How Many Calories Does a Baconator Have?

The Baconator is a specialty sandwich made by the Wendy's fast food restaurant chain. Wendy's describes the Baconator as a "tasty treat" made up of beef patties topped with smoked bacon and American cheese, served on a premium bun. The Baconator is available as a single, double or triple, depending on how many beef patties and bacon slices it contains.

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Calories

A Baconator single has 610 calories; a Baconator double has 980 calories; and a Baconator triple has 1,150 calories, according to nutrition information made available by Wendy's. Adding a large order of fries and a large Coca Cola to a triple Baconator brings the calorie counter total to 1,940, very close to an entire day's worth for a person on a 2,000-calorie-per-day diet.

High in Fat

Baconator sandwiches are high in fat, and a portion of the fat is saturated--the type that raises bad cholesterol and causes heart disease. If you're on a 2,000-calorie-per-day diet, less than 16 g of saturated fat should be consumed each day, according to the American Heart Association. The single, double and triple Baconators contain 14 g, 27 g and 32 g of saturated fat, respectively.

Sodium Content

A healthy adult shouldn't consume more than 2,500 mg of sodium per day, according to MayoClinic.com. If you're middle age or older, African American, or have high blood pressure, kidney disease or diabetes, the limit is 1,500 mg per day. A Baconator single contains 1,170 mg of sodium, while a Baconator double has 1,830 mg and a Baconator triple has 2,030 mg.

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