In the United States, a McDonald's Big Mac and order of large fries adds up to 1,040 calories. In the United Kingdom, those same two items add up to 950 calories.
You would think all McDonald's items would be standardized, no matter what corner of the world you were ordering them in.
Why the caloric difference? Simple -- a container of large fries is slightly smaller, as are the beef patties.
Mind you, McDonald's USA only recently lowered the calories in their large fries from 550 to 500. Two years ago, this combo would have added up to 1,090 on this side of the Atlantic.