The internet reacts when Whataburger was named the healthiest cheeseburger

Modified 3/7/2023 2:13 AM IST

According to a recent study, the Whataburger cheeseburger was named the healthiest cheeseburger in the United States.

The study, conducted by, is said to have come to this conclusion after conducting a comparative study between different cheeseburgers available at some of the most popular fast food chains in the United States. It claims to have evaluated various factors in a cheeseburger, including the amounts and/or levels of sodium, sugar, fat, and calories in each cheeseburger.

According to the study, the Whataburger with cheese topped the list with a healthy 8.4 rating, while second place went to In-N-Out Cheeseburger. The winner is also said to have the second best score for fat and calorie count.

a burger from the Texas-based fast-food chain that was crowned the healthiest cheeseburger in the United States (Image via Whataburger)

While the study’s findings are being shared massively through news articles and posts, the internet doesn’t really seem to be buying them. One user even called up the study and asked when fast food became healthy.

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While’s latest study seems shady enough, it is said to have been conducted using data from one of the most popular fast-food burger chains, extracted from a report by Visual Capitalist.

The data was then reportedly broken down to break down each cheeseburger’s nutritional values ​​into four categories: sugar, fat, sodium and calories. The study then claims to have evaluated the presence of four metrics per ounce (28g) to determine a “score”.

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After all the complicated calculations, the study seems to have concluded that Whataburger’s cheeseburger was the healthiest of the top ten cheeseburgers, which included popular names like Wendy’s, McDonald’s, Del Taco, Dairy Queen and more.

Whataburger received the top spot with the following scores:

Sugar – 7.2Fat Score – 9.3Sodium – 7.9Calories – 9.3Total – 8.4Results of a study conducted to find the healthiest cheeseburger (Image via

It’s not certain if the study has any real merit or if it’s just an attempt to sway customers, but users across the internet don’t seem happy with the claims. While some have questioned the authenticity of the study, others have raised serious questions about how fast food is even considered healthy.

@SaycheeseDGTL Healthiest doesn’t mean healthy don’t get confused @SaycheeseDGTL Well I have to disagree as I worked there from August to January of this year last year… and let me just say it’s nowhere near the healthiest Cheese is burger..idek knows who all agreed it should start with smh 🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️

Health experts and nutritionists often advise people to prepare their desired foods at home. While not always feasible, preparing your burgers and other similar fast food products at home gives you complete control over the ingredients. A homemade burger would not only be healthier, it might even taste better than a store-bought burger.

Whataburger offers a wide range of fast food options including burgers, cheeseburgers, sandwiches, fries and more. Although not a nationally popular fast food chain like McDonald’s or Wendy’s, the Texas-based fast food chain is one of the most popular chains in the Texas area.

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