March 17, 2013
McDonald’s and Burger King are both fast food restaurants in a demanding world. They are both franchises which mean each is owned by an individual and operated under the name and guidelines of the franchise. They are known for their hamburgers and french fries. McDonald’s and Burger King compete who serves the better nutritional hamburger, who provides the best service and who has the better atmosphere. Both McDonald’s and Burger King have been in service for over 50 years.
McDonald’s and Burger King both say they serve the better nutritional hamburgers. Lets take a look at some of the facts. McDonald’s serve the outrageous Big Mac whereas Burger King serves the almighty whopper. The average burger at Burger King is slightly heavier than McDonald’s. It weighs in at 121 grams, contains nine grams of total fat, 30 grams of carbohydrates, 12 grams of protein and 490 mg of sodium (bk.com). McDonald’s average burger weighs in at 100 grams and has nine grams of fat, 31 grams of carbohydrates, 12 grams of protein and 480 mg of sodium (McDonalds.com). They both claim to use 100% beef. Burger King broils their burgers to get the great outdoor taste of cooking on the grill. McDonald’s fries their burgers over a flat grill so it tastes like home cooking. McDonald burger comes with ketchup, mustard, pickle, onion or however it is ordered. Burger King burgers come with ketchup, mustard and pickle or “have it your way” made. McDonald’s hamburgers are cheaper than Burger Kings and have better value. McDonald’s servings are a little smaller and with this being said you are consuming fewer harmful ingredients such as sodium. That is for a regular burger. Now for the big mac vs. the whopper it is a different story. The big mac has 1170 sodium, 770 calories, 44g protein, 40 g of fat, 59 g of carbs and 2 g of Trans fat (McDonalds.com). The whopper comes in at 980 sodium, 630 calories, 25 g...