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Where To Find The 'Healthiest' Fast Food Fries

08/15/2014 07:00 am ET | Updated Aug 15, 2014
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Burger King's lower calorie french fry offering -- the Satisfry -- is now a delicacy of the past. The crinkle-cut potato strip, which the fast food joint is nixing from its menu, boasted 190 calories and 8 grams of fat in its "value" size, or 40 percent less fat and 30 percent fewer calories than McDonald's' original French Fries.

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With the skinny version gone for good, what are health-conscious fry enthusiasts to do? Foremost, consumers should remember that french fries are hardly a health food. The snack -- particularly when served at a quick-stop burger joint -- is typically laden with, among other, less identifiable ingredients, fat and sodium.

Even still, if you're mourning the loss of the low-cal Satisfry and are searching for a replacement, take a look at the list below to see how America's most popular fast food restaurant fries (or fry-variations) stack up. Organized by highest-to-lowest calorie count, Burger King's offerings now appear higher in calories than McDonald's'. So much for frying the competition, BK.

  • 8 Chick-Fil-A Waffle Potato Fries
    A small order of Chick-Fil-A Waffle Potato Fries contains 310 calories, and 16 grams of fat.
  • 7 Wendy's Natural-Cut Fries
    A small order of Wendy's Natural-Cut Fries contains 310 calories and 15 grams of fat.
  • 6 Jack In The Box French Fries
    A small order of Jack In The Box French Fries contains 300 calories and 14 grams of fat.
  • 5 KFC Seasoned Potato Wedges
    An order of KFC's Seasoned Potato Wedges contains 290 calories and 15 grams of fat.
  • 4 Sonic Natural Cut Fries
    A small order of Sonic Natural Cut Fries contains 280 calories and 13 grams of fat.
  • 3 Arby's Curly Fries (*Snack Size)
    A snack-sized* order of Arby's Curly Fries contains 240 calories and 13 grams of fat.

    *A "snack"-sized order (which is smaller than a "small" size) of Arby's Curly Fries is 77 grams, which is more similar in weight to the rest of the french fry servings on this list.
  • 2 Burger King French Fries (*Value Size)
    A value-sized* order of Burger King French Fries contains 240 calories and 15 grams of fat.

    *A "value"-sized order (which is smaller than a "small" size) of Burger King Fries is 74 grams, which is more similar in weight to the rest of the french fry servings on this list.
  • 1 McDonald's World Famous Fries
    A small order of McDonald's World Famous Fries contains 230 calories and 11 grams of fat.

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