The ketogenic diet has exploded in popularity and one of the nation’s largest restaurant chains has taken notice.
In a recent article posted to their blog, The Chicken Wire, fast-food giant Chick-fil-A is touting their “Keto-friendly menu options.”
The ketogenic (or “keto”) diet is a low-carbohydrate diet which restricts carbohydrate consumption to typically less than 5% of daily caloric consumption. For a 2,000 calorie diet, this equates to about 25 total grams of carbohydrates each day.
Chick-fil-A lists several of their breakfast menu items which contain less than 10 net carbohydrates (with modifications), including:
- Egg White Grill (without English muffin): 1g net carbs
- Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit (without English muffin): 2g net carbs
- Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit (without English muffin): 1g net carb
- Hash Brown Scramble Bowl with no hash browns and either grilled chicken or sausage: 1g net carb
They also highlight these keto-friendly entrée options:
- Grilled Chicken Sandwich (without bun): 3g net carbs
- Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich (without bun): 3g net carbs
- Grilled Nuggets (eight count): 2g net carbs
- Cobb Salad with Grilled Chicken: 10g net carbs
Chick-Fil-A was founded in 1946 and is America’s third largest fast-food chain — behind second place Wendy’s and first place McDonald’s — with more than 2,200 locations.