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What's your favorite 'Value Menu' item from the fast food restaurants?

Beach Chick Oct 17, 2009 11:59 AM

Love the .99 cent bean & cheese burrito from Taco Bell..also, enjoy the .99 cent crispy chicken sandwich from Wendy's...I get a side of honey mustard or ranch dipping sauce..takes the edge off if I'm running around..holds me till dinner.
Jack in the box 2 tacos for .99 cents is another thing of beauty.
Rubio's Fish Taco Tuesday after 2:30pm for $1.25 is delicious and one will do, with a water back with a couple of lemons squeezes.

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    RCTRIPLEFRESH5 RE: Beach Chick Oct 17, 2009 12:28 PM

    well, the double stack and crispy chicken sandwhich are my current favorites. although when kfc used higher quality chicken, the smacker was BY FAR the best item value menu or not i could ever ask for.

    1. rworange RE: Beach Chick Oct 17, 2009 12:31 PM

      Jack in the Box's new $1 burger is probably the best in that category of all the fast food chains. It is large and filling and fast food burger classic.

      Popeye's has a Tuesday special which offers 2 pieces of chicne for 99 cents.

      McDonald's breakfast burrito is decent

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        Beach Chick RE: rworange Oct 17, 2009 05:21 PM

        Thanks rw and RC..I didn't know that JIB had a $1 burger that was actually decent.

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        Janet from Richmond RE: Beach Chick Oct 19, 2009 09:49 AM

        I'm with you on the bean burrito from Taco Bell. I also love the Snack size Frito Chili Burrito from Sonic and the baby breakfast burrito from McD's.

        1. Bob W RE: Beach Chick Oct 19, 2009 11:05 AM

          I like McD's McDouble a lot. I don't miss the second slice of fake cheese you now have to pay another 20 cents for.

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            kmcarr RE: Bob W Nov 5, 2009 01:19 PM

            I must respectfully disagree Bob. The Double Cheeseburger is Zen perfection in the balance of cheese (or cheese like product) to meat (or meat like product). I gleefully pay the additional $0.19 for the one, true and original double. The McDouble is a poser, not worthy to carry the Double Cheeseburger's water.

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              Emm RE: kmcarr Nov 5, 2009 03:17 PM

              I not only don't miss the second slice of cheese, I consider the McDouble an improvement over the original. For whatever reason, the thing doesn't drip grease down the side of my hand now when i eat it while I'm driving.

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                cookie monster RE: Emm Nov 9, 2009 04:08 PM

                I'm with you, Emm and Bob W. I used to take most of one slice of cheese off my double cheeseburger because the processed cheese to processed meat ratio was just a little off - plus the processed cheese flavor would overwhelm the pickles and onion-like bits. So the McDouble makes me very happy - plus as you said, one can eat it while driving without endangering ones clothes, or fellow drivers.

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                  bagelman01 RE: cookie monster Nov 12, 2009 01:26 AM

                  I love the McDouble, by outting the one slice of cheez between the patties it actually melts.

                  And in my area, the McDouble is $1, but a double cheeseburger is $1.59, so that 2nd slice is 64 cents more with tax.

                  BTW>>>My wife doesn't like cheese, but a double hamburger is $1.49, so she orders a McDouble NO cheese and saves. It annoys the order taker who always says 'you want a double hamburger?' and she corrects him.

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                  monkeyrotica RE: Emm Nov 18, 2009 06:11 AM

                  Same here. The two-patties-to-one-slice-of-cheese ratio is just right for my tastes. That second slice pushes it into excessive cheesiness territory.

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                  rworange RE: kmcarr Nov 9, 2009 03:59 PM

                  I'm with you kmcarr

                  The umami of McDonald’s double cheese burger
                  http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/352245

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                    jeanmarieok RE: kmcarr Nov 9, 2009 04:15 PM

                    If I am going to eat one, it'll be the double cheeseburger. I think they are perfect, too, kmcarr!

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                      Ruth Lafler RE: kmcarr Nov 18, 2009 12:13 PM

                      I'm with you, kmcarr. The Double Cheeseburger is just about the only fast food burger I'll buy, and now that it's off the dollar menu I pony up the extra 19 cents. And to Emm, what's the point of a fast food burger if it doesn't drip a little grease?

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                    weezycom RE: Beach Chick Oct 19, 2009 02:07 PM

                    plain baked potato and a small chili at Wendy's

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                      OneSonTwoCats RE: weezycom Oct 19, 2009 02:21 PM

                      I agree with that. A very filling meal that's easy on the calories and fat as well as the wallet.

                    2. rworange RE: Beach Chick Nov 3, 2009 06:15 PM

                      Let me preface this with this is the bottom feeder of junk food and to keep in mind that I think the McRib is swell ... love the faux spongy pork(?).

                      So with it established that I tend to enjoy eating on the wrong side of the tracks and this really isn't a recommendation ... because I think most people would go bleh ...

                      I was checking out the $1 menu at Weinershnitzel today and in addition to a $1 basic dog they had a $1 chilli burger.

                      The burger itself was almost as big as the Jack in the Box $1 cheeseburger. It was topped with a spicy chili sauce. It was mainly a thick sauce with no beans or meat evident. However the whole was good to me. It had a sloppy joe type of appeal ... a sort of deconstructed sloppy joe ... sauce on burger. Temperature-wise the sauce was really hot. I enjoyed that silly burger a lot and may have a new guilty pleasrue.

                      Their value menu also has daily specials like a 50 cent ice cream cone on Monday and a $1 sundae on Sunday
                      http://www.wienerschnitzel.com/defaul...

                      They ... they ... also have a ... 99 cent chili fries burrito.

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                        Ruth Lafler RE: rworange Nov 18, 2009 12:18 PM

                        I've always had a sneaking liking for the chilli cheese dogs at Wienerschnitzel, so I'm willing to believe the chilli burger is tasty. The main thing that gets me (there's a Wienerschnitzel a couple of blocks from my house I have to pass by regularly), though, is the mini corndogs.

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                        asiansensation007 RE: Beach Chick Nov 4, 2009 02:21 PM

                        $1 BK Double Cheeseburger--i hold pickle, ketchup and mustard and add onion, lettuce, and mayo.

                        Costs an extra 15 cents for the lettuce but eats like a real burger and is pretty big!

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                          rworange RE: asiansensation007 Nov 4, 2009 07:55 PM

                          Interesting about changing the condiments.

                          I did a side by side comparison of the McDonald's double cheeseburger, BK double cheeseburger and Jack in the Box big cheeseburger. Taste-wise the BK burger came out way on the bottom.

                          McDonald's was the clear winner. They season their meat nicely and the whole was the best of the three.

                          Burger King does have a nice Rodeo burger with onion rings on it and bbq sauce.

                          The $1 jr. whopper is using a really smaller burger than all the rest, but it does have lettuce, tomato, etc on it.

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                            RCTRIPLEFRESH5 RE: rworange Nov 9, 2009 09:16 PM

                            burger king has a dollar double cheeseburger//i i didnt know that!!

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                              rworange RE: RCTRIPLEFRESH5 Nov 9, 2009 09:23 PM

                              For a limited time

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                              KaimukiMan RE: rworange Nov 11, 2009 07:09 PM

                              i can get the mcdouble here in Honolulu for $1, but at burger king the whopper jr is $1.39. i usually go for the whopper jr, unless im feeling like a mcscrooge. i figure the onion, tomato, and lettuce are better for me than another mini-patty and a slice of cheese.

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                                RCTRIPLEFRESH5 RE: KaimukiMan Nov 12, 2009 04:06 PM

                                ive been ordering the mcdoubles with the mac sauces.

                          2. Lindseyup67 RE: Beach Chick Nov 12, 2009 03:52 AM

                            Two double cheeseburgers from McDonalds.....minus pickle and with extra ketchup and onions.....can't beat it! Tried the $1.00 BK cheeseburger and hated it!!!! Looked like they manhandled it before it got to me!!!!!

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                              jnab121 RE: Beach Chick Nov 12, 2009 01:07 PM

                              Taco Bell's Chicken Burrito.

                              1. KaimukiMan RE: Beach Chick Nov 14, 2009 04:07 PM

                                Went to McD's for lunch today. had a mcdouble, small fries, ExLg iced tea (all soda's for $1) and two apple pies. 4.20 including tax. Enough of everything to have a taste, enough drink to last the afternoon sipping, and an extra pie for a snack later. hard to beat for under $5

                                1. alkapal RE: Beach Chick Nov 17, 2009 09:35 PM

                                  junior whopper, extra pickles & onion. one buck.
                                  will check out the new deal on the double burger.
                                  i have to travel a ways for bk, though micky d is everywhere.
                                  why aren't there more bk outlets?

                                  drink: sonic lemon-berry slush at happy hour. less than a buck (at least in sw fla.).

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                                    KaimukiMan RE: alkapal Nov 18, 2009 10:30 AM

                                    perhaps you haven't heard, the franchisees are refusing to sell the dollar jr., it costs them over a dollar to make it. doesnt affect me, they have been $1.39 for a long time here, just jumped to $1.49 this week. Now they are fighting the dollar double cheeseburger for the same reason.

                                    http://answerguy.com/2009/11/13/price...

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                                      alkapal RE: KaimukiMan Nov 19, 2009 03:35 AM

                                      hawaii always pays more for everything, no?

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                                        KaimukiMan RE: alkapal Nov 19, 2009 07:39 AM

                                        a lot of things, but we can get a mcdouble for a dollar. and the mark-up usually isn't 40 to 50 percent. but yes, many things are higher here, especially in Waikiki and AlaMoana (touristville).

                                  2. Lindseyup67 RE: Beach Chick Nov 19, 2009 04:33 PM

                                    I see the commercials for BK's double cheese for $1.00, but went by our local one today and the cheap bastards have it advertised on their sign for $1.49......not that I would eat their crap anyways..........

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                                      RCTRIPLEFRESH5 RE: Lindseyup67 Nov 19, 2009 06:21 PM

                                      i got 3 double cheeseburgers today and they cost 3.21 with tax. great buy! and very cheesy unlike mcds.

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