Fast Food Calorie Tables

Erin Coleman, R.D., L.D.
fast food calories

If you and your busy family are always on the go, you've probably considered heading through a drive-thru fast food restaurant. However, you may reconsider after learning more about calories in foods from some popular fast food chains. If there's no way around cruising through fast-food restaurants for nourishment, consider some of the healthier (lower-calorie) alternatives rather than settling for greasy, fried foods.

Burger King

While Burger King offers some healthy options, steer clear of the double whopper with cheese as it contains almost 1,000 calories. Burger King's website offers a complete list of nutritional information for each food on the menu.

Food

Calories

Calories
from Fat

Grilled chicken sandwich

470

170

Crispy chicken sandwich

670

370

Six-piece chicken nuggets

260

150

French fries (medium)

380

150

Whopper sandwich

660

360

Double whopper with cheese

980

580

Fish sandwich

510

250

Veggie burger

390

140

Garden grilled chicken salad
(no dressing)

340

130

Pizza Hut

Pizza isn't necessarily the healthiest fast-food option, but some items on the Pizza Hut's food list are lower in calories than others.

Pizza Hut Personal Pan Pizza

Food

Calories

Calories
from Fat

Six-inch personal pan cheese pizza

590

210

Six-inch persona pan supreme pizza

720

320

Six-inch persona pan veggie pizza

550

180

Traditional buffalo wings
(two pieces)

110

50

Four-piece fried cheese sticks

380

220

Apple pie

330

160

Kentucky Fried Chicken

When you're in the mood for fried chicken, sometimes Kentucky Fried Chicken can curb cravings. The KFC website provides up-to-date nutritional information for the full menu.

Food

Calories

Calories
from Fat

Spicy crispy chicken breast

350

180

Extra crispy tenders

140

60

Hot wings

70

40

Popcorn nuggets (large)

620

350

BBQ baked beans

240

15

Biscuit

180

80

Sweet corn

80

0

Green beans

25

0

Coleslaw

170

110

Mashed potatoes with gravy

120

35

McDonald's

McDonald's offers some healthy and not-so-healthy menu items listed in the online nutritional facts page.

McDonald's french fries

Food

Calories

Calories
from Fat

Big Mac

530

240

Quarter pounder with cheese

520

240

Bacon burger

720

360

Hamburger

240

70

Cheeseburger

290

110

Crispy chicken sandwich

510

200

Grilled chicken sandwich

350

80

Fish fillet

390

170

Southwest grilled chicken wrap

520

180

Six-piece chicken nuggets

280

160

Egg McMuffin

300

120

Fruit and yogurt parfait

150

20

Southwest grilled chicken salad

290

80

Apple slices

15

0

Medium French fries

340

140

Subway

Subway is often known as the "healthy fast food" restaurant but beware that some subs are just as high in calories as other fast food alternatives.

Food

Calories

Calories
from Fat

Classic tuna

470

230

Cold cut combo

340

110

Oven roasted chicken

320

45

Spicy Italian

470

220

Chicken teriyaki

370

40

Veggie delight

230

20

Bacon, egg, and cheese

460

180

Egg and cheese

380

140

Oven roasted chicken salad
(no dressing)

140

25

Arby's

Arby's offers a variety of fast-food options including their signature classic roast beef sandwich.

Food

Calories

Calories
from Fat

Classic roast beef

360

120

Double roast beef

510

210

Roast turkey and Swiss

710

260

Pizza slider

300

150

Reuben

680

280

Five-count chicken tenders

600

250

Buttermilk chicken cordon bleu

690

310

Roasted turkey farmhouse salad

230

130

Medium curly fries

410

200

Four-count mozzarella sticks

440

210

Taco Bell

Are you in the mood for Mexican food? Check out the following Taco Bell nutrition facts information below before you order.

Taco Bell Restaurant

Food

Calories

Calories
from Fat

Bacon breakfast crunchwrap

670

380

Sausage grilled breakfast burrito

340

160

Seven-layer burrito

440

140

Black bean burrito

390

100

Chicken loaded griller

340

140

Smothered beef burrito

700

300

Four-count Cinnabon delights

310

160

Crunchy beef taco

140

70

Soft beef taco

160

60

Shredded chicken soft taco

150

50

Chicken power bowl

500

180

Black beans

80

10

Pintos and cheese

190

60

Jason's Deli

If you're in the mood for a restaurant that serves fresh foods with a few more healthy options, check out Jason's deli the next time you dine out.

Food

Calories

Calories
from Fat

Whole Santa Fe chicken sandwich

690

300

Whole tuna melt

860

470

Whole Chicago club sandwich

570

270

Reuben the Great
(lighter portion)

590

200

Mediterranean wrap

340

90

Turkey wrap

390

150

Black bean taco salad

730

390

Spinach veggie wrap

390

160

Zucchini Grillini

570

300

Cole slaw

210

150

Corn/black bean salsa

180

100

Fruit cup

60

0

Sonic

Sonic offers a variety of healthy (and not-so-healthy) foods suitable for when you're on-the-go.

Food

Calories

Calories
from Fat

Sonic burger with ketchup

650

340

Bacon cheeseburger with mayo

820

490

Veggie burger with ketchup

460

130

Asiago Caesar crispy
chicken club sandwich

680

350

Six-piece buffalo wings
(boneless)

540

290

Medium popcorn chicken

380

190

All-beef hot dog

320

160

Grilled cheese

410

170

Corn dog

230

130

Bagel breakfast sandwich
with bacon

600

210

Raising Cane's

In the mood for chicken? Raising Cane's has got you covered. Be careful, though, as just one meal may meet your total calorie intake requirements for an entire day.

Food

Calories

Calories
from Fat

Chicken finger

120

45

Box combo

1,270

580

Three-finger combo

1,040

480

Caniac combo

1,780

870

Chicken sandwich

880

390

Texas toast

150

40

Fries

330

140

Coleslaw

100

60

Culvers

Culvers has a good mix of higher- and lower-calorie options.

Food

Calories

Calories
from Fat

BBQ cheddar burger

444

167

Triple bacon cheddar
butter burger

981

531

Mushroom and Swiss burger

431

176

Pot roast sandwich

363

108

Grilled Rueben melt

588

275

Three-piece cod fillet plate

2,156

1,249

Chicken cashew salad

443

216

Chicken enchilada soup

352

207

Chicken Caesar salad

340

142

Dairy Queen

As with most fast food restaurants, Dairy Queen offers quite a few unhealthy choices (and a few nutritious ones).

Food

Calories

Calories
from Fat

Chicken strip basket with gravy

1,020

470

Bacon cheeseburger

620

320

Grilled chicken sandwich

360

150

Crispy chicken wrap

360

190

Chili dog

340

180

BBQ beef sandwich

320

80

Crispy fish sandwich

370

130

Medium banana split blizzard

590

140

Cheese curds

610

400

Grilled chicken garden salad
(no dressing)

150

20

Is Fast Food Healthy?

As you can see, many fast foods are loaded with calories and fat. If you're watching your weight and want to reduce disease risks, it's generally best to steer clear of fast food calories. However, many fast food chains do offer some healthy options, such as yogurt, fruit, salads, and grilled chicken.

Fast Food Calorie Tables