CEO Paul Pomroy claimed his burger habit didn't stop him "flying through" his health check and boasted that he's only got a "one per cent chance" of having a heart attack.
The dad of two treats himself to a Big Mac and fries twice a week – gorging on McDonald's bagels and wraps for the rest of his meals.
He told the Evening Standard: "A Big Mac is under 500 calories! I challenge you to find a sandwich in a High Street chain that's less than that.
"Do I have a Big Mac and fries every day? Of course not. I treat myself once or twice a week.
"But I eat a McDonald's twice a day and I’ve just flown through my health check."
A Waitrose Southern Fried Chicken wrap come sin at 533 calories, while a Tesco chicken sandwich clocks in at a whopping 634.
And a Gregs Mexican Chicken Baguette is 518 – a shade above the 508-calorie Big Mac.
But Pomroy's claim doesn't take into account the salt or fat content of sandwiches.
He added: "The chicken breast in our sandwich is the same chicken you'll buy in Waitrose.
"I get very irritated when people wrongly assume there's a bank of microwaves back there.
"We cook proper food. We don't take stuff out of a freezer and zap it.
"We have the shortest supply chain of any retailer."
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