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McDonald’s Angus Burgers are a Nutritional Nightmare on a Bun

The commercials look absolutely amazing. A hot, thick burger on a braided bakery style fluffy white bun, topped with red onion, juicy tomato slices and crisp lettuce, they make my mouth water and remain in my brain longer than should be legal. Touted as an upscale offering, McDonald’s new Black Angus 1/3 pound burgers seem too good to be true. Let’s take a look at the nutrition content of the three different angus burgers

  • Angus Deluxe opens up the bidding with 750 calories, 350 from fat, 39 grams of total fat, 135 grams of cholesterol, and 1700 mg of sodium.
  • The Angus Mushroom and Swiss counters back with 770 calories, 360 from fat, 40 grams of fat, 135 grams of cholesterol and 1170 mg of sodium.
  • In a last ditch effort, the Angus Bacon and Cheese closes it out with 790 calories, 40 from fat, 145 grams of cholesterol and an astounding 2070 mg of sodium.

Those numbers are, in some cases, more than a daily allowance of calories, fat and sodium. Just in one sandwich, never mind the rest of the meal!

If you really must have a burger, choosing a regular – or even child’s order – can meet your craving and save your diet. These burger choices have no place in a healthy lifestyle or diet.

July 15th, 2009

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thoes look sooooooooooooooooooo goooooooooood!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted May 2nd, 2013 7:46 pm


I am 47-48kg. I eat whatever i want, though try to add in one each of the food groups every day. I wouldnt say i eat maccas alot, though i have recently because i am collecting the monopoly tokens. I do NO excercise. Seriously i do maybe accasional squats in the shower and swim laps in the pool at my mothers house when its hot but THATS IT! When i get maccas i get an angus burger. I would say they are a much healthier option then the doublequarter pounders and big macs as they actually have salad on them. Also i dont know where those pics came from but ours from our local maccas are on rectangle doughy buns. Anyway point being is. Really you can eat angus burgers without feeling guilty. They are fine...and i am proof!

posted Feb 20th, 2013 2:49 am


A Nobel to the dietician who tells me that a Angus burger is good for me.

posted Apr 21st, 2012 8:47 pm


We had the Angus deluxe - it was Good , But I took half the bread off to help with the calories ..
I'd rather have a low calorie 12 grain bread - That only 90 calories for 2 slices ..
The bun they have is about 200 calories ...

posted Jan 17th, 2012 4:25 pm


mcdogfood thats a good one

posted Dec 9th, 2011 9:21 pm


I just had one of these and it was delicious. I will simply eat lean proteins and get plenty of fiber the rest of the day.

I lift weights 3 times / week and walk about 20 miles per week. I drink plenty of water and get plenty of potassium to counter my sodium intake.

There is no need to feel guilty. Simply plan your day accordingly.

posted Nov 20th, 2011 7:29 pm


I don't think most people realize that it's not our diets that make us overweight and unhealthy but an almost total lack of physical activity. I cycle, do yard work, construction, hiking and many other stenos activities. I am able to eat, pretty much why I want without gaining weight. I believe most other people could do the same if they did things besides sitting on their a** all day long.

posted Nov 20th, 2011 1:01 pm


Just had the Deluxe, good tasting burger if you like strong seasoning and lots of Mayo! It's VERY SIMPLE PEOPLE, EXERCISE REGULARLYand you w ont get fat, period.

posted Nov 8th, 2011 12:00 am


just had the mushroom/swiss yesterday. I can normally eat a large burger without a problem but this one took over half hour to try to get down. First taste is strong, salty mushrooms, almost as if they added artificial flavoring to them. I guess thats what made it so difficult to eat fast. Besides more salt, I could not taste the burger at all. Odd thing was, I didnt have to run to the nearest toilet right after. I guess the salt turned my digestive system into a saltlick. Oddly, I want to try the one with lettuce and tomato next time but that will be some time away.

posted Oct 1st, 2011 2:26 am


I am eating this on my high protein diet and I am loosing weight! so There!

posted Sep 2nd, 2011 10:57 pm


This is helpful, although it seems it would more appropriate to publish what part of thsi burger is carbohydrates.
Fat, contrary to popular belief, is not the villain in most foods: carbs that cause insulin reaction in the body, by contrast, ARE the villains. Fat actually satisfies and cuts cravings, although I'd agree that this is probably a polysaturated fat.
Nonetheless, 350 calories that is purely fat is healthier than 350 calories of insulin-inducing carbohydrates. Obviously, healthy carbs (none of which is fast food) such, as fruits, and veggies are ideal. And onion's always a good thing, being high in RNA.

posted Apr 25th, 2011 12:55 pm


Great article, but I doubt many people out there survive on just 750 calories.

The sodium, howerver, is a different story. A person should limit their daily sodium intake to under 1500mg. One Angus Delux burger exceeds that at 1700mg, so this alone is cause for alarm and to limit your consumption of these burgers.

Make them a treet, but not a daily lunch, or the salt will kill you, folks.

posted Apr 19th, 2011 6:50 pm

who says?

I just eat an Angus burger and it tasted good.

posted Mar 26th, 2011 2:06 pm


Not bad

posted Mar 4th, 2011 4:10 pm


700 calories is your daily intake? Get off your high horses people, it's a good tasting burger that isn't completely awful to have once and again.
Learn to exercise and eat right the rest of the time and enjoy more taboo foods.

posted Feb 18th, 2011 1:19 am


Had an angus delux today. It was good but since I've been eating a clean diet my mouth was burning from the salt in this junk food. I'll stick to organic-free range meet from now on, it tasted better and cost about the same if not less

posted Jan 29th, 2011 5:47 am


Didn't see the word "Moderation" mentioned by anyone. Just split the darn thing with someone! (Saves $ AND your health).
Most portions in American restaurants are ridiculous. "Downsize" and your size will do likewise!

posted Nov 11th, 2010 2:37 am


This does not exceed daily calories but the sodium, cholesterol, saturated fat, and total fat come pretty close to your daily limit (these are the percentages you see on the nutritional label). The Angus burgers have approximately 85% daily value of saturated fat and 2g of trans fat. If you eat an Angus, be sure to eat healthy during the other times of the day.

posted Aug 31st, 2010 1:58 pm


I like to think of myself as a healthy American in his mid 20's. I run, smoke, eat fastfood, and golf and I'm fine. Get off your lazy butts and you can eat all you want and not get fat.

posted May 26th, 2010 2:06 pm


You think McDonalds is bad ?

Chiliâ??s Buffalo Chicken Ranch Sandwich

* 1,560 calories
* 86 g fat (14 g saturated)
* 4,010 mg sodium

posted May 13th, 2010 2:01 pm

Jeffrey Johnson

All u people who think Mcdonalds and other fast food company's are reason to bail for people being obese are ill advised. HEEEELLLLLOOOO people what happen to personal responsibility for ones own body image. People today are lazy and refuse to work out. If you bail fastfood for obesity issue then you might as well blame all the sit down restaurants such as outback chilies denny etc.... these food are just as bad and even worse. But why should u people stop there you should also blame all Sony, Panasonic and all electronic company who make TV and video games because millions of americans are to busy watching this instead of working out.

posted Apr 27th, 2010 12:49 am


are you people crazy? That's exactly wrong with this country and why obesity levels are high. It's NEVER ok to eat fast food. you think the calories content of this Angus burger is ok because the average is 2,000 calories per day. Did you happen to notice the sodium level??? That's what leads to heart disease people! All fast food is processed and thus high in sodium (not to mention FAT)

Keep eating this food. Keep McDonalds and all the fast food establishments in business and then wonder why we have the health issues in this country that we have. Just look at the children.

Terrible. I

posted Apr 22nd, 2010 7:06 pm


I love it. Let's see how the commies run this country without my hard work or tax money. I am going to stop going to the doctor and eat only those things that are horrible for my health. This burger is a must have. I am a healthy 44 year old. I figure if I eat nothing but garbage like this, I can drop dead of a heart attack in the next 10 years. No worries about ObamaCare, no test doctors no worries.

posted Mar 23rd, 2010 4:15 pm

Jenny O

The burger is great! This article is spreading misinformation, one burger will never amount to anyone's "daily" in calories. A healthy adult should be eating at least 2000-2500 in calories daily.

posted Jan 17th, 2010 8:27 pm


I just ordered and enjoyed an Angus Deluxe without cheese and mayo. Next time I will walk to the MCD and skip the fries. MCD is not going away and people won't stop going there so reward yourself now and then but go with a plan.

posted Dec 19th, 2009 3:49 pm


Considering the burger is about the calorie count of one decent meal i dont see what the big deal is. We need about 2000-2500 calories a day.

posted Dec 11th, 2009 12:54 pm


I think this is a "descent cheat" (JUST THE BURGER). You can go over your calorie count once a week IMO. It's good to shock your body anyway.

posted Dec 10th, 2009 12:13 pm

andrew sim

@jull knapp

is your daily is 750-790 calories?

posted Oct 15th, 2009 1:44 pm


I cut this crap out of my food intake back at the End of May AND stuck to a weelky exercise routine of 4 days a week. 60-90 minutes. I use my total gym and My Ab Coaster(YES THAT AB COASTER REALLY WORKS).
I've lost 22 lbs in 4 months. Lost 6.5 inches off my waist and Rear. And have to get all my pants taken to the tailor to get fixed. I tried a Fast Food Meal 2 weeks ago. It was so disgusting. I CANNOT go back.
Also, get the Eat this Not That Books. Make them your food Bibles and it makes a difference too.

posted Oct 15th, 2009 10:17 am


If you have to hve one you can do what I did - order the bacon and cheese plain - trash the bacon and the bun and only eat half the burger - you still get to enjoy but at half the calories and sodium!

posted Sep 30th, 2009 12:16 pm


I read this article after making Salt N' Pepper Shrimp With Sherry Tomato Sauce over egg noodles, and I thought it might be a bit on the caloric side, but it was NOTHING compared to one of these sandwiches! Besides, I am always at my most relaxed when in the kitchen, which is why it still confounds me how people can still patronise fat (um, fast) food dives, especially with all the so-called nutritional information at their fingertips! Oh, well, what'sa person to do? Put a ban on all fast food establishments......oops, to late in some states. Later.

posted Sep 2nd, 2009 9:54 pm


i just ate the mushroom one today around 2pm. i knew once i ate it i couldnt eat anything else for the rest of the day. i felt so guilty after eating it. i call it heartattack food. but damn it was so good lol!

posted Aug 17th, 2009 7:43 pm


WHY, oh why, does the bad for you stuff taste good? That's what I'd like to know, lol.

posted Aug 15th, 2009 9:25 am


I ordered the Angus Bacon Cheese because of the promotion going on with free fries and free soft drink. I needed the soft drink! Plus several refills! THAT IS ONE SALTY DOG! ! ! It's the "Angus Burger Seasoning! It contains salt, beef broth (salt), garlic powder (salt), soy sauce (salt), worchestershire sauce (salt and molasses) and Tumeric (?). I read tumeric prevents man breasts, so that's is kind of funny. 2070 MG OF SALT, HOLY (angus) COW! This burger is not worth the salt to blow it up ! ! !

posted Aug 10th, 2009 6:52 pm


I used to work at McDonalds- we didn't have these when I worked there (a year ago), but I can tell you NOTHING on the menu is healthy. Beware of the salads too!

posted Aug 3rd, 2009 12:53 pm

Liz in Seattle

I had the mushroom burger...yum! However, I've decided that if I'm going to have a burger every once in a while, it'd better be gourmet, so that at least I'm blowing the calories on the best. You know, like gourmet chocolate...

posted Jul 16th, 2009 6:57 pm


Loved the article. Makes me kind of ill when I think about how I ate before changing my lifestyle!!

posted Jul 16th, 2009 12:12 pm


Funny just YESTERDAY DH told me how good these I am sure they are good!

I recently found out you can add big mac sauce to any burger. So if I really want a big mac i find a plain cheeseburger with big mac sauce totally satisties the craving!!

posted Jul 16th, 2009 9:49 am


I confess i ate one of these the other day :-(

posted Jul 15th, 2009 6:23 pm


Thanks for sharing this Carmen. Anytime fast food restaurants launch a new product they make it look so appetizing. But don't forget how you feel after you eat that stuff. And, do like Carmen did, and do a little detective work first to see if it's really worth it.

posted Jul 15th, 2009 1:19 pm

Jill Knapp

Scary to think you can eat your days calories in one sitting!! It is what it is.

posted Jul 15th, 2009 11:54 am


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