Whataburger Comparison

By: Aleena Sanchez

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A History

Harmon Dobson created Whataburger on August 8th, 1950 in Corpus Christi. He expanded the simple menu of just a burger and soft drink into 21 restaurants across the United States by 1955. And in 1962 they added fries and hot pies to there menu. In 1967 Mr. Dobson died in a plane crash. Even so, now Whataburger is growing with over 700 restaurants in most of the southern states and an ever growing menu along with growing popularity.

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Regular Bacon And Cheese Whataburger

The bacon and cheese Whataburger is a not very healthy sandwich. It has 740 calories. 36 grams of total fat as well 38 grams of protein. This very delightful sandwich has 1870 milligrams of sodium and it has 62 carbohydrates.

Alternative to the Bacon and Cheese Whataburger

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Whataburger JR. with Bacon and Cheese

This Whataburger is the same version of the burger shown above, but it's just smaller. This burger is 390 calories so compared to the original burger it is healthier by 350 calories. In addition it has 18 less grams of total fat than in the other burger (20 grams in this burger) and it also has 16 less grams of protein. There are 1870 mg of sodium in the original burger above and in this burger there is 1110 mg of sodium (760 less!!) There is also 37 crabs in this burger compared to the original carbohydrates count of 62.
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Ingredients (copied straight from the website) (same for both burgers)

Ingredients: Beef Patty, Small: USDA inspected 100% ground beef. Small White Bun: Unbleached enriched flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), water, high fructose corn syrup, soybean oil, contains 2% or less of each of the following: yeast, wheat gluten, salt, dough conditioners (contains one or more of the following: sodium stearoyl lactylate, calcium stearoyl lactylate, monoglycerides, mono- and diglycerides, distilled monoglycerides, calcium peroxide, calcium iodate, datem, ethoxylated mono- and diglycerides, enzymes, ascorbic acid), calcium sulfate, calcium carbonate, ammonium sulfate, sorbic acid, soy flour, monocalcium phosphate, soy lecithin, and calcium propionate (to retard spoilage). May also contain grain vinegar, cornstarch, citric acid, and potassium iodate, and calcium phosphate. Contains: Wheat, Soy. Bun Oil for Small White Bun : Liquid and hydrogenated soybean oil, soy lecithin, natural & artificial flavor, beta-carotene (color), TBHQ and citric acid added to protect flavor, dimethylpolysiloxane, an anti-foaming agent added. Mustard: Water, vinegar, mustard seed, salt, turmeric, garlic, oleoresin paprika (color). Iceberg Lettuce: U.S. No. 1 crisphead (Iceberg) lettuce. Tomato: U.S. No. 1 tomatoes coated with vegetable-, petroleum-, beeswax-, and/or shellack-based wax or resin. Pickles: Sliced cucumbers, water, vinegar, salt, alum, calcium chloride, natural flavoring, sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate (preservatives), oleoresin turmeric & yellow #5 (colors), polysorbate 80 (emulsifier). Diced Onions: Diced, U.S. jumbo yellow onions. Bacon: Precooked bacon. Smoke flavoring added. Cured with: water, salt, sugar, smoke flavoring, sodium phosphate, sodium erythorbate, flavoring, sodium nitrite. Small American Cheese Slice: Cultured milk and skim milk, water, cream, sodium citrate, salt, sodium phosphate, sorbic acid (preservative), citric acid, artificial color, acetic acid, enzymes, sodium glyceryl oleate phosphate (for slice separation). Special Seasoning: Salt (yellow prussiate of soda added) and pepper.