KFC’s Double Down — the bacon sandwich where two pieces of fried chicken replace the bread — has been catching a lot of flack lately; much of it deserved. But a quick comparison of the nutritional (for want of a better word) info between the Double Down and some items on the menus at other fast food joints shows that the “warped creation of a syphilitic brain” might not be as bad for you as a salad at Wendy’s.
According to KFC, the Original Recipe Double Down has 540 calories, 32g of fat and 1380mg of sodium.
With just a quick peek at the websites for Burger King, McDonald’s and Wendy’s, I had no trouble finding 10 items with higher calorie and fat (and in almost all cases, sodium) counts than the Double Down:
Tendercrisp Garden Salad:
Tendercrisp Chicken Sandwich:
Original Chicken Sandwich:
Angus Mushroom & Swiss Burger:
Double Quarter Pounder With Cheese:
Chicken Selects 5-Piece with one packet of Buffalo Sauce:
Chicken BLT Salad With Honey Dijon Dressing:
Southwest Taco Salad with ranch dressing and tortilla strips: