Keto Dining Guide: What Should I Order at Sonic?

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keto chicken with lettuce and tomato in container at Sonic Drive-In

Wanna stay keto while you’re eating fast food on the go?

You don’t always have time for a sit-down lunch inside a restaurant, so we checked out Sonic Drive-In to see how we could enjoy their menu options while keeping them keto. We came up with a pretty good list of popular items and how to make them low-carb by just removing some of the ingredients and components.

Eating keto at Sonic has never been easier!

While we don’t have the exact nutritional info on these customized orders, these modifications make these original carb-heavy orders as close to keto-friendly as they can be.

sonic menu board

The basics of successful keto ordering at Sonic:

    • Avoid fries, tots, bread, buns, and tortillas.
    • When in doubt, leave it out.
    • Breakfast is served all day, so don’t be afraid to keep it simple with bacon and eggs.
    • For drinks, stick with water, unsweetened iced tea, coffee, Diet Limeaid, Diet Coke, Coke Zero Sugar or Diet Dr. Pepper.
    • Download the free app to customize your favorite items and to schedule a pickup time: iPhone or Android.

Here’s how to order keto at Sonic:

keto egg and bacon breakfast burrito at Sonic with no tortilla

Bacon Breakfast Burrito

Skip the tortilla and ask for this burrito filled with bacon, cheese, and eggs to be served in a bowl. Not a fan of bacon? You can also order this burrito with sausage or ask for grilled chicken!

sonic bacon double cheeseburger in a bowl

Sonic Bacon Double Cheeseburger

Order this delicious burger with no bun and no ketchup to keep it low carb. Feel free to add pickles and mustard for extra flavor. Yum!

sonic chicken burrito in a bowl

Chicken Wrap

Order this with grilled chicken, hold the tortilla, and ask for it to be served in a bowl. It’s like having a salad at Sonic with the chicken, lettuce, tomatoes and ranch dressing (even though oddly enough their menu doesn’t have one).

sonic grilled chicken sandwich in a bowl

Classic Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Ask for no bun and this sandwich is as good as keto-fied! It includes grilled chicken, lettuce, and tomato. This is basically the same thing as the Chicken Wrap with a larger portion of chicken but without the ranch dressing.

sonic all american hot dog

All American Hot Dog

Order the All American Hot Dog and ask for no bun, no relish, and no ketchup and you’ll be left with onions and mustard – now that’s a hot dog with a kick! Or, you could just keep it simple and order a plain hot dog.

sonic coney hot dog in a bowl no bun

Chili Cheese Coney

The Chili Cheese Coney is just as delicious when you leave off the bun! The chili comes in with just 2 net carbs per data found on My Fitness Pal, but you may want to calculate your own macros to be sure.

sonic limeaid in a cup on a table

Diet Limeade

While the majority of Sonic’s Shakes and Slushes are filled with sugar, you can order the Diet Limeade without feeling guilty, as it clocks in with just 1g of carbs. Sonic also has sugar-free cherry syrup that can be added in, all of Sonic’s syrups are made with Splenda. 

man holding sonic food in a bowl

As you can see, with a little due diligence, you can enjoy meals out wherever your adventures take you! Enjoy!

Hip Savings Tip: You can score ½ price drinks and slushes any time when you order ahead using the Sonic iOS or Android app! Head over to Sonic’s Facebook page for more details.

Check out more of our yummy keto dining guides!

About the writer:

Angela graduated with a Bachelor's Degree and has 25+ years of experience as a writer and photographer with her work being featured in US Weekly Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, People Magazine, and more.

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Comments 12

  1. Josh haney

    Is there any way to remove the bun in the sonic app?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Yes! You can do that! Once you choose your item, a list of ingredients will pop up that you can “tap to remove” from your order. The bun is included in that list. 🙌😊 Enjoy!

      • pamS

        I just downloaded the app and it does not allow me to remove the bun- Bummer!

    • Pam S

      Sadly, not on all items. With some, you have to order in person.
      My husband and I always order no bun and add chili and jalapeños to whichever burger we want

  2. Randy

    My app white out things like buns or tortillas and won’t allow you to remove them from the order.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hmm, my app allows to me “tap to remove items” when customizing my order. Maybe try deleting and then reinstalling the app to see if that might help. Hoping it works better for you real soon!

    • Kayla

      Just tap it. Don’t hold it down.

    • Raine

      Mine also won’t allow me to remove the bun. It literally says, “you can’t remove this item”.

  3. Sandi A

    Do you know what sweeteners are in the sugar-free flavorings

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi there! I did call in to my location to be sure. They let me know that those include Splenda.

      • Sandi

        Thank you so much:( it has dextrose and maltodextrine which knocks you out of ketosis…at least I was told that.

        • Shaun

          Maltodextrin kicked me out of ketosis. I tried one of those “loaded teas” and the product(s) used contain it.

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