Burger King and other fast food giants aren't exactly known for being good for you, but BK's new Farmhouse King burger just throws any notion of health out the window.
Photo courtesy of Burger King.
The new addition to BK's premium lineup of sandwiches contains a plethora of gut-busting items. A half pound of ground beef, bacon, a fried egg, crispy onions, a creamy sauce, and ketchup all reside within a sesame seed bun to complete this meal. According to Burger King's website, that brings the nutrients inside to about 80 grams of fat, 63 grams of protein, 3 grams of trans fat, 337 milligrams of cholesterol, 62 grams of carbs, and over 2,000 mg of sodium.
Screenshot of Burger King's website, taken by Constantine Spyrou/Foodbeast on October 26 before Burger King added calories to their menu.
Interestingly, while all of that information is available, the website page for the Farmhouse King did not have a calorie count for this particular item when this story was published. (Burger King has since updated their website). However, by using the standard conversions from grams of fat, protein, and carbs to calories (9, 4, and 4 respectively), we've determined that this burger is about 1,220 calories, which pushes it past the Ultimate Breakfast Platter and Triple Whopper sandwich to arguably become the unhealthiest sandwich BK has ever constructed.
That estimate of 1,220 calories may be slightly lower than the true amount the Farmhouse King contains. That's because most food producers in the United States use a system of conversion factors that are more specific to the item in question. Called the Atwater conversion factors, they represent different foods better than the standard measures do. Beef, for example, needs a bigger conversion factor for fat and protein, while eggs need a lower one for carbs. Without knowing exact weights of each component of the burger, its almost impossible for a typical consumer to utilize these charts. Thus, we'll have to wait and see what Burger King's official calorie count is before confirming how well our numbers match up.
Regardless of what the true caloric content of the Farmhouse King is, it's still an insanely massive and unhealthy burger based on the macros alone. You'll definitely need a few extra days at the gym if you do choose to go for this limited-time fast food feast.