The New York Times has an incredible  piece called “What 2,000 Calories Looks Like” where they compare 2,000 calorie meals across restaurants, and then pit those against home-cooked meals.

The results are not going to be a surprise to anyone. Home-cooked meals regularly cost less than fast food, are way abundant, and much healthier.

Restaurant vs Home:


Shake Shack 2,000 calories


At home, 2,000 calories