These 20 Cheeseburgers Have More Than 1,000 Calories
LightFieldStudios/istockphoto

These 20 Gut-Busting Cheeseburgers Have More Than 1,000 Calories

View Slideshow
These 20 Cheeseburgers Have More Than 1,000 Calories
LightFieldStudios/istockphoto

Diet-Busters on a Bun

Burgers don't exactly spring to mind when we think of health food, but they're a cheap and tasty staple at restaurants all over the U.S. so we can't blame you for indulging every once in a while. But choose carefully, or you could be downing half your daily calories – or worse – in just one sitting. We peeked at the menus of chains across the country to sound the alarm about some of the worst offenders, and ranked them from lowest to highest calorie counts.

Note: Calorie counts may vary by location

Related: 20 Highest Calorie Counts at Fast Food Chains (And How to Lower Them)

Five Guys Bacon Cheeseburger
Five Guys (Pigeon Forge, TN)/facebook.com

Five Guys: Bacon Cheeseburger

Calories: 1,060
At "just" a little over a thousand calories, the bacon cheeseburger at Five Guys almost seems like a good choice — but that's the calorie count before you add anything to it. 

Perkins Breakfast Burger
Perkins Restaurant & Bakery/facebook.com
Red Robin Southern Charm Burger
Dwight W./yelp.com

Red Robin: Southern Charm Burger

Calories: 1,130 
We reckon you'll need quite an appetite to plow through Red Robin's Southern Charm Burger. It's made with a half-pound of brown-sugar-glazed beef that's slathered in honey barbecue sauce, then topped with candied bacon, caramelized onions, mayo, and extra-sharp cheddar.

Outback Bloomin' Burger
Outback Steakhouse Australia/facebook.com

Outback: The Bloomin' Burger

Calories: 1,160
If you just can't get enough of Outback's famous Bloomin' Onion, you can get it on a bun, too. Your burger will come topped with onion petals, cheese, lettuce, tomato, and Outback's "spicy signature bloom sauce."

Super Big Boy, Frisch's Big Boy
frischsbigboy/facebook.com

Frisch’s Big Boy: Super Big Boy

Calories: 1,260
A double-decker bun and a big dollop of tartar sauce crank up the calorie count on this otherwise simple half-pounder with cheese, lettuce, and pickles. Watch the sides at Frisch's: Your two choices could easily add 500 calories or more to this already hefty plate.

Bacon Jalapeno Triple Cheeseburger
Daym Drops/youtube.com

Wendy's: Bacon Jalapeno Triple Cheeseburger

Calories: 1,280
While three patties pretty much guarantee a high-calorie count, that's not all that boosts this burger over the mark. Crispy fried onions, bacon, and a "savory cheese sauce" also add to the greasy goodness

The French Quarter, Mimi's Café
mimiscafe/facebook.com

Mimi's Café: The French Quarter

Calories: 1,280
A calorie-laden burger has never seemed so cultured. Mimi's serves its French Quarter burger on grilled garlic-parmesan sourdough, topping it with avocado, Swiss cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles, and Thousand Island dressing.

Monster Thickburger, Hardee's
Hardees/facebook.com

Hardee’s: Monster Thickburger

Calories: 1,300
At Hardee's, the only thing more extreme than the racy commercials is the burgers. Case in point: the Monster Thickburger, with two 1/3-pound patties, two slices of smoked bacon, cheese, and mayo. Go for the gold and make it a 1-pounder by adding another patty (and another 290 calories).

The Cheesecake Factory Macaroni and Cheese Burger
The Cheesecake Factory/facebook.com

The Cheesecake Factory: Macaroni and Cheese Burger

Calories: 1,330
The Macaroni and Cheese Burger is just as decadent as you'd think it would be. A burger is topped with fried mac and cheese balls along with cheddar cheese. Lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickles cut through the richness, at least a little bit. 

Cheddar Bacon Omelet Burger
TGI Fridays

TGI Fridays: Cheddar Bacon Omelet Burger

Calories: 1,330
If you skipped breakfast hoping to make up the calories later in the day, this burger is the best of both worlds with its combination of breakfast food and traditional burger ingredients. This burger credits its hefty calorie count to white cheddar, aged cheddar spread, lettuce, tomato, red onions, pickles, hickory-smoked bacon, eggs, and the restaurant's own special sauce.

Fried Cheese and Bacon Burger, Logan's Roadhouse
Logan's Roadhouse

Logan's Roadhouse: Fried Cheese and Bacon Burger

Calories: 1,340
A Logan's specialty, the Fried Cheese and Bacon Burger unabashedly tops your beef patty with a hot disc of fried cheese, smoked bacon, Thousand Island dressing, and some extraneous healthy stuff like lettuce, tomato, and onions.

Triple Stacker King
Burger King

Burger King: Triple Stacker King

Calories: 1,370
Clocking in at almost 1,400 calories, the Triple Stacker King is among the most over-the-top fast-food burgers. It's not exactly road food you can easily eat on the go, as you'll get more than 3/4 of a pound of beef, smoked bacon, stacker sauce, and cheese piled onto a sesame-seed bun.

Beef O’Brady’s OMG Burger
Doug S./yelp.com

Beef O’Brady’s: OMG Burger

Calories: 1,430
Beef O'Brady's OMG Burger keeps it simple, but in large quantities. You'll get a ¾-pound Angus patty, four slices of American cheese, four slices of smoked bacon, lettuce, and tomato piled onto your bun.

Cheese Curd Bacon Burger, Buffalo Wild Wings
BuffaloWildWings/facebook.com

Buffalo Wild Wings: Cheese Curd Bacon Burger

Calories: 1,520 
Some evil genius at Buffalo Wild Wings decided that you can never have too much of a good thing, topping this massive cheeseburger with Wisconsin cheese curds in all of their fried glory. Rounding out your heart attack: bacon and a dollop of "cool heat sauce."

The Boss Beef Burger
Chili's

Chili’s: The Boss Beef Burger

Calories: 1,600
One look at the gut-busting Boss Beef Burger – "the burger all other burgers report to" – and you'll be frantically searching your purse for some Pepto. It features smoked brisket, rib meat, jalapeno-cheddar smoked sausage, bacon, cheddar cheese, barbecue sauce, and homemade ranch.

Big Hootie Burger
Gabe O./yelp.com

Hooters: Big Hootie Burger

Calories: 1,690
Hooters might be famous for its wings (and certain other things), but it has its own slate of outrageous burgers. The king of 'em all is the simple but massive Big Hootie, which serves up not one but two half-pound patties on a toasted brioche bun with lettuce, tomato, onions, and cheese.

Hickory Brisket and Bacon Burger, Bj's Brewhouse
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

BJ's Brewhouse: Hickory Brisket and Bacon Burger

Calories: 1,700 
As its name suggests, BJ's Hickory Brisket and Bacon Burger features a heap of smoked brisket, barbecue sauce, and bacon atop the beef patty. But don't forget the mayo and two types of cheese, pepper jack and cheddar, to round out your indulgence.

Quesadilla Burger, Applebee's
Applebee's
Buffalo Wing Burger
Steph K./yelp.com

Dave and Buster’s: Buffalo Wing Burger

Calories: 1,912
If you can't decide between a burger and wings, now you don't have to. With the Buffalo Wing Burger, Dave and Buster's has topped an already-massive angus-blend patty with chicken tenders tossed in buffalo sauce, then added blue cheese and onion straws. There's also celery, so this totally counts as health food, right?

The Whole Hog, Pizzeria Uno
Uno Pizzeria & Grill

Pizzeria Uno: The Whole Hog

Calories: 3,120
Shield your eyes, nutritionists. The Whole Hog burger features four different kinds of meat — ground beef, sausage, bacon, and pepperoni — for more than a pound in total. There are also three cheeses, pickles, and a generous dollop of garlic mayo. Add fries and you're taking in close to 3,600 calories in a single meal, not to mention more than 250 grams of fat.