Grill’d Burgers scores lower in nutritional test than Mcdonalds
There is more than meets the eye. A study warns Australians to be vigilant about the real health value of the food they consume, specifically, fast foods.
A recent study from Deakin University about Australia’s major fast food chains’ commitment to nutrition and combatting obesity showed that even food chains that promotes ‘healthy’ menu, specifically, Grill’d Burger, failed in the nutritional test.
Grill’d, which has an entire section of its website dedicated to ‘nutrition’, only scored 5 out of 100.
An article from The New Daily showed comparison of the nutritional content in the Grill’d and McDonald’s standard burger. The Grill’d scored lower in every nutritional category including fat and sugars, and contains half the recommended daily intake of salt.
The Simply Grill’d burger has significantly more kilojoules (energy) – 2680kJ – than a Big Mac with 2180kJ; and Grill’d chips have more than double the amount of salt – 571mg – than a medium fries at McDonald’s with 280mg.
Nutritionist and dietitian Rosemary Stanton said that the serving size, if taken all into account, Grill’d actually has less kilojoules per 100g but since their serving is far bigger than other fast food chains, which brings the kilojoules level higher.
Grill’d Burgers’ Founder Simon Crowe dismissed the study as “flawed, misleading and deceptive”.