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5 Burger Chains Offering the Best Deals Right Now

From Hardee's to Wendy's.

With summer officially here, seasonal menus are in full swing at America's largest fast-food chains. Wendy's debuted its much-anticipated Strawberry Frosty in early June, Chick-fil-A is currently promoting its limited-time Peach Milkshake, and Burger King is testing a new line of chicken sandwiches. So many seasonal choices, so little time!

But just as important as seasonal menu additions are seasonal discounts. From regional brands like Hardee's and Steak 'n Shake to national franchises like Dairy Queen and Wendy's, here are five burger chains currently offering the best seasonal (and ongoing) deals.

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Dairy Queen's $7 Meal Deal

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Courtesy of Dairy Queen

The soft-serve chain is currently promoting its $7 Meal Deal. Customers have their choice of an Original Cheeseburger or three-piece Chicken Strips, plus a side of fries, a 21-ounce drink, and a small sundae. If you're feeling adventurous, you could also try a burger off of Dairy Queen's new Stackburger menu, which debuted in March.

Hardee's $5 Meal Deal

hardee's 5 dollar meal deal with 3-piece chicken tender
Courtesy of Hardee's

Hardee's is currently offering three versions of its $5 Meal Deal. Each meal comes with small fries and a small drink, plus the customer's choice of either a Big Cheeseburger, Hot Ham and Cheese sandwich, or 3-Piece Chicken Tenders—all for just five bucks.

Sonic's Half-Price Cheeseburgers and Drinks

sonic cheeseburger

Weeknight cravings? Sonic has you covered. The drive-in chain is offering half-price cheeseburgers every Tuesday from 5 p.m. Customers can also get half off all drinks and slushies (all day) when they order online or through the Sonic app. And if digital orders aren't your thing, there's also Sonic's "Happy Hour" discount—half off all beverages every day between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Steak 'n Shake's Half-Price Happy Hour

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Photo: Steak 'n Shake / Facebook

Brain freeze has never been more affordable. On weekdays between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., customers can get milkshakes and drinks at Steak 'n Shake at a 50% discount. The 4 Meals for Under $4 menu is also available, offering customers one of Steak 'n Shake's signature steakburgers (or steak franks) plus an order of fries for just $4.

Wendy's Buy One, Get One for $1

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If you're a fan of Wendy's Made to Crave Menu, this is the deal for you. From now until July 3, Wendy's is offering a $1 BOGO deal on all of its Premium Sandwiches. Also on deck are the ever-popular 4 for $4 Meals, the Biggie Bag lineup, and the Feed the Fam Deals.

Owen Duff
Owen Duff is a freelance journalist based in Vermont, home of Ben & Jerry’s. Read more about Owen