Life is hectic for many people. Families are busy juggling work schedules, children's activities, and household responsibilities, so hitting the drive-thru in the morning before work or after school is often a convenient time saver.
If you're not cautious, fast-food restaurants may blow your budget, but with little forethought, you can save money by taking advantage of current specials and promotions.
Check out these five fast-food money saves before you jump into the vehicle or phone your favourite pizza business to for delivery. Prices and availability are subject to change, so be sure to check the restaurants' websites or apps for the most up-to-date deals.
Popeyes: $10 5-Piece Signature Chicken Dinner for Two
Popeyes currently has several pickup-only deals, but the most appealing offer is the meal for two. You can enjoy five pieces of their signature fried chicken, two sides, and two biscuits for only $10. If you prefer tenders, you can swap out the chicken for a six-piece tender order. During Lent, seafood lovers can opt for a $6 shrimp tackle box, which includes eight pieces of shrimp, a side, and a biscuit.
Little Caesars: $7 Extra Most Bestest Pepperoni
Little Caesars is known for its affordable pizzas. However, prices have increased twice since the pandemic began. The cheapest option now costs $6 instead of $5. Despite the increase, we recommend spending a dollar more to get the Extra Most Bestest pizza, which has more cheese and pepperoni than their cheaper options.
Burger King: Free Fries
Burger King is offering its customers free fries all year long through its free Royal Perks rewards program. You can get free fries once a week with any purchase until June. Burger King also has a $5 Your Way Meal that includes a Whopper Jr., Chicken Jr., or bacon cheeseburger with four-piece nuggets, small fries, and a small drink. Check out their website's offers page for rotating specials like $1 big onion rings or a $6 small Whopper meal.
Wendy's: Four for $4 Meal
Right now, Wendy's four-for-four combination meal is their greatest price. It comes with a junior cheeseburger, four chicken nuggets, fries, and a beverage. You may upgrade your sandwich to a junior bacon cheeseburger, double stack, or crispy chicken BLT in a Biggie Bag for an additional $1. For a limited time, Wendy's app offers coupons for a free small chili with any mobile purchase or free small seasoned potatoes with any breakfast purchase.
Taco Bell: $5 Cravings Trio or My Cravings Box
Taco Bell recently released a customizable combo box for only $5 when you order online. You can choose one specialty item, such as a Crunchwrap Supreme or cheesy Gordita Crunch, a classic item like a taco or beefy five-layer burrito, a side like cheesy fiesta potatoes or cinnamon twists, and a drink. Alternatively, you can opt for the $5 Cravings Trio for a limited time. It includes a Crunchwrap Supreme, cheesy Gordita Crunch, or Burrito Supreme with a Doritos Locos taco and a drink.
In conclusion, eating out doesn't have to be expensive. By taking advantage of fast food deals, you can enjoy a quick and tasty meal without breaking the bank. Be sure to check out these fast food chains for their latest promotions and deals.