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Best Fast Food Restaurants for Weight Watchers (+ Points-Friendly Meals)

Want the scoop on the best fast-food restaurants for Weight Watchers? Stick around! 

Yes, you read that right! Weight Watchers and fast food can coexist, and it’s not just about boring salads or skipping the fries. 

Burger and fries on a wooden table

It’s possible to relish your fast-food favorites while sticking to your point plan. It’s just about making smart choices. 

Ready to find out where you can snag your next quick, guilt-free meal? Let’s dive in!

Best Fast Food Restaurants for Weight Watchers

Mc Donald's Restaurant Store Front

1. McDonald’s

Embarking on a Weight Watchers journey? There’s no need to dodge the golden arches! McDonald’s dishes up a tantalizing variety of points-friendly meals. 

So, you can savor the fast-food experience guilt-free. Remember, it’s all about balance, folks!

Here are some top picks:

  • Two scrambled eggs: 0 WW points
  • Order of hash browns: 4 WW points
  • Egg McMuffin: 8 WW points
  • 6-piece McNuggets with a small order of fries: 14 WW points
  • Southwest salad, grilled chicken with creamy dressing: 7 WW points

On the danger list, avoid the Big Mac Combo Meal at a hefty expense of 40 WW points.

Chick-fil-A Restaurant

2. Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A is a fast-food haven with point-friendly options like the 7-point Egg White Grill.

You can munch away without guilt, all while keeping your points in check. Enjoy your points journey with some cluckin’ good treats!

Here are the top picks:

  • Egg White Grill: 7 WW points
  • Grilled Chicken Nuggets with Small Waffle Fry: 10 WW points
  • Chicken Minis with Hash Browns: 19 WW points
  • Regular CFA Chicken Sandwich: 13 WW points

Avoid the Chick-Fil-A sauce! It has a whopping 6 WW points per packet.

Taco Bell Restaurant

3. Taco Bell

On a Weight Watcher’s diet, there are plenty of tasty treats to enjoy at Taco Bell. 

So, savor the spicy goodness guilt-free while keeping your points in check.

Here’s the spicy lineup:

  • Soft Taco with Chicken: 4 WW points
  • Three Soft Tacos: Under 15 WW points
  • Fiesta Taco Salad with Grilled Chicken: 16 WW points

Avoid the Fiesta Taco Salad Nachos, they have a whopping 40 WW points!

Panda Express Restaurant Signage

4. Panda Express

Who said Chinese takeout is off the menu? 

Panda Express is back! Just swap carbs for mixed veggies or super greens, and you have a flavorful feast that’s easy on your points. Brilliant, right? 

Here are the Panda Express top picks:

  • Mushroom Chicken: 6 SmartPoints
  • Vegetable Spring Roll (2-count): 6 SmartPoints
  • Cream Cheese Rangoon (3-count): 7 SmartPoints
  • Grilled Teriyaki Chicken: 8 SmartPoints
  • Kung Pao Chicken: 8 SmartPoints

5. Sonic

Guess what? Sonic is a pit-stop gem for Weight Watchers. Their crispy chicken tenders and mini tots are delightful and low in points.  

You don’t have to put the brakes on fast food, just steer your choices wisely!

Here are the best Weight Watchers choices at Sonic:

  • Three Crispy Tenders: 6 WW points
  • Mini Tots: 4 WW points
  • Diet Cherry Limeade: 1 WW point
  • Soft Pretzel (afternoon snack): 8 WW points

The worst option? The Sonic Double Patty Melt at a whopping 41 WW points! 

Burger King Restaurant

6. Burger King

Get ready to storm the castle at Burger King, where smart choices can keep you on your royal diet.

For a reasonable 18 points, you can relish small French fries and a classic hamburger. 

If you’re willing to spare a few more points, 23 in total, indulge in medium French fries and a scrumptious bacon cheeseburger. 

Here is the royal selection:

  • Small French Fries and Hamburger: 18 WW points
  • Medium French Fries and Bacon Cheeseburger: 23 WW points
  • Bacon Cheddar Ranch Grilled Chicken Salad with Dressing: 14 WW points

Avoid the Texas Double Whopper, it has a monstrous 68 WW points! 

Wendy’s Restaurant

7. Wendy’s

Looking to jazz up your WW journey with some variety? Wendy’s is your next pit stop. 

Wendy’s is a treasure trove for Weight Watchers! Their tasty chili and chicken sandwiches make for satisfying meals that won’t break the bank. 

Here’s what you can order at Wendy’s:

  • Small Chili: 5 WW points
  • Full-Size Salad: 10 WW points
  • Jr Hamburger and Small Fries: 16 WW points
  • Crispy Chicken Sandwich and Side Salad: 19 WW points

Beware of the Baconator, a point-heavy 35 WW points! 

Chipotle Mexican Grill Restaurant Signage

8. Chipotle

With a fully customizable menu and healthy lifestyle bowls, it’s easy to fill up on tasty fast food at Chipotle while staying point-conscious.

Are you a topping fan? Delight in zero-point wonders like roasted chili corn salsa, fresh tomato salsa, and assorted veggies. They’re all yours to heap on at Chipotle!

Here are the top picks at Chipotle:

  • Salad Bowl (chicken, beans, corn, fajita vegetables, salsa): 3 WW points
  • Rice Bowl with Chicken (half serving of rice): 7 WW points
  • 3 Chicken Soft Tacos (corn tortillas): 9 WW points

Steer clear of the chip-and-dip duo! Chips with guac or queso almost hit your daily limit at 25 and 26 points, respectively.

Popeyes Restaurant

9. Popeyes

Who said Popeyes can’t be a stop on your healthy fast-food journey? It offers a range of options to add spice to your points plan.

Here’s your Popeyes platter:

  • 5 Blackened Handcrafted Tenders: Just 3 WW points
  • Side of Red Beans and Rice: Another 5 WW points
  • Coleslaw: 5 WW points
  • Popcorn Shrimp: 13 WW points
  • Cajun Fries: 9 WW points

But beware, the Homestyle Mac and Cheese is a point-buster at 40 points.

Subway Restaurant

10. Subway

Subway is back on the menu! Sure, the traditional subs might be a carb bomb. But with a few smart tweaks, you can enjoy your favorite sub guilt-free. 

Ditch the bread and say hello to a salad! Many of these green delights cost just 1 WW point. A little careful with the dressing, and you’re good. 

Here are some yummy options:

  • Oven Roasted Chicken Breast Chopped Salad: 1 WW point
  • Fresh Fit Roast Beef Salad: 1 WW point
  • Cold Cut Combo Salad: 1 WW point
  • Mediterranean Vegetable Soup: 2 WW points
  • Spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup: 2 WW points
  • French Onion Soup with Bread & Cheese: 4 WW points

Remember, avoid sugary sauces!

Cup of Dunkin' Coffee

11. Dunkin’ 

Say hello to Dunkin’ without guilt! While bagels and donuts might seem off-limits, Dunkin’ has plenty more to offer. And yes, they’re Weight Watchers-friendly! 

Their black coffee and unsweetened espresso are zero points. Plus, you could add a touch of almond milk for that latte craving. 

Give these options a go: 

  • Coffee with Cream (small): 3 WW points
  • Iced Latte with Almond Milk (small): 3 WW points
  • Hash Browns (6 pieces): 4 WW points
  • Egg and Cheese Wake-Up Wrap: 4 WW points
  • Caramel Swirl Iced Coffee (small): 6 WW points
  • Sesame Seed Bagel: 10 WW points
  • Old Fashioned Donut: 12 WW points
KFC Restaurant Signage

12. KFC 

KFC doesn’t disappoint when it comes to comfort food, even for Weight Watchers. 

Set aside any notion of KFC being off-limits. With smart choices, you can satisfy your cravings while staying within your points budget. 

Here’s what you can order at KFC:

Chicken:

  • Grilled Drumstick or Chicken Wing: 2 WW points
  • Grilled Chicken Breast: 3 WW points
  • Grilled Chicken Thigh: 4 WW points
  • Original Recipe Chicken Drumstick: 3 WW points

Sides:

  • Mashed Potatoes (with gravy): 4 WW points
  • Mashed Potatoes (no toppings): 3 WW points
  • Potato Wedges: 8 WW points
  • Green Beans: 0 WW points
  • Corn on the Cob: 0 WW points
  • Sweet Kernel Corn: 0 WW points
  • Macaroni and Cheese: 5 WW points
  • House Side Salad: 0 WW points
  • Caesar Side Salad (without dressing): 1 WW point
Arby's Restaurant Storefront and Signage

13. Arby’s

Arby’s might be known for its hearty roast beef sandwiches, but it also has a bunch of lighter options.

Even their classic roast beef sandwich, paired with a side of curly fries, won’t break the points bank.

Here are the top picks at Arby’s: 

  • Jr Deluxe Sandwich: 8 WW points
  • Turkey and Cheese Sandwich: 6 WW points
  • Roast Beef Sliders: 5 WW points each
  • Classic Roast Beef Sandwich: 12 WW points
  • Small Curly Fries: 7 WW points

Avoid the small order of Mozzarella Sticks (4): 15 WW points

Best Fast Food Restaurants for Weight Watchers

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