It’s what they say about how fast-food restaurants are bad for you, generally speaking. And if you’re at the Sonic Drive-In, you’re really tempting fate and risking your health if you indulge in the following menu items:
Ultimate Meat and Cheese Breakfast Burrito
This uses a warm flour tortilla, and inside you have crispy bacon and flavorful sausage, along with the fluffy scrambled eggs, golden tots, and zesty cheese sauce. It sure solves the morning hunger pangs nicely, but it does no favors for your diet.
Yes, it does contain 30g of protein, and it only contains 1g of sugar. But the 840 calories are perhaps a bit much for breakfast.
You also get 19g of saturated fat, along with half a gram of trans fat. You’re supposed to limit your daily saturated fat intake to about 16g to 22g a day, when you’re on a 2,000-calorie daily diet. That means you’re bound to go over the limit for the day.
The same goes with the 2,220mg of sodium in this burrito. That’s almost your allotted sodium intake for the entire day!
SuperSONIC Bacon Double Cheeseburger with Mayo
Plenty of people like this for lunch. You have mayo on the burger bun, and you have 2 burger patties to go with your 2 slices of cheese. There’s bacon as well, along with the lettuce and tomato.
With double the standard beef and the addition of the bacon, don’t be surprised that these all add up to 1,030 calories. While the 58g of protein isn’t bad, you still get 23g of saturated fat. You also get 2g of trans fat, and you’re supposed to limit your trans fat consumption to less than 2g per day.
This also comes with 1,880mg of sodium, which means you’re likely to consume too much salt in total at the end of the day. And you even get 12g of sugar to top it all off.
Footlong Quarter Pound Coney
Ordering a footlong hotdog seems like a nice and easy way to satisfy your hunger, but you do have to take the 790 calories into account. You also get 19g of saturated fat, 1g of trans fat, and even 9g of sugar.
But the worst of it all is the 2,300mg of sodium in this hotdog sandwich. You’ve basically consumed your whole daily sodium allotment with just one menu order.
Yes, this will satisfy the taste buds of plenty of hotdog fans, and not just because of the size. The soft warm bun comes with the nicely grilled hotdog, and then topped with warm chili and melty cheddar cheese. No one’s really saying that it doesn’t taste great. We’re just saying that it’s not exactly great for your health and your diet.
Honey BBQ Boneless Wings
You can get yourself $5.73 Boneless Wings at Sonic, and they’re great when it comes to just the taste. The fact that they’re boneless also makes them a pleasure to eat.
But for a snack or a simple finger food, this order is just too much. Eat all the 12 wings solo, and you’re taking in 930 calories, 19g of saturated fat, 1g of trans fat, and even 6g of sugar. But the sodium content really is the worst, as it gets up to 2,760mg of sodium. That’s a lot more than any person’s healthy sodium allotment.
Of course, this order isn’t all that bad—if you’re getting it for yourself and 2 others. That means dividing all the previous numbers by 3, and you get more reasonable results. As part of the trio, you’re only getting 310 calories, less tan 7g of saturated fat, only 2g of sugar, and a relatively safer 920mg of sodium.
Large Order of Chili Cheese Tots
These aren’t just your run-of-the-mill tater tots, as you’ve also added strings of cheese along with some chili. All these add up to 960 calories and 17g of saturated fat, and these numbers are just too high for a mere side order.
The salt content is also terrifying, since you’ve got 2,690mg of sodium here. That means a mere side order already surpasses your daily sodium allotment. If this is just your side dish to accompany your sandwich order, then you’re really going way past the healthy limits for sodium consumption.
You should go with the small order, and even the medium order is comparatively benign at only 530 calories. If you do need that large Chili Cheese Tots, hopefully it’s because you’re sharing the order with 4 other people.
Oreo Peanut Butter Shake
You have plenty of shake flavors to choose from here at Sonic, and they’re all good (at least in terms of taste). The Oreo Peanut Butter Shake is especially alluring, as it’s served with a clear glass. You have real ice cream combined with Oreo cookie pieces and Reese’s peanut butter, and then finished with a whipped topping. There’s even a cherry on top.
But for a dessert, it’s a nutritional disaster. It’s like Godzilla wreaking havoc with your diet and your health as the city of Tokyo. It comes with 1,720 calories, 48g of saturated fat, 2g of trans fat, 1,040mg of sodium, and even 111g of sugar.
That’s like swallowing 9 tablespoons of sugar, while taking in twice your daily saturated fat allotment and almost half of your sodium allotment. This looks great on the outside, but it’s pure evil on the inside!