Special Report

30 Popular Fast Foods That Are Real Calorie Bombs


24/7 Tempo reviewed the nutritional content of about a dozen national and regional fast-food chains. We only selected single food options intended for individuals — such a sandwich or a burrito — with more than 700 calories. Meals that contain more than one item were excluded.

To find popular fast foods, we reviewed menus for signature or all-time favorite items as well as articles published on the fast-food restaurants’ sites about the popularity of certain foods. The items on our list are not necessarily the most popular a fast-food chain has to offer, and their availability may vary from region to region.

In cases where several very similar food items – such as the same burrito style but with a different topping or the same burger but with more than one patty – we selected the item with the fewer calories, but not fewer than 700.

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