McDonald’s plan to begin offering bunless sandwiches next month was directed at dieters who watch their carbohydrate intake. The company said that many customers already ask for bunless burgers, which will become a bona fide offering at the chain’s 13,000 restaurants. The meat will be served with knife and fork on a piece of lettuce in a plastic bowl normally used for salad. A bunless sandwich will cost the same as one with a bun.
Low-carb dishes are showing up on fast-food menus across the nation as restaurants seek to tap into the surge of protein-loving consumers. Hardee’s offers a low-carb breakfast bowl. Burger King has a bunless Whopper. Subway serves “Atkins-Friendly Wraps.” Blimpie has come up with a “Carb-Counter Menu.” Chili’s menu lists options for low-carb dieters.