There are 510 calories in a McDonald’s quarter pounder with cheese. That’s not too bad compared to some of their other burgers such as the Angus Chipotle BBQ Bacon Burger that weighs in at 800 calories. While the McDonald’s quarter pounder may not have as many calories as some of their other menu options it is far from healthy. The burger is loaded with 26 grams of fat with 230 of the total 510 calories being from fat. That’s nearly half the burger.
The quarter pounder also features 1190 mg of sodium. That’s 50% of the recommended daily value of soda in just one food item alone. The quarter pounder also features 40 grams of carbs and 29 grams of protein.
The McDonald’s quarter pounder has long been one of the franchise’s most loved burgers. It has been on the menu since 1971. A regular McDonald’s hamburger has less than half the calories of a quarter pounder (250). It’s not much healthier, its mainly due to the fact that it’s exactly half the size of the quarter pounder, which weighs in at 7 ounces before being cooked. Add a medium fry and a medium coke to your order and you can add on an additional 690 calories to your meal for a whopping 1,200 calories in just one meal. The information derived for this answer was taken directly from the McDonald’s corporate nutrition website.
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