15 Delicious Fast-Food Items You Can Get For $1
Fast food isn't great for you, but it sure is tasty—and affordable. There's a good chance that if you're doing takeout from McDonald's or Burger King, value is at least a factor in your decision. And what's a better value than a snack you can get for a single George Washington? That's right: You can get these fast-food items for just $1.
From mini shakes to tacos to a cup of coffee, here are some of the most delicious, cheap buys you can get at the drive-thru. (If you have $5, you'll really be living large.)
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Taco Bell Nacho Crunch Double-Stacked Taco
Burger King Mini Shakes
Whether you can't finish a large milkshake or you're just looking for a sweet deal, you can't beat spending $1 for a frozen treat on a hot day.
And if you're a milkshake purist, we did the work for you: We Taste-Tested Chocolate Milkshakes from 5 Franchise Restaurants—This One Was the Best.
McDonald's Iced Tea
A sweetened or unsweetened iced tea of any size at McDonald's won't set you back more than a dollar. Now that's sweet.
Burger King Jalapeño Cheddar Bites
If jalapeño poppers are your favorite happy hour appetizer, you'll be happy to know that this Burger King version is pretty close to the real deal. And at just $1 for four pieces, it's worth adding them onto your meal.
McDonald's Chocolate Chip Cookie
Technically, this isn't $1—it's 99 cents! After cookies briefly disappeared from the McDonald's menu this summer, they've made their glorious return at an unbeatable price point.
Curious how your favorite treat stacks up to the competition? We Taste-Tested Fast-Food Pies, Cookies, & Ice Cream—These Were Our Favorites.
Wendy's Junior Frosty
Whether you prefer chocolate or vanilla Frosty treats from Wendy's, a junior size will set you back just 99 cents (plus tax, of course).
Burger King Decaf Coffee
When it comes to deals, decaf coffee drinkers have a leg up at Burger King. A cup of regular coffee is $1.19, but decaf is just $1. And that's for any size coffee, too.
Unlike Burger King, Wendy's doesn't have different prices for regular and decaf coffee. A small of either caffeination level is just 99 cents.
Taco Bell Beefy Fritos Burrito
If you love having a little crunch in your burrito, you have to try this Taco Bell option, which is filled with Fritos. Yum!
Wendy's Apple Bites
If you're looking for a cheaper (and healthier) alternative to fries, a side of apple bites at Wendy's is just 99 cents. Comparatively, the fry prices start at $1.59.
McDonald's Apple Slices
Not to be outdone, McDonald's is also serving its apple side for just $1. It's the perfect add-on to make your meal a little more nutritious.
Wendy's Sausage Biscuit
Surprisingly, a sausage biscuit from Wendy's costs less than a plain, untopped biscuit. If you don't mind not having the egg and cheese on your sandwich, this is one affordable on-the-go breakfast.
7-Eleven Big Bite Hot Dog
If you're looking for a deal, 7-Eleven has a lot of food options you might not know about. The hot dog, which you can top with onions, relish, and cheese, is just a dollar for a quarter-pound dog through this weekend.
Taco Bell Shredded Chicken Mini Quesadilla Melt
Taco Bell is no longer serving the shredded chicken mini quesadilla, but this value menu item might be even better. It's all the taste of the quesadilla, wrapped into a burrito-style format.
7-Eleven Hot Coffee
If you join the 7-Eleven rewards program through the brand's app, you can get a hot coffee of any size for just $1.
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