A fast food drive-thru is convenient and cheap, and the taste isn’t so bad, either. But is there any nutritious value is in that burger you’re chowing down or is it all empty calories? Today’s infographic examines fast food restaurants and what 1,500 calories looks like across the board. While you’re probably expecting every meal to be bad for you, that isn’t the case. You can actually eat food that’s well under 1,500 calories at most fast food chains if you know what to look for.
McDonald’s is the most popular fast food chain in the world. Although the restaurant is well-known, it also has some of the highest calorie counts on the infographic. If you order a Big Mac, large fry, and an Oreo McFlurry, that’s 1,560 calories. Compare this food to the menu at Panda Express. At the fast-casual chain, you can get a serving of Kung Pao chicken, chow mein, a chicken potsticker, cream cheese wontons, a veggie spring roll, a fortune cookie, and Gatorade all for a whopping 1,490 calories. That’ll definitely keep you full for a while.
Everything should be done in moderation, including moderation, but if you’re counting calories, you should keep this information in mind. Consult this infographic before you splurge on your favorite food. Learn more about McDonald’s staggering value here.