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Hooters Nutritional Guide

By Jill Corleone, RDN, LD

The first Hooters restaurant opened in Clearwater, Florida, in 1983, according to the Hooters website. Today, there are more than 455 locations throughout the United States and worldwide. The Hooters menu features seafood, sandwiches, salads and wings. Having a Hooters nutritional guide can help you make healthy choices and adjust your intake at other meals.

Hooterstizers

The Hooters appetizer menu includes a number of options including onion rings, chicken strips and fried pickles. A serving of Hooters Chicken Strips — five pieces — contains 710 calories, 41 g of total fat, 6 g of saturated fat, 2,020 mg of sodium, 46 g of carbohydrates and 38 g of protein. Six Buffalo Shrimp contains 555 calories, 29 g of total fat, 17 g of saturated fat, 876 mg of sodium, 52 g of carbohydrates and 21 g of protein. One container of fried pickles contains 300 calories, 20 g of fat and 30 g of carbohydrates. Hooters appetizers are high in fat and sodium. The USDA dietary guidelines for Americans recommends you limit your fat intake to 20 to 35 percent of calories, saturated fat to less than 10 percent of calories and less than 2,300 mg of sodium.

Chicken Wings

Hooters chicken wings come in a variety of sizes and flavors including mild, medium and hot. Hooters also offers wing meals such as the Daytona Beach Wings and the Gourmet Wing Dinner. A serving of five Hooters Chicken Wings contains 866 calories, 63 g of total fat, 26 g of saturated fat, 1,379 mg of sodium, 25 g of carbohydrates and 49 g of protein.

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Seafood

If looking for low-calorie items at Hooters, the seafood menu may be your best option. An order of Steamed Shrimp without butter or cocktail sauce contains 230 calories, 3 g of total fat, 0.5 g of saturated fat, 1,500 mg of sodium, 1 g of carbohydrate and 48 g of protein. An order of Snow Crabs without butter or cocktail sauce contains 300 calories, 4 g of total fat, 0.5 g of saturated fat, 2,755 mg of sodium, 1 g of carbohydrates and 61 g of protein.

Burgers and Sandwiches

Hooters offers a number of burgers, including Mushroom Swiss and Bleu Cheese, and sandwiches, such as the Big Fish and Strip Cheese sandwich. The Grilled Big Fish Sandwich without tartar sauce contains 435 calories, 5 g of total fat, 1.5 g of saturated fat, 2,020 mg of sodium, 46 g of carbohydrates and 52 g of protein. The Grilled Chicken Sandwich without the baked beans side contains 420 calories, 4 g of total fat, 1.5 g of saturated fat, 1,575 mg of sodium, 51 g of carbohydrates and 45 g of protein.

Salads

The salad choices at Hooters also make a lower-calorie option for diners. A serving of the Grilled Chicken Salad without dressing contains 265 calories, 4 g of total fat, 1 g of saturated fat, 225 mg of sodium, 23 g of carbohydrates and 33 g of protein. A serving of the Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad with dressing contains 525 calories, 33 g of fat, 25 g of carbohydrates and 33 g of protein.

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