Keto at Five Guys: 5 Easy Steps to Ordering Low Carb (+ Meal Combos!)

Five Guys Burger and Fries has a multitude of low carb options for the hungry Keto eater! To streamline your ordering process, we've broken down your options into five easy steps: pick your protein, make it bunless, add keto-friendly toppings, swap the fries for peanuts, and keep your drink simple. Between these guidelines and the ready-made meal combos we've compiled, you're guaranteed to have a delicious, ketosis-enhancing meal every single visit!

In this article you will discover:

menu board at five guys

How to Build a Keto Meal at Five Guys

Five Guys' menu is packed with keto-friendly picks, so your options for creating a satisfying meal are vast. Here's exactly what you need to do to order a perfectly keto meal at Five Guys every single time:

Step 1 - Pick Your Protein Base

As simple as this is, there are a few mini-steps to consider:

1. Hamburger or Hot Dog

Your first choice is between two American classics: hamburger or hot dog.

The hamburger is a 3.3 oz fresh ground beef patty and the hot dogs are Hebrew National beef franks.

2. Little or Regular

If you choose a hamburger, you'll then need to decide if you want to order a Little Hamburger or a Hamburger. The Little Hamburger has just one 3.3 oz patty whereas the regular Hamburger has two patties for a total of 6.6 oz of beef.

3. Cheese, Bacon, or Both

Once you've made this key decision, you'll have one more critical decision to make, and that is, do you want cheese on that, bacon, or both?

The good news is that you can't go wrong with any of these selections because they're all as keto-friendly as it gets!

But, to help you make your choice a little easier, here are the approximate macronutrients for each:

Hamburger

  • Macros: 440 calories, 34g fat, 0g net carbs, 32g protein

Cheeseburger

  • Macros: 482 calories, 35g fat, 0g net carbs, 40g protein

Bacon Burger

  • Macros: 520 calories, 41g fat, 0g net carbs, 36g protein

Bacon Cheeseburger

  • Macros: 660 calories, 53g fat, 0g net carbs, 44g protein

Little Hamburger

  • Macros: 220 calories, 17g fat, 0g net carbs, 16g protein

Little Cheeseburger

  • Macros: 290 calories, 23g fat, 0g net carbs, 20g protein

Little Bacon Burger

  • Macros: 300 calories, 24g fat, 0g net carbs, 20g protein

Little Bacon Cheeseburger

  • Macros: 370 calories, 30g fat, 0g net carbs, 24g protein

Kosher Style Hot Dog

  • Macros: 240 calories, 20g fat, 2g net carbs, 11g protein

Cheese Dog

  • Macros: 310 calories, 26g fat, 2g net carbs, 15g protein

Bacon Dog

  • Macros: 320 calories, 27g fat, 2g net carbs, 15g protein

Bacon Cheese Dog

  • Macros: 390 calories, 33g fat, 2g net carbs, 19g protein

hand holding a keto five guys burger with a lettuce wrap

Step 2 - Make it Bunless

This is key to making your Five Guys meal keto-friendly. With a whopping 37 grams of net carbs per bun, chowing down of a bun will kick you out of ketosis.

Instead, request a lettuce wrap or just keep it simple and go without!

Pro tip: If ordering a lettuce wrap, ask for a "double lettuce wrap." This extra lettuce will provide a more structurally sound wrapping and better contain your toppings.

Step 3 - Add Keto-Friendly Toppings

In addition to being free, the other good news about Five Guys' toppings is that most of them are keto-friendly!

In fact, there are just two toppings to avoid: the Bar-B-Q Sauce, which clocks in at 15 grams of net carbs per servings, and the ketchup, which contains 5 grams of net carbs per serving.

Here are the macros for each keto-friendly topping you can choose from:

A.1 Sauce

  • Macros: 15 calories, 0g fat, 3g net carbs, 0g protein

Green Peppers

  • Macros: 5 calories, 0g fat, <1g net carbs, 0g protein

Grilled Mushrooms

  • Macros: 5 calories, 0g fat, 1g net carbs, 0g protein

Hot Sauce

  • Macros: 0 calories, 0g fat, 0g net carbs, 0g protein

Jalapeño Peppers

  • Macros: 3 calories, 0g fat, <1g net carbs, 0g protein

    Lettuce

    • Macros: 4 calories, 0g fat, <1g net carbs, 0g protein

    Mayonnaise

    • Macros: 100 calories, 11g fat, 0g net carbs, 0g protein

    Mustard

    • Macros: 0 calories, 0g fat, 0g net carbs, 0g protein

    Onions/ Grilled Onions

    • Macros: 10 calories, 0g fat, <2g net carbs, 0g protein

    Pickles

    • Macros: 3 calories, 0g fat, 1g net carbs, 0g protein

    Relish

    • Macros: 10 calories, 0g fat, 3g net carbs, 0g protein

    Tomatoes

    • Macros: 9 calories, 0g fat, <2g net carbs, <1g protein

    tray of keto friendly peanuts at five guys

    Step 4 - Swap the Fries for Peanuts

    As you may have guessed, fries are loaded with carbs so they're a no-no on the keto diet.

    Even the smallest size, a Little Fry, will set you back 64 net grams of carbs, which is enough to kick even the most experienced keto dieter out of ketosis.

    Instead, help yourself to a serving of complimentary peanuts. A serving, which is approximately 28 shelled peanuts, delivers 166 calories, 14g of fat, 4g net carbs, and almost 7 grams of protein making it a nutritious addition to your meal.

    gold peak unsweetened iced tea container at five guys

    Step 5 - Keep Your Drink Simple

    Save the milkshakes and sodas until you're done with the keto diet and instead, keep it simple with unsweetened iced tea or water.

    Dasani Bottled Water

    • Macros: 0 calories, 0g fat, 0g net carbs, 0g protein

    Gold Peak Unsweetened Iced Tea

    • Macros: 0 calories, 0g fat, 0g net carbs, 0g protein

    keto cheeseburger in a lettuce wrap at five guys

    Order Ready-to-Go Keto Meal Combos

    The Classic Keto Burger

    • Hamburger (2 patties)
    • Double Lettuce Wrap
    • Mustard
    • Tomato
    • Onions
    • Nutrition facts: 463 calories, 34g fat, <3g net carbs, 32g protein

    The Ultimate Keto Burger

    • Bacon Cheeseburger (2 patties)
    • Double Lettuce Wrap
    • Order it "All The Way minus ketchup" (includes mayo, lettuce, pickles, tomatoes, grilled mushrooms, grilled onions, and mustard)
    • Nutrition facts: 791 calories, 64g fat, <5g net carbs, 44g protein

    Hot and Spicy Dog

    • Hot Dog
    • Hot Sauce
    • Green Peppers
    • Jalapeño Peppers
    • Grilled Mushrooms
    • Nutrition facts: 253 calories, 20g fat, 4g net carbs, 11g protein

    Fully Loaded Dog

    • Bacon Cheese Hot Dog
    • Order it "All The Way minus ketchup" (includes mayo, lettuce, pickles, tomatoes, grilled mushrooms, grilled onions, and mustard)
    • Nutrition facts: 521 calories, 44g fat, <6g net carbs, 19g protein

    The Keto Snack Attack

    • Little Cheeseburger (1 patty)
    • Grilled Mushrooms
    • Green Peppers
    • Tomatoes
    • Nutrition facts: 309 calories, 23g fat, <3g net carbs, 20g protein

     

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