When you browse through the Five Guys Menu, you’ll realize that their selection is not as wide as other fast-food restaurants.
Additionally, they don’t have salad or other vegetable side dishes.
But wait, there’s one thing you’ll love about Five Guys-- their meaty offerings.
Plus, they give you the option to go bunless or opt for a lettuce wrap which is always a good thing when you’re on keto.
With these pros, we can say that eating low carb at Five Guys is doable.
Do you want to hear even better news? With our help, it can even be enjoyable!
Oh, we’ll also share a bacon cheeseburger hack that can save you money, so keep reading!
5 Easy Steps to Eating Low Carb at Five Guys
Even though it’s a fast-food restaurant, Five Guys offers lots of low-carb options for people on the keto diet.
Another great thing about them is you have the option to customize your meal so you can create a dish that is not just keto-friendly but is satisfying as well!
To achieve that, here are the steps that you need to take:
Step 1. Pick your protein.
At Five Guys, you have two protein base options—hamburger or hot dog. Their hamburger is a 3.3 oz hamburger patty made of freshly ground beef. On the other hand, they use Hebrew National Beef Franks for their hot dogs.
Your choice of protein base will determine what next micro-steps that you need to take.
If you choose the hamburger, you will have to decide whether to get the Regular or Little Hamburger. The Regular Hamburger comes with two patties, totaling 6.6 oz of beef. On the other hand, the Little Hamburger has only one hamburger patty, which is equivalent to 3.3oz of beef.
The last decision you need to make would be to choose your add ons—cheese, bacon, or both? The best news is all the options are keto-friendly, so you won’t have any problem choosing which one to get. You can even get them both!
Step 2. Hold the bun.
As with any keto fast food advice, you should ditch the bun. This is a must, mainly since the Five Guys hamburger bun contains up to 37g net carbs, so you’ll definitely get kicked out of ketosis if you eat it. (1)
But here’s one amazing trick that you can try—ask for a lettuce wrap. When you do this, they will remove the bun and wrap the fillings with a lettuce wrap—which is not just low carb but high fiber!
With a lettuce wrap, you can have something to hold the fillings with and, at the same time, something that can boost your fiber intake. It’s a win-win for everyone!
Step 3. Add low-carb toppings.
The main reason why we love Five Guys so much is that they offer free toppings! And get this—the majority of their toppings are low carb too! You only need to avoid few toppings, and we’ll share what these are in the next few sections.
Step 4. Say no to fries and yes to peanuts.
As expected, Five Guys Burgers and Hot dogs come with a side of fries. However, these are a no-no since consuming even just a little fry may get you kicked out of ketosis.
So what side should you get? Our recommendation is to hold the fries and help yourself with their complimentary peanuts.
One serving contains 28 peanuts and may yield 166 calories, 14g fat, 7g protein, and only 4g net carbs.
Step 5. Stick to water.
Five Guys also has lots of drink choices. But if you wish to stick to your keto diet, your best bet will be sticking with water.
But if you’re craving a tea, the next best option that you have would be their Gold Peak Unsweetened Iced Tea.
Best Five Guys Low Carb Dishes to Choose From
If you feel overwhelmed with creating your own Five Guys keto meal, we’ll also provide you with ready-to-go meals that are low carb and keto-friendly! Here they are:
Five Guys Keto Burger Meals
When you remove the bun, most of the burger choices at Five Guys can be considered low carb, so you have lots of burgers to choose from! Here are some of them:
Classic Keto Burger
You can never go wrong with a classic, so we’re sure that the Five Guys Classic Keto Burger will hit the spot!
This one has two burger patties and the classic toppings—mustard, onions, and tomato. Ask for a lettuce wrap to seal the deal.
Nutrition Facts: One burger contains 463 calories, 34g fat, 32g protein, and less than 3g net carbs.
Ultimate Keto Burger
If you’re looking for something more filling, the Ultimate Keto Burger is the one for you as it’s packed with more toppings and comes with 2 patties of a bacon cheeseburger.
To accommodate the patties, order this with double lettuce wrap too. You can order the toppings all the way but make sure to ask them to hold the ketchup. When you order this way, the toppings you’ll get are pickles, tomatoes, lettuce, mayo, mustard, grilled mushrooms, and grilled onions.
Nutrition Facts: The Ultimate Keto Burger will give you 791 calories, 64g fat, 44g protein, and less than 5g net carbs.
For a meaty experience, ordering the bacon burger is the way to go as it comes with two beef patties and four bacon slices. Get this without ketchup and bun to stay low carb.
Nutrition Facts: When you finish this burger, you’ll get 764 calories, 48g fat, 40g protein, and 0g net carbs.
If you wish to boost the fat content of your bacon cheeseburger even further, you can turn it into a bacon cheeseburger that contains two slices of American Cheese.
Nutrition Facts: The bacon cheeseburger with no bun and ketchup yields 824 calories, 53g fat, 44g protein, and less than 2g net carbs.
Five Guys Hack: When you order the Bacon Cheeseburger, ask for extra bacon or cheese, and you can get it for FREE!
Just please take note this is only applicable for bacon cheeseburger orders
If you wish to keep your order simple and small, the Little Hamburger is what we recommend. This one contains only one burger patty.
If you wish to keep your calorie consumption to a minimum, ask for veggie toppings. We’ll share some of the best options below.
Nutrition Facts: The bunless burger has 220 calories, 17g fat, 16g protein, and 0g net carbs.
For those who must always have cheese on their burger but won’t be able to finish the two patties, the Little Cheeseburger is for you!
It contains one burger patty and a slice of American Cheese.
Nutrition Facts: In one serving, you’ll get 290 calories, 23g fat, 20g protein, and 0g net carbs.
Little Bacon Burger
Five Guys Little Bacon Burger is made up of only one hamburger patty and two bacon slices.
Nutrition Facts: This burger will give you 382 calories, 24g fat, 20g protein, and 0g net carbs.
Little Bacon Cheeseburger
The last but not the least item in our burger section is no other than the Little Bacon Cheeseburger, which contains one hamburger patty, two bacon slices, and one American cheese slice.
Nutrition Facts: The bunless little bacon cheeseburger has 450 calories, 30g fat, 40g protein, and 0.5g net carbs.
Five Guys Low Carb Hot Dogs
But if you’re craving for it, it’s okay to eat one from time to time.
If you’re more of a hot dog guy than a burger one, you’ll be happy to know that they have great hot dog selections for people on the keto diet too.
Just make sure that you order them without the bun!
The Cheese Dog sandwich features their famous perfectly grilled Hebrew National Hot dog that is split lengthwise and topped with Kraft American Cheese.
Nutrition Facts: The Cheese Dog sandwich contains 360 calories, 32g fat, 15g protein, and 2g net carbs.
Kosher-style Hot dog
This is possibly the simplest hot dog sandwich that they have. But as we say, sometimes the simpler is, the better! They prepared this by splitting their Hebrew National Dog lengthwise and grilling it to perfection, leaving the hot dog with a caramelized exterior that you’ll surely love.
Nutrition Facts: The bunless Kosher style dog will give you 280 calories, 26g fat, 4g protein, and 1g net carb.
In addition to their Hebrew National Dog, the bacon dog also comes with a slice of smoked bacon.
Nutrition Facts: This sandwich will provide you with 360 calories, 33g fat, 8g protein, and 1g net carb.
Bacon Cheese Dog
This sandwich is packed with all the keto meats you love—smoked bacon and National Hebrew hot dog. Not only that, but it’s also topped with American cheese for a more balanced meal.
Nutrition Facts: The combination of hot dog, bacon, and cheese yields 430 calories, 39g fat, 8g protein, and 1g net carb.
Five Guys Keto Hot dog and Burger Toppings
Now, we head to the keto toppings that will make your bunless burger and hot dogs more delicious and satisfying. Here they are:
- Cheese (1 slice): 70 calories, 6g fat, 4g protein, and 1g net carb
- Bacon (2 slices): 80 calories, 70g fat, 4g protein, and 0 net carbs
- Jalapeno Peppers: 3 calories, 0 fat, 0 protein, and less than 1g net carbs
- Green Peppers: 3 calories, 0 fat, 0 protein, and less than 1g net carbs
- Hot Sauce: 0 calories, 0 fat, 0 protein, and 0 net carbs
- Mustard: 0 calories, 0 fat, 0 protein, and 0 net carbs
- Pickles: 4 calories, 0 fat, 0 protein, and 1g net carb
- Tomatoes: 8 calories, 0 fat, 0 protein, and 2g net carbs
- Grilled Onions/ Onions: 11 calories, 0 fat, 0 protein, and less than 1g fiber
- - Lettuce: 3 calories, 0 fat, 0 protein, and 1g net carb
- Grilled Mushrooms: 19 calories, 0 fat, 0 protein, and 1g net carb
- Mayonnaise: 100 calories, 11g fat, 0 protein, and 0 net carbs
The Five Guys Toppings You Shouldn’t Order on Keto
But, of course, some Five Guys toppings are not considered low carb. You must also be well aware of what these are so you can easily avoid them.
- Ketchup: 30 calories, 0 fat, 0 protein, and 5g net carbs
- A1 Sauce: 15 calories, 0 fat, 0 protein, and 3g net carbs
- Relish: 16 calories, 0 fat, 0 protein, and 3g net carbs.
- BBQ Sauce: 60 calories, 0 fat, 0.5g protein, and 14.5g net carbs
At first look, the Five Guys Keto menu may seem limited, especially since they only have few items on their menu to begin with.
But when you do your research, you’ll realize that most of their food items are keto-friendly!
This is the main reason why eating low carb at Five Guys is not as hard as you think. But as we’ve mentioned, it’s still best that you minimize your consumption of hotdogs to avoid inflammation.