The Burger King Breakfast Sandwich You Should Steer Clear Of

Burger King has clearly established the kind of brand appeal that keeps customers coming back. According to Burger King's website, more than 11 million guests visit BK outlets daily. And those customers live all over the world, from Sweden to South Africa to Vietnam — and dozens of countries in between (via Delish).

Popular? Yes. But is Burger King's menu good for you? It depends on what you order. The Quad Stacker, a Burger King secret-menu item (via #HackTheMenu), brings 800 calories and 2,430 milligrams of sodium, according to Delish. Individual caloric needs vary, but roughly speaking, this burger all by itself provides a third of the recommended daily calories (a little less than a third for most men, a little more for women, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration). In a different report, the FDA recommends at most 2,300 milligrams of sodium a day, and the super-salty Quad Stacker exceeds that.

What about breakfast at Burger King? Cheapism highlights the Egg-Normous Burrito. A registered dietician told Cheapism this breakfast also packs more than one day's worth of sodium. And at 805 calories, it's right up there with the Quad Stacker.

Why the Burger King's Double Sausage Sourdough Breakfast King is a mouthful

Okay, so don't order any breakfast foods at Burger King with "Normous" in the name. Got it. What about the Double Sausage Sourdough Breakfast King? The name is a mouthful, and so is the meal. The image on Burger King's menu page will convince you that you're seeing double: two slabs of scrambled eggs, two sausages, and two slices of cheese piled inside a sourdough rounds. Looks scrumptious, yes, but it doesn't fare well with dieticians, either. A review of the breakfast item's nutrition information shows it has 780 calories, 47.7 grams of fat, and 1864.4 milligrams of sodium. Its saturated fat content is 17.3 grams.

Eat This, Not That calls the Double Sausage Sourdough Breakfast King one of the worst breakfast items to order in the fast food world. There's very little that is redeeming about this sandwich. As registered dietician nutritionist Beth Stark told Eat This, Not That, "With a name that includes 'Double Sausage,' you can guess the calories, fat, and sodium will be through the roof." Healthline points out that fat per se isn't unhealthy, with the exception of trans fat or an excess of omega-6 fat. That said, a person on a low-fat diet should get no more than 30 percent of their calories from fat. For those people, the Double Sausage Sourdough Breakfast King will get them most of the way there.