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Burger King's Newest Burger Is a Gut-Buster Worse Than McDonald's

The original home of the Whopper tried to cream its competition with this brand new monstrosity.

Just when you thought McDonald's cheesy Double Quarter Pounder was the worst fast food burger to grace drive-thru menus, Burger King released its brand new monstrosity that rivals Mickey D's. Lo and behold the Double Quarter Pound King: A monster sandwich stacked with a hefty half-pound of beef, American cheese, sliced onions, pickles, ketchup, and mustard on a sesame seed bun. In an effort to outdo Ronald McDonald, the home of the Whopper announced in a press release, "We'd like to offer our deepest condolences to all the flat-top fried double quarter pound burgers out there. We're flame grilling the competition."

Ironically enough, McDonald's Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese boasts the same ingredients yet manages to pack in significantly fewer macros across the board—with the exception of belly-filling fiber. We dive into the nutrition below:

Burger King's Double Quarter Pound King

Burger King double quarter pounder king
Courtesy of Burger King
900 calories, 54 g fat (25 g saturated fat, 3 g trans fat), 1,740 mg sodium, 50 g carbs (2 g fiber, 11 g sugar), 56 g protein

McDonald's Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese

Mcdonalds double quarter pounder

770 calories, 45 g fat (21 g saturated fat, 2.5 g trans fat), 1,290 mg sodium, 42 g carbs (3 g fiber, 10 g sugar), 51 g protein

BK's all-new sandwich boasts 130 more calories, nine more grams of fat (and a half-gram more of artery-clogging trans fat!), 450 more milligrams of blood-pressure-spiking sodium, and an extra gram of sugar than the golden arches' sandwich does. Given both are clearly health-taxing and belly-ballooning burgers, you're better off steering clear of these picks and unwrapping these 17 Best High-Protein Fast Food Meals at the drive-thru joints.

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