Oddly, the calories aren’t as bad as you might think. The sandwich can be ordered grilled for 460 calories or fried for 540 calories. The sodium count is off the charts, the USDA recommends no more than 2,300 milligrams per day. The grilled meal comes in at 1,380 and the fried at 1,430 milligrams respectively.
Of course we haven’t added fries or a soda yet. It would be pretty easy to shoot by our calorie needs for the day with a meal like that. KFC points out that they have healthy sides like green beans or corn on the cob but I’m thinking the number of people who choose those options are pretty small.
For comparison’s sake a McDonald’s Big Mac is 540 calories and a Burger King Whopper is 670. Nary a whole grain in sight …
What do you think? Is KFC helping Americans eat healthier? How many people do you see at fast food restaurants choosing a demure salad with minimal dressing?