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Fast food restaurants shouldn’t be a part of your dietary routine, but circumstances can sometimes force you to make choices that you (and your scale) don’t love. To avoid eating empty, unhealthy calories as much as possible, take note of the meals on this list, which are each of the highest-calorie individual dishes at the most popular fast food chains.

Panda Express

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#40 – Panda Express

Most Caloric Dish: Spicy Beijing Beef Entree
Calories per Serving: 470
Serving Size: 1.0 entree (158.76g)
Fat: 26g
Sodium: 660mg

Tim Hortons

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#39 – Tim Hortons

Most Caloric Dish: Bacon Tomato & Cheese Panini Sandwich (with multigrain)
Calories per Serving: 600
Serving Size: 1.0 each (230g)
Fat: 30g
Sodium: 1,390mg

A&W

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#38 – A&W Restaurant

Most Caloric Dish: Original Bacon Double Cheeseburger
Calories per Serving: 647
Serving Size: 1.0 each (267g)
Fat: 41g
Sodium: 1,923mg

In-N-Out

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#37 – In-N-Out Burger

Most Caloric Dish: Double Double Cheeseburger (with spread)
Calories per Serving: 670
Serving Size: 1.0 each (330g)
Fat: 41g
Sodium: 1,440mg

Chick-Fil-A

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#36 – Chik-fil-A

Most Caloric Dish: Sausage Egg & Cheese Breakfast Sandwich (with biscuit)
Calories per Serving: 670
Serving Size: 1.0 each (198g)
Fat: 44g
Sodium: 1,470mg

Bruegger's Bagels

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#35 – Bruegger’s

Most Caloric Dish: Bacon Classic Breakfast Wrap (with whole wheat tortilla)
Calories per Serving: 760
Serving Size: 1.0 each (260.82g)
Fat: 50g
Sodium: 1,670mg

KFC

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#34 – Kentucky Fried Chicken

Most Caloric Dish: Chicken Pot Pie
Calories per Serving: 790
Serving Size: 1.0 each (400g)
Fat: 46g
Sodium: 2,120mg

Arby's

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#33 – Arby’s

Most Caloric Dish: Turkey Bacon Cheddar & Ranch Market Fresh Sandwich
Calories per Serving: 800
Serving Size: 1.0 each (344g)
Fat: 34g
Sodium: 2,420mg

Au Bon Pain

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#32 – Au Bon Pain

Most Caloric Dish: Mediterranean Power Pack Meal
Calories per Serving: 800
Serving Size: 1.0 meal (369g)
Fat: 64g
Sodium: 680mg

Subway

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#31 – Subway

Most Caloric Dish: Sausage Pizza (8″)
Calories per Serving: 820
Serving Size: 1.0 each (336g)
Fat: 34g
Sodium: 1,420mg

Taco Bell

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#30 – Taco Bell

Most Caloric Dish: Grilled Beef Stuft XXL Burrito
Calories per Serving: 860
Serving Size: 1.0 each (434g)
Fat: 41g
Sodium: 2,170mg

Domino's Pizza

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#29 – Domino’s Pizza

Most Caloric Dish: Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwich
Calories per Serving: 870
Serving Size: 1.0 each (315g)
Fat: 45g
Sodium: 2,380mg

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#28 – Sbarro

Most Caloric Dish: Pepperoni Stromboli
Calories per Serving: 900
Serving Size: 1.0 each (348g)
Fat: 50g
Sodium: 1,940mg

Five Guys

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#27 – Five Guys

Most Caloric Dish: Bacon Cheeseburger
Calories per Serving: 920
Serving Size: 1.0 each (317g)
Fat: 62g
Sodium: 1,310mg

Checkers

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#26 – Checker’s

Most Caloric Dish: Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings (10 piece)
Calories per Serving: 1,010
Serving Size: 1.0 order (332g)
Fat: 79g
Sodium: 2,150mg

Jack In The Box

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#25 – Jack in The Box

Most Caloric Dish: Sirloin Bacon Cheeseburger
Calories per Serving: 1,030
Serving Size: 1.0 each (388g)
Fat: 71g
Sodium: 2,400mg

Panera Bread

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#24 – Panera Bread

Most Caloric Dish: Steak & White Cheddar Panini Sandwich (with baguette)
Calories per Serving: 1,060
Serving Size: 1.0 each (449.08g)
Fat: 46g
Sodium: 1,870mg

wendys

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#23 – Wendy’s

Most Caloric Dish: Dave’s Hot ‘n Juicy 3/4 Lb. Triple Cheeseburger
Calories per Serving: 1,070
Serving Size: 1.0 each (423g)
Fat: 72g
Sodium: 1,930mg

Whataburger

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#22 – Whataburger

Most Caloric Dish: Triple Meat Whataburger Cheeseburger
Calories per Serving: 1,080
Serving Size: 1.0 each (484g)
Fat: 63g
Sodium: 1,720mg

Papa John's

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#21 – Papa John’s

Most Caloric Dish: Original Crust John’s Favorite Pizza (individual)
Calories per Serving: 1,120
Serving Size: 1.0 individual (368g)
Fat: 60g
Sodium: 2,680mg

Jimmy John's

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#20 – Jimmy John’s

Most Caloric Dish: The JJ Gargantuan Sandwich (with french bread)
Calories per Serving: 1,134
Serving Size: 1.0 each (556.86g)
Fat: 55.3g
Sodium: 3,534mg

McDonald's

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#19 – McDonald’s

Most Caloric Dish: Hotcakes & Large Biscuit Big Breakfast Meal
Calories per Serving: 1,150
Serving Size: 1.0 meal (434g)
Fat: 60g
Sodium: 2,260mg

Del Taco

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#18 – Del Taco

Most Caloric Dish: Chicken Chipotle Ranch Epic Burrito
Calories per Serving: 1,160
Serving Size: 1.0 each (513g)
Fat: 66g
Sodium: 2,650mg

Burger King

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#17 – Burger King

Most Caloric Dish: Ultimate Breakfast Platter BK Meal
Calories per Serving: 1,190
Serving Size: 1.0 meal (464g)
Fat: 66g
Sodium: 2,460mg

Blimpie

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#16 – Blimpie

Most Caloric Dish: Chicken Cheddar Bacon Ranch Submarine Sandwich (with white, 12″)
Calories per Serving: 1,200
Serving Size: 1.0 each (670g)
Fat: 59g
Sodium: 3,240mg

Sonic

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#15 – Sonic

Most Caloric Dish: SuperSonic Bacon Double Cheeseburger (with mayonnaise)
Calories per Serving: 1,240
Serving Size: 1.0 each (396g)
Fat: 87g
Sodium: 1,690mg

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#14 – Dairy Queen

Most Caloric Dish: Chicken Strip Basket (with gravy toast & fries, 6 piece)
Calories per Serving: 1,250
Serving Size: 1.0 meal
Fat: 61g
Sodium: 3,190mg

Carls Junior

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#13 – Carl’s Junior

Most Caloric Dish: 1/2-lb. Thickburger El Diablo
Calories per Serving: 1,290
Serving Size: 1.0 each (431g)
Fat: 85g
Sodium: 2,790mg

Hardee's

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#12 – Hardee’s

Most Caloric Dish: 2/3-lb. Monster Thickburger Cheeseburger
Calories per Serving: 1,340
Serving Size: 1.0 each (399g)
Fat: 96g
Sodium: 3,130mg

Red Robin

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#11 – Red Robin

Most Caloric Dish: Whiskey River BBQ Cheeseburger (with sesame bun)
Calories per Serving: 1,392
Serving Size: 1.0 each (340g)
Fat: 89g
Sodium: 1,741mg

P.F. Chang's

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#10 – P.F. Chang

Most Caloric Dish: Walnut Shrimp with Melon
Calories per Serving: 1,420
Serving Size: 1.0 order
Fat: 113g
Sodium: 1,390mg

Baja Fresh

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#9 – Baja Fresh

Most Caloric Dish: Steak Quesadilla
Calories per Serving: 1,430
Serving Size: 1.0 each (550g)
Fat: 87g
Sodium: 2,600mg

Pizza Hut

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#8 – Pizza Hut

Most Caloric Dish: Meat Lover’s PANormous Pizza (personal)
Calories per Serving: 1,470
Serving Size: 1.0 individual (465g)
Fat: 80g
Sodium: 3,670mg

Denny's

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#7 – Denny’s

Most Caloric Dish: Peanut Butter Cup Pancake Meal
Calories per Serving: 1,510
Serving Size: 1.0 meal (595.34g)
Fat: 90g
Sodium: 2,440mg

Mimi's Caffe

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#6 – Mimi’s Cafe

Most Caloric Dish: Chicken Tillamook Cheddar Mac
Calories per Serving: 1,560
Serving Size: 1.0 order
Fat: 113g
Sodium: 2,679mg

Culver's

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#5 – Culver’s

Most Caloric Dish: North Atlantic Cod (with coleslaw fries & roll, 3 piece)
Calories per Serving: 1,680
Serving Size: 1.0 meal (629g)
Fat: 112g
Sodium: 1,876mg

White Castle

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#4 – White Castle

Most Caloric Dish: Chicken Rings (20 rings)
Calories per Serving: 1,760
Serving Size: 20.0 each (478g)
Fat: 158g
Sodium: 2,020mg

Jersey Mike's

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#3 – Jersey Mike’s

Most Caloric Dish: Buffalo Chicken Cheesesteak Submarine Sandwich (with wheat, giant)
Calories per Serving: 1,770
Serving Size: 1.0 each (1045g)
Fat: 79.5g
Sodium: 7,790mg

Johnny Rockets

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#2 – Johnny Rockets

Most Caloric Dish: Bacon & Cheddar Double Cheeseburger
Calories per Serving: 1,770
Serving Size: 1.0 each (555g)
Fat: 125g
Sodium: 2,380mg

Uno Chicago Grill

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#1 – Uno Chicago Grill

Most Caloric Dish: Chicago Classic Deep Dish Pizza (personal)
Calories per Serving: 2,300
Serving Size: 1.0 each (757g)
Fat: 164g
Sodium: 4,910mg