getting for your dollar at each establishment. (Taco Bell, not surprisingly, ranks high.) I was mostly surprised at the prevalence of breakfast food found on the list. It's not really the Big Mac that does you in—in fact, save a high concentration in sodium, the Big Mac isn't that bad—it's the pancakes and the other bready items loaded in carbs. This might be the answer to why I always feel like shit after putting down a weekend run to Micky D's.
Or the hangover. Could be the hangover.
Info via Daily Mail:
1. White Castle - 20 chicken rings, 1,760 calories
2. Burger King - Ultimate breakfast platter, 1,450 calories
3. McDonald’s - Big breakfast with syrup and margarine, 1,350 calories
4. KFC - 10-piece bag of original recipe chicken bites, 1,300 calories
5. Wendy’s - Dave’s Hot ‘N Juicy 3/4 lb. triple patty with cheese, 1,120 calories
6. Panera Bread - Steak and white cheddar on a French baguette, 980 calories
7. Taco Bell - Volcanic nachos, 970 calories
8. Dunkin’ Donuts - Frozen mocha coffee coolatta with cream, 730 calories
9. Subway - Mega melt on flatbread with egg, 660 calories
10. Pizza Hut - 14-inch large meat lover’s pan pizza, 470 calories