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Playing fast. (Fast-Food 2002).

Best Bites have no more than 3 grams of sat fat and Worst Bites have at least 10 grams. Within each category, foods are ranked from best to worst--from least to most saturated fat, then total fat, calories, and sodium.
 Total Fat
 Burgers, etc. Calories (grams)

[check][check] Burger King BK Veggie
 Burger 330 10
 McDonald's Hamburger 280 10
 Burger King Hamburger 310 13
 Wendy's Classic Single
 with Everything 410 19
 McDonald's Quarter Pounder 430 21
x McDonald's Big Mac 590 34
x McDonald's Big N' Tasty
 with Cheese 590 37
x McDonald's Quarter Pounder
 with Cheese 530 30
x Burger King Whopper 760 46
x Burger King Bacon Double
 Cheeseburger 580 34
x Burger King BK Smokehouse
 Cheddar Griller 720 48
x Burger King Whopper with
 Cheese 850 53
x Burger King Double Whopper 1,060 69
x Burger King Double Whopper
 with Cheese 1,150 76

 French Fries

 Wendy's, biggie
 (5 1/2 oz.) (1) 440 19
 McDonald's, medium
 (5 oz.) (1) 450 22
 Wendy's, great biggie
 (6 1/2 oz.) (1) 530 23
 McDonald's, large
 (6 oz.) (1) 540 26
x Burger King, medium
 (4 oz.) 360 18
x McDonald's, super size
 (7 oz.) (1) 610 29
x Burger King, large
 (5 1/2 oz.) 500 25
x Burger King, king (7 oz.) 600 30

 Shakes

 Wendy's Frosty, medium
 (16 oz.) 440 11
x McDonald's Triple Thick,
 small (16 oz.) (2) 570 16
x McDonald's McFlurry, small
 (12 oz.) (2) 610 22
x McDonald's McFlurry, large
 (16 oz.) (2) 890 32
x McDonald's Triple Thick,
 large (32 oz.) (2) 1,140 32
x Burger King Old Fashioned
 Ice Cream Shake, medium
 (22 oz.) (2) 760 41
x Burger King Old Fashioned
 Ice Cream Shake, large
 (32 oz.) (#) (2) 1,200 64

 Salads, etc.

[check][check] Wendy's Mandarin Chicken
 Salad 150 2
 Oriental Sesame Dressing
 (1 pkt.) 280 21
 Roasted Almonds (1 pkt.) 130 12
 Crispy Rice Noodles
 (1 pkt.) 60 2
[check][check] McDonald's Grilled Chicken
 Caesar McSalad Shaker 100 3
 Caesar Dressing (1 pkt.) 150 13
[check][check] McDonald's Fruit 'n Yogurt
 Parfait with Granola
 (12 oz.) 380 5
[check][check] McDonald's Garden McSalad
 Shaker 100 6
 Fat Free Herb
 Vinaigrette (1 pkt.) 40 0
 Wendy's Spring Mix Salad 180 11
 House Vinaigrette
 Dressing (1 pkt.) 220 20
 Honey Roasted Pecans
 (1 pkt.) 130 13
 Wendy's Chicken BLT Salad 310 16
 Honey Mustard Dressing
 (1 pkt.) 310 29
 Homestyle Garlic
 Croutons (1 pkt.) 70 3
 Wendy's Taco Supremo Salad 360 17
 Taco Chips (1 pkt.) 220 11
 Sour Cream (1 pkt.) 60 6
 Salsa (1 pkt.) 30 0

 Chicken & Fish Sandwiches

[check][check] KFC Honey BBQ Sandwich 310 6
[check][check] Wendy's Grilled Chicken
 Sandwich 300 7
[check][check] Burger King Chicken
 Whopper Jr. with Reduced
 Fat Mayo 310 9
[check][check] McDonald's Chicken McGrill
 with Light Mayo 350 11
[check][check] Burger King Chicken
 Whopper Jr. 350 14
[check][check] KFC Tender Roast Sandwich 350 15
[check][check] McDonald's Chicken McGrill 400 17
 McDonald's Filet-O-Fish 470 26
 McDonald's Crispy Chicken 500 26
 Burger King Chicken
 Whopper 580 26
 Burger King Specialty
 Chicken Sandwich 560 28
x Burger King BK Big Fish
 Sandwich 710 39

 Muffins & Hash Browns

[check][check] McDonald's Lowfat Apple
 Bran Muffin 300 3
 McDonald's Hash Browns
 (2 oz.) (1) 130 8
 Burger King Hash Browns,
 small (2 1/2 oz.) 230 15
x Burger King Hash Browns,
 large (4 1/2 oz.) 390 25

 Subway Subs (6-inch)

[check][check] "7 Subs with 6 Grams of
 Fat or Less" (2,3) 290 5
[check][check] Select Honey Mustard
 Ham (3) 310 5
[check][check] Select Sweet Onion Chicken
 Teriyaki (3) 370 5
[check][check] Select Red Wine
 Vinaigrette Club (3) 350 6
 Classic Tuna (4) 450 22

 Saturated Fat Sodium
 Burgers, etc. (grams) (milligrams)

[check][check] Burger King BK Veggie
 Burger 2 770
 McDonald's Hamburger 4 590
 Burger King Hamburger 6 580
 Wendy's Classic Single
 with Everything 7 890
 McDonald's Quarter Pounder 8 840
x McDonald's Big Mac 11 1,090
x McDonald's Big N' Tasty
 with Cheese 12 1,210
x McDonald's Quarter Pounder
 with Cheese 13 1,310
x Burger King Whopper 15 1,000
x Burger King Bacon Double
 Cheeseburger 18 1,240
x Burger King BK Smokehouse
 Cheddar Griller 19 1,240
x Burger King Whopper with
 Cheese 22 1,430
x Burger King Double Whopper 27 1,100
x Burger King Double Whopper
 with Cheese 33 1,530

 French Fries

 Wendy's, biggie
 (5 1/2 oz.) (1) 7 380
 McDonald's, medium
 (5 oz.) (1) 8 290
 Wendy's, great biggie
 (6 1/2 oz.) (1) 9 450
 McDonald's, large
 (6 oz.) (1) 9 350
x Burger King, medium
 (4 oz.) 10 640
x McDonald's, super size
 (7 oz.) (1) 10 390
x Burger King, large
 (5 1/2 oz.) 13 880
x Burger King, king (7 oz.) 16 1,070

 Shakes

 Wendy's Frosty, medium
 (16 oz.) 7 260
x McDonald's Triple Thick,
 small (16 oz.) (2) 11 290
x McDonald's McFlurry, small
 (12 oz.) (2) 14 250
x McDonald's McFlurry, large
 (16 oz.) (2) 21 360
x McDonald's Triple Thick,
 large (32 oz.) (2) 22 580
x Burger King Old Fashioned
 Ice Cream Shake, medium
 (22 oz.) (2) 29 320
x Burger King Old Fashioned
 Ice Cream Shake, large
 (32 oz.) (#) (2) 45 510

 Salads, etc.

[check][check] Wendy's Mandarin Chicken
 Salad 0 650
 Oriental Sesame Dressing
 (1 pkt.) 3 620
 Roasted Almonds (1 pkt.) 1 70
 Crispy Rice Noodles
 (1 pkt.) 1 180
[check][check] McDonald's Grilled Chicken
 Caesar McSalad Shaker 2 240
 Caesar Dressing (1 pkt.) 3 400
[check][check] McDonald's Fruit 'n Yogurt
 Parfait with Granola
 (12 oz.) 2 240
[check][check] McDonald's Garden McSalad
 Shaker 3 120
 Fat Free Herb
 Vinaigrette (1 pkt.) 0 260
 Wendy's Spring Mix Salad 6 230
 House Vinaigrette
 Dressing (1 pkt.) 3 830
 Honey Roasted Pecans
 (1 pkt.) 1 70
 Wendy's Chicken BLT Salad 8 1,100
 Honey Mustard Dressing
 (1 pkt.) 5 410
 Homestyle Garlic
 Croutons (1 pkt.) 0 120
 Wendy's Taco Supremo Salad 9 1,090
 Taco Chips (1 pkt.) 2 150
 Sour Cream (1 pkt.) 4 20
 Salsa (1 pkt.) 0 440

 Chicken & Fish Sandwiches

[check][check] KFC Honey BBQ Sandwich 2 560
[check][check] Wendy's Grilled Chicken
 Sandwich 2 740
[check][check] Burger King Chicken
 Whopper Jr. with Reduced
 Fat Mayo 2 920
[check][check] McDonald's Chicken McGrill
 with Light Mayo 2 910
[check][check] Burger King Chicken
 Whopper Jr. 3 900
[check][check] KFC Tender Roast Sandwich 3 880
[check][check] McDonald's Chicken McGrill 3 890
 McDonald's Filet-O-Fish 5 890
 McDonald's Crispy Chicken 5 1,100
 Burger King Chicken
 Whopper 6 1,370
 Burger King Specialty
 Chicken Sandwich 8 1,270
x Burger King BK Big Fish
 Sandwich 17 1,160

 Muffins & Hash Browns

[check][check] McDonald's Lowfat Apple
 Bran Muffin 1 380
 McDonald's Hash Browns
 (2 oz.) (1) 4 330
 Burger King Hash Browns,
 small (2 1/2 oz.) 9 450
x Burger King Hash Browns,
 large (4 1/2 oz.) 15 760

 Subway Subs (6-inch)

[check][check] "7 Subs with 6 Grams of
 Fat or Less" (2,3) 2 1,030
[check][check] Select Honey Mustard
 Ham (3) 2 1,260
[check][check] Select Sweet Onion Chicken
 Teriyaki (3) 2 1,190
[check][check] Select Red Wine
 Vinaigrette Club (3) 3 1,520
 Classic Tuna (4) 6 1,190

[check][check] Best Bite. x Worst Bite. (#) CSPI estimate. (1) Includes
CSPI estimate of trons fat. (2) Average of the entire line. (3) Numbers
do not include cheese, mayo, oil, or salt. (4) Numbers include cheese,
oil, and salt.

Notes: Saturated fat numbers in italics include artery-clogging trans
fat. Best Bite criteria for salads don't include dressings or extras.

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Title Annotation:rating healthiness of fast food
Publication:Nutrition Action Healthletter
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Sep 1, 2002
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