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The Best Fast Food Deals to Grab in June

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Summer’s official start is imminent, though temperatures nationwide suggest it’s already here — and the deals at fast food restaurants are hot to match. You can get the usual seasonal specialties such as slushies and fruity drinks to keep you cool, but there's also a lot of good deals on burgers, chicken sandwiches, and deep-fried goodies. Check this list next time you head for the drive-thru or pick up the phone to order a pizza.

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McDonald's: Buy One, Get One for $1

McDonald's is bringing back its popular buy-one, get-one-for-a-dollar promo. If you buy a Big Mac, Quarter Pounder with cheese, Filet-O-Fish or 10-piece McNuggets at the regular menu price, you can get another for a buck. It fits well with McDonald's other long-standing promotion right now: free fries. Through June 27, get a free medium fries with any purchase of $1 or more on Fridays, or $1 large fries on any day.

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Wendy's: Bourbon Bacon Cheeseburger

The new, limited-time must-have at Wendy's this summer is the bourbon bacon cheeseburger. On top of the signature square burger patty is bacon, American cheese, crispy onions, and bourbon barbecue sauce made with smoky bacon. Also new for this summer is a fruity, refreshing pineapple mango lemonade. And for the meal deal-seekers, the reliable 4 for $4 meals are still going strong.

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Burger King: Buy One Get One for $1

Not to be outdone, Burger King also has a buy-one, get-one-for-a-dollar deal. There are five items you can mix and match with, including the Whopper, fish sandwich, original chicken sandwich, nine-piece chicken fries, and the Impossible Whopper. And don't forget to check out BK's offers, which are always full of deals such as a $5 Whopper meal or $3 Impossible Whoppers.

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Taco Bell: $6 Naked Chicken Chalupa Meal

The fan favorite Naked Chicken Chalupa is back at Taco Bell. It's the chain's answer to the chicken sandwich, in which the taco shell is made out of fried chicken and it's filled with lettuce, cheese, tomato, and avocado ranch. Try it in a $6 meal with a crunchy taco, beef burrito, and drink. Also: This summer's slushy is the Mountain Dew Baja Blast Colada Freeze, with a piña colada twist.

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Pizza Hut: $13 Lover's Pizzas

Summer is for lovers at Pizza Hut. You can get large Meat Lover's, Veggie Lover's, or Pepperoni Lover's pizzas for $13 for a limited time. You can also still get the Big Dinner Box for about $24 if you have a whole family to feed.

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Arby's Now

Arby's: Pecan Chicken Salad Sandwich

Pecan chicken salad is back at Arby's just in time for hot weather. The salad includes diced chicken, grapes, celery, apples, and pecans in a mayo base along with lettuce on toasted wheat bread. There are also two cool drinks that have returned: the orange dream shake and the Dr. Pepper float. 

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KFC: $4 Chicken Sandwich

KFC has redone its classic chicken sandwich in response to the fast food chicken sandwich wars. It features a double breaded crunchy chicken breast, thick-cut pickles, and classic or spicy mayo on a brioche bun.

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Domino's: $19.99 Perfect Combo Deal

Domino's: $8 Carryout Pizza & Chicken

Right now at Domino's, you can feed a whole crowd for not much money. For $8 each, you can get large three-topping pizzas on any of its crusts, 10-piece chicken wings, and boneless chicken. It's available only for carryout, but it's a great deal anyway.

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Papa John's: $7 Parmesan Crusted Papadia

There's a new variety of the Papadia, Papa John's version of the hot sandwich. The Papadia has grated parmesan cheese baked onto the outside until it's caramelized and crispy. It's available with fillings such as grilled buffalo chicken and meatball pepperoni marinara for $7.

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Popeyes: Free Sandwich Fridays

From now through July 30, you can get a free chicken sandwich combo every Friday at Popeye's. There are some catches: The deal comes only with orders of $20 or more, and you have to order through Grubhub — but delivery is free with the deal. If that's not enticing, maybe the new blackened chicken sandwich will be more appealing, with a grilled chicken breast coated in spicy blackening seasoning.

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Subway: Fresh Melts

It's not often that Subway debuts a type of sandwich, but it did so this month with Fresh Melts. They're grilled and pressed, so they're crunchy on both sides, with extra cheese inside. They come in tuna, ham and cheese, and steak and cheese, or you can have any Footlong turned into a Fresh Melt for $1 more.

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Del Taco

Del Taco: $1 to $3 Crunchtadas

Del Taco has introduced a lineup of Crunchtadas, aka tostadas. There are three available: a $1 bean tostada, a $2 queso beef tostada, and a $3 chicken guacamole tostada. The honey chipotle BBQ limited time offers are still available too, including the $1 barbecue crispy chicken taco.

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Sonic: Cheesecake Blasts

Cheesecake lovers will need to get to Sonic soon for the new cheesecake Blasts. The desserts are made with ice cream blended with cheesecake chunks and graham cracker pieces, along with strawberries, if you'd like.

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Chick-Fil-A: Lemon Kale Caesar Salad

A light and flavorful salad is on the menu just in time for summer at Chick-fil-A. The lemon kale Caesar salad includes romaine and kale, with warm grilled chicken nuggets, shaved parmesan and lemon wedges. Crunchy lemon parmesan panko and lemon caesar vinaigrette dressing come on the side.

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Culver's: Cobbler Concrete Mixers

Berries are on the menu at Culver's with three new concrete mixer flavors. The cobbler concrete mixers blend crunchy granola pieces in vanilla custard along with strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries. For something more refreshing, there's tart lemon Italian ice, which can also be topped with various fruits or blended into a drink.

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Church's Chicken

Church's Chicken: $4 Smoky Honey-Q Chicken Sandwich

Church's chicken sandwich is delicious as it is, but the chain has upped the ante with a smoky honey-Q variation that includes a crunchy fried chicken breast brushed with honey butter, plus pickles and a honey mustard-based barbecue sauce. You can try one for $4 for a limited time.

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Bojangles': Pork Chop Griller Biscuit

It's hard to go wrong when you put anything inside a Bojangles' biscuit. This month, you can get a backyard cookout-inspired biscuit sandwich with a barbecue dry rubbed pork chop tucked inside.

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Quiznos: The Big Easy Muffuletta

Quiznos' latest special is taking a cue from a New Orleans classic sandwich. The Big Easy muffuletta is built on a round focaccia roll with a third-pound of ham, salami, and capicola, provolone, red onions, Italian olive salad, lettuce, tomato, and yellow mustard.

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Firehouse Subs

Firehouse Subs: Pepperoni Pizza Meatball Sub

To showcase its new garlic bread sub roll, Firehouse Subs has debuted a pepperoni pizza meatball sub. It includes meatballs, marinara sauce, extra melted provolone cheese, crispy pepperoni slices, and Italian seasonings on a toasted garlic bread roll. The garlic bread roll can also be ordered a la carte or as an upgrade on any other subs.

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Whataburger: Buffalo Ranch Chicken Salad

A fresh new salad has been added to the menu at Whataburger. The buffalo ranch chicken salad features grilled or fried chicken, salad greens, carrots, bacon, tomatoes, buffalo sauce, blue cheese and ranch dressing. Also available is a buffalo ranch chicken strip sandwich, with monterey jack cheese, buffalo sauce, and ranch.

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Dairy Queen: Summer Blizzard Menu

Dairy Queen has released six flavors for the season: Girl Scout Thin Mints, Brownie Batter, a Drumstick with peanuts, Frosted Animal Cookie, Raspberry Fudge Bliss, and Cotton Candy. There's also a new creamsicle dipped cone, Mango Misty Slush, and Tropical Lemonade Twisty Misty slush. That's a big selection of treats to help cool you off.

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Starbucks: Strawberry Funnel Cake Frappuccino

The summer drink lineup at Starbucks includes the new Strawberry Funnel Cake Frappuccino, a fair-inspired concoction that includes a funnel cake-flavored blended coffee layered with strawberry sauce and whipped cream with funnel cake pieces on top. The unicorn cake pop is also back for the season.

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Hardee's Now

Hardee's: Hand Breaded Chicken Sandwiches

Better late than never in the chicken sandwich wars seems to be Hardee's motto, as it introduces hand-breaded chicken sandwiches. The chicken breasts are flavored with 13 seasonings, dipped in buttermilk, and Southern fried. Try it on a standard sandwich with pickles and mayo, a chicken and waffle breakfast sandwich, or a chicken biscuit.

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Panda Express: Wok Seared Steak and Shrimp

Surf and turf is on the menu at Panda Express, and a fan favorite entree is back: wok-seared steak and shrimp made with stir-fried sirloin steak, shrimp, snap peas, potatoes, red bell peppers, and onions in a sweet and tangy brown sauce. 

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Little Caesars

Little Caesars: $11 Extra Most Bestest Thin Crust Meal Deal

Right now at Little Caesars you can get a great meal deal for $11. It comes with a large “Extra Most Bestest” thin crust pepperoni pizza, an order of Crazy Bread, Crazy Sauce, and a 2-liter bottle of soda. It'll easily feed three or four people.

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