Whataburger Patty Melt
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Whataburger’s Patty Melt is considered by many the king of all sandwiches. It started out as a limited-time offer, but fans loved it so much that the chain made it a permanent menu item.

For some people it’s like a drug. It’s so good that it’s even ranked as the number one Whataburger item on several sites, including Ranker, and that speaks volumes of both its quality and taste.

The big question in everyone’s mind is, “Is this thing healthy? Does it make you fat?” etc. The sandwich has 940 calories, of which 550 are from fat. Carbohydrates account for 180 calories, and 196 calories come from protein.

The Patty Melt is also available as a regular Whatameal and as a Whatameal with Lower Calorie Sides. The latter being the way to go if you’re looking to cut back on the calories, fat, and carbs, while keeping your protein intake relatively high.

Whataburger’s Patty Melt contains the following ingredients:

Two 100 percent pure American beef patties, grilled onions, two slices of melted Monterey Jack cheese, and Creamy Pepper Sauce.

Let’s look at its nutritional breakdown below.

Whataburger Patty Melt Calories and Nutrition

As mentioned above, the Patty Melt has 940 calories, of those, 58 percent are from fat, 19 percent are from carbs, and protein provides 21 percent of the item’s total caloric value.

Check out the table below for detailed nutritional information:

Whataburger Patty Melt Nutrition
Calories From Fat550
Total Fat61g
Saturated Fat21g
Trans Fat2g

The Patty Melt is also available with a single patty and as a Whatameal, and as a Whatameal with Lower Calorie Sides.

A Whatameal has 1750 calories, 740 calories from fat, 82 grams of fat, 23 grams of saturated fat, 2 grams of trans fat, 2130 milligrams of sodium, 205 grams of carbs, 5 grams of fiber, 114 grams of sugar, and 54 grams of protein.

The Whatameal With Lower Calorie Sides has 980 calories, 550 calories from fat, 61 grams of fat, 21 grams of saturated fat, 2 grams of trans fat, 1790 milligrams of sodium, 56 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fiber, 11 grams of sugar, and 49 grams of protein.

Whataburger’s Patty Melt with a single patty has 640 calories, 330 calories from fat, 37 grams of fat, 11 grams of saturated fat, 1 gram of trans fat, 1200 milligrams of sodium, 45 grams of carbs, 1 gram of fiber, 6 grams of sugar, and 28 grams of protein.

You can reduce the number of calories you take in by not eating the bun or ordering it without cheese, or both.


This menu item contains the following allergens:

  • Gluten
  • Egg
  • Milk
  • Wheat
  • Soy
  • MSG

Allergen and Ingredients via: Whataburger.com.


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