The INSIDER Summary:
- Some fast food salads are as caloric as burgers, or even more so.
- We chose 20 salads from seven popular fast food chains and ranked them based on calories.
- Arby's roast turkey farmhouse salad had 230 calories, the fewest of all the salads.
- Wendy's spicy Caesar chicken salad had 720 calories, the most of all the salads.
Fast food isn't always what it seems to be.
Promotional photos often look way more enticing than the actual food, and the salads served at chains are often way more caloric than you think (sometimes even worse than a burger, at McDonald's at least).
We rounded up 20 salads from seven popular fast food chains and ranked them by number of calories, according to information we found on the chains' websites. It's important to note that the calories from salad dressing are not included in any of these nutrition facts.
Also, keep in mind that whether or not a food is healthy is based on much more than just calorie count. This ranking does not take factors such as sodium or fat content into account.
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Arby's roast turkey farmhouse salad: 230 calories
Subway Italian BMT salad: 230 calories
Carl's Jr. charbroiled chicken salad: 280 calories
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