15 Most Fattening Fast Food Sandwiches, From Subway to Jersey Mike’s

The Daily Beast counts from calories to carbs to determine which sandwich chain offerings are the most gluttonous.

It’s been a big week for bad food. McDonald’s released its McBaguette, a burger on French bread, and Pizza Hut unveiled Crown Crust Pizzas, pies with an outer crust composed of mini-hamburgers. As well, another patron left Las Vegas’s Heart Attack Grill on a stretcher, a reminder of its official designation as creator of the Guinness World Records’ most caloric sandwich for its 10,000-calorie Quadruple Bypass Burger.

Of course, The Daily Beast has previously examined the unhealthiest of the unhealthy options at fast-food joints, including burgers, pizza, and desserts, but we’ve never turned our calorie calculator on sandwiches. To honor that simplest of fast-food offering—the sandwich—we crunched the numbers on national favorites.

The rules of the ranking are the same as usual. Only chain restaurants were considered, and a maximum of three offerings from each restauarant were eligible. Sandwiches were analyzed based on calories, saturated fat, sodium, and carbohydrates, and each nutritional category was weighted equally.

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15. Peppercorn Steak Sub

D'Angelo Subs

Calories: 1,470
Saturated fat (g):
18
Sodium (mg):
3,320
Carbohydrates (g):
101

14. Tuna Large

Firehouse Subs

Calories: 1,730
Saturated fat (g):
21
Sodium (mg):
2,800
Carbohydrates (g):
112

13. Footlong Meatball Pepperoni Melt

Subway

Calories: 1,220
Saturated fat (g):
24
Sodium (mg):
3,400
Carbohydrates (g):
116

12. Turkey and Bacon Super Stacked 12"

Blimpie

Calories: 1,240
Saturated fat (g):
22
Sodium (mg):
5,420
Carbohydrates (g):
99

11. Italian Large

Firehouse Subs

Calories: 1,400
Saturated fat (g):
21
Sodium (mg):
3,730
Carbohydrates (g):
111

10. Smokehouse Beef Brisket Large

Firehouse Subs

Calories: 1,500
Saturated fat (g):
33
Sodium (mg):
2970
Carbohydrates (g):
100

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9. Pastrami 12"

Great Steak and Potato Company

Calories: 1,410
Saturated fat (g):
32
Sodium (mg):
3,390
Carbohydrates (g):
102

8. Large Baja Chicken

Quiznos

Calories: 1,350
Saturated fat (g):
30
Sodium (mg):
3,770
Carbohydrates (g):
113

7. Tuna White Giant

Jersey Mike's

Calories: 1,800
Saturated fat (g):
17
Sodium (mg):
4,100
Carbohydrates (g):
160

6. Club Supreme with Mayonnaise White Giant

Jersey Mike's

Calories: 1,820
Saturated fat (g):
25
Sodium (mg):
3,440
Carbohydrates (g):
160

5. Club Sub with Mayonnaise

Jersey Mike's

Calories: 1,690
Saturated fat (g):
25
Sodium (mg):
4,400
Carbohydrates (g):
160

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4. Meatball & Cheese Sub

D'Angelo Subs

Calories: 1,470
Saturated fat (g):
32
Sodium (mg):
4,300
Carbohydrates (g):
120

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3. Ex-Large Tuna, Provolone

Port of Subs

Calories: 2,676
Saturated fat (g):
36
Sodium (mg):
4,072
Carbohydrates (g):
209

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2. Ex-Large Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato

Port of Subs

Calories: 2,262
Saturated fat (g):
43
Sodium (mg):
4214
Carbohydrates (g):
186

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1. Ex-Large Vegetarian, Prolovone, Swiss, Smokey Cheddar

Port of Subs

Calories: 2,314
Saturated fat (g):
49
Sodium (mg):
5,499
Carbohydrates (g):
219