here), and we decided to grab some burgers (and a hot dog for my daughter) so we could eat our lunch in the car and try to beat the winter storm that was headed our way! We had eaten burgers at Five Guys once before, and it was delicious.
My husband dropped me off and my job was to order the food, while he took the kids over to run a quick errand at Rite Aid! I walked through the doors and walked past everyone eating their burgers, nibbling on fries, cracking peanuts, while washing it down with their big sodas! Yum!
I walked up to the counter and looked up at the menu...
"Are you ready to order?"
"Do you have any questions about the menu?"
I apologized as I reached down and lifted my jaw from the counter...
I was dizzy, I was sweating, I was in shock. I will share with you a few of these calorie counts.
Hamburger - (700 calories)
Regular Fries - (620 calories)
Large Soda - (0-492 calories)
That meal will run you about 1500 calories! (not including condiments)
How about this...
Hot Dog - (545 calories)
Half order of Regular Fries - (310 calories)
Small Soda - (0-340 calories)
That meal will add up to about 1055 calories
|Yes We Can! eat a days worth of calories in one meal!|
One of my favorite features in my husband's Men's Health magazine is the Crime and Punishment section! I thought I would share with you a quiz I found in Crime and Punishment:
THE CRIME: Five Guys cheeseburger and regular fries (1,534 calories)
THE PUNISHMENT: You would have to run ______miles to burn 1,534 calories
❑ 1 mile
❑ 4 miles
❑ 7 miles
❑ 11 miles
(answer is at the bottom of the post)
To answer your question, Yes...I ordered our lunch while trying to turn a blind-eye to the calories I was ordering with the hamburgers and hotdog. I ordered a large Diet Coke for my husband and myself to split...and then it came, THE question...
"WOULD YOU LIKE FRIES WITH THAT?"
I said "No, Thank You"and I grabbed my 2,045 calories-in-a-bag and I got a head start on my 11 MILE RUN!!
That is right, you would need to run 11 miles to burn 1, 534 calories!
Do you think posting calories at restaurants would make people think twice before ordering foods that are high in calories?