Free Fries, Half-Price Burgers, and More Fast-Food Deals To Grab Right Now

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Best Fast-Food Deals Right Now

Life is hectic. Families are busy, so hitting the drive-thru in the morning before work or after school is a convenient time saver. Fast-food restaurants can bust your budget if you're not careful, but you can plan ahead to take advantage of deals and promotions. Before you pile in the car or call your favorite pizza place, check out these fast-food money savers.

Prices and availability are subject to change.

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1. Popeyes: $11 Two Can Dine Meal

You can get a cheap meal for two people right now at Popeyes. For $11, the new 2 Can Dine meal comes with six bone-in wings tossed in Sweet 'n Spicy or Ghost Pepper sauces, three chicken tenders, two sides, and two biscuits. You can also get six of the new ghost pepper wings and a side for $6. Don't forget to check the Offers section of the website too, where you can score things like a $7 three-piece tenders combo.

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2. Wendy's: Free Crispy Chicken Sandwich, Free Fries

Wendy's has all kinds of freebies and coupons in the Offers section of its mobile app this month, including free fries and a free crispy chicken sandwich with a $3 purchase. There's also a $3 Breakfast Biggie Bundle deal where you can mix and match two biscuits, potatoes, and coffee. Check out more Wendy's deals for September, including Rewards and delivery specials. 

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3. Taco Bell: $7 Build Your Own Cravings Box

Taco Bell just raised the price of its best deal item, the build-your-own Cravings Box, for the second time to $7. But there's still the Classic Combo meal (one of the best Taco Bell value meal items), and it's only $5 with a Beefy 5-Layer Burrito, crunchy taco, cinnamon twists, and drink. Otherwise, your best bet is to grab the new $13 Meal for Two that comes with two Crunchwrap Supremes, two bean burritos, two soft tacos, and two chips and nacho cheese. If you're just looking for a quick snack, the new $2 Chicken Enchilada Burrito might fit the bill.

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4. McDonald's: Free Fries on Friday

McDonald's has retooled its app deals for 2023, and the consensus is that they're not great. But there's one deal you can still get through the end of the year: Free Fries Friday. Snag a free medium fries every Friday with a minimum $1 purchase through the app. Plus, you can get $1 breakfast sandwiches and McChicken sandwiches if you order and pay through the app.

Related: How To Get Free Fast Food

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5. Burger King: Free Fries

Not one to be outdone by the competition, Burger King is offering its customers free fries all year long as well. All you have to do is become a member of the free Royal Perks rewards program, and you can score free fries once a week through December 2023 with any purchase. You can also get a $12 Mix n' Match meal for two with two sandwiches, two small fries, and two small sodas. And don't forget to check the offers page on the restaurant's website, which has rotating deals like BOGO original chicken sandwiches, $8 double Whopper and small fries meal, and a $5 fries and chicken fries meal.

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6. KFC: $10 8-Piece Bucket

If all you're looking for is a bucket of chicken to feed a crowd, then KFC's latest limited-time deal is for you. You can get an eight-piece bucket of bone-in fried chicken or chicken tenders for just $10, which is a hefty discount from regular prices. You can also get a 10-piece chicken nuggets deal for just $5 right now.

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7. Little Caesars: $7 Extra Most Bestest Pepperoni

Little Caesars does cheap pizza well, but the prices have recently increased — the second time since the pandemic started. The cheapest option will now run you $6 instead of $5. We still recommend paying a dollar more to get Extra Most Bestest pies for more cheese and more pepperoni, making the chain noticeably better than cheaper pizza chains. The upgrade is worth the extra change.

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8. Panda Express: $35 Family Meal

Family meals at Panda Express are a crowd pleaser. For $35, order your choice of three large entrees and two large sides that will feed a small family. Who doesn't like orange chicken and fried rice?

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9. Subway: BOGO Half-Off Footlong Subs

The days of $5 footlongs are long over, but you can still get a good deal on them at Subway. If you order through the app or website, you can buy one and get one for half off with the coupon code BOGO50 right now. (If that code doesn't work, give FLBOGO for buy-one-get-one-free-footlongs a try, because Subway tends to cycle between those two codes.)

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10. Pizza Hut: $9 Medium 1-Topping Carryout Pizzas

Pizza Hut's deals are getting worse, unfortunately. The $10 Tastemaker deal is long gone, and the basic takeout special just increased in price. You can get any number of medium one-topping pizzas or eight-piece boneless wings for $9 each as long as you buy two for carryout. If you want more variety, grab a Big Dinner Box for $30 featuring two medium one-topping pizzas, five breadsticks, and either pasta, bone-in wings, or boneless wings.  

Wingstop chicken wing casual restaurant. Wingstop is adding Lemon Pepper, Mango Habanero, and Spicy Korean wings

11. Wingstop: $17 Boneless Meal Deal

You can feed three or four people (or just two really hungry ones) at Wingstop right now for $17. The Boneless Meal Deal comes with 20 boneless wings tossed in up to four sauce or rub flavors, plus a large fries and two dips. If bone-in wings are more your style, you can get 21 of them, large shareable fries, two dips, and two drinks in the Latto Meal for $27. Plus, you can get boneless wings for 70 cents each on Mondays and Tuesdays. 

Trying to decide which flavors to order? We ranked the best Wingstop flavors to help you make the call.

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12. Domino's: $8 Carryout Pizza & Chicken

Right now at Domino's, you can feed a lot of people for not much money. For $8 each, you can get large one-topping pizzas on any of the chain's crusts, eight-piece chicken wings, and Dips and Twists combos. It's available only for carryout, but it's still a great deal. If you want to save more money, get two or more medium two-topping pizzas for only $7 each for carryout or delivery. Plus, you can get bread, chicken, sandwiches, pasta, salads, and dessert for the same price.

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13. Arby's: 2 for $7 Everyday Value

The best Arby's deal in years (decades?) just ended, and another deal just got more expensive. The two for $6 Everyday Value menu at Arby's turned into the two for $7 menu, but it's the best deal you can get in an ever-tightening field. Right now you can mix and match with an Americana Roast Beef sandwich, classic crispy chicken sandwich, and six-piece mozzarella sticks, but the options change often. Plus boneless wings are back again, which means you can get a great deal on those: six wings and fries for $5, or nine wings and fries for a buck more.

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14. Papa Johns: $7 Papa Pairings

Like Domino's and Pizza Hut, Papa Johns has a buy-two-or-more deal. Items are $7 each as long as you buy at least two, and there are a lot of options, such as a medium one-topping pizza, Papadias, 10-piece Chicken Poppers, cheese sticks, garlic knots, and three desserts. That's a lot of variety to satisfy everyone.

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15. Sonic: Half-Price Cheeseburgers and Drinks

Most people know about Sonic's happy hour, but you can actually get the same deals all the time. All you have to do is order online or in the app. You can also get half-price cheeseburgers every Tuesday after 5 p.m. when you order online or through the app. Right now, there's also a deal with the new bacon peppercorn grilled cheese burger and tots for $4, or a cheeseburger and medium classic shake for $5.

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16. Del Taco: Taco Nights

The best deal at Del Taco is the long-running Taco Nights promotion. On Tuesdays from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., you can get three snack tacos for $1.69, and on Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., you can get three grilled chicken tacos for $2.69. Sure, the prices have gone up recently thanks to inflation, but it's still a heck of a deal. There's also four new $5 Del's Deals that come with various combinations of tacos, burritos, fries, and drinks.

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17. Dairy Queen: $7 Cheeseburger Meal Deal

A classic cheeseburger combo is the best deal right now at DQ. For $7, you'll get a cheeseburger, regular-size fries, a 21-ounce drink, and a small sundae. You can also grab the three-piece chicken strip meal deal for $7, or try the mix and match two for $5 deal with options like a small sundae or chili dog. 

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18. Church's Chicken: $30 Texas Size Grande Meal

Head to the Coupons section of Church's website to find the best deals. Right now, you can use coupon codes when you order online to get a 2-piece individual meal for $5, a $10 chicken tender meal for two, or $23 10-piece family meal. If you have a big crowd to feed, there's also a $30 Texas Size Grande Meal that comes with 16 pieces of chicken, three large sides, and six biscuits.

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19. Panera: $8 Tuna Sandwich and Tomato Soup

Panera has a current special on a classic soup and sandwich combo. You can get a cup of creamy tomato soup with croutons, half a tuna salad sandwich, and a side of French baguette, apple, or chips for just $8. You can also get five other value duets with various Panera soups, salads, and sandwiches for the same price.

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20. Bojangles: Two for $5 Sausage and Egg Biscuits

Breakfast — or any meal, since they serve biscuit sandwiches all day! — just got cheaper at Bojangles. You can grab two sausage and egg biscuits for $5 right now. Also keep an eye out for two for $4 sausage biscuit specials.

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21. Long John Silver's: $6 Fish Baskets

Cheap fish baskets are back at Long John Silver's. Each one comes with two pieces of battered pollock, plus one side and hushpuppies. There's also $10 Shrimp Sea-Shares in portions meant for sharing: 15-piece grilled shrimp, 15-piece fried shrimp, and crispy popcorn shrimp.

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22. Smashburger: Free Kid's Meal

Parents, listen up: Smashburger has a deal where kids eat free every Wednesday through the end of 2023. If you purchase any adult combo meal, a child under the age of 12 can get a free kid's meal with a burger, three chicken strips, fries, and a drink. 

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23. Hardee's: $6 Star Deals

Hardee's recently released three new combo meal deals for only $6 each. All of them come with small fries and a small drink, plus your choice of a double cheeseburger, original hot ham and cheese sandwich, or three-piece hand-breaded chicken tenders. There's also a new promotion called APPy Hour from 2 p.m. through 5 p.m. every day through October 31, 2023.

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24. Jack in the Box: 2 for $6 Biscuit Sandwiches

There's a great deal on breakfast sandwiches at Jack in the Box this month. The cheddar biscuit sandwiches are back, and you can get two of them for $6. They come with either sausage or bacon, egg, and American cheese on a cheddar biscuit.

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25. Corner Bakery: $1 Cookies

In celebration of National Bakery Day on September 22, Corner Bakery has a great deal on cookies. For the entire month of September, you can get five different cookies for only $1 each, and there's no limit to how many you can get at that price. You can choose from chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, English toffee, sugar, and monster cookies. 

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26. Zaxby's: BOGO 10-Piece Traditional Wings

Zaxby's is ready for football season, and it's betting that you want some wings while you're cheering on your QB. Every Saturday and Sunday for a limited time, you can get 10 free traditional wings when you buy a 10-piece wing online or through the chain's app.