The 272 Fast Food Items Highest In Calories

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Despite the many gimmicks, fad diets and seemingly infinite sources of bad information, the single biggest factor in weight control is calories. More specifically, the relationship between how many calories your body burns per day and how many calories you consume (as in eat or drink) per day. What I mean is...

  • Consuming more calories than you burn = weight gain
  • Burning more calories than you consume = weight loss
  • Consuming and burning the same number of calories = weight maintenance

So, if you currently have weight to lose or just want to prevent yourself from ever having weight to lose, the most important and all around useful thing you can do diet-wise is pay attention to your calorie intake.

The thing is, one of the most common food choices for the average person is fast food. That's a fact. And, as if this is going to be a shock to anyone on the planet, fast food is one of the worst high calorie offenders. That's another fact. The combination of these two facts is... well... not-so-good.

Now, while I can't stop fast food restaurants from selling foods that are laughably high in calories, and I certainly can't stop people from eating fast food (it's convenient, cheap and yummy, I know), what I can attempt to do is assist in the making of better choices. Or, in this case, prevent the making of the worst ones.

To do this, I went through the nutrition facts of literally every single item from the menus of 25 popular fast food restaurants (full list of included restaurants can be found at the end of this) to put together a list of what ended up being the 272 Fast Food Items Highest In Calories. Here we go...

Fast Food Items With 1000+ Calories

  1. White Castle Chocolate Shake - Large (Louisville region)
    Calories: 1680
  2. Nathan's Fish N Chips
    Calories: 1537
  3. Carl's Jr. Double Six Dollar Burger
    Calories: 1520
  4. Hardee's Monster Thickburger
    Calories: 1420
  5. Dairy Queen Large Choc. Chip Cookie Dough Blizzard
    Calories: 1320
  6. Hardee's Double Bacon Cheese Thickburger
    Calories: 1300
  7. Dairy Queen Large Chocolate Malt
    Calories: 1300
  8. Nathan's Chicken Tender Platter
    Calories: 1300
  9. Jack In The Box OREO Cookie Ice Cream Shake (24oz)
    Calories: 1290
  10. Dairy Queen Chicken Strip Basket (6 piece)
    Calories: 1270
  11. Hardee's Double Thickburger
    Calories: 1250
  12. Burger King TRIPLE WHOPPER Sandwich With Cheese
    Calories: 1230
  13. Jack In The Box Chocolate Ice Cream Shake (24oz)
    Calories: 1230
  14. White Castle Chocolate Shake - Large (New Jersey region)
    Calories: 1230
  15. Hardee's Big Country Breakfast Platter - Breaded Pork Chop
    Calories: 1220
  16. Jack In The Box Strawberry Ice Cream Shake (24oz)
    Calories: 1220
  17. Jack In The Box Egg Nog Shake (24oz)
    Calories: 1210
  18. Nathan's FRENCH FRIES (SUPER SIZE)
    Calories: 1188
  19. White Castle Vanilla Shake - Large (New Jersey region)
    Calories: 1180
  20. Del Taco Macho Beef Burrito
    Calories: 1170
  21. McDonald's Chocolate Triple Thick Shake (32oz)
    Calories: 1160
  22. Hardee's Big Country Breakfast Platter - Country Steak
    Calories: 1150
  23. McDonald's Deluxe Breakfast (Large Size Biscuit) w/o Syrup & Margarine
    Calories: 1140
  24. Carl's Jr. Guacamole Bacon Six Dollar Burger
    Calories: 1140
  25. Hardee's Big Country Breakfast Platter - Chicken
    Calories: 1140
  26. White Castle Vanilla Shake - Large (Cincinnati region)
    Calories: 1140
  27. Burger King TRIPLE WHOPPER Sandwich
    Calories: 1130
  28. White Castle Chicken Rings (20)
    Calories: 1130
  29. White Castle Chocolate Shake - Large (Cincinnati region)
    Calories: 1130
  30. Carl's Jr. Western Bacon Six Dollar Burger
    Calories: 1130
  31. Dairy Queen Large Chocolate Shake
    Calories: 1130
  32. Jack In The Box Bacon 'n' Cheese Ciabatta Burger
    Calories: 1120
  33. Jack In The Box Sirloin Bacon 'n' Cheese Burger
    Calories: 1120
  34. McDonald's Vanilla Triple Thick Shake (32oz)
    Calories: 1110
  35. McDonald's Strawberry Triple Thick Shake (32oz)
    Calories: 1110
  36. Del Taco Macho Nachos
    Calories: 1100
  37. Jack In The Box Bacon Ultimate Cheeseburger
    Calories: 1090
  38. White Castle Fish Nibblers - Sack
    Calories: 1090
  39. White Castle Strawberry Shake - Large (Minneapolis region)
    Calories: 1090
  40. White Castle Vanilla Shake - Large (Nashville region)
    Calories: 1090
  41. White Castle Chocolate Shake - Large (Nashville region)
    Calories: 1090
  42. McDonald's Deluxe Breakfast (Reg. Size Biscuit) w/o Syrup & Margarine
    Calories: 1070
  43. Jack In The Box Sirloin Cheese Burger
    Calories: 1070
  44. Carl's Jr. Bacon Cheese Six Dollar Burger
    Calories: 1070
  45. Hardee's Six Dollar Burger
    Calories: 1060
  46. Hardee's Big Country Breakfast Platter - Sausage
    Calories: 1060
  47. Del Taco Macho Combo Burrito
    Calories: 1050
  48. Jack In The Box Vanilla Ice Cream Shake (24oz)
    Calories: 1050
  49. Dairy Queen Large Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Blizzard
    Calories: 1050
  50. Del Taco Macho Bacon & Egg Burrito
    Calories: 1030
  51. Dairy Queen FlameThrower GrillBurger (1/2lb)
    Calories: 1030
  52. Dairy Queen Chicken Strip Basket (4 piece)
    Calories: 1030
  53. Dairy Queen Medium Choc. Chip Cookie Dough Blizzard
    Calories: 1030
  54. Hardee's Grilled Sourdough Thickburger
    Calories: 1030
  55. White Castle Chocolate Shake - Large (New York region)
    Calories: 1020
  56. White Castle Strawberry Shake - Large (Columbus & Detroit regions)
    Calories: 1010
  57. Jack In The Box Ultimate Cheeseburger
    Calories: 1010
  58. Sonic Peanut Butter Shake - Large (20oz)
    Calories: 1010
  59. Carl's Jr. Original Six Dollar Burger
    Calories: 1010
  60. Burger King BK Quad Stacker
    Calories: 1000
  61. Arby's Meatball Toasted Sub
    Calories: 1000
  62. Dairy Queen Large Oreo Cookies Blizzard
    Calories: 1000
  63. Boston Market Boston Sirloin Dip Carver
    Calories: 1000

Fast Food Items With 900-999 Calories

  1. Burger King DOUBLE WHOPPER Sandwich with Cheese
    Calories: 990
  2. Sonic Chocolate Cream Pie Shake - Large (20 oz)
    Calories: 990
  3. Dairy Queen Large Strawberry CheeseQuake Blizzard
    Calories: 990
  4. White Castle Vanilla Shake - Large (New York region)
    Calories: 990
  5. Wendy's Triple w/Everything and Cheese
    Calories: 980
  6. Sonic Super Sonic Cheeseburger (with mayo)
    Calories: 980
  7. Hardee's Big Country Breakfast Platter - Bacon
    Calories: 980
  8. White Castle Onion Chips - Sack
    Calories: 980
  9. Carl's Jr. Double Western Bacon Cheeseburger
    Calories: 970
  10. Hardee's Big Country Breakfast Platter - Country Ham
    Calories: 970
  11. Arby's Sausage Gravy Biscuit
    Calories: 961
  12. Burger King OREO Sundae Shake - Chocolate - Medium
    Calories: 960
  13. Burger King Chocolate Milk Shake - Large
    Calories: 950
  14. White Castle Chocolate Shake - Large (St Louis region)
    Calories: 950
  15. Jack In The Box Sourdough Ultimate Cheeseburger
    Calories: 950
  16. Nathan's Chicken Breast Platter
    Calories: 943
  17. Boston Market Boston Meatloaf Carver
    Calories: 940
  18. Sonic FRITOS Chili Pie
    Calories: 940
  19. Sonic Peanut Butter Fudge Shake-Large (20oz)
    Calories: 940
  20. Burger King OREO Sundae Shake - Strawberry - Medium
    Calories: 940
  21. White Castle Vanilla Shake - Large (Minneapolis region)
    Calories: 940
  22. Carl's Jr. Super Star (with cheese)
    Calories: 930
  23. Del Taco Macho Chicken Burrito
    Calories: 930
  24. Burger King Strawberry Milk Shake - Large
    Calories: 930
  25. Sonic Chicken Strip Dinner (4)
    Calories: 930
  26. Sonic Strawberry Cream Pie Shake - Large (20 oz)
    Calories: 930
  27. Hardee's Thickburger
    Calories: 910
  28. Hardee's Bacon Cheese Thickburger
    Calories: 910
  29. Jack In The Box OREO Cookie Ice Cream Shake - 16oz
    Calories: 910
  30. Burger King DOUBLE WHOPPER Sandwich
    Calories: 900
  31. Sonic Super Sonic Cheeseburger (with ketchup)
    Calories: 900
  32. Sonic M&M's Sonic Blast - Large (20oz)
    Calories: 900
  33. Dairy Queen Medium Chocolate Malt
    Calories: 900

Fast Food Items With 800-899 Calories

  1. Sonic Super Sonic Cheeseburger (with mustard)
    Calories: 890
  2. Sonic Super Sonic Jalapeno Cheeseburger
    Calories: 890
  3. Pizza Hut Meat Lover's 6" Personal Pan Pizza (whole pizza)
    Calories: 890
  4. White Castle Chocolate Shake - Large (Columbus & Detroit regions)
    Calories: 890
  5. White Castle Chocolate Shake - Medium (New Jersey region)
    Calories: 890
  6. Jack In The Box Strawberry Ice Cream Shake (16oz)
    Calories: 880
  7. Jack In The Box Chocolate Ice Cream Shake (16oz)
    Calories: 880
  8. KFC Chicken and Biscuit Bowl
    Calories: 870
  9. Sonic Butterfinger Sonic Blast - Large (20oz)
    Calories: 870
  10. Sonic Hot Fudge Shake - Large (20oz)
    Calories: 870
  11. Jack In The Box Egg Nog Shake (16oz)
    Calories: 870
  12. Jack In The Box Single Bacon n' Cheese Ciabatta Burger
    Calories: 870
  13. Nathan's SUPER BURGER
    Calories: 863
  14. Subway Double Meatball Marinara
    Calories: 860
  15. White Castle Chocolate Shake - Medium (Nashville region)
    Calories: 860
  16. White Castle Vanilla Shake - Large (Columbus & Detroit regions)
    Calories: 860
  17. White Castle Vanilla Shake - Medium (New Jersey region)
    Calories: 860
  18. Sonic Banana Cream Pie Shake - Large (20oz)
    Calories: 860
  19. Nathan's BURGER WITH CHEESE
    Calories: 850
  20. White Castle Chocolate Shake - Large (Indianapolis region)
    Calories: 850
  21. Sonic Coconut Cream Pie Shake - Large (20oz)
    Calories: 850
  22. Arby's Mozzarella Sticks - Large (8)
    Calories: 849
  23. Arby's Chicken Parmesan Toasted Sub
    Calories: 843
  24. Taco Bell Fiesta Taco Salad
    Calories: 840
  25. White Castle Mozzarella Cheese Sticks (10)
    Calories: 840
  26. White Castle Vanilla Shake - Medium (Cincinnati region)
    Calories: 840
  27. White Castle Strawberry Shake - Large (Cincinnati region)
    Calories: 840
  28. Dairy Queen Mocha MooLatte (24oz)
    Calories: 840
  29. Dairy Queen Caramel MooLatte (24oz)
    Calories: 840
  30. Sonic Chocolate Malt - Large (20oz)
    Calories: 840
  31. Sonic Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Sonic Blast - Large (20oz)
    Calories: 840
  32. Arby's Roast Turkey Ranch & Bacon Sandwich
    Calories: 834
  33. Wendy's Baconator
    Calories: 830
  34. Carl's Jr. Philly Cheesesteak Burger
    Calories: 830
  35. Carl's Jr. Breakfast Burger
    Calories: 830
  36. Jack In The Box Fish & Chips (Large)
    Calories: 830
  37. Subway 8" Pizza (Sausage)
    Calories: 830
  38. Burger King OREO Sundae Shake - Vanilla - Medium
    Calories: 830
  39. White Castle Strawberry Shake - Large (Chicago region)
    Calories: 830
  40. White Castle Chocolate Shake - Medium (Cincinnati region)
    Calories: 830
  41. Arby's Classic Italian Toasted Sub
    Calories: 828
  42. Arby's Onion Petals - Large
    Calories: 828
  43. Dairy Queen GrillBurger with Cheese (1/2lb)
    Calories: 820
  44. Carl's Jr. Loaded Breakfast Burrito
    Calories: 820
  45. Burger King Vanilla Milk Shake - Large
    Calories: 820
  46. White Castle Chocolate Shake - Large (Chicago region)
    Calories: 820
  47. Del Taco Shredded Beef Combo Burrito
    Calories: 815
  48. Sonic Chocolate Shake - Large (20oz)
    Calories: 810
  49. White Castle Chocolate Shake - Medium (Louisville region)
    Calories: 810
  50. Dairy Queen Large Banana Split Blizzard
    Calories: 810
  51. Burger King BK Triple Stacker
    Calories: 800
  52. Dunkin Donuts Sausage Egg Cheese Biscuit Sandwich
    Calories: 800
  53. Hardee's Big Chicken Fillet Sandwich
    Calories: 800
  54. A&W Original Bacon Double Cheeseburger
    Calories: 800
  55. Taco Bell Chicken Fiesta Taco Salad
    Calories: 800

Fast Food Items With 700-799 Calories

  1. Burger King TENDERCRISP Chicken Sandwich
    Calories: 790
  2. McDonald's Big Breakfast (Large Size Biscuit)
    Calories: 790
  3. Subway 8" Pizza (Pepperoni)
    Calories: 790
  4. Jack In The Box Vanilla Ice Cream Shake - 16oz
    Calories: 790
  5. Jack In The Box Sirloin Steak & Egg Burrito (no salsa)
    Calories: 790
  6. Jack In The Box Sirloin Steak & Egg Burrito with Fire Roasted Tomato Salsa
    Calories: 790
  7. White Castle Strawberry Shake - Medium (Minneapolis region)
    Calories: 790
  8. White Castle Vanilla Shake - Medium (Nashville region)
    Calories: 790
  9. White Castle Homestyle Onion Rings - Sack
    Calories: 790
  10. Sonic Oreo Sonic Blast - Large (20oz)
    Calories: 790
  11. Chick-Fil-A Hand-Spun Milkshake (Cookies & Cream)
    Calories: 790
  12. Dairy Queen Medium Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Blizzard
    Calories: 790
  13. Carl's Jr. OREO Cookie Malt
    Calories: 790
  14. Nathan's CHEESESTEAK (SUPREME)
    Calories: 786
  15. Del Taco Shredded Beef Breakfast Burrito
    Calories: 785
  16. Del Taco Deluxe Taco Salad
    Calories: 780
  17. Hardee's Loaded Breakfast Burrito
    Calories: 780
  18. Hardee's Chocolate Malt (Hand-Dipped)
    Calories: 780
  19. Sonic Strawberry Malt - Large (20oz)
    Calories: 780
  20. Sonic Bacon Cheeseburger
    Calories: 780
  21. Sonic Java Chiller, Chocolate/Caramel (20oz)
    Calories: 780
  22. Dairy Queen DQ Ultimate Burger
    Calories: 780
  23. Dairy Queen FlameThrower GrillBurger (1/4lb)
    Calories: 780
  24. Dairy Queen Medium Chocolate Shake
    Calories: 780
  25. Carl's Jr. Vanilla Malt
    Calories: 780
  26. Carl's Jr. Chocolate Malt
    Calories: 780
  27. Boston Market Pastry Top Chicken Pot Pie
    Calories: 780
  28. Arby's Ultimate BLT Sandwich
    Calories: 779
  29. Arby's Roast Beef & Swiss Sandwich
    Calories: 777
  30. Hardee's Strawberry Malt (Hand-Dipped)
    Calories: 775
  31. KFC Chicken Pot Pie
    Calories: 770
  32. Hardee's Loaded Biscuit 'N' Gravy Breakfast Bowl
    Calories: 770
  33. Hardee's Vanilla Malt (Hand-Dipped)
    Calories: 770
  34. Jack In The Box Sirloin Steak 'n' Cheddar Ciabatta
    Calories: 770
  35. Taco Bell Nachos BellGrande
    Calories: 770
  36. Dairy Queen French Vanilla MooLatte (24oz)
    Calories: 770
  37. McDonald's Chocolate Triple Thick Shake (21oz)
    Calories: 770
  38. Carl's Jr. Strawberry Malt
    Calories: 770
  39. Boston Market Boston Turkey Carver
    Calories: 770
  40. Boston Market Boston Turkey Dip Carver
    Calories: 770
  41. Arby's Chicken Salad w/ Pecans Sandwich
    Calories: 769
  42. Burger King WHOPPER Sandwich with Cheese
    Calories: 760
  43. Sonic Pineapple Malt - Large (20oz)
    Calories: 760
  44. Sonic Java Chiller, Caramel (20oz)
    Calories: 760
  45. Sonic Java Chiller, Chocolate (20oz)
    Calories: 760
  46. Chick-Fil-A Hand-Spun Milkshake (Chocolate)
    Calories: 760
  47. Dunkin Donuts Pastrami Supreme Sandwich
    Calories: 760
  48. Nathan's FRENCH FRIES (LARGE)
    Calories: 758
  49. Jack In The Box Chipotle Chicken Ciabatta with Spicy Crispy Chicken
    Calories: 750
  50. Jack In The Box Sampler Trio
    Calories: 750
  51. Sonic Java Chiller, Caramel/Hazelnut (20oz)
    Calories: 750
  52. Sonic Java Chiller, Hazelnut (20oz)
    Calories: 750
  53. Sonic Strawberry Shake - Large (20oz)
    Calories: 750
  54. Sonic Java Chiller, Chocolate/Hazelnut (20oz)
    Calories: 750
  55. Subway Footlong Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki
    Calories: 750
  56. Nathan's ONION RINGS (LARGE)
    Calories: 744
  57. Nathan's CHEESESTEAK (ORIGINAL)
    Calories: 740
  58. KFC Famous Bowls (Mashed Potato with Gravy)
    Calories: 740
  59. McDonald's Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese
    Calories: 740
  60. McDonald's Strawberry Triple Thick Shake (21oz)
    Calories: 740
  61. McDonald's Vanilla Triple Thick Shake (21oz)
    Calories: 740
  62. White Castle Chocolate Shake - Medium (New York region)
    Calories: 740
  63. Subway 8" Pizza (Cheese & Veggies)
    Calories: 740
  64. Dairy Queen Brownie Earthquake
    Calories: 740
  65. A&W Reese's Polar Swirl (medium)
    Calories: 740
  66. Jack In The Box Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit
    Calories: 740
  67. Sonic Chicken Club Toaster Sandwich
    Calories: 740
  68. Del Taco Deluxe Chicken Salad
    Calories: 740
  69. Arby's Philly Beef Toasted Sub
    Calories: 739
  70. Burger King Enormous Omelet Sandwich
    Calories: 730
  71. Chick-Fil-A Hand-Spun Milkshake (Strawberry)
    Calories: 730
  72. White Castle Strawberry Shake - Medium (Columbus & Detroit regions)
    Calories: 730
  73. Sonic Pineapple Shake - Large (20oz)
    Calories: 730
  74. Dairy Queen Large French Fries
    Calories: 730
  75. Dairy Queen DQ Homestyle Bacon Double Cheeseburger
    Calories: 730
  76. Dairy Queen Medium Strawberry CheeseQuake Blizzard
    Calories: 730
  77. Arby's Roast Turkey & Swiss Sandwich
    Calories: 725
  78. Nathan's Chicken Tender Sandwich
    Calories: 724
  79. McDonald's Big Breakfast (Regular Size Biscuit)
    Calories: 720
  80. Hardee's Mushroom 'N' Swiss Thickburger
    Calories: 720
  81. Dunkin Donuts Tropical Fruit Smoothie (Large)
    Calories: 720
  82. White Castle Vanilla Shake - Medium (New York region)
    Calories: 720
  83. Dairy Queen Small Choc. Chip Cookie Dough Blizzard
    Calories: 720
  84. A&W Papa Burger
    Calories: 720
  85. A&W Original Double Cheeseburger
    Calories: 720
  86. A&W Vanilla Milkshake (medium)
    Calories: 720
  87. Jack In The Box Bacon Cheddar Potato Wedges
    Calories: 720
  88. Sonic Cheeseburger (with mayo)
    Calories: 720
  89. Sonic Dixie cheeseburger
    Calories: 720
  90. Sonic Tater Tots w/chili & cheese (SONIC Size)
    Calories: 720
  91. Carl's Jr. Jalapeno Burger
    Calories: 720
  92. Carl's Jr. Bacon Swiss Crispy Chicken Sandwich
    Calories: 720
  93. Carl's Jr. OREO Cookie Shake
    Calories: 720
  94. Subway Double Chicken Bacon Ranch
    Calories: 710
  95. Hardee's Monster Biscuit
    Calories: 710
  96. Hardee's Vanilla Shake (Hand-Dipped) (regular)
    Calories: 710
  97. A&W M&M Polar Swirl (medium)
    Calories: 710
  98. Jack In The Box Sourdough Jack
    Calories: 710
  99. Pizza Hut Supreme 6" Personal Pan Pizza (whole pizza)
    Calories: 710
  100. Del Taco Deluxe Chili Cheese Fries
    Calories: 710
  101. Sonic Banana Malt - Large (20oz)
    Calories: 710
  102. Jack In The Box Ciabatta Breakfast Sandwich
    Calories: 710
  103. Dairy Queen Peanut Buster Parfait
    Calories: 710
  104. Dairy Queen Cappuccino MooLatte (24oz)
    Calories: 710
  105. Carl's Jr. Western Bacon Cheeseburger
    Calories: 710
  106. Carl's Jr. Chicken Breast Strips (5 pieces)
    Calories: 710
  107. Carl's Jr. Vanilla Shake
    Calories: 710
  108. Carl's Jr. Chocolate Shake
    Calories: 710
  109. Arby's Loaded Potato Bites - Large (10)
    Calories: 707
  110. Nathan's BACON CHEESEBURGER
    Calories: 706
  111. Arby's Roast Ham & Swiss Sandwich
    Calories: 705
  112. Wendy's Double w/Everything and Cheese
    Calories: 700
  113. Arby's Roast Turkey Ranch & Bacon Wrap
    Calories: 700
  114. Hardee's Chocolate Shake (Hand-Dipped) (regular)
    Calories: 700
  115. Hardee's Strawberry Shake (Hand-Dipped) (regular)
    Calories: 700
  116. A&W Chocolate Milkshake (medium)
    Calories: 700
  117. Jack In The Box Jack's Spicy Chicken with Cheese
    Calories: 700
  118. White Castle French Fries - Sack
    Calories: 700
  119. Sonic Vanilla Malt - Large (20oz)
    Calories: 700
  120. Carl's Jr. Strawberry Shake
    Calories: 700
  121. Boston Market Boston Chicken Carver
    Calories: 700

NOTE: The above list includes every single fast food item (from the 25 restaurants I looked at) that contained 700 or more calories per serving. I decided on using 700 as the calorie cut off point for this list for a few reasons, the main one being that in my opinion, 700+ calories per ITEM (not per entire meal, but just in one item of that meal) really represents the worst of the worst in terms of calories.

Obviously this doesn't mean that a 699 calorie (or lower) item can't negatively affect your weight, it just means that for the purpose of showing the worst fast food items based solely on calories, I ended it at 700.

Fast Food Restaurant Appearances On This List

Here is the full list of restaurants included in the above list along with the total number of times an item from that restaurant appeared:

  • White Castle: 36
  • Sonic: 36
  • Jack in the Box: 28
  • Dairy Queen: 27
  • Hardee's: 24
  • Carl's Jr.: 22
  • Burger King: 15
  • Arby's: 15
  • McDonald's: 11
  • Nathans: 12
  • Del Taco: 10
  • A&W: 7
  • Boston Market: 6
  • Subway: 6
  • KFC: 3
  • Wendy's: 3
  • Taco Bell: 3
  • Chick-Fil-A: 3
  • Dunkin Donuts: 3
  • Pizza Hut: 2
  • Popeyes: 0
  • Little Caesars: 0
  • Papa John's: 0
  • Domino's Pizza: 0
  • In-N-Out Burger: 0

The "Real" Top 3 Highest Calorie Items

When putting this whole thing together, I came across 3 specific foods that I ended up omitting from the above list despite them being INSANELY high in calories. My reasoning behind this is that, to the best of my knowledge, these were not normal 1 serving items. I tried to find descriptions or pictures or really any information of any kind about them, but I didn't come up with anything. So, rather than include them on a list they would unfairly be on (if my guess is indeed correct and they are not normal 1 serving items), I decided to leave them off.

The thing is though, these 3 foods would have been numbers 1, 2 and 3 on the list. For that reason, and for the pure hilarity that is their calorie content, here is the "real" top 3: (If you happen to know anything more about any of these foods, please let me know.)

  1. Nathan's Seafood Sampler
    Calories: 3378
  2. Arby's Pecan Sticky Bun (4 Pack)
    Calories: 2751
  3. Nathan's Shrimp N Chips
    Calories: 2051

The FAQ

How many calories should we eat per day?

The answer to this question and most of your other calorie and weight control related questions are already answered in the appropriately named Guide To Calories And Weight Control. Check it out.

You do realize that you can eat a high calorie food at a non-fast food restaurant or even just at home cooking for yourself. Why single out fast food?

Because fast food is the easiest, most convenient and all around most common way the average person eats too many calories. No where else can you get a 3000 calorie meal for under $15 without even getting out of your car. This is just the reality of the typical diet and that's why singling out fast food is not only justified, but it also means a list like this can serve as a useful resource for a larger number of people.

And, not to mention, I don't have the menu or nutrition facts for every single food someone may or may not prepare for themselves at home or order in some restaurant I never heard of. If I did, I'd just as soon put together a similar list.

When was this list put together, and is all the information still current?

This list was compiled in November 2007. While I doubt any of this information will change significantly any time soon (seriously, a 1500 calorie food won't suddenly become a 300 calorie food), there is always a possibility that something might have changed to some degree at some point after this was done. So, to be 100% sure that the nutritional information you see is still current, I'd recommend checking out the web site of each fast food restaurant.

I found this list useful. Do you have any other similar fast food content on this site?

You bet I do. This list is actually part 3 of a series of really big fast food articles I have put together. While there will be more on the way eventually, definitely feel free to check out the other 2: Fast Food Items Highest In Trans Fat and Fast Food Restaurants And Nutrition Facts Compared.

Where did you get all of this nutrition information from?

All of the nutritional content (calories) used in creating the above list was taken directly from the official web site of each fast food restaurant.

I have some other question/feedback about this list. What should I do?

You can leave a comment right here.