Compare and Contrast Wendy's vs. Mcdonalds Essay

918 Words Jul 8th, 2013 4 Pages
McDonald’s Versus Wendy’s Kimmeka Bowman Comm/155 June 15, 2013 J. Trammell

McDonald’s Versus Wendy’s What do you typically order when dining at McDonald’s or Wendy’s? When I am having a meal from either place, my favorite choice is a fried chicken sandwich with lettuce, tomato, bacon and extra mayo. Sometimes, I may make it a combo and enjoy the greasy, salty french fries and an ice cold soft drink. Most of their customers often purchase the unhealthiest options because they feel as if that is what fast food is all about, right? Fortunately, it does not have to be that way. Fast food can be convenient and nutritious. Wendy’s and McDonald’s are both fast food restaurants, so they are alike in many
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Wendy’s version of the Dollar menu is titled “Right Price, Right Size” menu. It has also introduced a feast after dark that is available after 10 p.m. This meal is made up of their Double Stack cheeseburger (pickles, onions, ketchup and mustard), an order of chili cheese fries and a 32 ounce drink for only $5. With the many options, customers must decide if they are looking for convenience and unhealthy food choices. One of the more unhealthy options at McDonald’s is a new sandwich, Bacon Habanero Ranch Quarter Pounder with Cheese. This monster of a sandwich is made with a quarter pound of 100% beef. It is topped with white cheddar cheese, Applewood smoked bacon, tomato, leaf lettuce and a spicy but creamy habanero ranch sauce on a toasted bun. Sounds delicious until the nutritious facts are given. This sandwich alone has 610 calories, 31 grams of fat, and 46 grams of carbohydrates. The fat in this sandwich is 48% of the recommended daily value. Adding fries and a drink to pair with this sandwich increases the calorie count for this meal to well over 1100. Remember, the average person consumes about 2000 calories a day. While these facts are shocking to some, Wendy’s also has some options that can be damaging to one’s health. The Baconator is at the top of the list. The name by itself says heart attack. This signature sandwich has not one, but two quarter pound ground beef patties. Like McDonald’s, it has Applewood smoked bacon. However, the only toppings are
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