If you’ve got a hungry friend, share this deal from Burger King: 2 for $10 Whopper meals. We recommend sharing, rather than eating everything yourself, because of the high fat and salt content, around 80% of your daily recommended intake for a Whopper and small fries.
The meal deal is for two burgers, two small fries and two small drinks, available for a limited time at participating restaurants nationwide, including here in NYC and the Tri-State area.
Burger King isn’t telling us how long this whopper of a promotion will last, just that it’s for a limited time.
Even though it’s a great price, and even though it’s made with 100% beef with no preservatives, fillers, or additives, the Whopper is okay as an occasional meal, but not as a regular choice, because it’s loaded with whopper amounts of fat and salt:
According to my go-to website, Fast Food Nutrition, the Whopper contains a whopping 40g of fat, which is 62% of your daily total, and a whopping 980mg of sodium, which is 41% of your daily total, and that’s without cheese, which boosts those fat and salt numbers further. On the good side, it contains 29g of protein, which is 58% of your daily need.
Also according to Fast Food Nutrition, that small side of fries also is loaded with fat and salt. 15g of fat, or 23% of your daily total, and 480mg of salt, or 20% of your daily total.
So – if you are counting – a Whopper and small fries adds up to more than 80% of your daily fat allowance, and just under 80% of your daily recommended salt intake.
Another reason NYCONTHECHEAP gives a thumbs down to Burger King is that it is avoiding about $1.2Billion in US taxes by its 2014 purchase of the Canadian fast food chain Tim Horton’s and moving its corporate headquarters to Canada.