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The Unhealthiest Fast Food Burgers—Ranked!

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Cheyenne Buckingham of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 16: Fast food has a bad reputation in the health world for a number of reasons. These foods are notorious for containing far too many calories and a hefty amount of unhealthy fat and sodium, in addition to a long list of additives and preservatives that are often hard to even pronounce, let alone things you’d want to eat and put in your body. One of the most popular fast food items is hands-down the burger—and there are a lot of variations of this menu item. Not only are they notorious on the menus of America’s top restaurant chains (which we already rounded up for you), but they’re also readily available at all your go-to fast-food restaurants, too. We decided to figure out which ones are the worst for your health at these quick-service places, too.Here’s how we determined our list:Methodology: In order to identify the unhealthiest fast food burgers in America, we compiled a list of the most caloric burgers from 17 of the most popular fast food restaurants nationwide. The burgers with the most calories, in most cases, also have the highest total fat, saturated fat, trans fat, and sodium contents as well. To break ties, we chose the burger with a greater amount of sodium and deemed that one less healthy. We also only considered the top three most unhealthy burgers at each restaurant to ensure we represented a diverse range of restaurants on this list. We also only considered fast food restaurants that provided all the nutritional information. No sides were considered in this ranking either. Every burger on this list has at least 1,000 calories.Now, here are the 15 unhealthiest fast food restaurant burgers in the country, ranked from the least unhealthy to the absolute worst of the worst. Notice that a lot of the burgers on this list either contain three beef patties or include several slices of bacon. For some, they contain both. And once you’re done reading this list, make sure you check out The 100 Unhealthiest Foods on the Planet for more!

The Unhealthiest Fast Food Burgers—Ranked!

Fast food has a bad reputation in the health world for a number of reasons. These foods are notorious for containing far too many calories and a hefty amount of unhealthy fat and sodium, in addition to a long list of additives and preservatives that are often hard to even pronounce, let alone things you’d want to eat and put in your body. One of the most popular fast food items is hands-down the burger—and there are a lot of variations of this menu item. Not only are they notorious on the menus of America’s top restaurant chains (which we already rounded up for you), but they’re also readily available at all your go-to fast-food restaurants, too. We decided to figure out which ones are the worst for your health at these quick-service places, too.

Here’s how we determined our list:

Methodology: In order to identify the unhealthiest fast food burgers in America, we compiled a list of the most caloric burgers from 17 of the most popular fast food restaurants nationwide. The burgers with the most calories, in most cases, also have the highest total fat, saturated fat, trans fat, and sodium contents as well. To break ties, we chose the burger with a greater amount of sodium and deemed that one less healthy. We also only considered the top three most unhealthy burgers at each restaurant to ensure we represented a diverse range of restaurants on this list. We also only considered fast food restaurants that provided all the nutritional information. No sides were considered in this ranking either. Every burger on this list has at least 1,000 calories.

Now, here are the 15 unhealthiest fast food restaurant burgers in the country, ranked from the least unhealthy to the absolute worst of the worst. Notice that a lot of the burgers on this list either contain three beef patties or include several slices of bacon. For some, they contain both. And once you’re done reading this list, make sure you check out The 100 Unhealthiest Foods on the Planet for more!

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