Which One is Healthier Snack McDonalds or Subway

subway nutrition and mcdonalds nutrition

Ciabatta Sandwich with Tomatoes, Ham,  Lettuce

With the rise of numerous establishments offering food items, customizing a menu for a very specific group of target clients is indeed a gigantic task. A much bigger task though lies on the shoulders of its in-house dieticians and chefs who are always working and improving. And to a certain extent, improvising to provide consumers with good quality food and generate a pool of very satisfied clients who are getting so much more than their money’s worth. Thus, making the business a success.

Now, what makes any establishment stand out from the rest? What is the driving force behind the success of these institutions? Where do these dieticians and chefs “draw the line” in creating and formulating unique menus that suit its consumers’ taste?

The secret lies in its’ food’s nutritional content.

Ask any dietician these questions and there will only be one answer: the DRI. Dietary Reference Intake, which is, simply put, a compilation of recommendations containing information as to what is “safe” and “excessive” regarding food and its contents.

Mcdonalds Nutrition and Subway Nutrition

The secret lies in its’ food’s nutritional content.

Ask any dietician these questions and there will only be one answer: the DRI. Dietary Reference Intake, which is, simply put, a compilation of recommendations containing information as to what is “safe” and “excessive” regarding food and its contents.

McDonald’s Nutrition

McDonald’s has been the pioneer of numerous traditional food items and products like it’s “World-Famous” Fries, and the “Happy Meal”, among others. Boasting a very diverse menu that appeals to young and old alike, McDonald’s has, and still is, one of the most widely recognized among its competitors.

Tracing its roots to a small BBQ and car hop place, Brothers Richard (Dick) and Maurice (Mac) McDonald opened their very first store in Fourteenth and E Streets in San Bernardino, California in 1940. Joining the brothers in 1954 is businessman Ray Kroc, who opened the company’s first franchise in Des Plaines, Illinois, on 15th April. With its’ tasty offerings like the “Big Mac”, “Big ‘s Tasty”, “Quarter Pounder”, and of course, its “World Famous” Fries, McDonalds has indeed achieved perfection in bringing consumers by a unique gastronomical experience.

A personal favorite, the “Big Mac”, also one of the company’s signature menu staples is composed of three layers of delicious sesame seed bun, and two mouth-watering patties sandwiched in between. Also inside is a delicious layer of iceberg lettuce, crisp onions, pickles, cheese, and McDonalds’ signature “secret” hamburger dressing. Optimized to suit its store’s locations, the “Big Mac” is also geographically localized! Now, talk about giving a personalized appeal to its local clients! Delivering an average of 478 kcal (in Chile) to 557kcal (in Japan), this company’s huge burger is indeed making waves around the globe. Want to see what I am talking about here? Try going to any of McDonalds’ vast number of stores around the world! ‘Big Mac’ A satisfying treat that can satiate a person’s cravings. It averages between 201 grams (in Australia) to 221 grams (in Germany, and Greece) lives up to its name.

Another one of the most highly recognized food chain stores, Subway, traces its roots to the dream of a then seventeen-year-old high school graduate, Fred de Luca. Setting out to fulfill his dream of becoming a Medical Doctor, a very young Fred was loaned a thousand dollars by a family friend, Dr. Peter Buck. After which a business partnership was forged, and one that would change the landscape of fast food history.

From its first humble location at Bridgeport, Connecticut, this famous chain has risen to an astonishing 33,749 store locations towards the end of 2010.

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