In honor of National Burger Month, Short Order featured some great burgers in Miami, but, thus far, has totally ignored the way most people get their burger -- at the drive-thru.
Yes, there are wonderful places to enjoy a quality burger in Miami, but chances are at some point in your life you'll be either too drunk, stoned, broke, or busy to stop at a nice restaurant and sit down for a good burger experience.
And it's exactly when we're too drunk or broke or busy that we don't really notice what we shovel into our bodies.
So here are some of your most heinous choices. Next time you're in your car and hungry, consider yourself forewarned.
McDonald's Angus Bacon & Cheese Burger
In an effort to seem classy or to provide a better quality of meat, McDonald's featured the Angus line of burgers. The only thing it succeeded in doing was increasing the calorie and sodium intake of its customers. As bad as this sandwich is, it's actually the "healthiest" of the list, at 790 calories, 39g fat, 17g saturated fat, and 2,070mg sodium.
Shake Shack's Shack Stack
A clean storefront, long lines, and a wine list can certainly lull you into a false sense of security when choosing a meal. True, the shack offers 100 percent Black Angus burgers, free of hormones, but what they lack in antibiotics and drugs, they make up for in calories and fat content. The Shack Stack, a beef and portobello mushroom combo, contains 850 calories, 55g fat, 22g saturated fat, and 1,300mg sodium.
Checkers' Triple Buford
Checkers' Triple Buford is probably named for the first guy who had a triple bypass after eating this meat creature. With three beef patties, three slices of cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and ketchup, it packs 910 calories, 61g fat, 29g saturated fat, and 1,870mg sodium.
Five Guys Bacon Cheeseburger
Five Guys seems a little healthier than other players in the fast-food burger market. Maybe it's the bags of potatoes or the way you can see the cooks grilling your burger to order, but look closer at the grease-soaked bag you're handed. Really, it's not all that healthful. A Five Guys Bacon Cheeseburger will set you back 920 calories, 62g fat, 29.5g saturated fat, and 1,310mg sodium.
Wendy's Double Baconator
With a name like the Baconator, this isn't a good idea, but thanks to Wendy's Late Night Drive Thru, it's probably 3 a.m. when you order it. In case you find the wrapper and bag in your trash the morning after, here's what you put into your yap the night before: The Double Baconator comes with two beef patties, six strips of applewood-smoked bacon, American cheese, mayo, ketchup, mustard, pickles, tomato, onion, and lettuce, totaling 940 calories, 59g fat, 25g saturated fat, and 1,590mg sodium.
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Burger King A1 Steakhouse XT Burger
Leave it to Burger King to make the most criminal of all the burgers on this list. Guess the King's new motto is "Go big and go to the emergency room," because this burger consists of a seven-ounce patty, American cheese, mayo, onions, tomato, lettuce, and A1 sauce and packs a whopping 970 calories, 61g fat, 23g saturated fat, and 1,930mg sodium.