A World of Burger
- McDonald's is the leading worldwide hamburger retailer and food service retailer and holds the leading share (42%) of the US fast-food market.
- 8% of Americans eat at a McDonald's on an average day.
- 96% of Americans eat a meal there at least yearly.
- 100 billion burgers at 2.4 oz per patty = 2.32 billions of pounds of fat, 992.25 millions of pounds of saturated fat, 2.65 billions of pounds of protein, 15 trillion calories.
- Anatomy of Big Mac: 1) Big mac Bun. Enriched flour (bleached wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid, enzymes), water, high fructose corn syrup, sugar, soybean oil and/or
partially hydrogenated soybean oil, contains 2% or less of the following: salt, calcium sulfate, calcium carbonate, wheat gluten, ammonium sulfate, ammonium chloride, dough conditioners (sodium stearoyl lactylate, datem, ascorbic
acid, azodicarbonamide, mono- and diglycerides, ethoxylated monoglycerides, monocalcium phosphate, enzymes, guar gum, calcium peroxide, soy flour), calcium propionate and sodium propionate (preservatives), soy lecithin, sesame
seed; 2) 100% Beef Patty. 100% pure USDA inspected beef; no fillers, no extenders. Prepared with grill seasoning (salt, black pepper); 3) Onions. Chopped onions; 4) Pickle slices. Cucumbers, water, distilled vinegar, salt, calcium
chlorine, alum, potassium, sorbate (preservative), natural flavors (plant source), polysorbate 80, extractives of turmeric (color); 5) Lettuce; 6) Pasteurized Process American Cheese. Milk, water, milkfat, cheese culture, sodium citrate,
salt, citric acid, sorbic acid (preservative), sodium phosphate, artificial color, lactic acid, acetic acid, enzymes, soy lecithin (added for slice separation); 7) Big Mac Sauce. Soybean oil, pickle relish [diced pickles, high fructose corn
syrup, sugar, vinegar, corn syrup, salt, calcium chloride, xanthan gum, potassium sorbate (preservative), spice extractives, polysorbate 80], distilled vinegar, water, egg yolks, high fructose corn syrup, onion powder, mustard seed,
salt, spices, propylene glycol alginate, sodium benzoate (preservative), mustard bran, sugar, garlic powder, vegetable protein (hydrolyzed corn, soy and wheat), caramel color, extractives of paprika, soy lecithin, turmeric (color),
calcium disodium EDTA (protect flavor).
- McDonald's states that the company has sold less than 100 billion hamburgers, and are continuing to sell "more than 75 hamburgers per second of every minute, of every hour, of every day of the year".
- Favorite burgers: 1) Five Guys - Burgers and Fries; 2) In-n-Out Burger; 3) Wendy's; 4) Burger King; 5) McDonald's.
- Women require 2.000 calories per day.
- Men require 2.500 calories per day.
- American Heart Association recommends a maximum of no more than 2 grams of trans fat per day.
- Red meat consumption has been linked to colon cancer, diabetes, and overweight/higher BMI.
- So why are they called hamburgers if there's no ham?... Because the first hamburgers were made in Hamburg, Germany.
- Burger King Double Whopper - 900 calories, 47 protein, 57 fat, 51 carbs, 1030 sodium, 1.3 transfat.
- Carl's Jr. Original Six Dollar Burger - 890 calories, 44 protein, 54 fat, 59 carbs,1990 sodium, 2 transfat.
- McDonald's Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese - 740 calories, 48 protein, 42 fat, 40 carbs, 1380 sodium, 2.5 transfat.
- In-n-Out Double Double - 670 calories, 37 protein, 41 fat, 39 carbs, 1440 sodium, 1 transfat.
- McDonald's Big mac - 540 calories, 25 protein, 29 fat, 43 carbs, 1040 sodium, 1.5 transfat.
- Wendy's Jr. double bacon Cheeseburger - 440 calories, 26 protein, 25 fat, 26 carbs, 820 sodium, 1 transfat.
- Burger King veggie Burger - 410 calories, 22 protein, 16 fat, 44 carbs, 1030 sodium, 0 transfat.
- Burger King Hamburger - 260 calories, 13 protein, 10 fat, 27 carbs, 490 sodium, 0 transfat.
- In-n-Out Double Hamburger - 240 calories, 13 protein, 17 fat, 11 carbs, 370v sodium, 0 transfat.
- Homemade burger. Total damage - 749.5 calories: 1) Roasted meat (251 calories, 22.3 protein, 20.7 fat, 0 carbs, 75 sodium, 0.2 transfat); 2) Bun (165 calories, 5 protein, 2.75 fat, 29.1 carbs, 214.5 sodium, 0 transfat);
3) Mayonnaise (86.3 calories, 0.1 protein, 9.5 fat, 0.4 carbs, 68.2 sodium, 0.03 transfat); 4) Ketchup (25.7 calories, 0.4 protein, 0.1 fat, 5.8 carbs, 268.8 sodium, 0 transfat); 5) Onions (6.6 calories, 0.2 protein, 0.02 fat, 1.5 carbs,
0.4 sodium, 0 transfat); 6) Tomatoes (21 calories, 0.8 protein, 0.3 fat, 4.6 carbs, 6.3 sodium, 0 transfat); 7) Lettuce (1.7 calories, 0.1 protein, 0 fat, 0.3 carbs, 0.8 sodium, 0 transfat); 7) Cookies (76 calories, 5.3 protein, 5.6 fat,
1 carbs, 38.4 sodium, 0.3 transfat); 8) Olive oil (79.6 calories, 0 protein, 9 fat, 0 carbs, 0.2 sodium, 0 transfat); 9) Other (16 calories, 5 protein, 2.75 fat, 29.1 carbs, 214.5 sodium, 0 transfat).
- Kate Middleton's favorite burger is 805 calories!
- The world's most expensive burger is $5.000! The FleurBurger in Las Vegas.
- A recent study at the University of North Carolina found the average hamburger is 23 percent larger today than in 1977. If you find yourself craving a burger, that's okay, order it without the bun or wrap the burger lettuce.
- Garnish with a stick of butter to ensure it holds up to Paula Deen's standards!
- McDonald's burgers and fries don't decompose. The items in this photo are 180 days old, so stock up in case of a zombie apocalypse.
- Weirdest burger: beef patty, bacon strips, and a fried egg between two glazed donuts.
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