The Best Keto-Friendly Fast-Food Options

By | February 14, 2019

Olive Garden

MOORE, OK/USA - MAY 20, 2016: Olive Garden Restaurant sign and exterior. The Olive Garden is an American casual dining restaurant chain specializing in Italian-American cuisine.Ken Wolter/Shutterstock

Who knew that the home of the Never-Ending Pasta Bowl could accommodate keto eaters? To stick to the plan, start with the Zuppa Toscana or the house salad with the signature Italian dressing. Follow that up with Chicken Margherita or the Salmon or Chicken Piccata or the Herb-Grilled Salmon.


Ft. Wayne - Circa August 2017: Chili's Grill & Bar Casual Dining Restaurant. Chili's is known for its Baby Back Ribs VIJonathan Weiss/Shutterstock

The home of the baby back rib smothers on the BBQ sauce, which is a little too sugary for keto lovers. However, the Mix & Match Fajita Trio will work just fine: It includes steak, chicken, and seared shrimp along with bell peppers, onions, guacamole, sour cream, pico, salsa, and shredded cheese, without the rice, beans, and tortillas. The Ancho Salmon on the Guiltless Menu is a delicious option paired with sides of vegetables. However, if you can’t get the barbecue flavor out of your mind (and that jingle out of your head), then opt for the Smokehouse Combo with the jalapeño-cheddar smoked sausage and the smoked brisket, and replace the sides with vegetables.

Cheesecake Factory

Pasadena, California, USA - November 15, 2015: The Cheesecake Factory is a distributor of cheesecakes and restaurant in the United States.Supannee_Hickman/Shutterstock

With so many options on the menu, this chain should be able to meet your keto needs. Starter options include the house salad with oil and vinegar as well as crispy Brussels sprouts minus the maple butter glaze. The variety of burgers and sandwiches available offer great choices your main course: Consider the Old Fashioned Burger with no bun or the Grilled Chicken and Avocado Club (hold the bread and mayo). The casual chain also has an array of steak, chicken, pork, and seafood dishes on both the regular and SkinnyLicious menu. Make sure to order them without sauces and substitute vegetables for potatoes. Check out these 11 foods that successful keto dieters never eat.

Read More:  3 Serious Signs That You Could Be Suffering With Heat Stroke

Reader's Digest