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Top 10 Low Carb Options at Hardee’s For Keto Diet

Hardee’s is a fast-food restaurant that sells mostly burgers and fries. You can also get a breakfast sandwich, burrito, chicken tenders, and chicken, roast beef, and fish sandwiches.

You can eat low-carb here by ordering a “low-carb-it” burger or chicken sandwich. This means your sandwich will come wrapped in a lettuce bun instead of a traditional bun.

Here are the top 10 low carb and keto-friendly options you can order at Hardee’s in order from the lowest carb to highest, based on the website’s nutritional information.

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“Low-Carb-It” ⅓ Pound Low-Carb ThickBurger

The “low-carb-it” ⅓ pound low-carb thickburger comes with a beef patty, pickles, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, ketchup, mayo, and mustard wrapped in a lettuce wrap.

If you get it without the ketchup, it will contain 450 calories, 36 grams of fat, 3 grams of carbs (2 grams net carbs), 1 gram of fiber, and 22 grams of protein.

What to order: the “low-carb-it” ⅓ pound low-carb thickburger without the ketchup. Hold any fries that come with the meal or opt for a side salad with ranch dressing instead. 

Sunrise Croissant

Hardee’s makes several breakfast sandwiches that you can order without the bread. 

Try the sunrise croissant. It contains folded egg layered with your choice of bacon, ham or sausage on a croissant.

If you order this sandwich without the croissant, it will contain 120 calories, 14 grams of fat, 4 grams of carbs (3 grams net carbs), 1 gram of fiber, and 16 grams of protein. 

What to order: the sunrise croissant with bacon, ham, or sausage minus the croissant

Loaded Omelette Biscuit

The loaded omelette biscuit is a breakfast sandwich that comes with a loaded omelette made with bacon, ham, sausage, and cheddar cheese on a biscuit. 

If you order this sandwich without the biscuit, it will contain 320 calories, 24 grams of fat, 12 grams of carbs, 0 grams of fiber, and 14 grams of protein.

What to order: the loaded omelette biscuit minus the biscuit

Smoked Sausage Biscuit with Egg and Cheese

The smoked sausage biscuit with egg and cheese contains a folded egg with a slice of American cheese served over a sliced Hillshire farm sausage on a biscuit.

If you order it without the biscuit, it will contain 490 calories, 42 grams of fat, 12 grams of carbs, 0 grams of fiber, and 18 grams of protein.

What to order: the smoked sausage biscuit with egg and cheese minus the biscuit.  

“Low-Carb-It” Charbroiled Chicken Club Sandwich

The “low-carb-it” charbroiled chicken club sandwich comes with a skinless chicken breast topped with Swiss cheese, two slices of bacon, tomatoes, and mayo on a whole-leaf iceberg lettuce wrap.

It contains 340 calories, 22 grams of fat, 13 grams of carbs (12 grams net carbs), 1 gram of fiber, and 24 grams of protein. 

You shouldn’t need to make any modifications to this sandwich, but be sure to hold any fries, onion rings, or soda that comes with the sandwich. 

What to order: the “low-carb-it” charbroiled chicken club sandwich. Alternatively, you can order the traditional charbroiled chicken club sandwich as in the photo below, but ask for no toasted seeded bun.

charbroiled chicken club sandwich
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Big Roast Beef Sandwich

The big roast beef sandwich contains thinly sliced roast beef dipped in au jus and served on a bun.

This sandwich contains around 560 calories, 25 grams of fat, 50 grams of carbs, 3 grams of fiber, and 35 grams of protein. 

However, you can reduce most of the carbs by holding the bun.

Hardee’s also makes a regular size roast beef sandwich that contains 380 calories, 11 grams of fat, 50 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fiber, and 21 grams of protein. 

What to order: the big roast beef sandwich minus the bun. Instead of fries or onion rings, ask for a side salad with ranch as your side.

Big Hot Ham and Cheese

The big hot ham and cheese sandwich contains sliced ham and melted Swiss cheese on a bun.

It has 530 calories, 20 grams of fat, 51 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fiber, and 34 grams of protein.

You can reduce the net carbs to around one or two grams by holding the bun.

What to order: the big hot ham and cheese sandwich without the bun. You can also ask for your sandwich to be wrapped in a lettuce bun instead.  

⅔ Pound Monster Thickburger

The ⅔ pound monster thickburger contains two ⅓ beef patties, four slices of bacon, three slices of American cheese and mayo on a bun.

It contains 1,300 calories, 90 grams of fat, 53 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fiber, and 76 grams of protein.

However, you should be able to eliminate almost all of the carbs by holding the bun.

What to order: the ⅔ pound monster thickburger minus the bun. Opt for a side salad with ranch dressing (hold the croutons) instead of fries. 

⅓ Pound Mushroom and Swiss Burger

The ⅓ pound mushroom and Swiss burger comes with a beef patty, Swiss cheese and sauteed mushrooms on a bun.

It contains 680 calories, 38 grams of fat, 53 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fiber, and 36 grams of protein.

You can reduce the carbs to fewer than 10 grams by holding the bun and opting for a lettuce wrap instead.

What to order: the ⅓ pound mushroom and Swiss burger with a lettuce wrap instead of the bun. 

⅓ Pound Bacon Cheese Thickburger

This thickburger contains a ⅓ pound beef patty, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, and mayo on a bun.

It has 850 calories, 54 grams of fat, 54 grams of carbs, 3 grams of fiber, and 42 grams of protein.

If you ask for a lettuce wrap instead of the traditional bun, you should be able to reduce the net carbs to 10 grams or less.

What to order: the ⅓ pound bacon cheese thickburger without the bun. You can also ask for a lettuce wrap instead.


Conclusion

Hardee’s specializes in serving thickburgers, which contain large beef patties and various other toppings. You can eat low-carb here by ordering a thickburger minus the bun and ketchup.

You can request to have your sandwich made with a lettuce wrap instead of a traditional bun. Try the “low-carb-it” charbroiled chicken club sandwich with a side salad and ranch dressing instead of fries.

You can also enjoy a Hardee’s keto breakfast sandwich with meat, cheese, and eggs minus the bun. Stick with a black coffee (or coffee with cream), water, or iced tea as your beverage.

For more restaurants, see this list.

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