10 Fast Food Menu Hacks That Will Save You MoneyFeb 27, 2020
When you're hungry and in a hurry,
foodis sometimes your only option. However, despite what some people may believe about
food, it is not always that cheap. Especially if you want to increase the size of something or add extras like more meat and cheese. You just have to know some of the valuable secrets of these places that
willallow you to get more food for less
money. If you are the type of person who likes to eat but also likes to have a little extra
moneyin your wallet, then you should follow these 10 fast food
willsave you money!
Chipotle: Order Two Different Proteins Chipotle is the place to go when you need something really substantial: a big fat burrito or a bowl full of protein, or even a delicious, soft and cheesy quesadilla. Chipotle is delicious but can be a bit pricey. So what can you do to ensure you're getting the most for your money? Well, actually there is at least one way to stretch your dollar at Chipotle. When you order something, you add a protein: chicken, steak, barbacoa, or carnitas. Those are all good options, and you can always order a double serving. However, you are going to end up paying a lot more for that extra meat.
If you really want to get more out of your meal, order two different proteins on your plate. The staff will be happy to oblige this as they will only give you a half serving of each meat. However, it is very likely that you will get more meat than usual, since it is more difficult to measure a perfect half portion than a full portion. That means you'll probably end up with at least 1.5 times the meat you'd normally get at no extra cost! If you ask us, that's a great deal, especially if you're looking to fill up. Starbucks: Ask for Less Ice in Your Iced Coffee Sometimes when you buy something to eat or drink at your favorite place, it's not necessarily about saving a dollar, but about getting more for the money you're paying.
After all, if you really want something, you won't be as satisfied with a cheaper, smaller item. Take a trip to Starbucks, for example. It's a warm day and you're in the mood for an iced coffee. However, you were up a bit late the night before and you really need that boost of caffeine in your system. Sure, you could save a couple of bucks buying a tall iced coffee, but let's be real: you want that big iced coffee. So what can you do to get more for your money? The solution is really simple, and it's something you can use to further stretch your money elsewhere, too: Just ask for less ice in your iced coffee.
After all, the coffee they're using for the iced version is already cold, and all that ice is taking up valuable space in your cup. If you really wanted to go crazy, you could always ask that they give you no ice, although that seems like it would make your coffee lukewarm at best, rather than keeping it cold. Arby's: Order Two Jr. Roast Beef Sandwiches Instead When you've got a meat craving, there's nothing like an Arby's sandwich (they have the meats, after all). Of course, sometimes you have a little cash on hand, which means you have to eat less of that delicious roast beef you've been craving.
Well, that's not good, is it? However, we have good news, roast beef lovers of the world! There's an easy way to make your money go further for you at Arby's. Instead of ordering a single, regular-sized roast beef sandwich, just order two jr. beef and cheddar cheese. You get more food for slightly less cost. It may seem like that's impossible, but the math doesn't lie. Ask two jr. roast beef sandwiches instead of the large will save you $1.19. That's pretty impressive when you think about it! Plus, you also get two buns with your meal that way, so you can fill up on carbs.
Of course, the other low carb solution would be to move the roast beef from one jr sandwich to the other, giving you double the meat in one jr. sandwich. Sure, you might get some strange looks doing that, but if you're trying to cut back on the amount of bread in your diet, that's not a bad way to start. Subway: Split a Foot Long Instead of Ordering Two Six-Inch Subs If you're really looking to fill up and are tired of all the greasy and fried options for fast food, then Subway is your best bet for something fresh and packed with veggies.
Of course, getting a foot long sub can sometimes be too much for one person. A six inch will often do a good job of filling it up. However, what if you go there with a friend? Well, there is a solution for both of you to save a little money. As long as you both get the same type of sub (meaning with the same type of meat, bread, and cheese), you can order a foot-long and ask the sandwich artist to split it. This is a smart way to save money at Subway because the truth is, one foot is always less expensive than getting two six-inch subs.
This way, you and your friend can make a sandwich with whatever ingredients you want and only pay for a bigger sandwich. Again, though, you'll need to make sure that you and your friend want the same type of sub. Otherwise, this money saving trick doesn't work at all. Taco Bell: Customize Triple Layer Nachos We've talked before about how great Taco Bell can be when you really want to fill up, as there are so many ways to customize your food. Well, we're back to share a little money-saving hack that can help make your money work better for you when you visit Bell.
Everyone loves chips and cheese, but when you need to save a little money, there's actually a novel solution for getting chips and cheese a little cheaper. All you have to do is order the triple layer nachos and ask for some of that signature Taco Bell customization. Look, the triple layer nachos, if you tell them to hold the beans and red sauce, come out to $1.10, while the chips and cheese are $1.30 alone. So what you get is more nachos, already covered in that delicious cheese sauce for 20 cents less! It may seem like a miracle, but this is real advice on how to get more food for your money at Taco Bell.
Also, the staff can customize any dish in almost any way imaginable, so they won't mind doing this. Culver's - Get the Kid's Meal Culver's may not be one of the more well-known fast food chains, but they should be more recognized for their great food
menu, as well as their delicious frozen custard. It's also a great restaurant to visit when you want to get a decent meal for less money. How do you do that exactly? Well, to the untrained eye it would appear that food costs as much as anywhere else. However, the real secret to getting more food for your money at Culver's is really simple.
All you have to do is order the kids meal. "But wait," you might be saying, "how am I, an adult, supposed to get enough food from just one kid's meal?" Well, at Culver's the kids' food is pretty substantial. With it, you get a cheeseburger, fries, a small drink, and a scoop of that delicious ice cream flan. How much does it cost? $4.99. That's how it is! Basically you get eight bucks worth of food for just five bucks. You'll fill up enough to get on with your day, and you'll get a delicious dessert to go with it, too.
So next time you're hungry and looking for a good meal, don't count out Culver's. It could be your best bet! Chick-fil-A: Order Strips and Toast Buns Instead of Sandwiches Everyone knows that for the best chicken sandwich in the game, you need to head to Chick-fil-A. Their fried chicken sandwich, complete with those pickles and a nicely toasted bun, is a great meal when you need something to satisfy your hunger. However, sometimes those sandwiches seem a bit out of a person's price range. Fortunately, there's an easy way to save money and get the same sandwich experience at Chick-fil-A.
As anyone who visits the restaurant knows, their menu, along with all of their sandwiches, also includes the option of getting chicken strips, marinated and fried just like the chicken on their sandwiches. Along with those strips, you can also order, as a side dish, a couple of toasted buns. Now, instead of paying six bucks for just one regular-sized sandwich, you've paid a lot less for two smaller sandwiches! It's basically the Arby's principle but with delicious fried chicken instead of roast beef. Of course, this will only work if you want to get the traditional chicken sandwich, and not something like the spicy chicken sandwich, which is so delicious it's worth full price anyway.
However, if you're really hungry, this is a great opportunity to partake! KFC - Stick with the Combos Speaking of fried chicken, there's really no competition with the Colonel, is there? KFC is the creator of the Bucket of Chicken, the 11 Secret Herbs and Spices, and the idea of getting a quick fried chicken meal for the whole family. Of course, along with their classic fried chicken, there are plenty of great combos as well. A good meal at KFC is not always cheap. Or is that it?! It turns out that to get the most value for your money at KFC, all you have to do is stick to the combos just mentioned.
While they may be cheap, they pack a lot of food into a single meal. So much, in fact, that it doesn't even seem possible. For example, a five dollar lunch box will get you two small chicken sandwiches, one cookie, one biscuit, one side, and one medium drink. That's a lot of food for just five bucks, and considering that everything without the sandwiches would cost about $4.50, this is more than just a great deal - it's excellent! So really, don't ignore the low price of the combos. It may seem like you're not getting that much, especially in today's world when five bucks won't really get you anything, but the value is unbeatable in the game of fried chicken, so you better go for it!
McDonald's: Turn a Double Cheeseburger into a Mini Big Mac Without a doubt, the Big Mac is the king of fast food sandwiches. Everyone knows what you get with a Big Mac: two beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, and a sesame seed bun. It's pretty much unbeatable in the flavor department, as there's something so perfectly satisfying about the combination of all those ingredients. However, Big Mac food can end up being a bit pricey if you're trying to save some money. So what can you do? Are you left without enjoying this pillar of fast food creations?
Find another favorite menu item and stick with that one instead? Absolutely not! There's an easy solution to getting the flavors you love and saving money. All you have to do is order yourself a Double Cheeseburger and add all the ingredients to make it a miniature Big Mac! That's right, this really works! And it's easier than ever with ordering kiosks at most McDonald's locations. All you have to do is order the double cheeseburger without ketchup or mustard, add mac sauce and lettuce, and voila! Poor Man's Big Mac is a great option for when you want a McDonald's classic without breaking the bank, and what's really cool is that by making this with a double cheeseburger, you also get an extra slice of that incomparable McDonald's cheese!
Dairy Queen: Customize Your Blizzard To finish off a great quick meal, there's nothing quite as refreshing or delicious as the classic DQ Blizzard. With a variety of flavors to choose from, these frozen treats are definitely worth your time. However, sometimes you may want a little more from your dessert. How do you do that with a Blizzard? It is easy! You can request many different customizations for your Blizzard for free, and the DQ staff will usually be happy to add them. This includes adding a small extra dose of flavored syrup or blending two different flavors into a whole new one.
How about a blizzard of chocolate cherries? Or how about a delicious coffee blizzard base with some Heath bits or Oreo cookie crumbs? You can do it all, therefore getting more for your money at any Dairy Queen location! You can thank us after you've tried to add more flavor to your Blizzard. We promise you'll never taste a Blizzard the same way again. Get more bang for your buck by playing another of our great videos. And for new viewers, don't forget to hit the subscribe button and hit the bell to join our notification group.
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