The One Burger You Should Never Order At Wendy's

McDonald's might rule and Burger King might reign, but few burger franchises have been able to keep it as fresh as Wendy's. The third-biggest player in the hamburger field has come a long way from its inception in 1969, and has made its name with its signature never-frozen square patties, the rather more frozen Frosty – and, more recently, with their sassy and occasionally problematic social media presence.    

Unfortunately, most every fast food chain comes with its share of Achilles heels. The fast food industry is chock full of disturbing secrets, because frankly, their histories and business practices can be a bit shady. Oh, and there's also the fact that their biggest selling points aren't actually all that healthy. Wendy's is no exception, and as such, there are plenty of food items people think you should absolutely never order from Wendy's

But what is the single most terrifying sandwich on their menu? What is the one burger you should never order at Wendy's? It turns out there can be too much of a good thing, and as Jennifer Maldonado of Eat This, Not That! notes, Wendy's tests this theory with its impressively monstrous Bacon Jalapeño Cheeseburger Triple.

Wendy's Bacon Jalapeño Cheeseburger Triple will kiss your arteries goodbye

As its name implies, this bad boy comes with no less than three of Wendy's patented hamburger patties, each topped with American cheese. Atop this absurd stack of protein and fat lies a pile of crispy fried onions, Applewood smoked bacon, and pickled jalapeños. Because there's no kill like overkill, there's also a smoky jalapeño sauce and a savory cheese sauce. 

While that list of ingredients sounds pretty delicious, a quick look at the burger's nutritional value is enough to make one think otherwise. For starters, Wendy's website lists the whole thing at 1,330 calories. This is a huge intake at a single sitting, especially if said calories come with a whopping 95 grams of fat, 4.5 of which are incredibly unhealthy trans fat, which harms your heart. Assuming you're ordering a side and a drink as well — which you would, because good luck eating this thing without something to flush it down — you're pretty much eating your whole daily calorie intake in one sitting.

And then there is the sodium. The American Heart Association recommends a sodium intake of no more than 1,500 milligrams a day, and absolutely puts its foot down at 2,300. Wendy's lists the Bacon Jalapeño Cheeseburger Triple at 2,150 milligrams of sodium.