Frisch's is a restaurant chain known by its iconic mascot, the Big Boy. Frisch's originated in 1905, when founder Samuel Frisch opened a cafe location in Cincinnati. Since then, Frisch's has spread across the United States, and expanded further in 1998 when it acquired licensing rights to develop Golden Corral locations. Frisch's serves a variety of American dishes covering a range of nutritional values.
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Although Frisch's is known for its Big Boy sandwiches, the chain does provide lighter options such as salad. One option is the Health Smart Chicken Breast salad, which comes with 4 oz. of reduced-calorie ranch dressing. This salad contains 405 calories, with 15 g of fat, 28 g of carbohydrates and 29 g of protein. Removing the dressing can cut many calories, as just 2 oz. of the ranch dressing contains 80 calories and 5 g of fat.
The soup is the lowest calorie option at Frisch's. The chain's vegetable soup is diet-friendly, with each cup of the soup containing 84 calories and just 4 g of fat.
The Big Boy is Frisch's signature hamburger. This hamburger contains 600 calories, which comprises 30 percent of the daily recommended intake of 2,000 calories. Big Boy hamburgers are high in fat, with 26 g each. A Big Boy also provides 40 g of protein and 35 g of carbohydrates.
In addition to Big Boys, Frisch's serves a number of other sandwiches. One option that is slightly lower in calories than the Big Boy is the Fish Sandwich, which contains 467 calories and 23 g of fat. This sandwich is higher in carbohydrates and lower in protein than the Big Boy, as it contains 47 g of carbohydrates and 19 g of protein.
The Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich at Frisch's is the lowest-calorie sandwich, and contains 351 calories, which is just 58 percent of the calories in a Big Boy. This sandwich is low in fat, with 9 g, and provides 32 g of carbohydrates and 30 g of protein.