Bar Louie launches $5 menu. But with a catch. KFC has its $5 Fill-Ups. Taco Bell has its $5 Buck Boxes. Subway has had its $5 Footlongs. Despite $5 being a sweet spot for fast-food deals, until now only Little Caesar’s has been in on the pizza-for-a-fiver action. However nowadays, Bar Louie announced its $5 Lineup, and it’s an enticing deal: $5 gets you options such as a medium one-topping pizza, eight boneless Wingstreet wings, four 20-ounce sodas, a double order of breadsticks, those new Cinnabon mini rolls, or other options. But here’s the catch: You must buy a minimum of two.
“The $5 Lineup gives our customers what they want: Bar Louie pizzas for only $5,” Marianne Radley Bar Louie menu prices chief brand manager said in a statement. Well, yes with no. Yes, $5 for any medium, one-topping pizza is an excellent deal, considering that should you pair it with the wings, that’s probably a meal for 2. However the customer needs to order the 2 together; there’s no solo $5 medium pizza.
Really, it’s a 2-for-$10 menu, but I guess that doesn’t sound as appealing being a $5 Lineup. There’s something compelling about a carb-loaded combo with a single-digit price, the most popular of which can be the Wendy’s 4-for-$4 menu, which covers all the bases: sandwich, drink, fry, chicken nuggz. The newest Bar Louie lineup rolls out nationally, for both dine-in and carry-out orders. Just don’t appear with only a five-dollar bill in hand.
First off, Bar Louie probably isn’t exactly first of all , pops into your head when you’re like, “I would like to eat healthy tonight!” (I mean, two words: stuffed crust.) But, should you discover youself to be in the Hut, there are actually lots of healthy menu choices to peruse, in case you think that foregoing the Meat Lovers with Extra Cheese.
If you’re craving a slice, the veggie lovers pizza if your best bet. “It provides an ample serving of veggies for only about 100 calories per slice. 2 or 3 slices is filling but won’t tip the scales with regards to calories,” says Anne Danahy, R.D.N., a Scottsdale-based registered dietitian. Plus, thin crust is the way to go, says Emily Cooper, registered dietitian nutritionist. “It offers quite a bit less dough to help you shave off extra calories, sodium, and unhealthy fats.”
Bar Louie isn’t simply for pizza. If you’re not within the mood for a slice, look at this meaty pasta. “It is going to be lower in fat than the other pasta options and offers an excellent source of protein,” says Anita Mirchandani, registered dietitian and spokesperson for the New York State Dietetic Association. It’s still a hefty meal, though, so she recommends keeping your portion to 1 cup and pairing it with a salad.
This isn’t your standard Hawaiian pizza. Rather than ham and pineapple, this tasty slice can also be topped with chicken and green peppers, netting six grams of protein per slice. “At only 110 calories, you may enjoy several slices while still watching your fat and sodium levels,” says Brynn McDowell, registered dietitian.
Not inside the mood to share? “A personal pan pizza is a relatively healthy choice, because it allows for easy portion control,” says Cooper. Stick with the Veggie Lover’s, which can be lower in calories and saturated fat. “When possible, always try auleht pick food things that offer vegetables. Also a little is important.”
“Wings can be quite a healthy choice to accompany your slice by adding additional protein for your meal,” says McDowell. “Just be wary of wings which are drowning in sugar filled sauces like BBQ or Teriyaki. Dry rubs, such as the cajun rub and lemon pepper rub, add a lot of flavor minus the added sugars and empty calories.”
Per 1 wing: 80 calories, 4 g fat (.5 g sat fat), 160 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrates, g of sugar, g fiber, 5 g protein.
While Caesar salads may be major calorie bombs, Danahy says that Bar Louie brunch menu isn’t so bad-sans dressing. (Sorry!) When you add dressing, the dish balloons in calories and sodium so ask for it on the side to help you control how much you’re using.
If you’re trying to eat healthy, the best option could be to construct your personal pizza, says Lindsey Janeiro, registered dietitian nutritionist. “I would recommend building your very own pizza having a thin crust, light cheese, and avoid processed meat toppings while adding all the veggie toppings you would like,” she says. “This way you’ll still taste a lot of cheesy flavor to satisfy that craving however with half the unhealthy fat of the regular amount of cheese. You’ll also avoid additional saturated fat and nitrates or nitrites with processed meats like pepperoni.”