When it comes to iconic burgers, the Quarter Pounder with Cheese is undoubtedly among the greats. You have 4 ounces of beef, with a slice of cheese, some slices of pickles, slivered onions, with mustard and ketchup.
You get all that (along with 29 grams of protein) for a reasonable price. The average price in the US for the Quarter Pounder with Cheese is around $5, so that shouldn’t really bust your budget.
But what if you want something bigger? There are times when even the Quarter Pounder with Cheese just won’t cut it. Maybe you’re really hungry. Or perhaps, you’re packing in calories because you’re underweight or you’re trying to build bigger muscles. Maybe you’re a football offensive lineman used to large meals.
Whatever the reason may be, you don’t have to order a double helping of the Quarter Pounder with Cheese. Instead, you can always go with the bigger hamburger options available from the fast-food industry.
Try these burgers instead:
McDonald’s Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese
Instead of getting a second burger, just order this instead. With the Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese, you’re doubling the meat content. This time, you have 2 quarter-pound patties, giving you half a pound of meat in the end. This is actually the largest (at least so far) burger that you can get from McDonald’s, based on the weight.
Just keep in mind that you’re getting 740 calories, which may be a problem for those on a diet. Those with heart and high blood pressure issues should also take note of the 1,360mg of sodium (which is a definite problem when you’re trying to cut the sodium down to 2,000mg each day).
But thus is a terrific option for muscle-builders, since it also gives you 48g of protein.
Wendy’s Dave’s Triple
As the name indicates, this time you get 3 patties, all of them going for a quarter-pound each. As a result, you get 1,160 calories and 70g of protein, along with 1,570mg of sodium. You may want to get a low-sodium meal for dinner afterwards, to keep your sodium intake under 2,000mg.
On the other hand, you’ll definitely feel full after eating this!
Carl’s Jr. The Really Big Carl
This one contains even more calories at 1,180 calories. That’s what you get when you have 3 charbroiled all-beef fatties, and each one comes with American cheese on top. It sits on a bed of lettuce, with Classic Sauce on top, all between toasted seeded buns.
Burger King Triple Whopper with Cheese
Yep, it’s another burger with 3 patties that weigh a quarter-pound each. They’re yummy, as they’re all flame-grilled. They’re in between the expected soft sesame seed bun.
You also get the melted American cheese, some fresh lettuce, nice tomatoes, sliced white onions, and crunchy pickles. Finally, you get some mayo and ketchup.
With 1,299 calories, this isn’t for those who’s on a diet.
Wendy’s Triple Pretzel Bacon Pub Cheeseburger
This came out in 2020 during the pandemic, and it sure piqued the interest of so many people in lockdown. It’s a great option when you’re dared to eat only a single meal during the day. If a single burger can satiate you, this is it.
That’s because you have ¾ of a pound of beef, between the extra soft pretzel bun. You also get the Applewood smoked bacon in there, along with the muenster cheese, onion tanglers, beer cheese sauce, crinkle cut pickles, and the smoke honey mustard.
In the end you end up with a massive 1520 calories. You also get 250mg of cholesterol (83% of your DV) and a heart-pounding 1,910mg of sodium (80%). You even get more than twice your daily saturated fat needs.
On the other hand, muscle-builders can’t complain about the 89g of protein they get from this. That’s 78% more than the DV.
Fatburger XXXL Triple Kingburger
Nutritionists may hurl invectives at whoever came up with the Fatburger XXXL, but for those who want a humungous burger, this is it. It’s a challenge to finish alone, and some establishments even give you a coupon for a free King Burger when you order one of these monstrosities.
It’s almost impossible to actually eat this like a sandwich, since it’s piled up so high. Part of the reason for that is because you have 3 patties here—and they’re all half a pound each. That’s right, you get 1.5 pounds of beef. It sure puts the puny Quarter Pounder with Cheese in its place, doesn’t it?
No one’s saying that nutritionists approve of any of these monstrous burgers. We are simply saying that if you’re in “need” of a large burger, then you have more options than the ever-popular Quarter Pounder with Cheese.