Table 3:

Salt content, overall and by company, of fast foods by product type

Product categoryCompany; salt content, g/100 g, mean (SD; range)
Burger King*Domino’sKFCMcDonald’sPizza HutSubway
Savoury breakfast items1.4 (0.3; 0.4–2.3)2.5 (0.0; 2.5–2.5)1.4 (0.4; 0.1–2.4)1.3 (0.2; 0.7–1.6)
Burgers1.2 (0.3; 0.4–1.9)1.4 (0.3; 0.8–2.0)1.2 (0.3; 0.7–2.0)
Chicken products1.8 (0.7; 1.2–2.8)1.8 (0.8; 1.0–3.2)1.6 (0.5; 0.8–2.9)1.3 (0.4; 0.6–1.9)1.5 (0.5; 0.9–2.0)
French fries1.2 (0.4; 0.0–2.4)0.9 (0.5; 0.0–3.8)0.7 (0.2; 0.0–2.5)1.3 (0.5; 0.3–3.5)
Pizza1.3 (0.3; 0.5–2.1)1.5 (0.4; 0.6–2.9)
Salads0.5 (0.3; 0.0–0.9)0.8 (0.2; 0.6–0.9)0.6 (0.3; 0.0–1.3)0.6 (0.3; 0.0–1.5)1.1 (0.4; 0.5–1.8)0.3 (0.2; 0.0–1.1)
Sandwiches1.4 (0.1; 1.3–1.6)1.2 (0.5; 0.4–2.0)1.4 (0.3; 0.7–2.1)1.3 (0.4; 0.6–2.0)1.7 (0.3; 1.3–2.1)1.0 (0.3; 0.4–1.9)
Overall1.3 (0.5; 0.0–2.8)1.3 (0.3; 0.4–3.2)1.4 (0.5; 0.0–3.8)1.1 (0.5; 0.0–2.5)1.5 (0.4; 0.3–3.5)0.9 (0.4; 0.0–1.9)
  • Note: NA = not available, SD = standard deviation.

  • * Known as “Hungry Jack’s” in Australia.

  • Analysis of variance, p < 0.001.