Shake Shack Hot Dog
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Did you know Shake Shack began as a hot dog cart in New York City? Hot Dogs are their specialty, so they’re not to be missed.

Hot dogs contain fewer calories than the chain’s famous burgers. They’re also among the healthiest items on the restaurant’s menu.

Shake Shack has a wide variety of dogs in its Flat-Top Dogs lineup. And even though classic hot dogs are not the healthiest option, they’re still a much better choice than eating a burger with cheese and french fries.

If you’re looking for the healthiest dog at Shake Shack, go for the Sausage Link. This Flat-Top dog only contains 240 calories, 2 grams of carbohydrate and 680 milligrams of sodium. So it’s the healthiest hot dog to eat at Shake Shack right now.

There are other hot dogs with even fewer calories. For example, the Garden Dog only has 220 calories and 10 grams of fat. But it has 1020 milligrams of sodium and 28 grams of carbohydrates which is a lot, especially when compared to other options like the Sausage Link.

For health-conscious individuals, your best bet is the hot dog, sausage link, chicken dog and garden dog, all of which come in at 390 calories or fewer.

Of course, there are other options with less than 350 calories like the Chicken Shack-cago Dog which clocks in at 330 calories.

But despite having fewer calories than most and only 13 grams of fat, the Chicken Shack-cago Dog has 1630 milligrams of sodium and 31 grams of carbohydrates. That’s a lot. It also means that the Chicken Shack-cago contains more sodium and carbs than the other hot dogs on the menu.

Still trying to decide?

See the nutrition facts table below to review all nutritional information for Shake Shack Flat-Top Dogs.

Shake Shack Flat-Top Dogs Nutrition

Flat-Top DogsCaloriesCalories From FatTotal FatSaturated FatTrans FatCholesterolSodiumTotal CarbohydrateFiberSugarsProtein
Hot Dog39023426g12g0g60mg800mg25g0g6g16g
Chicken Dog31011713g6g0g85mg930mg27g0g8g24g
Shack-cago Dog41023426g12g0.5g60mg1500mg29g0g9g17g
Chicken Shack-cago Dog33011713g6g0.5g85mg1630mg31g0g10g24g
Sausage Link24018020g7g0g40mg682mg2g0g0g9g
Publican Pork Sausage56042347g16g0g73mg1188mg14g1g1g13g
Garden Dog2209010g6g0.5g20mg1020mg28g1g8g8g

As you can see, pork sausage is the most fattening item on the chain’s hot dog lineup.

The Publican pork sausage flat-top dog is not only the highest-calorie dog at Shake Shack, with 47 grams of fat, this dog is the highest fat concentration on the menu too. Not to mention it also contains a lot of sodium and a significant amount of carbs.

This hot dog should be avoided by people following a diet, or people that have some sort of medical condition.

We like the Chicken Dog, it’s not the lowest-calorie dog on the menu, but it also isn’t the highest. The Chicken Dog has the third lowest sodium count at 930 mg, the highest protein count at 24g, and 27 grams of carbohydrates.

If I had to choose one, I’d go with the Chicken Dog. Although I know some people would prefer the Sausage Link despite its low protein content.

The choice is yours!

Nutrition Info Source: Shake Shack


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