Which fast food restaurant has the best value meals?

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#1 Posted by FireEmblem_Man (18695 posts) -

So far, I loved Wendy's 4 for $4 menu! A Jr. Classic Bacon Cheese, small fries, 4 nuggets, and a small drink. It's pretty much the best bang for the buck, that other chains are copying.

Burger King, on the other hand, while quality may vary, may steal this away. I enjoy their 2 for $5 all year. Despite being a ripoff of McDonalds deal that's only seasonal, it's still in effect all year.

So OT, what are the best deals in your favorite fast food restaurant?

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#2 Posted by SmearyGoose1768 (297 posts) -

$5 dollar Big Box from Taco Bell. 1 big bean-chorizo burrito, 1 taco and a chalupa plus chips and nacho cheese for $5.

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#3 Posted by FireEmblem_Man (18695 posts) -

@smearygoose1768 said:

$5 dollar Big Box from Taco Bell. 1 big bean-chorizo burrito, 1 taco and a chalupa plus chips and nacho cheese for $5.

Where's the drink?

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#4 Edited by br0kenrabbit (15555 posts) -

Krystal. Spicy chicks and cheese sliders...mmm.

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#5 Posted by mrbojangles25 (42324 posts) -

@br0kenrabbit said:

Krystal. Spicy chicks and cheese sliders...mmm.

What on earth is Krystal? Sounds like a strip club that sells fast food

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#6 Posted by br0kenrabbit (15555 posts) -

@mrbojangles25 said:

What on earth is Krystal? Sounds like a strip club that sells fast food

It's like the southern version of White Castle, except the sliders are made with mustard instead of ketchup. http://krystal.com/

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#8 Posted by Toxic-Seahorse (5044 posts) -

I agree. Wendy's 4 for $4 is awesome.

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#9 Posted by SmearyGoose1768 (297 posts) -

@FireEmblem_Man said:
@smearygoose1768 said:

$5 dollar Big Box from Taco Bell. 1 big bean-chorizo burrito, 1 taco and a chalupa plus chips and nacho cheese for $5.

Where's the drink?

And a medium drink too ;P

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#10 Posted by FireEmblem_Man (18695 posts) -

@smearygoose1768 said:
@FireEmblem_Man said:
@smearygoose1768 said:

$5 dollar Big Box from Taco Bell. 1 big bean-chorizo burrito, 1 taco and a chalupa plus chips and nacho cheese for $5.

Where's the drink?

And a medium drink too ;P

There you go :P

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#11 Edited by PSP107 (17280 posts) -

@FireEmblem_Man:

Shouldn't you be addressing the problems with Butler, Wade, Rondo and Cutler? =(

Anyway, I do like Checker's $4 for $3 which includes small fries/coke, Apple pie and choice between checker burger, spicy chicken sandwich or fish sandwich.

@smearygoose1768 said:

$5 dollar Big Box from Taco Bell. 1 big bean-chorizo burrito, 1 taco and a chalupa plus chips and nacho cheese for $5.

There is a chaupla version? I mean I know they added the double stack Taco version but I didn't see a chaupla version.

Anyway, $5 boxes is a good deal. I really liked the nachos. You can feed 2-3 people with this.

@br0kenrabbit said:
@mrbojangles25 said:

What on earth is Krystal? Sounds like a strip club that sells fast food

It's like the southern version of White Castle, except the sliders are made with mustard instead of ketchup. http://krystal.com/

I never heard of it either, so is it better than White Castle?

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#12 Posted by FireEmblem_Man (18695 posts) -

@PSP107 said:

@FireEmblem_Man:

Shouldn't you be addressing the problems with Butler, Wade, Rondo and Cutler? =(

Anyway, I do like Checker's $4 for $3 which includes small fries/coke, Apple pie and choice between checker burger, spicy chicken sandwich or fish sandwich.

@br0kenrabbit said:
@mrbojangles25 said:

What on earth is Krystal? Sounds like a strip club that sells fast food

It's like the southern version of White Castle, except the sliders are made with mustard instead of ketchup. http://krystal.com/

I never heard of it either, so is it better than White Castle?

Ugh, that team needs a full rebuild now, no questions ask......

Secondly, White Castle gives me raunchy gas :(

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#13 Posted by plageus900 (2548 posts) -

None. They all suck it. Hard.

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#14 Edited by PSP107 (17280 posts) -

@FireEmblem_Man:

How far do you have to travel to your local fast food restaurants? I mean you being in Aurora and all.

Inside my neighborhood McDonald's, Subway, Checker's(Opened 2013) and WingStop(Opened 2014) are just a 2-5 min walk.

Burger King, Wendy's, Church's Chicken and Pizza Hut is in the next community. About a 10-20 min walk.

Between those major brands, we do have multiple Mexican joints.

It seems suburbanites have to drive an hour or 2 to find a restaurant.

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#15 Edited by LZ71 (10524 posts) -

I don't eat fast food that much but Burger King's 1.49 nuggets deal is amazing. Sure, they're not the greatest nuggets in the world but I can get 30 of them for less than $5. You can't beat that.

edit- apparently I suck at math

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#16 Posted by Serraph105 (32938 posts) -

It depends on what you want out of your meal, most people seem to want a ton of food for a low cost. Personally though I like a relatively low cal meal that's still tasty for a low cost. For that I go to taco bell where I get two soft taco supremes, a fiesta potato bowl, and a medium soda, and it's under five bucks. Not the most filling ever, but thats okay because it's under 500 calories, and it's potatoes that aren't french fries for a change.

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#17 Posted by shellcase86 (4103 posts) -

Really like how Wendy's has kind of forced the hand of the other chains. Now they all have their own variation (McD's needs to add something more into their mix).

My fave would go to the mentioned Checker's or also to Hardee's: Double Cheeseburger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, small fry, and a drink.

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#18 Posted by PSP107 (17280 posts) -

@shellcase86:"(McD's needs to add something more into their mix)."

Agreed. That 2 for $3 is not a good deal.

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#19 Edited by FireEmblem_Man (18695 posts) -

@PSP107 said:

@shellcase86:"(McD's needs to add something more into their mix)."

Agreed. That 2 for $3 is not a good deal.

Actually, it's not that bad! Their Jalepeno McChicken, McDouble, 6 nuggets, or fries mix and match will vary on what you match.

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#20 Posted by shellcase86 (4103 posts) -

@FireEmblem_Man said:
@PSP107 said:

@shellcase86:"(McD's needs to add something more into their mix)."

Agreed. That 2 for $3 is not a good deal.

Actually, it's not that bad! Their Jalepeno McChicken, McDouble, 6 nuggets, or fries mix and match will vary on what you match.

Agreed, it's not that bad. That stated -- since they're the industry leader, I'd expect them to be more of the driver in this regards. Mix it up more; regional specials, or up the ante and do a 3 for $5, introduce something brand new for the menu.

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#21 Posted by sonic_spark (5655 posts) -

No such deals in Canada... at least not good ones.

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#22 Posted by FireEmblem_Man (18695 posts) -

@sonic_spark said:

No such deals in Canada... at least not good ones.

Thus, continues on with my thoughts on Canada....

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#23 Edited by DaVillain- (32886 posts) -

I always go to Chick-Fil-A, it's my all time favorite fast food joint, it's the best place to eat there, the number 1 food in the world,,,,,oops, I got carried away there. For me, I always get the Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich Combo-Medium Drink, Medium Waffle Fries & Chicken Sandwich for only $6 bucks! Great good taste and $6 bucks isn't too shabby if you ask me. Now if you want everything large for the same combo, it's $7 dollars but even then, that's also a good value bang for the bucks.

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#24 Posted by PSP107 (17280 posts) -

@shellcase86: @FireEmblem_Man:

Is not a good deal at all. I mean last year it was 2 for $2. And back in my day a mcdouble/double cheeseburger was a $1. McDonald's pretty much killed the dollar menu.

I'm also disappointed McDonald's didn't keep that summer promotion where you can get any mcgriddle, hash brown and small coffee for $4. Mcgriddles by themselves is about $3.

Oh and FireEmblem, Saturday night I went to Walmart and spotted Cinnamon Frosted Flakes. Strange it was only the family size for $3.98 but I bought it. I'm disappointed. =(

Also I discovered Pancake Cap'n Crunch. I didn't buy those but I will try it next time.

Back to Cinnamon Frosted Flakes, it taste more like regular Frosted Flakes. Maybe its because of the milk but I'm not really getting that cinnamon flavor.

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#25 Posted by shellcase86 (4103 posts) -

@davillain-: I love Chik-fil-A, too. Best chicken sandwiches by far, and those waffle fries + chikfila sauce = bliss. However, I wouldn't mention them as a value option.

@PSP107 said:

@shellcase86: @FireEmblem_Man:

Is not a good deal at all. I mean last year it was 2 for $2. And back in my day a mcdouble/double cheeseburger was a $1. McDonald's pretty much killed the dollar menu.

I'm also disappointed McDonald's didn't keep that summer promotion where you can get any mcgriddle, hash brown and small coffee for $4. Mcgriddles by themselves is about $3.

Oh and FireEmblem, Saturday night I went to Walmart and spotted Cinnamon Frosted Flakes. Strange it was only the family size for $3.98 but I bought it. I'm disappointed. =(

Also I discovered Pancake Cap'n Crunch. I didn't buy those but I will try it next time.

Back to Cinnamon Frosted Flakes, it taste more like regular Frosted Flakes. Maybe its because of the milk but I'm not really getting that cinnamon flavor.

True story, I do recall that $1 double cheeseburger (McDouble). Fair points.

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#26 Posted by N64DD (11163 posts) -

@plageus900 said:

None. They all suck it. Hard.

*high five*.

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#27 Posted by whiskeystrike (12173 posts) -

Enjoy your heart disease in 30 years

Wendy's got it good tho

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#28 Posted by PSP107 (17280 posts) -

@shellcase86:"True story, I do recall that $1 double cheeseburger (McDouble)."

Exactly.

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#29 Posted by RicanV (2539 posts) -

The 5 dollar box from Taco Bell is great!

Burger King has a 3.99 Whopper Jr Deal that comes with fries, nuggets and a drink.

Dairy Queens $5 Buck lunch is also great because of the treat it comes with.

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#30 Edited by FireEmblem_Man (18695 posts) -

@n64dd said:
@plageus900 said:

None. They all suck it. Hard.

*high five*.

Haters!

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#31 Posted by PSP107 (17280 posts) -

Even though I only had it twice, KFC $5 fill up box is a good deal.

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#32 Posted by FireEmblem_Man (18695 posts) -

@PSP107 said:

Even though I only had it twice, KFC $5 fill up box is a good deal.

Yep, the $5 fill up with the bowl is the most filling

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#33 Posted by PopGotcha (716 posts) -

In AUS atm KFC and McDonalds are offering 24 Nuggets for 10 dollars and people are losing their minds

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#34 Edited by LZ71 (10524 posts) -

Why is this thread and the TV thread stickied now

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#35 Posted by FireEmblem_Man (18695 posts) -

@popgotcha said:

In AUS atm KFC and McDonalds are offering 24 Nuggets for 10 dollars and people are losing their minds

Really? In the states, McDonalds sold 50 Nuggets for $10 bucks. Not sure how much would that be in AUS

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#36 Posted by PopGotcha (716 posts) -

@FireEmblem_Man: Im coming to the states in 3 weeks, man I hope to cash in on some offers like that! This thread has got me food sorted!

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#37 Posted by shellcase86 (4103 posts) -

@RicanV said:

The 5 dollar box from Taco Bell is great!

I know a lot of people look towards Taco Bell as a value option, but I always feel ripped off going there. The only thing I even care for the the Crunchwrap AM. They need to sell that bad boy all day long and not just at breakfast.

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#38 Posted by RicanV (2539 posts) -
@shellcase86 said:
@RicanV said:

The 5 dollar box from Taco Bell is great!

I know a lot of people look towards Taco Bell as a value option, but I always feel ripped off going there. The only thing I even care for the the Crunchwrap AM. They need to sell that bad boy all day long and not just at breakfast.

I get what you're saying. I feel like apart from the 5 dollar box (3 main items a side and a drink) the items become pricey.

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#39 Posted by narlymech (1644 posts) -

I guess I like Jack in the Box most. They have the deal with 2 tacos in it.

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#40 Posted by PSP107 (17280 posts) -

@narlymech said:

I guess I like Jack in the Box most. They have the deal with 2 tacos in it.

I googled Jack in the Box and it led me to this

https://www.google.com/amp/www.wsj.com/amp/articles/americans-eat-554-million-jack-in-the-box-tacos-a-year-and-no-one-knows-why-1483465285?client=ms-android-verizon

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#41 Posted by shellcase86 (4103 posts) -

@narlymech said:

I guess I like Jack in the Box most. They have the deal with 2 tacos in it.

Jack in the box really grinds my gears. They advertise here, but they're not in my area.

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#42 Posted by MireiIle (51 posts) -

Subway had a $6 deal on the Steak & Cheese footlong last month, which was pretty great, as that is my favorite sandwich there.

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#43 Posted by PSP107 (17280 posts) -

@mireiile: @shellcase86:

Shellcase86: "Jack in the box really grinds my gears. They advertise here, but they're not in my area."

Good point. I mean Steak and Shake is not in my area but I seen tons of commercials.

Mireille:"Subway had a $6 deal on the Steak & Cheese footlong last month, which was pretty great, as that is my favorite sandwich there."

Subway is way overpriced. What happened to the $5 footlongs? Also I think the promotion for any footlong is $6.

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#44 Posted by MireiIle (51 posts) -

@PSP107: That's true, that's true, I've been wondering that myself, according to this article, it was a mixture of inflation, slowing sales, and Jared Fogle. Yeah, they just kicked off that promotion earlier this month, the any footlong for $6 one.

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#45 Posted by Ovirew (8392 posts) -

Dairy Queen used to have a pretty sweet lunch deal. You'd get a burger or chicken strips, drink, fries, and either like a dilly bar, ice cream sandwich or small sundae. It was in the neighborhood of $5. I don't get to go there that often so I can't speak much more on that.

I think Burger King and Taco Bell have some of the best values.

BK's $1.49 nuggets are great, and even their $1.00 cheeseburgers are fine - I much prefer them to the Whopper. They always send coupons each month with some notable values as well - and there is the 2 Whopper meals for $10, which is great since nowadays most meals cost you more than $5.

Taco Bell has the value box, but they also have a pretty decent $1 menu, and a fantastic $2.99 deal that comes with one of 4 entrees, a drink and a bag of Doritos.

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#46 Posted by indzman (27735 posts) -

Macdonalds India. Big Mac, Large Fries and a Slurpee , easy on the pocket :)

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#47 Posted by JustPlainLucas (78793 posts) -

Why is this stickied?

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#48 Posted by shellcase86 (4103 posts) -

@mireiile said:

Subway had a $6 deal on the Steak & Cheese footlong last month, which was pretty great, as that is my favorite sandwich there.

If you're in the Southeast of the U.S. do yourself a favor and get your subs from Publix instead.

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#49 Posted by PSP107 (17280 posts) -

@Ovirew said:

Dairy Queen used to have a pretty sweet lunch deal. You'd get a burger or chicken strips, drink, fries, and either like a dilly bar, ice cream sandwich or small sundae. It was in the neighborhood of $5. I don't get to go there that often so I can't speak much more on that.

I think Burger King and Taco Bell have some of the best values.

BK's $1.49 nuggets are great, and even their $1.00 cheeseburgers are fine - I much prefer them to the Whopper. They always send coupons each month with some notable values as well - and there is the 2 Whopper meals for $10, which is great since nowadays most meals cost you more than $5.

Taco Bell has the value box, but they also have a pretty decent $1 menu, and a fantastic $2.99 deal that comes with one of 4 entrees, a drink and a bag of Doritos.

$5 lunch box still exist at Dairy Queen. $10 whopper meal is not s good deal. Taco Bell increase the price of the Doritos deal. I used to get meal deal C and I could sworn it was $2.49.

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Macdonalds India. Big Mac, Large Fries and a Slurpee , easy on the pocket :)

You guys have slurpees as a option?

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#50 Posted by Ovirew (8392 posts) -
@PSP107 said:

$10 whopper meal is not s good deal.

Well you get two meals for $10. That's 2 drinks, 2 fries, 2 whoppers. I mean normally if you get a meal at a fast foodrestaurant it's going to be over $5.00, sometimes you can easily pay $10 just for a single meal. So being able to have two people eat full meals for $10 isn't real bad.