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23 May 2003

Fast foods: calorie, fat and cholesterol content

We all know fast foods contain high amounts of calories, fat and cholesterol. But how do different types of fast foods compare to each other? Have a look at this comprehensive list.

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1) Hamburgers

Menu items Energy Fat Cholesterol*
kJ kcals (g) (mg)
Plain hamburger:
Ground beef patty, grilled (40 g), hamburger bun (65 g), lettuce, sliced tomato & onion, tomato sauce
1378 328 9 38
Plain hamburger & medium chips:
Ground beef patty, grilled (40 g), hamburger bun (65 g), lettuce, sliced tomato & onion, tomato sauce, medium portion of chips (120 g)#
2086 497 19 38
Plain hamburger & large chips:
Ground beef patty, grilled (40 g), hamburger bun (65 g), lettuce, sliced tomato & onion, tomato sauce, large portion of chips (240 g)
2794 665 29 38
Cheeseburger:
Ground beef patty, grilled (40 g), hamburger bun (65 g), lettuce, sliced tomato & onion, tomato sauce, cheese (16 g)
1642 391 14 57
Cheeseburger & medium chips:
Ground beef patty, grilled (40 g), hamburger bun (65 g), lettuce, sliced tomato & onion, tomato sauce, cheese (16 g), medium portion of chips (120 g)
2350 560 24 57
Cheeseburger & large chips:
Ground beef patty, grilled (40 g), hamburger bun (65 g), lettuce, sliced tomato & onion, tomato sauce, cheese (16 g), large portion of chips (240 g)
3058 728 34 57
Super or double hamburger:
2 Ground beef patties, grilled (80 g), hamburger bun (65 g), lettuce, sliced tomato & onion, tomato sauce
1836 437 17 76
Super or double hamburger & medium chips:
2 Ground beef patties, grilled (80 g), hamburger bun (65 g), lettuce, sliced tomato & onion, tomato sauce, medium portion chips (120 g)
2544 606 27 76
Super or double hamburger & large chips:
2 Ground beef patties, grilled (80 g), hamburger bun (65 g), lettuce, sliced tomato & onion, tomato sauce, large portion chips (240 g)
3252 774 37 76
Super or double cheeseburger & medium chips:
2 Ground beef patties, grilled (80 g), hamburger bun (65 g), lettuce, sliced tomato & onion, tomato sauce, cheese (16 g), medium portion chips (120 g)
2808 669 32 94
Super or double cheeseburger & large chips:
2 Ground beef patties, grilled (80 g), hamburger bun (65 g), lettuce, sliced tomato & onion, tomato sauce, cheese (16 g), medium portion chips (240 g)
3516 837 42 94

* Chol = cholesterol
# On average chips weigh 6-10 g, therefore, 12 large chips make a medium (120g) portion and 24 large chips make a large (240 g) portion.
** Add energy content of carbonated cold drinks (see Point 9, below)

Slimmer’s notes:
The energy content of your hamburger meal will be increased:

  • By adding chips
  • By adding an even bigger portion of chips
  • By eating a cheeseburger instead of a plain hamburger
  • By eating a super or double hamburger
  • The super or double cheeseburger with large chips has the highest energy content
  • By drinking large quantities of carbonated cold drink with your hamburger

Fat and cholesterol watchers’ notes:
The fat content of your hamburger meal will be increased:

  • By adding chips
  • By adding an even bigger portion of chips
  • By eating a cheeseburger instead of a plain hamburger
  • By eating a super or double hamburger
  • The super or double cheeseburger with large chips has the highest fat content

The cholesterol content of your hamburger meal will be increased:

  • By eating two instead of one beef patty
  • By eating cheeseburgers instead of plain hamburgers

2) Hotdogs

Menu items Energy Fat Cholesterol*
  kJ kcal (g) (mg)
Plain hotdog:
1 Vienna sausage, grilled (35 g), 1 hotdog roll (40 g), tomato sauce, mustard
905 215 10 19
Plain hotdog & medium chips:
1 Vienna sausage, grilled (35 g), 1 hotdog roll (40 g), tomato sauce, mustard, medium portion chips (120 g)
1613 384 20 19
Plain hotdog & large chips:
1 Vienna sausage, grilled (35 g), 1 hotdog roll (40 g), tomato sauce, mustard, large portion chips (240 g)
2321 553 29 19
Large hotdog:
1 Large Vienna sausage, grilled (40 g), 1 large hotdog roll (80 g), tomato sauce, mustard
1403 334 12 22
Large hotdog & medium chips:
1 Large Vienna sausage, grilled (40 g), 1 large hotdog roll (80 g), tomato sauce, mustard, medium portion of chips (120 g)
2111 503 22 22
Large hotdog & large chips:
1 Large Vienna sausage, grilled (40 g), 1 large hotdog roll (80 g), tomato sauce, mustard, large portion of chips (240 g)
2819 671 31 22

* Chol = cholesterol
** Add energy content of carbonated cold drinks (see Point 9, below)

Slimmer’s notes:
The energy content of your hotdog meal will be increased:


  • By adding chips
  • By adding an even bigger portion of chips
  • By eating a large hotdog instead of a plain hotdog
  • The large hotdog with large chips has the highest energy content
  • By drinking large quantities of carbonated cold drink with your hotdog

Fat and cholesterol watchers’ notes:
The fat content of your hotdog meal will be increased:

  • By adding chips
  • By adding an even bigger portion of chips
  • By eating a large hotdog instead of a plain hotdog

* The large hotdog with large chips has the highest fat content

The cholesterol content of your hotdog meal will be increased:

  • By eating a large Vienna instead of a standard Vienna

3) Fried chicken

Menu items Energy Fat Cholesterol*
  kJ kcal (g) (mg)
Fried chicken nuggets & medium chips:
Batter-coated or crumbed, fried chicken nuggets (75 g), medium portion of chips (120 g)
1598 380 23 65
Fried chicken nuggets & large chips:
Batter-coated or crumbed, fried chicken nuggets (75 g), medium portion of chips (120 g)
2306 549 33 65
Fried chicken drumsticks & medium chips:
2 Batter-coated or crumbed, fried chicken drumsticks (128 g), medium portion of chips (120 g)
2226 530 32 111
Fried chicken drumsticks & large chips:
2 Batter-coated or crumbed, fried chicken drumsticks (128 g), large portion of chips (240 g)
2934 699 42 111
Fried chicken thigh & medium chips:
1 Batter-coated or crumbed, fried chicken thigh (100 g), medium portion of chips (120 g)
1894 451 27 87
Fried chicken thigh & large chips:
1 Batter-coated or crumbed, fried chicken thigh (100 g), large portion of chips (240 g)
2602 620 37 87
Fried chicken breast & medium chips:
1 Batter-coated or crumbed, fried chicken breast (90 g), medium portion of chips (120 g)
1775 423 25 78
Fried chicken breast & large chips:
1 Batter-coated or crumbed, fried chicken breast (90 g), large portion of chips (240 g)
2483 591 35 78

* Chol = cholesterol
** Add energy content of carbonated cold drinks (see Point 9, below)

Slimmer’s notes:
The energy content of your fried chicken meal will be increased:

  • By adding more chips
  • By eating fried chicken drumsticks or thighs instead of fried chicken nuggets or breast
  • The fried chicken drumsticks and large chips meal has the highest energy content
  • By drinking large quantities of carbonated cold drink with your fried chicken

Fat and cholesterol watchers’ notes:
The fat content of your fried chicken meal will be increased:

  • By adding more chips
  • By eating fried chicken drumsticks or thighs instead of fried chicken nuggets or breast
  • The fried chicken drumsticks and large chips meal has the highest fat content

The cholesterol content of your fried chicken meal will be increased:

  • By eating fried chicken drumsticks or thighs instead of fried chicken nuggets or breast

4) Fried calamari

Menu items Energy Fat Cholesterol*
kJ kcal (g) (mg)
Fried calamari & medium chips:
Fried calamari (45 g), lemon juice, medium portion chips (120 g)
1877 447 21 117
Fried calamari & rice:
Fried calamari (45 g), lemon juice, cooked rice (65 g)
666 159 4 117

* Chol = cholesterol
** Add energy content of carbonated cold drinks (see Point 9, below)

Slimmer’s notes:
The energy content of your calamari meal will be increased:

  • By eating chips instead of rice
  • By drinking large quantities of carbonated cold drink with your fried calamari

Fat and cholesterol watchers’ notes:
The fat content of your calamari meal will be increased:

  • By eating chips instead of rice

The cholesterol content of your calamari meal is not influenced by the addition of chips instead of rice.

5) Fried fish

Menu items Energy Fat Cholesterol
  kJ kcal (g) (mg)
Fried hake & medium chips:
1 Small portion of batter-coated or crumbed, fried hake (60 g), lemon juice, medium portion of chips (120 g)
2068 492 25 44
Fried hake & medium chips:
1 Medium portion of batter-coated or crumbed, fried hake (120 g), lemon juice, medium portion of chips (120 g)
2580 614 32 88
Fried hake & medium chips:
1 Large portion of batter-coated or crumbed, fried hake (180 g), lemon juice, medium portion of chips (120 g)
3093 736 39 131

* Chol = cholesterol
** Add energy content of carbonated cold drinks (see Point 9, below)

Slimmer’s notes:
The energy content of your fried fish meal will be increased:

  • By eating larger portions of fried fish
  • By drinking large quantities of carbonated cold drink with your fried fish

Fat and cholesterol watchers’ notes:
The fat content of your fried fish meal will be increased:

  • By eating larger portions of fried fish

The cholesterol content of your fried fish meal will be increased:

  • By eating larger portions of fried fish

6) Grilled fish

Menu items Energy Fat Cholesterol*
  kJ kcal (g) (mg)
Grilled hake & medium chips:
1 Small portion of grilled hake (60 g), lemon juice, medium portion of chips (120 g)
1821 434 19 42
Grilled hake & medium chips:
1 Medium portion of grilled hake (120 g), lemon juice, medium portion of chips (120 g)
2086 497 19 84
Grilled hake & medium chips:
1 Large portion of grilled hake (180 g), lemon juice, medium portion of chips (120 g)
2353 560 20 126

* Chol = cholesterol
** Add energy content of carbonated cold drinks (see Point 9, below)

Slimmer’s notes:
The energy content of the grilled fish meal is lower than that of the fried fish meal. The energy content of your grilled fish meal will be increased:

  • By eating larger portions of grilled fish
  • By drinking large quantities of carbonated cold drink with your grilled fish

Fat and cholesterol watchers’ notes:
The fat content of the grilled fish meal is lower than that of the fried fish meal.
The fat content of your grilled fish meal will not increase much even if you eat larger portions of Hake.

The cholesterol content of your grilled fish meal will be increased:


  • By eating larger portions of grilled fish

7) Pizza

Menu items Energy Fat Cholesterol*
  kJ kcal (g) (mg)
Pizza with cheese, tomato & olives:
Small portion (50 g)
521 124 6 8
Pizza with cheese, tomato & olives:
Medium portion (90 g)
938 223 11 14
Pizza with cheese, tomato & olives:
Large portion (340 g)
3543 844 40 54
Pizza with cheese, tomato, olives & salami:
Large portion (340 g)
4157 990 53 83

* Chol = cholesterol
** Add energy content of carbonated cold drinks (see Point 9, below)

Slimmer’s notes:
The energy content of your pizza meal will be increased:

  • By eating larger portions of pizza
  • By adding fatty toppings like salami
  • By drinking large quantities of carbonated cold drink with your pizza

Fat and cholesterol watchers’ notes:
The fat content of your pizza meal will increase:

  • By eating larger portions of pizza
  • By adding fatty toppings like salami

The cholesterol content of your pizza meal will be increased:

  • By eating larger portions of pizza
  • By adding fatty toppings like salami

8) Pita with fillings

Menu items Energy Fat Cholesterol*
  kJ kcal (g) (mg)
Pita with savoury beef:
Small pita (70 g), savoury beef (60 g), lettuce, tomato, onion (35 g), plain yoghurt (40 g)
1427 340 7 45
Pita with savoury beef:
Large pita (85 g), savoury beef (80 g), lettuce, tomato, onion (35 g), plain yoghurt (40 g)
1756 418 9 58
Pita with chicken:
Small pita (70 g), chicken, roasted (60 g), lettuce, tomato, onion (35 g), plain yoghurt (40 g)
1541 367 8 44
Pita with chicken:
Large pita (85 g), chicken, roasted (80 g), lettuce, tomato, onion (35 g), plain yoghurt (40 g)
1908 454 11 70

* Chol = cholesterol
** Add energy content of carbonated cold drinks (see Point 9, below)

Slimmer’s notes:
The energy content of your pita meal will be increased:

  • By eating larger portions of pita and meat
  • By eating roast chicken including skin, instead of cooked beef
  • By drinking large quantities of carbonated cold drink with your pita

Fat and cholesterol watchers’ notes:
The fat content of your pita meal will be increased:

  • By eating larger portions of pita and meat
  • By eating roast chicken including skin, instead of cooked beef

The cholesterol content of your pita meal will be increased:

  • By eating larger portions of pita
  • By eating roast chicken including skin, instead of cooked beef

9) Carbonated, sweetened cold drinks

Quantity Energy in kJ Energy in kcal
175 ml bottle 292 70
300 ml bottle 501 119
500 ml bottle 835 199
1 litre bottle 1670 397
1,5 litre bottle 2505 596
340 ml can 568 135

Calculated with FoodFundi 2 Professional (1998) (Penta Medical Systems)

- (Dr I V van Heerden, D.Sc.)

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