A Whopper sandwich from Burger King without cheese or mayonnaise has approximately 660 calories. The calorie count comes mostly from the 1/4 lb flame-grilled beef patty and the bun.
Calories in a Whopper Sandwich
The Whopper is Burger King’s signature sandwich. It features a flame-grilled 1/4 lb beef patty, tomatoes, onions, pickles, ketchup, and mayonnaise on a sesame seed bun. The standard Whopper sandwich with everything on it contains the following calories:
|1/4 lb Beef Patty||250|
|Sesame Seed Bun||240|
So a standard Whopper with everything on it contains about 625 calories.
Calories without Cheese and Mayonnaise
To determine the calories in a Whopper without mayo or cheese, we simply need to subtract the calories that the mayo and cheese contribute.
A Whopper typically comes with about 1 oz of mayonnaise, which contributes about 90 calories. It also normally comes with a slice of American cheese, which adds about 50 calories.
So by omitting the mayonnaise and cheese, we would subtract 140 calories from the total.
Therefore, a Whopper with no mayo and no cheese would contain approximately:
625 calories (standard Whopper)
– 90 calories (mayo)
– 50 calories (cheese)
= 485 calories
But we’re not done yet. There’s one more consideration – the weight of the patty.
The Whopper patty is advertised as a 1/4 lb patty. But in reality, it often weighs slightly more due to shrinkage during cooking. The typical Whopper patty ends up weighing around 4.8 oz after cooking rather than the 4 oz of a true 1/4 lb.
Those extra 0.8 oz of beef add about 75 extra calories.
So accounting for the actual patty weight, a Whopper with no cheese and no mayo really ends up having about:
+ 75 extra patty calories
= 560 calories
But we have to add the calories for the onions, pickles, ketchup, and tomatoes back too. Those ingredients combined add about 45 calories.
So the final total calories in a Whopper with no cheese and no mayo is:
560 calories (no cheese/mayo Whopper)
+ 45 calories (onions, pickles, ketchup, tomatoes)
= 605 calories
So in total, a Whopper with no mayonnaise or cheese contains approximately 605 calories.
Nutrition Information for Whopper with No Cheese and No Mayo
Here is the complete nutrition information for a Whopper with no mayonnaise or cheese based on the analysis above:
As you can see, even without the mayonnaise and cheese, a Whopper still packs a caloric punch due to the beef patty, bun, and other condiments. It has over half of the recommended daily value for sodium and saturated fat. But it also provides a good amount of protein and some vitamins and minerals like Vitamin D, calcium, and iron.
Tips for Reducing Calories in a Whopper
If you want to lower the calorie count even further, here are some tips:
- Order a Whopper Jr. instead of a regular Whopper. The Jr. patty is only 2 oz instead of 4.8oz, cutting over 200 calories.
- Opt for a lower-calorie bun like multigrain. The regular sesame bun has 240 calories.
- Ask for extra tomatoes, onions, lettuce and pickles instead of condiments like ketchup and mayonnaise.
- Get a side salad instead of fries, which can save you another 400+ calories.
- Request light ketchup or mustard instead of regular.
- Skip the soda or drink water, saving you 100+ calories.
Making some of these lower calorie swaps can help turn your Whopper into a more diet-friendly meal.
Healthier Whopper Alternatives
If you want an even healthier option, most Burger King locations also offer grilled chicken sandwiches or veggie burgers.
A grilled chicken sandwich like the Tendergrill is around 320 calories without mayo or cheese.
The Veggie Burger is 280 calories with no mayo.
So these options are nearly half the calories of a standard beef Whopper.
You can also create a lower calorie “DIY” Whopper sandwich by ordering a la carte:
- Hamburger patty
Order a single plain hamburger patty and add your own lower calorie toppings like lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickle. Ask for a light spread of mustard instead of mayo or ketchup.
This will allow you to control the ingredients and create a fresher, lower calorie burger under 500 calories.
So in summary, a Burger King Whopper without mayonnaise or cheese contains about 605 calories. This comes mostly from the 1/4 pound flame-grilled beef patty and sesame seed bun. There are additional calories from the ketchup, onions, pickles, and tomatoes.
To reduce the calories in a Whopper, consider ordering a smaller Whopper Jr, getting lower calorie toppings, skipping condiments and soda, or opting for a grilled chicken or veggie sandwich. With some adjustments, you can enjoy a Whopper as part of a balanced, lower calorie meal.