Sonic Drive-In or more commonly known just as Sonic is one of America’s drive-in fast food chains. They are owned by Inspired Brands and have opened in 46 locations across the US.
They have a rich menu that varies from hamburgers and French fries, corn dogs, chili dogs, as well as onion rings, and breakfast toaster sandwiches. Despite being fast-food restaurants, you can still find low carb diet options for a keto friendly meal at Sonic as long as you know how to modify your order.
In the list below are their 11 best low-carb dishes to try on a keto diet:
Their Sonic Cheeseburger comes with 100% pure beef patty that has been seasoned perfectly, covered in melty American cheese, chopped onions, fresh shredded lettuce, crinkle-cut pickles, and ripe tomatoes, and your choice of mustard, mayo, or ketchup.
The cheeseburger stands at about 600 calories if it is with ketchup, 680 if it is with mayo, and 590 calories if it contains mustard. The non-ketogenic ingredients are the bun and many times ketchup is also non-ketogenic.
What to order: In order to try eating low carb, ask for a Sonic Cheeseburger without the bun and without ketchup.
SuperSonic Bacon Double Cheeseburger
The Bacon Double Cheeseburger is exactly what you might think it is. Two quarter-pound, 100% pure beef hamburgers, lettuce, fresh sliced tomatoes with two melty slices of American cheese, creamy mayo, and top it all off with tasty, crispy bacon.
This cheeseburger comes at around 770 calories and the only non-ketogenic ingredient is the bun.
What to order: Ask for a SuperSonic Bacon Double Cheeseburger without the bun.
Quarter Pound Double Cheeseburger
This is a double experience of the classic American cheeseburger. It consists of two 100% pure beef jr. hamburgers, that have been layered with two thick slices of melty American cheese, and topped with ketchup, mustard, and pickles and grilled onions.
This double cheeseburger is one of the least caloric ones- standing at around 570, and the only non-ketogenic ingredient is the bun.
What to order: Ask for a Quarter Pound Double Cheeseburger without the bun.
Classic Grilled Chicken Sandwich
The Classic Grilled Chicken Sandwich consists of 100% all white meat grilled chicken breast, that has been topped with ripe tomatoes, fresh lettuce, and light mayonnaise. It is served on a warm Brioche bun.
This sandwich contains about 470 calories and the only non-ketogenic ingredient is the Brioche bun.
What to order: Ask for a Classic Grilled Chicken Sandwich without the Brioche bun.
Ultimate Meat And Cheese Breakfast Burrito
The Ultimate Meat and Cheese Breakfast Burrito is the perfect meaty breakfast and it contains crispy bacon, savory sausage, fluffy scrambled eggs, golden tots, and zesty cheese sauce. Then everything is wrapped in a warm flour tortilla.
This majestic meaty breakfast contains around 840, but it also has some non-ketogenic ingredients such as the flour tortilla and the golden tots.
What to order: Ask for an Ultimate Meat and Cheese Breakfast Burrito without the golden tots and the flour tortilla.
The simple Breakfast Burrito is made with scrambled eggs, melty cheddar cheese, and crispy bacon, delicious ham, or savory sausage. Then they are all wrapped up in a warm flour tortilla.
This burrito contains 440 calories if it is with ham and 500 if it is with sausage. The only non-ketogenic ingredient is the flour tortilla.
What to order: Ask for a Breakfast Burrito without the flour tortilla.
SuperSonic Breakfast Burrito
This burrito is a flavourful medley of savory sausage, melty cheddar cheese, fluffy scrambled eggs, golden tots, ripe tomatoes, diced onions, and spicy jalapeños. Then everything is wrapped up in a warm flour tortilla.
It contains about 610 calories and it only has one non-ketogenic ingredient- the warm flour tortilla.
What to order: Ask for a SuperSonic Breakfast Burrito without the flour tortilla or the crispy bacon breakfast bowl.
Their Breakfast Toaster consists of melty cheese, your choice of crispy bacon, savory sausage, or delicious ham, which are then stacked up on thick Texas Toast and served with fluffy eggs on the side.
The breakfast toaster with ham contains about 540 calories, with bacon 610 calories, and with sausage about 720 calories. The Texas Toast is the only non-ketogenic ingredient.
What to order: Ask for a breakfast toaster without the Texas Toast.
Footlong Quarter Pound Coney
Their extremely filling and flavourful hot dog contains a grilled hot dog, that is topped with melty cheddar cheese and warm chili. It is served in a soft, warm bakery bun.
The footlong quarter pound coney contains about 790 calories and the only non-ketogenic ingredient is the bun.
What to order: Ask for a Footlong Quarter Pound Coney without the bun. Make sure to add grilled onions!
All American Dog
This hot dog is an American classic and by no means is it a plain hot dog. It is made with 100% pure beef hot dog that has been grilled to perfection and then topped with yellow mustard, relish, ketchup, and chopped onions. It is served in a soft, warm bakery bun.
This hot dog contains about 410 calories and the non-ketogenic ingredients are the bun and potentially the ketchup.
What to order: Ask for an All American Dog without the bun and no ketchup. Consider dipping into ranch dressing.
Chilli Cheese Coney
This spicy hot dog is made with a grilled beef hot dog, that has been topped with warm chili and melty cheddar cheese. It is served in a soft, warm bakery bun.
The chili cheese coney contains 470 calories and the non-ketogenic ingredient is the bun.
What to order: Ask for a Chilli Cheese Coney without the bun.
Sonic Drive-In is a fast-food place that offers an extensive menu and has a variety of items. But still, they don’t have any keto-friendly fast food options that you can grab and go from the menu. Low carb at sonic is not easy. If you want to eat keto at Sonic you would still need to modify everything on their menu.
You can always opt for a safer option by ordering a grilled chicken wrap or grilled chicken with no bun and no sauces, but if you would like a little more variety, you can check out the list above.
For more restaurants you can eat out on keto, see our list here.
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