Tulsa restaurant franchise owner's push for low carb goes national

Monday, January 19th 2004, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

If you're on the Atkins diet or another low carb, no carb plan, more options are available to you.

A Tulsa man pushed for his fast food restaurant to cater to the low carb craze and now they do, nationwide. News on 6 consumer reporter Rick Wells says more and more fast food restaurants now have low carb menus.

Burger King rolled out a national low carb menu last week. Coincidentally, the big push to do that came from Tulsa franchise owner Max Felton; he's created a low carb platter. “We want the platter to be a meal. One of my points was people are on a diet because they're heavy eaters and you can't just take the bread away and say no bread and take the fries away and say no fries, cause what's left isn't filling."

The low carb platters you get at Tulsa Burger Kings includes a cup of salad mix cheese and bacon and all the fixing’s you'd get on a normal Whopper, more like a meal than a burger without the bun.

This low carb menu is a growing trend in fast food restaurants. Subway has low carb wraps. Blimpies has a low carb option and Arbys has announced low carb items too.