Bar Louie launches $5 menu. However with a catch. KFC has its $5 Fill-Ups. Taco Bell has its own $5 Buck Boxes. Subway has had its $5 Footlongs. Despite $5 as 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 a tempting deal: $5 gets you options including 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 have to buy at the very least two.
“The $5 Lineup gives our customers whatever they really want: Bar Louie pizzas for only $5,” Marianne Radley Bar Louie menu chief brand manager said in a statement. Well, yes and no. Yes, $5 to get a medium, one-topping pizza is a good deal, due to the fact if you pair it using the wings, that’s probably a meal for just two. But the customer must 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 as a $5 Lineup. There’s something compelling about a carb-loaded combo using a single-digit price tag, the most popular of which might be the Wendy’s 4-for-$4 menu, which covers all of the bases: sandwich, drink, fry, chicken nuggz. The brand new Bar Louie lineup rolls out nationally, both for dine-in and carry-out orders. Just don’t appear with just a five-dollar bill at hand.
First things first, Bar Louie probably isn’t exactly the very first thing one thinks of when you’re like, “I wish to eat healthy tonight!” (I am talking about, two words: stuffed crust.) But, should you end up on the Hut, there are actually lots of healthy menu choices to peruse, should you feel like 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. Several slices is filling but won’t tip the scales when it comes 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 saturated fats.”
Bar Louie isn’t just for pizza. If you’re not within the mood for any slice, think about this meaty pasta. “It will likely be lower in fat than the other pasta options and supplies a good source of protein,” says Anita Mirchandani, registered dietitian and spokesperson for your Ny State Dietetic Association. It’s still a hefty meal, though, so she recommends keeping your portion to one 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 will enjoy a few slices while still watching your fat and sodium levels,” says Brynn McDowell, registered dietitian.
Not in the mood to talk about? “A personal pan pizza is a relatively healthy choice, because it provides for easy portion control,” says Cooper. Stick with the Veggie Lover’s, that is lower in calories and unhealthy fat. “When possible, always try auleht pick food things that offer vegetables. Even a little makes a difference.”
“Wings can be quite a healthy option to accompany your slice with the addition of additional protein in your meal,” says McDowell. “Just be skeptical of wings which can be drowning in sugar filled sauces like BBQ or Teriyaki. Dry rubs, like the cajun rub and lemon pepper rub, add plenty of flavor without 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 can be major calorie bombs, Danahy states that Bar Louie happy hour isn’t so bad-sans dressing. (Sorry!) Once you add dressing, the dish balloons in calories and sodium so demand it on the side so you can control exactly how much you’re using.
If you’re attempting to eat healthy, the best option could be to develop your very own pizza, says Lindsey Janeiro, registered dietitian nutritionist. “I would recommend building your personal pizza using a thin crust, light cheese, and avoid processed meat toppings while adding all of the veggie toppings you want,” she says. “This way you’ll still taste a lot of cheesy flavor to satisfy that craving but with half the saturated fat from the regular level of cheese. You’ll also avoid additional saturated fat and nitrates or nitrites with processed meats like pepperoni.”