What Not to Eat: Burgers
The 11 Worst Burgers in America
11. Worst Classic Fast-Food Burger
10. Worst Burger Kids’ Meal
9. Worst Basic Burger
8. Worst “Healthy” Burger
7. Worst Burger Melt
6. Worst BBQ Burger
5. Worst Sliders
4. Worst Double Cheeseburger
3. Worst Crazy Burger Creation
2. Worst Fast-Food Burger
1. Worst Burger in America
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Okay, it’s not the cows themselves, but their most popular end product—hamburgers—that get fingered as the perp in our ongoing weight struggles. But like I said, it’s not the cow’s fault. See, burgers used to be healthy!
Back before the fall of the Berlin Wall, the average restaurant burger weighed in at about 333 calories. But today’s typical version weighs in at almost twice that—600 calories on average. (Search: How many calories should you eat per meal?)
So don’t blame the cow. Blame the food engineers in chain restaurant kitchens, who are tricking out the simple burger until it has more fleshy extras than Madonna’s stage show. In fact, burgers can be a healthy and satisfying dose of protein, if you know what to look for—and what to avoid.
In our continuing mission to create a more natural and healthier food supply, Eat This, Not That! uncovers America's 11 most offensive burgers. Beware of them—or it won’t just be the burgers that wind up with oversized buns.
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