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Despite the many gimmicks, fad diets and seemingly infinite sources of bad information, the single biggest factor in weight control is calories. More specifically, the relationship between how many calories your body burns per day and how many calories you consume (as in eat or drink) per day. What I mean is…

Consuming more calories than you burn = weight gain
Burning more calories than you consume = weight loss
Consuming and burning the same number of calories = weight maintenance

So, if you currently have weight to lose or just want to prevent yourself from ever having weight to lose, the most important and all around useful thing you can do diet-wise is pay attention to your calorie intake.

The thing is, one of the most common food choices for the average person is fast food. That’s a fact. And, as if this is going to be a shock to anyone on the planet, fast food is one of the worst high calorie offenders. That’s another fact. The combination of these two facts is… well… not-so-good.

Now, while I can’t stop fast food restaurants from selling foods that are laughably high in calories, and I certainly can’t stop people from eating fast food (it’s convenient, cheap and yummy, I know), what I can attempt to do is assist in the making of better choices. Or, in this case, prevent the making of the worst ones.

To do this, I went through the nutrition facts of literally every single item from the menus of 25 popular fast food restaurants (full list of included restaurants can be found at the end of this) to put together a list of what ended up being the 272 Fast Food Items Highest In Calories. Here we go…

 

Fast Food Items With 1000+ Calories

  1. White Castle Chocolate Shake – Large (Louisville region)

    Calories: 1680

  2. Nathan’s Fish N Chips

    Calories: 1537

  3. Carl’s Jr. Double Six Dollar Burger

    Calories: 1520

  4. Hardee’s Monster Thickburger

    Calories: 1420

  5. Dairy Queen Large Choc. Chip Cookie Dough Blizzard

    Calories: 1320

  6. Hardee’s Double Bacon Cheese Thickburger

    Calories: 1300

  7. Dairy Queen Large Chocolate Malt

    Calories: 1300

  8. Nathan’s Chicken Tender Platter

    Calories: 1300

  9. Jack In The Box OREO Cookie Ice Cream Shake (24oz)

    Calories: 1290

  10. Dairy Queen Chicken Strip Basket (6 piece)

    Calories: 1270

  11. Hardee’s Double Thickburger

    Calories: 1250

  12. Burger King TRIPLE WHOPPER Sandwich With Cheese

    Calories: 1230

  13. Jack In The Box Chocolate Ice Cream Shake (24oz)

    Calories: 1230

  14. White Castle Chocolate Shake – Large (New Jersey region)

    Calories: 1230

  15. Hardee’s Big Country Breakfast Platter – Breaded Pork Chop

    Calories: 1220

  16. Jack In The Box Strawberry Ice Cream Shake (24oz)

    Calories: 1220

  17. Jack In The Box Egg Nog Shake (24oz)

    Calories: 1210

  18. Nathan’s FRENCH FRIES (SUPER SIZE)

    Calories: 1188

  19. White Castle Vanilla Shake – Large (New Jersey region)

    Calories: 1180

  20. Del Taco Macho Beef Burrito

    Calories: 1170

  21. McDonald’s Chocolate Triple Thick Shake (32oz)

    Calories: 1160

  22. Hardee’s Big Country Breakfast Platter – Country Steak

    Calories: 1150

  23. McDonald’s Deluxe Breakfast (Large Size Biscuit) w/o Syrup & Margarine

    Calories: 1140

  24. Carl’s Jr. Guacamole Bacon Six Dollar Burger

    Calories: 1140

  25. Hardee’s Big Country Breakfast Platter – Chicken

    Calories: 1140

  26. White Castle Vanilla Shake – Large (Cincinnati region)

    Calories: 1140

  27. Burger King TRIPLE WHOPPER Sandwich

    Calories: 1130

  28. White Castle Chicken Rings (20)

    Calories: 1130

  29. White Castle Chocolate Shake – Large (Cincinnati region)

    Calories: 1130

  30. Carl’s Jr. Western Bacon Six Dollar Burger

    Calories: 1130

  31. Dairy Queen Large Chocolate Shake

    Calories: 1130

  32. Jack In The Box Bacon ‘n’ Cheese Ciabatta Burger

    Calories: 1120

  33. Jack In The Box Sirloin Bacon ‘n’ Cheese Burger

    Calories: 1120

  34. McDonald’s Vanilla Triple Thick Shake (32oz)

    Calories: 1110

  35. McDonald’s Strawberry Triple Thick Shake (32oz)

    Calories: 1110

  36. Del Taco Macho Nachos

    Calories: 1100

  37. Jack In The Box Bacon Ultimate Cheeseburger

    Calories: 1090

  38. White Castle Fish Nibblers – Sack

    Calories: 1090

  39. White Castle Strawberry Shake – Large (Minneapolis region)

    Calories: 1090

  40. White Castle Vanilla Shake – Large (Nashville region)

    Calories: 1090

  41. White Castle Chocolate Shake – Large (Nashville region)

    Calories: 1090

  42. McDonald’s Deluxe Breakfast (Reg. Size Biscuit) w/o Syrup & Margarine

    Calories: 1070

  43. Jack In The Box Sirloin Cheese Burger

    Calories: 1070

  44. Carl’s Jr. Bacon Cheese Six Dollar Burger

    Calories: 1070

  45. Hardee’s Six Dollar Burger

    Calories: 1060

  46. Hardee’s Big Country Breakfast Platter – Sausage

    Calories: 1060

  47. Del Taco Macho Combo Burrito

    Calories: 1050

  48. Jack In The Box Vanilla Ice Cream Shake (24oz)

    Calories: 1050

  49. Dairy Queen Large Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Blizzard

    Calories: 1050

  50. Del Taco Macho Bacon & Egg Burrito

    Calories: 1030

  51. Dairy Queen FlameThrower GrillBurger (1/2lb)

    Calories: 1030

  52. Dairy Queen Chicken Strip Basket (4 piece)

    Calories: 1030

  53. Dairy Queen Medium Choc. Chip Cookie Dough Blizzard

    Calories: 1030

  54. Hardee’s Grilled Sourdough Thickburger

    Calories: 1030

  55. White Castle Chocolate Shake – Large (New York region)

    Calories: 1020

  56. White Castle Strawberry Shake – Large (Columbus & Detroit regions)

    Calories: 1010

  57. Jack In The Box Ultimate Cheeseburger

    Calories: 1010

  58. Sonic Peanut Butter Shake – Large (20oz)

    Calories: 1010

  59. Carl’s Jr. Original Six Dollar Burger

    Calories: 1010

  60. Burger King BK Quad Stacker

    Calories: 1000

  61. Arby’s Meatball Toasted Sub

    Calories: 1000

  62. Dairy Queen Large Oreo Cookies Blizzard

    Calories: 1000

  63. Boston Market Boston Sirloin Dip Carver

    Calories: 1000

Fast Food Items With 900-999 Calories

  1. Burger King DOUBLE WHOPPER Sandwich with Cheese

    Calories: 990

  2. Sonic Chocolate Cream Pie Shake – Large (20 oz)

    Calories: 990

  3. Dairy Queen Large Strawberry CheeseQuake Blizzard

    Calories: 990

  4. White Castle Vanilla Shake – Large (New York region)

    Calories: 990

  5. Wendy’s Triple w/Everything and Cheese

    Calories: 980

  6. Sonic Super Sonic Cheeseburger (with mayo)

    Calories: 980

  7. Hardee’s Big Country Breakfast Platter – Bacon

    Calories: 980

  8. White Castle Onion Chips – Sack

    Calories: 980

  9. Carl’s Jr. Double Western Bacon Cheeseburger

    Calories: 970

  10. Hardee’s Big Country Breakfast Platter – Country Ham

    Calories: 970

  11. Arby’s Sausage Gravy Biscuit

    Calories: 961

  12. Burger King OREO Sundae Shake – Chocolate – Medium

    Calories: 960

  13. Burger King Chocolate Milk Shake – Large

    Calories: 950

  14. White Castle Chocolate Shake – Large (St Louis region)

    Calories: 950

  15. Jack In The Box Sourdough Ultimate Cheeseburger

    Calories: 950

  16. Nathan’s Chicken Breast Platter

    Calories: 943

  17. Boston Market Boston Meatloaf Carver

    Calories: 940

  18. Sonic FRITOS Chili Pie

    Calories: 940

  19. Sonic Peanut Butter Fudge Shake-Large (20oz)

    Calories: 940

  20. Burger King OREO Sundae Shake – Strawberry – Medium

    Calories: 940

  21. White Castle Vanilla Shake – Large (Minneapolis region)

    Calories: 940

  22. Carl’s Jr. Super Star (with cheese)

    Calories: 930

  23. Del Taco Macho Chicken Burrito

    Calories: 930

  24. Burger King Strawberry Milk Shake – Large

    Calories: 930

  25. Sonic Chicken Strip Dinner (4)

    Calories: 930

  26. Sonic Strawberry Cream Pie Shake – Large (20 oz)

    Calories: 930

  27. Hardee’s Thickburger

    Calories: 910

  28. Hardee’s Bacon Cheese Thickburger

    Calories: 910

  29. Jack In The Box OREO Cookie Ice Cream Shake – 16oz

    Calories: 910

  30. Burger King DOUBLE WHOPPER Sandwich

    Calories: 900

  31. Sonic Super Sonic Cheeseburger (with ketchup)

    Calories: 900

  32. Sonic M&M’s Sonic Blast – Large (20oz)

    Calories: 900

  33. Dairy Queen Medium Chocolate Malt

    Calories: 900

Fast Food Items With 800-899 Calories

  1. Sonic Super Sonic Cheeseburger (with mustard)

    Calories: 890

  2. Sonic Super Sonic Jalapeno Cheeseburger

    Calories: 890

  3. Pizza Hut Meat Lover’s 6″ Personal Pan Pizza (whole pizza)

    Calories: 890

  4. White Castle Chocolate Shake – Large (Columbus & Detroit regions)

    Calories: 890

  5. White Castle Chocolate Shake – Medium (New Jersey region)

    Calories: 890

  6. Jack In The Box Strawberry Ice Cream Shake (16oz)

    Calories: 880

  7. Jack In The Box Chocolate Ice Cream Shake (16oz)

    Calories: 880

  8. KFC Chicken and Biscuit Bowl

    Calories: 870

  9. Sonic Butterfinger Sonic Blast – Large (20oz)

    Calories: 870

  10. Sonic Hot Fudge Shake – Large (20oz)

    Calories: 870

  11. Jack In The Box Egg Nog Shake (16oz)

    Calories: 870

  12. Jack In The Box Single Bacon n’ Cheese Ciabatta Burger

    Calories: 870

  13. Nathan’s SUPER BURGER

    Calories: 863

  14. Subway Double Meatball Marinara

    Calories: 860

  15. White Castle Chocolate Shake – Medium (Nashville region)

    Calories: 860

  16. White Castle Vanilla Shake – Large (Columbus & Detroit regions)

    Calories: 860

  17. White Castle Vanilla Shake – Medium (New Jersey region)

    Calories: 860

  18. Sonic Banana Cream Pie Shake – Large (20oz)

    Calories: 860

  19. Nathan’s BURGER WITH CHEESE

    Calories: 850

  20. White Castle Chocolate Shake – Large (Indianapolis region)

    Calories: 850

  21. Sonic Coconut Cream Pie Shake – Large (20oz)

    Calories: 850

  22. Arby’s Mozzarella Sticks – Large (8)

    Calories: 849

  23. Arby’s Chicken Parmesan Toasted Sub

    Calories: 843

  24. Taco Bell Fiesta Taco Salad

    Calories: 840

  25. White Castle Mozzarella Cheese Sticks (10)

    Calories: 840

  26. White Castle Vanilla Shake – Medium (Cincinnati region)

    Calories: 840

  27. White Castle Strawberry Shake – Large (Cincinnati region)

    Calories: 840

  28. Dairy Queen Mocha MooLatte (24oz)

    Calories: 840

  29. Dairy Queen Caramel MooLatte (24oz)

    Calories: 840

  30. Sonic Chocolate Malt – Large (20oz)

    Calories: 840

  31. Sonic Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Sonic Blast – Large (20oz)

    Calories: 840

  32. Arby’s Roast Turkey Ranch & Bacon Sandwich

    Calories: 834

  33. Wendy’s Baconator

    Calories: 830

  34. Carl’s Jr. Philly Cheesesteak Burger

    Calories: 830

  35. Carl’s Jr. Breakfast Burger

    Calories: 830

  36. Jack In The Box Fish & Chips (Large)

    Calories: 830

  37. Subway 8″ Pizza (Sausage)

    Calories: 830

  38. Burger King OREO Sundae Shake – Vanilla – Medium

    Calories: 830

  39. White Castle Strawberry Shake – Large (Chicago region)

    Calories: 830

  40. White Castle Chocolate Shake – Medium (Cincinnati region)

    Calories: 830

  41. Arby’s Classic Italian Toasted Sub

    Calories: 828

  42. Arby’s Onion Petals – Large

    Calories: 828

  43. Dairy Queen GrillBurger with Cheese (1/2lb)

    Calories: 820

  44. Carl’s Jr. Loaded Breakfast Burrito

    Calories: 820

  45. Burger King Vanilla Milk Shake – Large

    Calories: 820

  46. White Castle Chocolate Shake – Large (Chicago region)

    Calories: 820

  47. Del Taco Shredded Beef Combo Burrito

    Calories: 815

  48. Sonic Chocolate Shake – Large (20oz)

    Calories: 810

  49. White Castle Chocolate Shake – Medium (Louisville region)

    Calories: 810

  50. Dairy Queen Large Banana Split Blizzard

    Calories: 810

  51. Burger King BK Triple Stacker

    Calories: 800

  52. Dunkin Donuts Sausage Egg Cheese Biscuit Sandwich

    Calories: 800

  53. Hardee’s Big Chicken Fillet Sandwich

    Calories: 800

  54. A&W Original Bacon Double Cheeseburger

    Calories: 800

  55. Taco Bell Chicken Fiesta Taco Salad

    Calories: 800

Fast Food Items With 700-799 Calories

  1. Burger King TENDERCRISP Chicken Sandwich

    Calories: 790

  2. McDonald’s Big Breakfast (Large Size Biscuit)

    Calories: 790

  3. Subway 8″ Pizza (Pepperoni)

    Calories: 790

  4. Jack In The Box Vanilla Ice Cream Shake – 16oz

    Calories: 790

  5. Jack In The Box Sirloin Steak & Egg Burrito (no salsa)

    Calories: 790

  6. Jack In The Box Sirloin Steak & Egg Burrito with Fire Roasted Tomato Salsa

    Calories: 790

  7. White Castle Strawberry Shake – Medium (Minneapolis region)

    Calories: 790

  8. White Castle Vanilla Shake – Medium (Nashville region)

    Calories: 790

  9. White Castle Homestyle Onion Rings – Sack

    Calories: 790

  10. Sonic Oreo Sonic Blast – Large (20oz)

    Calories: 790

  11. Chick-Fil-A Hand-Spun Milkshake (Cookies & Cream)

    Calories: 790

  12. Dairy Queen Medium Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Blizzard

    Calories: 790

  13. Carl’s Jr. OREO Cookie Malt

    Calories: 790

  14. Nathan’s CHEESESTEAK (SUPREME)

    Calories: 786

  15. Del Taco Shredded Beef Breakfast Burrito

    Calories: 785

  16. Del Taco Deluxe Taco Salad

    Calories: 780

  17. Hardee’s Loaded Breakfast Burrito

    Calories: 780

  18. Hardee’s Chocolate Malt (Hand-Dipped)

    Calories: 780

  19. Sonic Strawberry Malt – Large (20oz)

    Calories: 780

  20. Sonic Bacon Cheeseburger

    Calories: 780

  21. Sonic Java Chiller, Chocolate/Caramel (20oz)

    Calories: 780

  22. Dairy Queen DQ Ultimate Burger

    Calories: 780

  23. Dairy Queen FlameThrower GrillBurger (1/4lb)

    Calories: 780

  24. Dairy Queen Medium Chocolate Shake

    Calories: 780

  25. Carl’s Jr. Vanilla Malt

    Calories: 780

  26. Carl’s Jr. Chocolate Malt

    Calories: 780

  27. Boston Market Pastry Top Chicken Pot Pie

    Calories: 780

  28. Arby’s Ultimate BLT Sandwich

    Calories: 779

  29. Arby’s Roast Beef & Swiss Sandwich

    Calories: 777

  30. Hardee’s Strawberry Malt (Hand-Dipped)

    Calories: 775

  31. KFC Chicken Pot Pie

    Calories: 770

  32. Hardee’s Loaded Biscuit ‘N’ Gravy Breakfast Bowl

    Calories: 770

  33. Hardee’s Vanilla Malt (Hand-Dipped)

    Calories: 770

  34. Jack In The Box Sirloin Steak ‘n’ Cheddar Ciabatta

    Calories: 770

  35. Taco Bell Nachos BellGrande

    Calories: 770

  36. Dairy Queen French Vanilla MooLatte (24oz)

    Calories: 770

  37. McDonald’s Chocolate Triple Thick Shake (21oz)

    Calories: 770

  38. Carl’s Jr. Strawberry Malt

    Calories: 770

  39. Boston Market Boston Turkey Carver

    Calories: 770

  40. Boston Market Boston Turkey Dip Carver

    Calories: 770

  41. Arby’s Chicken Salad w/ Pecans Sandwich

    Calories: 769

  42. Burger King WHOPPER Sandwich with Cheese

    Calories: 760

  43. Sonic Pineapple Malt – Large (20oz)

    Calories: 760

  44. Sonic Java Chiller, Caramel (20oz)

    Calories: 760

  45. Sonic Java Chiller, Chocolate (20oz)

    Calories: 760

  46. Chick-Fil-A Hand-Spun Milkshake (Chocolate)

    Calories: 760

  47. Dunkin Donuts Pastrami Supreme Sandwich

    Calories: 760

  48. Nathan’s FRENCH FRIES (LARGE)

    Calories: 758

  49. Jack In The Box Chipotle Chicken Ciabatta with Spicy Crispy Chicken

    Calories: 750

  50. Jack In The Box Sampler Trio

    Calories: 750

  51. Sonic Java Chiller, Caramel/Hazelnut (20oz)

    Calories: 750

  52. Sonic Java Chiller, Hazelnut (20oz)

    Calories: 750

  53. Sonic Strawberry Shake – Large (20oz)

    Calories: 750

  54. Sonic Java Chiller, Chocolate/Hazelnut (20oz)

    Calories: 750

  55. Subway Footlong Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki

    Calories: 750

  56. Nathan’s ONION RINGS (LARGE)

    Calories: 744

  57. Nathan’s CHEESESTEAK (ORIGINAL)

    Calories: 740

  58. KFC Famous Bowls (Mashed Potato with Gravy)

    Calories: 740

  59. McDonald’s Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese

    Calories: 740

  60. McDonald’s Strawberry Triple Thick Shake (21oz)

    Calories: 740

  61. McDonald’s Vanilla Triple Thick Shake (21oz)

    Calories: 740

  62. White Castle Chocolate Shake – Medium (New York region)

    Calories: 740

  63. Subway 8″ Pizza (Cheese & Veggies)

    Calories: 740

  64. Dairy Queen Brownie Earthquake

    Calories: 740

  65. A&W Reese’s Polar Swirl (medium)

    Calories: 740

  66. Jack In The Box Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit

    Calories: 740

  67. Sonic Chicken Club Toaster Sandwich

    Calories: 740

  68. Del Taco Deluxe Chicken Salad

    Calories: 740

  69. Arby’s Philly Beef Toasted Sub

    Calories: 739

  70. Burger King Enormous Omelet Sandwich

    Calories: 730

  71. Chick-Fil-A Hand-Spun Milkshake (Strawberry)

    Calories: 730

  72. White Castle Strawberry Shake – Medium (Columbus & Detroit regions)

    Calories: 730

  73. Sonic Pineapple Shake – Large (20oz)

    Calories: 730

  74. Dairy Queen Large French Fries

    Calories: 730

  75. Dairy Queen DQ Homestyle Bacon Double Cheeseburger

    Calories: 730

  76. Dairy Queen Medium Strawberry CheeseQuake Blizzard

    Calories: 730

  77. Arby’s Roast Turkey & Swiss Sandwich

    Calories: 725

  78. Nathan’s Chicken Tender Sandwich

    Calories: 724

  79. McDonald’s Big Breakfast (Regular Size Biscuit)

    Calories: 720

  80. Hardee’s Mushroom ‘N’ Swiss Thickburger

    Calories: 720

  81. Dunkin Donuts Tropical Fruit Smoothie (Large)

    Calories: 720

  82. White Castle Vanilla Shake – Medium (New York region)

    Calories: 720

  83. Dairy Queen Small Choc. Chip Cookie Dough Blizzard

    Calories: 720

  84. A&W Papa Burger

    Calories: 720

  85. A&W Original Double Cheeseburger

    Calories: 720

  86. A&W Vanilla Milkshake (medium)

    Calories: 720

  87. Jack In The Box Bacon Cheddar Potato Wedges

    Calories: 720

  88. Sonic Cheeseburger (with mayo)

    Calories: 720

  89. Sonic Dixie cheeseburger

    Calories: 720

  90. Sonic Tater Tots w/chili & cheese (SONIC Size)

    Calories: 720

  91. Carl’s Jr. Jalapeno Burger

    Calories: 720

  92. Carl’s Jr. Bacon Swiss Crispy Chicken Sandwich

    Calories: 720

  93. Carl’s Jr. OREO Cookie Shake

    Calories: 720

  94. Subway Double Chicken Bacon Ranch

    Calories: 710

  95. Hardee’s Monster Biscuit

    Calories: 710

  96. Hardee’s Vanilla Shake (Hand-Dipped) (regular)

    Calories: 710

  97. A&W M&M Polar Swirl (medium)

    Calories: 710

  98. Jack In The Box Sourdough Jack

    Calories: 710

  99. Pizza Hut Supreme 6″ Personal Pan Pizza (whole pizza)

    Calories: 710

  100. Del Taco Deluxe Chili Cheese Fries

    Calories: 710

  101. Sonic Banana Malt – Large (20oz)

    Calories: 710

  102. Jack In The Box Ciabatta Breakfast Sandwich

    Calories: 710

  103. Dairy Queen Peanut Buster Parfait

    Calories: 710

  104. Dairy Queen Cappuccino MooLatte (24oz)

    Calories: 710

  105. Carl’s Jr. Western Bacon Cheeseburger

    Calories: 710

  106. Carl’s Jr. Chicken Breast Strips (5 pieces)

    Calories: 710

  107. Carl’s Jr. Vanilla Shake

    Calories: 710

  108. Carl’s Jr. Chocolate Shake

    Calories: 710

  109. Arby’s Loaded Potato Bites – Large (10)

    Calories: 707

  110. Nathan’s BACON CHEESEBURGER

    Calories: 706

  111. Arby’s Roast Ham & Swiss Sandwich

    Calories: 705

  112. Wendy’s Double w/Everything and Cheese

    Calories: 700

  113. Arby’s Roast Turkey Ranch & Bacon Wrap

    Calories: 700

  114. Hardee’s Chocolate Shake (Hand-Dipped) (regular)

    Calories: 700

  115. Hardee’s Strawberry Shake (Hand-Dipped) (regular)

    Calories: 700

  116. A&W Chocolate Milkshake (medium)

    Calories: 700

  117. Jack In The Box Jack’s Spicy Chicken with Cheese

    Calories: 700

  118. White Castle French Fries – Sack

    Calories: 700

  119. Sonic Vanilla Malt – Large (20oz)

    Calories: 700

  120. Carl’s Jr. Strawberry Shake

    Calories: 700

  121. Boston Market Boston Chicken Carver

    Calories: 700

NOTE: The above list includes every single fast food item (from the 25 restaurants I looked at) that contained 700 or more calories per serving. I decided on using 700 as the calorie cut off point for this list for a few reasons, the main one being that in my opinion, 700+ calories per ITEM (not per entire meal, but just in one item of that meal) really represents the worst of the worst in terms of calories.

Obviously this doesn’t mean that a 699 calorie (or lower) item can’t negatively affect your weight, it just means that for the purpose of showing the worst fast food items based solely on calories, I ended it at 700.

Fast Food Restaurant Appearances On This List

Here is the full list of restaurants included in the above list along with the total number of times an item from that restaurant appeared:

  • White Castle: 36
  • Sonic: 36
  • Jack in the Box: 28
  • Dairy Queen: 27
  • Hardee’s: 24
  • Carl’s Jr.: 22
  • Burger King: 15
  • Arby’s: 15
  • McDonald’s: 11
  • Nathans: 12
  • Del Taco: 10
  • A&W: 7
  • Boston Market: 6
  • Subway: 6
  • KFC: 3
  • Wendy’s: 3
  • Taco Bell: 3
  • Chick-Fil-A: 3
  • Dunkin Donuts: 3
  • Pizza Hut: 2
  • Popeyes: 0
  • Little Caesars: 0
  • Papa John’s: 0
  • Domino’s Pizza: 0
  • In-N-Out Burger: 0

The “Real” Top 3 Highest Calorie Items

When putting this whole thing together, I came across 3 specific foods that I ended up omitting from the above list despite them being INSANELY high in calories. My reasoning behind this is that, to the best of my knowledge, these were not normal 1 serving items. I tried to find descriptions or pictures or really any information of any kind about them, but I didn’t come up with anything. So, rather than include them on a list they would unfairly be on (if my guess is indeed correct and they are not normal 1 serving items), I decided to leave them off.

The thing is though, these 3 foods would have been numbers 1, 2 and 3 on the list. For that reason, and for the pure hilarity that is their calorie content, here is the “real” top 3: (If you happen to know anything more about any of these foods, please let me know.)

  1. Nathan’s Seafood Sampler

    Calories: 3378

  2. Arby’s Pecan Sticky Bun (4 Pack)

    Calories: 2751

  3. Nathan’s Shrimp N Chips

    Calories: 2051

Fast Food Calories

Fast Food Calories

The FAQ

How many calories should we eat per day?

The answer to this question and most of your other calorie and weight control related questions are already answered in the appropriately named Guide To Calories And Weight Control. Check it out.

You do realize that you can eat a high calorie food at a non-fast food restaurant or even just at home cooking for yourself. Why single out fast food?

Because fast food is the easiest, most convenient and all around most common way the average person eats too many calories. No where else can you get a 3000 calorie meal for under $15 without even getting out of your car. This is just the reality of the typical diet and that’s why singling out fast food is not only justified, but it also means a list like this can serve as a useful resource for a larger number of people.

And, not to mention, I don’t have the menu or nutrition facts for every single food someone may or may not prepare for themselves at home or order in some restaurant I never heard of. If I did, I’d just as soon put together a similar list.

When was this list put together, and is all the information still current?

This list was compiled in November 2007. While I doubt any of this information will change significantly any time soon (seriously, a 1500 calorie food won’t suddenly become a 300 calorie food), there is always a possibility that something might have changed to some degree at some point after this was done. So, to be 100% sure that the nutritional information you see is still current, I’d recommend checking out the web site of each fast food restaurant.

Where did you get all of this nutrition information from?

All of the nutritional content (calories) used in creating the above list was taken directly from the official web site of each fast food restaurant.

Author: Tom Green

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