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Burger King and Wendy's Just Released Almost Identical Value Meals

But we did find one to be a slightly better deal than the other.

Burger adversaries Wendy's and Burger King are going neck to neck with virtually identical new deals. Both fast-food chains have just released $5 value meals, likely in the hopes of winning over each other's customers. Although the two releases are incredibly similar in their offering, there are a few small differences that may spell out whose meal deal is the better bargain.

Burger King responded to the return of Wendy's popular $5 Biggie Bag by releasing an almost identical $5 Your Way Value Meal around the same time. However, if you want to know who did it first, it was Wendy's, debuting its $5 deal in 2019. Burger King didn't launch its own version until December of 2021.

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Burger King's $5 Your Way Value Meal features a Double Whopper Jr., 4-piece nuggets ($1.59), small fries ($2.49), and a small drink ($2.29). While the Double Whopper Jr. isn't sold separately at most locations, a Whopper Jr. runs about $2.69. In total, with a Whopper Jr. price, this would come to about $9.06 plus the cost of the extra patty.

On the other hand, Wendy's $5 Biggie Bag allows customers to now choose between three different sandwich options: the Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger, Double Stack, or classic Crispy Chicken BLT. If you were to buy a Double Stack ($3.09), 4-piece chicken nuggets ($2.19), small fry ($2.19), and small drink ($2.19) separately, the meal would cost $9.66 before tax. The price would be slightly less for the Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger or Crispy Chicken BLT.

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All in all, both meals save you about the same amount of change and offer about the same amount of food. However, it should be noted that through April 24, customers at Wendy's will get three times the Bonus Rewards points on Biggie Bag purchases made through the mobile app. The rewards program allows customers to redeem points for free food, making the Biggie Bag even more enticing for those looking to save.

Wendy's $5 Biggie Bag also includes several different burger options, which, when paired with a slightly better discount with the inclusion of the rewards program, makes Wendy's the winner of this neck-to-neck battle. Since Burger King was dethroned by Wendy's as the bigger fast-food chain, it seems competition to reclaim the title has not been lost on BK.

Interested in the plight of the nation's biggest chains? Check out The Only Two Major National Fast-Food Chains That Are Still Lagging In Sales.

Amber Lake
Amber Lake is a staff writer at Eat This, Not That! and has a degree in journalism from UNF in Jacksonville, Florida. Read more