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When you need to grab some fast food on a ketogenic diet, what’s the first restaurant that jumps to mind?
Maybe Chipotle or a salad place. But probably not a chain known for sandwiches.
But believe it or not, there are plenty of Jimmy John’s keto options if you know how to hack the menu.
Jimmy John’s is a fast food restaurant chain headquartered in Illinois. Jimmy John Liautaud set up this restaurant back in 1983. And with more than 2,800 locations in 43 states across the US[*], it’s not hard to find one.
Jimmy John’s is primarily known for its gourmet sandwiches and freaky fast delivery.
And among keto-ers, now Jimmy John’s is known for its low-carb options!
Jimmy John’s is definitely a place where you can eat keto.
You can order an “unwich” and they will replace the bread with lettuce on any of their sandwiches. The good news for the keto and low-carb dieters: no Jimmy John’s Unwhich contains more than 10g of carbs[*].
If you want to have a look at the nutritional value for all of their unwich sandwiches, simply download their nutrition guide. Take a look at this screenshot.
To know more about their menus, go to the restaurant’s website Jimmyjohns.com and click the menu. Here you can view the complete menu.
Below are some of the most popular Jimmy John’s sandwiches that could be a solid keto option based on their fat and protein content.
Nutrition Stats: 410 calories, 17g protein, 7g carbs, 37g fat
Nutrition Stats: 440 calories, 35g protein, 6g carbs, 31g fat
Nutrition Stats: 320 calories, 30g protein, 4g carbs, 21g fat
Nutrition Stats: 190 calories, 19g protein, 4g carbs, 11g fat
Nutrition Stats: 270 calories, 11 protein, 5g carbs, 22g fat
Nutrition Stats: 350 calories, 19g protein, 6g carbs, 28g fat
Nutrition Stats: 340 calories, 22g protein, 7g carbs, 25g fat
Nutrition Stats: 280 calories, 11g protein, 7g carbs, 22g fat
Nutrition Stats: 470 calories, 31g protein, 8g carbs, 38g fat
Nutrition Stats: 500 calories, 27g protein, 9g carbs, 40g fat
Nutrition Stats: 560 calories, 33g protein, 9g carbs, 44g fat
Nutrition Stats: 710 calories, 63g protein, 10g carbs, 47g fat
You’ll want to avoid ordering these menu items when you’re eating at Jimmy John’s if you’re on a low-carb diet.
Most of them are filled with sugar and will far exceed your daily carb limit… probably with a single bite or gulp.
As a general rule of thumb on keto, avoid eating any desserts that aren’t specifically marked keto-friendly or you didn’t make yourself. If you must satisfy your sweet tooth on keto, the good news is that’s totally doable.
If you like to bake or cook, check out any of these low-carb recipes specifically developed for the ketogenic diet.
And if you can’t resist soda, mix a scoop of Keto BHB Exogenous Ketones in an 8-10oz of sparkling water. That way you can avoid the sugar crash and carb count while curbing appetite, supporting ketosis, and satisfying your soda craving.
We recommend Orange Mango or Patriot Pop.
Jimmy John’s is one of the best fast-food restaurants for ketogenic dieters. It has made specific accommodations for keto and low-carb diets.
There are a ton of sandwiches that you can order at this restaurant, and you can even customize any sandwich according to your palate and dietary requirements.
Even better, the restaurant offers an unwich, which is any of their regular sandwiches wrapped in lettuce instead of bread.
They’re surprisingly good and totally keto-friendly?
What do you think about our keto-friendly and low-carb choices? Would you like to add something more? Let us know in the comment section.