This new McDonald’s burger has more than 1,000 calories

By Jolene Mafnas


And that’s without fries or a drink

“A hearty double burger made with unexpected flavor combinations, including crispy Applewood smoked bacon, smoky bacon-onion sauce, two slices of real white cheddar, mild sweet mustard sauce and in-house fried onion strings.”

McDonald’s new Double Bacon Smokehouse Burger comes “stacked with two 100% fresh beef ¼ lb. patties that are hotter, juicier and cooked when you order.”

How exciting! The new arrival is part of Mickey D’s Signature Crafted Recipes line— “a collection of premium recipe flavors that elevate 100% fresh beef quarter-pound burgers.” And elevate, it does.

Each Double Bacon Smokehouse has 1,130 calories plus 27 grams of saturated fat, 64 grams of carbs (thanks largely to its white-flour “artisan” roll), and 1,920 milligrams of sodium.

It’s like eating two McDonald’s Quarter Pounders with Cheese. And that’s without fries or a drink.

And if the Smokehouse also elevates your weight, cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar, good luck with that.

“The move to fresh beef quarter-pound burgers is the latest step in McDonald’s food journey to build a better McDonald’s,” says the company.

What about building healthier McDonald’s customers? Guess that’s not part of the journey.

Photo: McDonald’s.

The information in this post first appeared in the October 2018 issue of Nutrition Action Healthletter.

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