Health Facts Monday – Calories Face-Off: Wendy’s vs McDonald’s

Wendy’s and McDonald’s are both fast food restaurants, yet Wendy’s has been serving healthier alternatives long before McDonald’s did so. Whenever I go to Wendy’s I would substitute fries for either baked potatoes or salad because I do not like having too much fried too.  Having said that, does it mean Wendy’s menu items are healthier than McDonald’s overall?  In this episode of “Health Facts Monday,”  we will reveal the truth.

1) Hamburger (McD WINS!!)

wendys vs mcD hamburger

Wendy’s Bacon Deluxe Single – 680 calories

McDonald’s Quarter Pounder BLT – 620 calories (SCORE)

2) Wrap (McD WINS!!)

wendys vs mcD sandwich and wraps

Wendy’s Grilled Chicken Wrap – 520 calories

McDonald’s Chicken & Bacon Signature McWrap® with Grilled Chicken – 480 calories (SCORE)

3) Salad (McD WINS!!)

wendys vs mcD salad

Wendy’s Asian Cashew Chicken Salad  – 370 calories

McDonald’s Cashew Teriyaki Salad with Grilled Chicken – 300 calories (SCORE)

4) Beverage (Wendy’s WINS!!)

wendys vs mcD drink

Wendy’s Chocolate Frosty™, Medium – 420 calories (SCORE)

McDonald’s Triple Thick Milkshake® – Chocolate, Medium – 760 calories 

5) Yogurt (Wendy’s WINS!!)

wendys vs mcD yogurt


Wendy’s Strawberry Yogurt – 160 calories (SCORE)

McDonald’s Fruit ‘n Yogurt Parfait – 200 calories  

WHAT?!?!!? How is that possible? McDonald’s food is healthier than Wendy’s!?!?!?!?!?!!?!??!  However, I noticed Wendy’s snacks and beverages have lower calories than McDonald’s, while McDonald’s cooked food items have lower calories than Wendy’s.   By knowing this fact, we all know what to order when we are at McDonald’s or vice versa.

Do you like both Wendy’s and McDonald’s food? What do you usually order between these two restaurants? Do you notice any difference between Wendy’s and McDonald’s? Post your comments below.  Till next time!


4 thoughts on “Health Facts Monday – Calories Face-Off: Wendy’s vs McDonald’s

  1. Hey ! stopping by from 20sb,, this post instantly caught my eye i always thought Wendys was healthier !! i mean…there hamburgers taste so much better, anyway. And wendys doesn’t make my stomach turn five seconds after digesting it…that’s just gross !

  2. I only order McNuggets and fries at McDs so I looked those up myself. McDs is a bit higher but I prefer their food to Wendy’s so I’m gonna stick with it!

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