With recent data from the National Statistics publication of National Child Measurement Programme showing that 40.3% of UK children in year six are obese, Chewsgum.com decided to compare three of the leading UK fast-food chains to see which meals are the most calorific for kids. Chewsy collected the data by analysing the nutritional information provided by KFC, McDonald’s and Burger King on their websites and averaging the sugar, salt, calorie and fat intake per main meal option, as well as sides and drinks where provided.
McDonald’s knocks KFC off the top with a calorie average per Happy Meal of 381.71 KCALs. Falling 5.04 KCALs behind, KFC reaches 376.67, while Burger King has 269.08.
McDonald’s has not only the highest calorific average but also the highest fat content, with 13 grams per serving. Coming in second again is Colonel Sanders himself at 11.43.
Finally, Burger King shows the lowest grams of fat per serving (9.83). Across all the three chosen fast-food chains, Burger King came the lowest in all four of the content averages that were measured.