Which Fast Food Items Are Healthier?

It's fast, it's easy, it's delicious, but is it healthy?

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As a point of reference, BuzzFeed’s definition of “healthy” when comparing two foods refers to fewer calories, additives, grams of fat, or grams of sugar per serving size. This quiz is not meant to promote a fast food lifestyle.

  1. 1. Which pizza is healthier?

    Dominos' plain pizza: two large slices
    Pizza Hut's plain pizza: two large slizes
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Domino's cheese pizza is healthier!

    Each slice of Domino's plain pizza has 100 fewer calories than Pizza Hut's plain pizza, as well as less fat.

  2. 2. Which burger is healthier?

    McDonald's Big Mac
    Burger King's Whopper
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    McDonald's Big Mac is healthier!

    Though the Big Mac isn't entirely healthy for you, it still has fewer calories, carbs, and fat (nearly 20 grams) than a Whopper.

    McDonald's Big Mac is healthier!
  3. 3. Which turkey sandwich is healthier?

    Panera's Sierra Turkey
    Subway's 6-inch Turkey Sub
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Subway's 6-inch Turkey Sub is healthier!

    At 500 fewer calories and nearly 30 grams less fat, stick with the Subway sandwich (and double the meat for more protein, at only 50 calories more).

  4. 4. Which tuna sandwich is healthier?

    Quiznos' Regular Tuna Melt
    Einstein Brothers' Tuna Salad Deli Melt
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Einstein Brothers' Tuna Salad Deli Melt is healthier!

    Quiznos' tuna melt has more than double the calories as Einstein's, along with almost one-hundred more grams of fat. Yikes.

  5. 5. Which Caesar salad is healthier?

    Chili’s Chicken Caesar Salad
    Panera's Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Panera's Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad is healthier!

    At half the fat and half the calories, Panera's grilled chicken Caesar salad is healthier than Chili's salad.

  6. 6. Which doughnut is healthier?

    Dunkin' Donuts' Glazed Donut
    Dunkin’ Donuts' Glazed Cake Donut
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Dunkin' Donuts' Glazed Donut is healthier!

    The glazed donut has almost half the fat, nearly 100 fewer calories, and 6 grams less sugar than the glazed cake donut.

  7. 7. Which steak burrito is healthier?

    Chipotle's Steak Burrito
    Taco Bell's Regular Style Steak Burrito Supreme
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Taco Bell's Regular Style Steak Burrito Supreme is healthier!

    Per serving size, Taco Bell's steak burrito is healthier than Chipotle's. It has more protein, fewer calories, fewer carbs, and fewer grams of fat.

  8. 8. Which banana split is healthier?

    Dairy Queen's banana split
    Baskin-Robbin's banana split
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Dairy Queen's banana split is healthier!

    Baskin-Robbins' banana split has almost double the calories (1,030 total calories) and more than twice as much fat than Dairy Queen's banana split.

  9. 9. Which fruit smoothie is better?

    Dunkin’ Donuts' Large Tropical Fruit Smoothie
    Jamba Juice's Power Mega Mango Smoothie
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Jamba Juice's Power Mega Mango Smoothie

    Jamba Juice's smoothie has 300 fewer calories and 40 grams less sugar than Dunkin Donuts' smoothie. However, Jamba Juices' drink still has 97 grams of sugar (that's more than double the recommended dose of sugar for men and more than triple the dose for women).

  10. 10. Which order of French fries is healthier?

    Wendy's medium French fries
    McDonald's medium French fries
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    McDonald's medium French fries is healthier!

    McDonald's medium order of French fries has nearly half the sodium, along with fewer calories and total grams of fat, than Wendy's medium fries.

Which Fast Food Items Are Healthier?