AJ’s Keto Factory in St. Charles is committed to helping people eat healthier.
After first opening in the fall of 2020 as AJ Sliders, the business – located at 2075 Prairie St., Suite 110 in St. Charles near the Jewel-Osco store – recently reformatted itself and is now AJ’s Keto Factory.
AJ’s Keto Factory, which opened about four weeks ago, is focused on food that is low-carb, gluten-free, wheat-free, sugar-free and soy-free. Keto is short for ketogenic.
A ketogenic diet is a low carb, high fat diet. According to webmed.com, the idea behind a keto diet is to get more calories from protein and fat and less from carbohydrates.
A keto diet might help a person lose more weight in the first three to six months than some other diets because it takes more calories to change fat into energy than it does to change carbs into energy.
AJ Sliders also had sold food that was low in carbs and free of soy, gluten, wheat and sugar. Those who stop by AJ’s Keto Factory will discover that it has more offerings than than AJ Sliders did.
“We’ve expanded the menu,” said owner Lance Bell, who lives in South Elgin. “We want to support people’s keto lifestyle seven days a week, not just once or twice a month.”
The business now stocks such items as snacks, cake mix and cookies, to name a few. Sliders are still on the menu at AJ’s Keto Factory along with other freshly made selections. However, they are bigger in size.
“These are meal sized sandwiches, where you can have just one and a side and you’re full,” Bell said.
AJ’s Keto Factory also works with its customers to create meal plans.
While there is no indoor seating in AJ’s Keto Factory, Bell’s other business, AJ’s Java Joint, located at 586 Randall Road in South Elgin, offers plenty of seating. The business is a sugar-free coffee shop and keto…