Fast Foods High In Phosphorus

These foods add phosphorus to your diet.
Avoid menu items that consist of these foods.

Note: I am not suggesting that you strictly avoid these food items or restaurants. This list is just for information so that you can make informed choices.

Arby’s Food Items Containing Added Phosphorus

Roast Beef
Ham
Bacon
Chicken
Corned Beef
Roast Turkey
Fish Fillet
Wraps
Cheddar cheese sauce
Potatoes/Fries
Jalapeno bites
Onion petals
Mozzarella sticks
Scrambled eggs
French toastix
Biscuits
Sourdough breakfast
cheddar bread
Ciabatta bread
Cream of broccoli soup
Buttermilk dressing
Chocolate cookie
Milk shakes
Cola beverages

Arby’s Better Choices

Main Dish – None
Sides – None
Desserts
• Apple Turnover
• Cherry Turnover

Boston Market Food Items Containing Added Phosphorus


Beef/BBQ Brisket
Crispy Country Chicken
Ham
Boston Carver sandwiches – all
Coleslaw
Macaroni & cheese
Mashed potatoes
Vegetable stuffing
Cornbread
Chocolate chip fudge brownie
Chocolate cake

Boston Market Better Choices

Main Dish
• Roasted Turkey
• ½ White Rotisserie Chicken, no skin
Sides
• Sweet corn
• Green beans
• Cinnamon apples

Bruegger’s Bagels Food Items Containing Added Phosphorus

Cream cheese (all flavors)
Asiago parmesan bagel
Sourdough bagel
Asiago softwich
Plain softwich
Spinach & cheddar omelet sandwich
Wraps
Chicken (all products)
Roast beef
Turkey
Ham
American cheese
Fire roasted tomato soup
Four cheese broccoli soup
New England clam chowder
Hot chocolate

Bruegger’s Bagels Better Choices

Main Dish
• Bagel with butter or jelly: 1 of any bagel except asiago parmesan, sourdough
• Softwich: 1 of any softwich except Asiago or plain
• Garden veggie bagel sandwich minus cream cheese
• Caesar salad (no chicken)
• Mandarin salad (no chicken)
Sides – None
Desserts – Ingredients unknown

Burger King Food Items Containing Added Phosphorus

Buns (except BK Shots)
Chicken
Fish
Bacon
Ham
All Potatoes/Fries
Onion rings
Kraft Macaroni and Cheese
French toast sticks
Biscuits
Pancakes/Syrup
Tortillas
Cini-Minis
Croutons
Cheese
Milk shakes
Hershey’s sundae pie

Burger King Better Choices

Main Dish
• Garden salad (no chicken) with 1 packet of any dressing
• BK Burger Shots (2 pack)
Sides
• BK Fresh Apple Fries
• Side garden salad with ½ packet of light Italian, regular ranch, or honey mustard dressing
Desserts
• Dutch apple pie

Dairy Queen Food Items Containing Added Phosphorus

Sandwich buns (all)
Hot dogs
Fish
Shrimp
Chicken
Turkey
BBQ beef
Quesadillas
Iron grilled cheese sandwich
French fries
Onion rings
Texas toast
Gravy
American and jack cheeses
Moolattes
Butterscotch and caramel toppings
Oreo brownie earthquake
Pecan mudslide

Dairy Queen Better Choices

Main Dish – None
Sides
• Salad with ½ pkt of honey mustard dressing
Beverages
• Artic rush slush – small Desserts
• Soft serve ½ cup
• Small ice cream cone
• Small dipped cone
• Small strawberry sundae
• Small chocolate sundae
• DQ sandwich
• Chocolate dilly bar
• StarKiss
• DQ fudge bar – no sugar added
• Vanilla orange bar

Domino’s Food Items Containing Added Phosphorus

Deep dish crust
Thin crust
Bacon
All Chicken/Wings
Ham
Beef
Sausage
Philly meat
American cheese
Cheddar cheese sauce
Chicken alfredo
Chicken carbonara
Pasta Primavera
Garlic
Ranch dressing
Chocolate Lava Crunch Cake

Domino’s Better Choices

Main Dish
Hand-tossed pizzas only
• 1 slice of 12” pepperoni, veggie, or pepperoni feast
• 2 slices of 12” cheese or veggie feast
• 1 slice of 14” cheese, pepperoni, veggie, pepperoni feast, or veggie feast
Sides
• Breadsticks (up to 3 pieces)
• Cheesy bread (up to 2 pieces)
• Garden fresh salad with ½ packet of creamy Caesar dressing
Dessert
• Cinna stix with sweet icing dipping sauce (up to 4 pieces)

Dunkin’ Donuts Food Items Containing Added Phosphorus

Muffins
Donuts & “Munchkins”
“Fancies”
Danishes
Sticks
Biscuits
English muffin
Brownie
Hash browns
Sausage/Bacon/Ham
Breakfast wraps
All Sandwiches (Flatbread, Cravings, Deli, Favorites)
Chicken Caesar Salad
Soups
Reduced fat cream cheese
Cream (in coffee drinks)
Vanilla Bean, Coffee, & Tropicana Orange Coolattas
Hot chocolate (including white)
Dunkaccino
Vanilla chai

Dunkin’ Donuts Better Choices

Main Dish
• Bagel: any flavor except salt
• Plain croissant
• Egg & cheese on bagel or croissant
• Caesar salad (no chicken)
Condiments
• Cream cheese: plain, salmon, or strawberry
Sides
• Garden Salad
Beverages: do not add cream
• Coffee: plain or with milk and sugar (hot or iced) -small
• Coffee Coolatta with milk –small
• Flavored coffees (except pumpkin spice and vanilla spice)
• Brewed teas
• Latte or latte lite (hot or iced) -small
• Cappuccino
• Espresso

KFC Food Items Containing Added Phosphorus

Chicken (all varieties)
Country Fried Steak
Fish
Pot Pie
Bacon
Sausage
All Potatoes
Macaroni and Cheese
Rice
Biscuits
Tortilla
Cornbread Muffin
Croutons
Cheese and Cheese
Sauce
Ranch Dressing and
Dipping Sauce
Parmesan Dressing and
Dipping Sauce
Cheetos
Strawberry Cream Pie
Sara Lee Pecan pie
Lemon meringue pie
Cookie Dough Pie
Sweet Potato Pie
Double chocolate chip cake
Lil’ bucket desserts

KFC Better Choices

Main Dish
• None
Sides
• Corn (3 inch & 5.5 inch)
• Cole slaw
• House side salad with ½ packet of original ranch dressing
Desserts
• Apple pie slice

Long John Silver’s Food Items Containing Added Phosphorus

All Battered Fish and Seafood
All Battered Chicken
Alaskan Flounder
Baked Cod Filet
Grilled Pacific Salmon
Popcorn Shrimp
Shrimp Scampi
All Bowl Meals
Breaded Clam Strips
Buttered Lobster Bites
Lobster stuffed Crab cake
French Fries
Hushpuppy
Rice
Broccoli Cheese Soup
Chocolate Cream pie
Pineapple Cream pie

Long John Silver’s Better Choices

Main Dish

• Grilled Tilapia
Sides
• breadstick
• corn

McDonald’s Food Items Containing Added Phosphorus

Buns
Chicken
Fish
Bacon
French fries
American cheese
Biscuits
McMuffins
McGriddles
Hotcakes
Hash browns
Flour tortilla
Eggs
Breakfast steak
Canadian bacon
Granola
Hot caramel topping (for sundaes)
Hot fudge topping (for sundaes)
Chocolate drizzle on coffee drinks
Coffee creamer
Shakes
Cinnamon melts
Apple pie
Vanilla ice cream
Cookies

McDonald’s Better Choices

Main Dish
• None
Sides
• Side salad with ½ packet of Caesar, creamy southwest or ranch dressing
• Snack size fruit & walnut salad
Desserts
• Fruit ‘n yogurt parfait (no granola)
• Apple dippers with honey (no caramel dip)

Panera Bread Food Items Containing Added Phosphorus

Focaccia breads
Cinnamon raisin bread
Honey wheat bread
Tomato basil bread
White Whole Grain bread
Apple Pastry, Cherry pastry
Apple Cherry Cheese
Pastry Ring
Bundt cakes
Muffins & muffies
Scones
Bear claw
Cinnamon Roll
Cobblestone
Pecan Roll
Egg soufflés
Grilled breakfast sandwiches
All Kid’s Sandwiches
Chopped Chicken Cobb Salad
All Paninis
Bacon Turkey Bravo Sandwich
Italian Combo Sandwich
Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich
Sierra Turkey Sandwich
Smoked Ham and Swiss Sandwich
Tuna Salad Sandwich
Chipotle Chicken Sandwich
Frozen Mocha and Caramel beverages
Baked Potato Soup
Broccoli Chedder Soup
Low Fat Garden Vegetable Soup
New England Clam Chowder

Panera Bread Better Choices

Main Dish
• Bagel: 1 of any bagel
• 1 cheese, chocolate or pecan braid, pastry
• Croissant
• Caesar salad with an apple
• Asian Sesame Chicken Salad with an apple
• Fuji Apple Chicken Salad (no tomato) with an apple
• Classic Café Salad (no tomato) with any side listed
Sides
• Three cheese bread (1 piece)
• Three seed bread (1 piece)
• Whole grain bread (1 piece)
• 2 oz any cream cheese
Desserts
• Brownies: 1 of any brownie
• Cookies: 1 chocolate chipper, chocolate duet, shortbread, cookie

Papa Johns Pizza Food Items Containing Added Phosphorus

Alfredo sauce
Bacon
Chicken
Ham
Garlic parmesan sauce
Garlic ranch sauce
Blue cheese dipping sauce
Cheese dipping sauce
Garlic ranch sauce
Garlic parmesan sauce
Ranch dipping sauce
Chocolate dessert pastry

Papa Johns Pizza Better Choices

Main Dish
Eat 1 slice of the following pizzas:
• 10” or 12” Original crust pizzas: cheese, pepperoni, sausage, 6 cheese, spicy Italian, Garden fresh
• 14” or 16” Original crust pizzas: cheese, pepperoni, sausage, or garden fresh
• 14” Thin crust pizzas: cheese, pepperoni, sausage, garden fresh, or spicy Italian
• 12” Pan pizza: cheese, pepperoni, sausage, or
garden fresh
Sides
• 1 Breadstick
• 1 Cheesestick
Desserts
• 2 Cinnapie
• 2 Apple pie sticks
• 1 Cinnamon sweet stick

Pizza Hut Food Items Containing Added Phosphorus

Chicken wings
Ham
Pork
Beef
Bacon
Onion rings
Jalapeno poppers
Meatballs
Lite ranch dressing
Fat free ranch dressing
White pasta sauce

Pizza Hut Better Choices

Main Dish
Eat 1 slice of the following pizzas:
• 12” Pan crust, thin ‘n crispy crust, hand-tossed crust, the natural crust, stuffed crust or pan pizza pizzas: cheese, pepperoni, pepperoni & mushroom, Italian sausage & red onion, Dan’s original, supreme, Classicana or veggie lovers
• 14” Pan and thin and crispy pizzas: cheese, pepperoni, pepperoni & mushroom, Italian sausage & red onion, Dan’s original, supreme or veggie lovers
• 14” stuffed crust: veggie lovers
• 14” stuffed crust pan pizza: cheese
• 14” Hand-tossed pizzas: cheese, pepperoni & mushroom, Italian sausage & red onion, or veggie lovers
Sides
• 1 Breadstick
Desserts
• 2 Cinnamon sticks with icing
• 2 chocolate dunkers with sauce
• 2 Apple pie

Subway Food Items Containing Added Phosphorus

Parmesan oregano bread
Italian herbs & cheese bread
Flatbread
Wraps
Chicken
Ham
Cold cut combo meats
Italian BMT meats
Roast beef
Seafood sensation
Steak
Subway club meats
Turkey
Bacon
American cheese
Ranch dressing
Fat Free Italian Dressing
Chipotle Southwest sauce
Fat free honey mustard sauce
Light mayonnaise

Subway Better Choices

Main Dish
• 6” Veggie delight sub (no American cheese or cheese bread)
• Tuna deli sandwich (no American cheese)
• Veggie delight salad with Atkins honey mustard dressing
• Tuna salad (no dressing or American cheese)
Sides – None
Desserts
• Any cookie
Beverages
• Berry-lishus Fruizle Express
• Peach pizzazz Fruizle Express

Taco Bell Food Items Containing Added Phosphorus

Flour tortilla
Chalupa shell
Flat Bread
Beef
Steak
Chicken
Chili
Nacho cheese sauce
Lava Sauce
Potato bites
Sour cream
Three cheese blend
Caramel Apple Empanada

Taco Bell Better Choices

Main Dish – None
Sides – None
Dessert
• Cinnamon twists

Wendy’s Food Items Containing Added Phosphorus

All Chicken/Wings
Bacon
Turkey
Ham
Buns and Rolls
American cheese
Frosty (all flavors)
French fries
Sour cream
Ancho chipotle ranch dressing
Cheddar cheese sauce

Wendy’s Better Choices

Main Dish – None
Sides
• Side salad with ½ packet of fat free French, light honey Dijon, or Italian vinaigrette dressing
• Mandarin orange cup

Phosphorus Values Chicken Products
The following table lists phosphorus content for a variety of chicken products. (Source:Catherine M. Sullivan, Janeen B. Leon, Ashwini R. Sehgal Journal of Renal Nutrition – September 2007 (Vol. 17, Issue 5, Pages 350-354, DOI: 10.1053/j.jrn.2007.05.008))

Phosphorus Values Chicken Products

Funded by NIH/NIDDK grant. This information is current as of September 2009.

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