What 2,000 Calories Looks Like At Every Major Fast-Food Chain

The Food and Drug Administration recommends an average daily intake of 2,000 calories.

Healthier, more transparent practices are making their way into the fast-food industry, yet simple awareness does always work.  Sometimes, we need to “hit people over their head” with the truth about food, food quality, food content, and calories. 

The Upshot (NY Times) took pictures of 2,000 calories’ worth of restaurant food in 2014.

We decided to do our own version and visit 13 fast-food chains to discover what ordering 2,000 calories looks like it’s shockingly easy.

While many of these arrangements look like single meals, each one would be all you are recommended to eat in an entire day.

Marina Nazario contributed to this story.

Starbucks

Starbucks

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Venti white-chocolate mocha,sausage and cheddar classic breakfastsandwich, dark cherry Greek yogurt,salted caramel cake pop, coffee cake.Total calories: 2,030.

McDonald’s

McDonald's

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Bacon clubhouse crispy-chicken sandwich, large fries, mozzarella sticks with marinara sauce, Oreo McFlurry.Totalcalories:2,010.

Panera Bread

Panera Bread

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New England clam-chowder bread bowl, chips, chocolate-chip cookie, bottled lemonade. Total calories: 2,160.

Subway

Subway

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Foot-long spicy Italian sub with cheese, a 6-inch BLT flatbread with cheese, chips, oatmeal-raisin cookie. Total calories: 2,010.

Shake Shack

Shake Shack

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Double Shackburger, cheese fries, peanut-butter shake. Total calories: 2,200.

KFC

KFC

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Doublicious sandwich, largepopcorn nuggets, large mashed potatoes with gravy, large mac andcheese, large coleslaw. Total calories: 2,940.

Chick-fil-a

Chick-fil-a

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Spicy chicken deluxe sandwich, large waffle fries,chicken salad, large vanillamilkshake.Total calories: 2,070.

Taco Bell

Taco Bell

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Beef quesarito, triple-layer nachos, crunchwrap supreme, cheesy fiesta potatoes, spicy tostada,large soda. Total calories: 2,080.

Burger King

Burger King

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Double Whopper with cheese, largefries, large onion rings, two oatmeal-raisincookies, large Coke. Total calories: 2,990.

Five Guys

Five Guys

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Bacon cheeseburger, large fries. Total calories: 2,230.

Arby’s

Arby's

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Roast turkey ranch and bacon sandwich, large curly fries, ketchup, Horsey sauce, medium chocolate shake. Total calories:2,010.

Wendy’s

Wendy's

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Baconator, spicy chicken nuggets, large fries, small frosty, root beer. Total calories: 2,480.

Chipotle

Chipotle

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Steak burrito with white rice, black beans, corn salsa, sour cream, and guacamole, chips and guacamole. Total calories:2,045.

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