Essay on Who's Hamburger Is Better ?

Submitted By Duffman164
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Who has the better hamburger: McDonald's or Burger King?

Both of these well-known fast food restaurants have been in business for over 50 years. McDonald's boasts over 31000 locations worldwide and still expanding. Burger King is in the process of adding to its 11,200 worldwide locations by expanding in Japan, Hong Kong and adding Macau. McDonald's had over 21.6 billion dollars in revenue last year. Burger King had only about 10% of that with the sales totaling 2.06 billion dollars last year. I compared hamburger size: McDonald's weighs slightly less; it is only 100g while Burger King's weighs 121g. Next, I looked at the total fat content for each of their burgers. McDonald's hamburger has only 9g of total fat; while Burger King's hamburger had 12g. If you take into account their size difference; the fat content is comparable. I was also interested in the salt content of each of their hamburgers. McDonald's hamburger has 520g of salt; while, Burger King's hamburger has 560g of salt. Again, taking into consideration the size difference; the salt content of each is about the same. The last thing that I looked at was the carbohydrate count in each hamburger. Burger King is the better choice for those interested in their carbohydrate intake. Burger King, while its hamburger weighs more than McDonald's hamburger, has less carbohydrates only 30g per sandwich. McDonald's hamburger has 31g of carbohydrates in it.

Burger King claims that their hamburgers are 100% pure beef. McDonald's makes the same claim. Burger King flame- broils their burgers. This gives the Burger King hamburger the taste of outdoor barbeque grilling that many Americans love. McDonald's fries their burger over a flat grill so it tastes more like indoor cooking. Burger King dresses their hamburgers up with ketchup, mustard and pickle. But, Burger King's slogan is: "Have it your way!" so you can take off any of the condiments or add more of them to your sandwich. McDonald's hamburger comes with ketchup, mustard, pickle and onion. You can special order their hamburger to fit your taste. The cost of the McDonald's hamburger is slightly lower at $0.89 while Burger King's hamburger…