10 Fast Food Items Worse For You Than The KFC Double Down

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:

Triple Whopper:

1160 calories
76g fat
1170mg sodium

Tendercrisp Garden Salad:
670 cals
45g fat
1740mg sodium

Tendercrisp Chicken Sandwich:
800 cals
46g fat
1640mg sodium

Original Chicken Sandwich:
630 cals
39g fat
1390mg sodium

Angus Mushroom & Swiss Burger:

770 cals
40g fat
1170mg sodium

Double Quarter Pounder With Cheese:
740 cals
42g fat
1380mg sodium

Chicken Selects 5-Piece with one packet of Buffalo Sauce:
720 cals
46g fat
2480mg sodium

Chicken BLT Salad With Honey Dijon Dressing:

720 cals
51g fat
1540mg sodium

Baconator Double:
980 cals
62g fat
1740mg sodium

Southwest Taco Salad with ranch dressing and tortilla strips:
640 cals
36g fat
1590mg sodium

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