You Won't Believe The Insane Calorie Counts Of These 14 Greasy Favorites

You Won’t Believe the Insane Calorie Counts of These 14 Greasy Favorites

Unless you've been eating under a rock, you probably know by now that the greasier something is, the unhealthier it is for you, especially from a fat and calorie standpoint. But we bet that the sheer quantity of calories contained in some of the most popular greasy foods will still shock you. 

Buffalo Wings

Deep frying chicken wings and dousing them in a sauce that's half-butter, half- hot sauce (yes, that's the standard wing sauce formula) is a recipe for diet disaster. At Buffalo Wild Wings, for example, an order of 10 wings contains about 750 calories, 45 grams of fat, and 14 grams of saturated fat.

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Bacon, Egg, and Cheese

Because this isn't a chain restaurant staple, we had to do our own calculation on this one. Add up the fat and calories in a bacon-egger (one egg, one slice of cheese, two strips of bacon, a roll, and a dab of butter), and you're looking at about 600 calories and 35 grams of fat, not to mention a hefty dose of cholesterol.

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A straight-ahead cheeseburger from Shake Shack contains 455 calories, 26 grams of fat, and 13 grams of saturated fat, which isn't too terrible, but this is a relatively small burger. If you're in the mood for a more substantial patty from a restaurant like Red Robin, a classic cheeseburger clocks in at 733 calories and 41 grams of fat.

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A bowl of chili can be less healthy than a burger. A bowl of Terlingua chili at Chili's, for example, contains 460 calories, 31 grams of fat, and 15 grams of saturated fat, and bean-free versions pack in even more calories.

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A doughnut may seem light as air and be gone in just a few bites, but they're still deep-fried dough. At Dunkin' Donuts, a chocolate frosted doughnut contains 280 calories and 15 grams of fat, and a coconut doughnut (the unhealthiest offering) contains 400 calories and 22 grams of fat.

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French Fries

A medium-sized order of fries at McDonald's contains 230 calories and 11 grams of fat, but don't forget that appetizer-sized restaurant portions are much larger. And once you start adding chili and cheese, you can easily be passing the 1,000-calorie mark.

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Fried Chicken

Order an Original Recipe half-chicken (breast, thigh, wing, and drumstick) at KFC and you'll be downing 860 calories, 52 grams of fat, 11 grams of saturated fat, a whopping 280 milligrams of cholesterol, and 2,640 milligrams of sodium. Fried chicken tenders are also among the unhealthiest things you can order at a restaurant; when served with fries (which is usually the case), they can easily exceed 1,000 calories.

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Fish and Chips

Battered and fried fish served atop a heap of fries is nobody's idea of a healthy dinner, but the actual fat and calorie content of this seaside staple is staggering. At Red Lobster, for example, an order contains 970 calories and 54 grams of fat.

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Layers of ground beef, cheese, pasta, and creamy sauce? Sounds delicious, but lasagna is an absolute gutbomb. Order it at Olive Garden and you'll be downing 930 calories, 53 grams of fat, and 28 grams of saturated fat. And that's before the unlimited salad and breadsticks.

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Mozzarella Sticks

If you prefer your cheese breaded and deep fried, an order of mozzarella sticks at TGI Friday's contains 820 calories, 50 grams of fat, and 23 grams of saturated fat.


Your standard order of nachos, topped with ground beef, cheese, jalapeños, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, and guacamole might tip the scales at 1,590 calories, 83 grams of fat, and 44 grams of saturated fat; the ones at Chili's do.

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Onion Rings

The exact fat and calorie content of onion rings can vary greatly depending on how large the portion size is and how thick the onions are cut, but we hate to break it to you: You'll never find a version that can qualify as healthy. An order of Red Robin's classic onion rings, for example, contains 552 calories and 31 grams of fat.

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One slice of good old-fashioned New York City pizza contains around 400 to 500 calories and 15 to 20 grams of fat, depending on the source (slice sizes vary, as does the amount of cheese). A serving of cheese and tomato deep-dish pizza from Uno's will set you back 1,750 calories and 119 grams of fat, and a cheese personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut contains 600 calories and 24 grams of fat. Add toppings at your own peril.

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If you decide to order a full rack of baby back ribs from TGI Friday's, your dinner will be packing in 1,590 calories, 71 grams of fat, and 24 grams of fat, and that's not even including side dishes. Keep in mind that baby back ribs actually contain less fat than St. Louis-style spareribs, which are what most barbecue restaurants specialize in.

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