Thousands of students trust PeerPapers.com for help with their writing. Shouldn't you?Worrying about calories seems silly after you've consented to a French fry grease-fest, but sometimes you can't help it. During one such conflicted experience, I wondered if some fast-food fries were less hard on the body than others. Looking at the nutritional facts of some common French fry purveyors, I found that you can, indeed, save some serious calories if you know which fries to buy.
Notes: The numbers below are estimated reports by each restaurant's official website at the time of this article.
Dairy Queen wins with 2.69 calories/gram
Jack in the Box is close behind with 2.71 calories/gram
McDonald's it is, with 3.25 calories/gram
Those stats may sound like just a few calories' difference, but that's a 21% difference, which adds up since a large serving tends to be around 190 grams.
But there are other stats to look at...
Here's the zero trans fat team:
This one is the trans fattiest:
Jack in the Box
How about saturated fat?
Dairy Queen (0.018g saturated fat/gram of fries)
Arby's (0.037g saturated fat/gram of fries)
Also remember that a good deal in dollars, doesn't translate to your diet, and a "large fries" means something different to everyone:
Large Fries Serving Sizes
Carl's Jr.: 184g
Dairy Queen: 186g
Burger King: 194g
Jack in the Box: 236g