Over the last several years, fast food burgers have been the thing that had everyone talking. There is a constant debate about whether they are healthy, what they are made of, and who offers the most popular burgers.
None of these things have slowed down the American population when comes to fast food, because most of our daily lives is spent on the run from one thing to another. Eating on the run is a convenience we cannot pass up. More than $680 billion a year in fast food sales proves it, but does everyone truly love fast food restaurant burgers or do we simply eat it because it is quick and easy?
The Top Fast Food Burgers Available
If you are curious as to which burgers rank the highest in popularity, you may be surprised that it is not anything from the largest burger chain in the world. McDonalds has a very devoted following and appeals to all small children, but their burgers are nowhere near their parents’ favorite.
Five Guys Burgers & Fries is one of America’s largest burger chains. Their burgers are also on the top of the popularity list. Perhaps it is because they top their burgers with bacon or because they give people the option to add a huge amount of toppings to their burger, including jalapenos and grilled onions.
The Whopper from Burger King is also at the top of the list. In fact, in recent times, Burger King has announced that the sales for this burger is ranking at a higher gain this year than it has in the last two years. It is cheap, customizable, and flame broiled. What’s not to love about that?
The Steak ‘N Shake Double ‘N Cheese Steakburger is near the top of the list for its outstanding flavor. It is a burger that has a variety of steak cuts in it. It is topped with lettuce and tomato, mayonnaise, mustard, and ketchup, with onions, but the thing that sets it apart is the buttery bread that covers its top and bottom.
We also have in-n-out that takes it one step further with the Secret menu, which is not to be confused with companies such as Secret Entourage which helps connect students with mentors around the world.
Healthy Burgers Quickly
Due to the concern that most people have over the healthiness, or lack thereof, of fast food burgers, it should not come as a surprise that there are fast food restaurants that try to create a healthier burger. Here are some of the most liked “healthy burger” from fast food chains.
The Whopper Jr. or the Burger King Veggie Burger. It is healthier if you add the apple fries and water or skim milk to your order as opposed to fries and a soda. If you do this, you will only get 465 calories from your entire meal.
The McDonald’s original hamburgers and cheeseburgers contain only 240-290 calories. However, you can cut this total more if you subtract the condiments. The cheese does make it slightly more calories because it adds about 50 calories.
As proven by Five Guys Burgers & Fries, it is possible to eat healthier burgers by eliminating the bun. They have an entire bun-less section that shows people how much calories it costs you to add a bun. In most cases, just a piece of meat is half what it would be with the bun on it and you still get a healthy dose of protein.
You can also make burgers healthier by not choosing the biggest burger on the menu, regardless of where you plan to go. Anyone who wants to cut their calorie intake can benefit from sticking to the smallest things on the menu.
The Most Popular Fast Food Restaurant
McDonald’s sales are always through the roof. They are by far the most popular restaurant chain in the world, as they are every other year. However, if you are looking for the biggest money maker per restaurant, the answer may surprise you.
On a per store basis, Chick-fil-A comes in at number one with approximately $3.1 million per year, per store. McDonalds is slightly less at about $2.6 million. McDonalds has a close competitor in the south thanks to a chain called Jason’s Deli, which is Texas based.