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 Dogs||Calories||Calories From Fat||Total Fat||Saturated Fat||Trans Fat||Cholesterol||Sodium||Total Carbohydrate||Fiber||Sugars||Protein|
|Chicken Shack-cago Dog||330||117||13g||6g||0.5g||85mg||1630mg||31g||0g||10g||24g|
|Publican Pork Sausage||560||423||47g||16g||0g||73mg||1188mg||14g||1g||1g||13g|
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