What to Eat at Freddy's: Healthy Menu Choices and Nutrition Facts


Verywell / Christian Alzate

If you love a traditional fast food burger, fries, and dessert, then you probably love the Freddy's menu. Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers offers nostalgic decor along with both old-school and unique food items, and yes, you can maintain your healthy eating plan at any restaurant, including Freddy's.

There's plenty to enjoy at Freddy's—whether you're looking for burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, or chicken—but much of it is high in fat, high in calories and high in sodium. If you're watching your salt intake, you may want to be careful when you visit this fast food favorite. However, with a little planning and smart menu choices, you'll be able to enjoy a meal at Freddy's.

Nutrition Facts for Popular Foods

The following nutrition information is provided for a single cup serving of chocolate custard at Freddy's.

  • Calories: 370
  • Fat: 17g
  • Sodium: 120mg
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Sugars: 33g
  • Protein: 9g

Diners who love Freddy's often enjoy the fast food diner's famous custard. While you can get a single cup of the tasty cold treat in either chocolate or vanilla for around 350 calories, many hungry eaters upgrade to a waffle or traditional cone. A traditional custard cone usually provides closer to 400 calories, but waffle cones provide much more.

A single waffle cone provides just under 500 calories, a double custard cone provides between 800 and 840 calories and a triple waffle cone provides 1,130–1,180 calories and over 50 grams of fat. A large Turtle Sundae provides almost 1,800 calories and almost 90 grams of fat.

What about the Freddy's popular and unique lunch and dinner items? These are nutrition facts for Freddy's popular food items.

  • A single Steakburger With Cheese provides 460 calories, 23 grams of fat, 28 grams of protein, and 1,280 milligrams of sodium.
  • A double Steakburger With Cheese provides 730 calories, 43 grams of fat, 52 grams of protein, and 1,700 milligrams of sodium.
  • An order of Onion Rings provides 600 calories, 35 grams of fat, 66 grams of carbohydrate, 6 grams of protein, and 910 milligrams of sodium.
  • A Veggie Burger (without cheese) provides 390 calories, 10 grams of fat, 21 grams of protein, and 670 milligrams of sodium.

Healthiest Options

At many fast food restaurants, the burgers are high in fat and calories in part because of the bun. So to keep your calories and carb count in check, Freddy's offers sandwiches wrapped in lettuce. And how does it affect that total nutrition? If you're trying to eat healthy at Freddy's, you'll like the numbers.

  • A single Steakburger without cheese wrapped in lettuce provides 230 calories, 15 grams of fat, 3 grams of carbohydrates, 22 grams of protein, and 770 milligrams of sodium.
  • A single Steakburger with cheese wrapped in lettuce provides 280 calories, 19 grams of fat, 3 grams of carbohydrates, 24 grams of protein, and 1,030 milligrams of sodium.

You can also enjoy other lettuce wrapped options like a plain Hot Dog for 170 calories or Chicago Style Hot Dog for 230 calories and 14 grams of fat. The Grilled Chicken Sandwich provides 130 calories and the Veggie Burger without cheese or sauce provides 180 calories.

If you want to include a side dish with your meal, your best bet is applesauce that provides just 50 calories. But if you want something crunchy, choose a bag of Baked Lays for 130 calories.

The lowest calorie custard treat at Freddy's is the Vanilla Oreo Custard Cookie Sandwich that provides 260 calories and 11 grams of fat.

Unhealthiest Options

Like most hamburger restaurants, most of the menu items at Freddy's will provide far more fat, calories, and carbohydrates than you need. If you are trying to keep your healthy eating plan on track you might want to avoid:

  • The Triple California Style Steakburger provides 1,030 calories, 37 grams of carbohydrates, and 64 grams of fat.
  • The Triple Bacon Steakburger with cheese provides 1,050 calories, 32 grams of carbohydrates, and 67 grams of fat.

Side dishes can also add significant calories and fat to your daily targets. In fact, just one order of some side dishes can contribute to almost half your daily allowance of sodium:

  • An order of Chili Cheese Fries provides 690 calories, 76 grams of carbohydrates, 39 grams of fat, 23 grams of protein, and 1,320 milligrams of sodium.
  • A large order of Fries provides 520 calories, 63 grams of carbohydrates, 27 grams of fat, 7 grams of protein, and 660 milligrams of sodium
  • And a large order of Cheese Fries provides 870 calories, 98 grams of carbohydrates, 46 grams of fat, 12 grams of protein and 1,230 milligrams of sodium

You can also blow a day's worth of calories on dessert. The large Brownie Delight Sundae provides almost 1,700 calories, 214 grams of carbohydrates, and 75 grams of fat. A large Dirt and Worms Sundae provides 1,380 calories and 59 grams of fat, and a large Hawaiian Delight Concrete will set you back 1,600 calories and a whopping 90 grams of fat.

A Word From Verywell

You're not likely to go to a fast food restaurant like Freddy's because you're craving a low-calorie, healthy meal. You're probably craving the delicious custard or a savory burger. We get it! Many of us crave those foods, too.

But you don't have to overdo it when you go. Get a small serving of the foods you enjoy or split your meal with a friend if you're trying to cut calories. That way you can enjoy your Freddy's meal without derailing your plan for good health.

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  1. Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers. Nutritional Information.