A salad should be a fresh, crisp bowlful of healthfulness. And eating one can undoubtedly punch up your produce intake for the day. Unfortunately, a salad from a fast-food joint may also contain just a little bit of lettuce accessorized with far too many nutritionally questionable ingredients, from preservative-laden dressing to greasy bacon bits.
When you visit a fast-food chain, you may need to go on a scavenger hunt through its website to determine which salad best matches your nutrition goals. Lucky for you, we went on that e-hunt so you don’t have to. The good news is it’s possible to find healthy salad options, and through our research we found five salads that you should avoid at all cost. Scroll through to see our picks so you’re prepared to order the better-for-you version the next time you’re caught in line at the drive-thru.