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The Top Swap at Friendly’s

For the health-conscious eater, there’s nothing particularly friendly about this joint. Breakfast is a sordid affair of fat and refined carbs with few options under 1,000 calories, while lunch and dinner are headlined by a roster of hypercaloric sandwiches, salads, and chicken dishes. Friendly’s does offer an Under 565 Calories menu, but still, the best thing we can say about Friendly’s is it has good sides.

The Top Swap at Friendly’s
Top Swap

The Top Swap at Friendly’s

For the health-conscious eater, there’s nothing particularly friendly about this joint. Breakfast is a sordid affair of fat and refined carbs with few options under 1,000 calories, while lunch and dinner are headlined by a roster of hypercaloric sandwiches, salads, and chicken dishes. Friendly’s does offer an Under 565 Calories menu, but still, the best thing we can say about Friendly’s is it has good sides.

Eat This

Grilled Chicken Breast Burger with lettuce, tomato, avocado

Calories

570

Fat

13 g

Saturated fat

7 g

Sodium

1,450 mg

Not That!

Citrus Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Calories

1,250

Fat

69 g

Saturated fat

16 g

Sodium

2,250 mg

None of the sandwich plates at Friendly’s falls under 800 calories. Instead, take advantage of the Make Your Own burger option and craft your meal with these lean and healthy ingredients. Grilled chicken is usually a sensible sandwich filler, but Friendly’s has a way of making any smart-sounding sandwich platter into a fat, sodium and calorie jam session. Take control of your meal, as at left, and take back control of your health.