Sick of Cooking? These Fast-Food Family Meal Deals Are Here to the Rescue

Family Meal Deals

Cheapism / DALL-E 3

Cheapism is editorially independent. We may earn a commission if you buy through links on our site.
Two Large McDonalds Fries, Box of 20 McNuggets, and Two Bags of McRoyals with a Salad, on a Stack of Napkins on a Serving Tray, at McDonalds
Uliana Oliinyk/istockphoto

Family Meal Deals

With people feeling thriftier, many fast-food and fast-casual restaurants have created cheap family meal deals. They're an easy way to feed everyone without much thought and provide a nice break from cooking. Take advantage of these crowd-pleasing, family-sized meal deals while they're available.

Prices and availability are subject to change.

Exterior of a McDonald's in Albuquerque, New Mexico with Sign in the Foreground

1. McDonald's: $20 40-Piece McNugget Meal

Who doesn't love a bunch of McNuggets? Check your McDonald's app this month, because you can order a family pack of 40 McNuggets and two large fries for $20. If you're really lucky, you might live in an area where the deal has been spotted recently for the insanely low price of $15. It'll feed two really hungry adults or a small pack of ravenous kids.

Related: I Tried Every McDonald’s Burger, and This Was the Absolute Best

Front Exterior of Taco Bell Restaurant, Portland, Oregon, Modern Architecture Dark and Light Grey with Bright Purple

2. Taco Bell: $25 Meal for 4

Taco Bell just announced many of its new 2024 items, but none are meant for crowds. Luckily, there's still a meal-for-four deal that's $25. You get two Crunchwrap Supremes, two chicken quesadillas, four soft tacos, and two orders of chips and nacho cheese sauce.

For under 18 bucks you can nab a Taco and Burrito Cravings Pack, which includes four crunchy or soft tacos and four Beefy 5-Layer Burritos, making it an ideal family meal. There are also Taco Party Packs with a dozen tacos of your choice.

Exterior Façade of Domino's, 4th St., Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Sign Next to Front Windows and Door
J. Michael Jones/istockphoto

3. Domino's: $7 Mix and Match Deal

The best long-running meal deal at Domino's is the $7 Mix and Match. You need to order at least two items, but you can get as many as you want from choices such as medium two-topping pizzas, salads, and stuffed cheesy bread, so it's endlessly customizable. You can get the deal whether you pick up your pizzas or get them delivered.

There's also the Perfect Combo for $20, which includes two medium one-topping pizzas, 16-piece parmesan bread bites, 8-piece cinnamon twists, and a 2-liter of soda. 

Exterior and Sign of Burger King Restaurant, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada with Cars Parked in the Parking Lot and a Busy Road to the Right

4. Burger King: $30 Ultimate Bundle

The $12 mix-and-match deal is gone at Burger King, but you can still get a pretty good deal on a family-sized meal. Head to BK's offers page and snag a $30 Ultimate Bundle with two Whoppers, two original chicken sandwiches, 16 chicken nuggets, two small fries, and two small drinks. There's also a $22 bundle that omits the fries and drinks.

Related: These Are the 7 Cheapest Fast-Food Joints To Try Right Now

Exterior of Pizza Hut Restaurant in Hickory, North Carolina Surrounded By an Empty Parking Lot
J. Michael Jones/istockphoto

5. Pizza Hut: $7 Deal Lover's Menu

Like Domino's, Pizza Hut also has a build-your-own-combo deal. Items are $7 each, and you need to order two or more, including medium one-topping pizzas, melt sandwiches, boneless wings, cheese sticks, baked pastas, and desserts. 

If that's not enticing, you can always try a Big Dinner Box. The combination possibilities include: three medium one-topping pizzas, or two medium one-topping pizzas with five breadsticks and either pasta or boneless wings. Depending on location and choice, the price is around $30.

For more great fast-food tips and deals, please sign up for our free newsletters.

Front Exterior of Wingstop, Indianapolis, Front Windows and Doors

6. Wingstop: $17 Boneless Meal Deal

Wingstop can handle all your Buffalo wings cravings if you've got a group of three or four to feed. The $17 boneless meal deal comes with 20 boneless wings in up to four sauces (so everyone will be happy!), plus a large fry and two dips. For a few bucks more, try the all-in bundle with 16 boneless wings, six tenders, a large fry, and three dips. 

Related: I Tried 7 Kinds of Buffalo Sauce and This Was the Best

Front Exterior of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Fast Food Restaurant, Anderson, Indiana with a Front Garden and the Parking Lot to the Left

7. Popeyes: $30 Family Feast

Family Feast meals that come with bone-in fried chicken and chicken sandwiches are back at Popeyes. For $30, you get six pieces of fried chicken, two chicken sandwiches, two large sides, and four biscuits. It's great for a family where everyone wants different things. Check the offers page on the website for deals like a $25 10-piece bone-in chicken or a 14-piece tenders meal.

Related: How To Get Free Fast Food

Exterior of KFC Fast Food Restaurant, Maui, Hawaii, Garden and 'Out' Sign for the Drivethru

8. KFC: $30 8-Piece Chicken and 8 Tenders Fill-Up

Feeding a bunch of people is easy at KFC with big buckets of chicken. If you have some family members who prefer bone-in and some who prefer boneless chicken, the digital-exclusive deal 8-and-8 Fill-Up is perfect. It comes with eight pieces of regular chicken, eight chicken tenders, large fries, large mashed potatoes and gravy, large coleslaw, and four biscuits. Just make sure you order your meal on the website or through the app since it's only available online. Plus, right now you can get 50 chicken nuggets for $25, if nuggies are all you're after.

Related: It's Not All About the Chicken. Here's Every KFC Side Dish, Ranked

Front Exterior Panera Bread Restaurant in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina, with Two Rows of Outside Seating in Front, Panel Windows Building
J. Michael Jones/istockphoto

9. Panera: $36 Family Feast

Designed to serve four or more, Panera's family feast includes four half-sandwiches, one whole salad, one group soup, and one whole baguette. You can also get variations that include kids' sandwiches, such as grilled cheese, premium versions of Panera sandwiches and salads, or chocolate chip cookies.

Front Exterior of Papa John's Pizza Restaurant, Hickory, North Carolina, Surrounded By a Parking Lot, Front Is Lined with Bushes
J. Michael Jones/istockphoto

10. Papa Johns: $7 Papa Pairings

Just like the other big pizza chains, Papa Johns also has a cheap takeout mix-and-match deal. Just order two or more items from options like Papadias, chicken wings, one-topping medium pizzas, breadsticks, cheese sticks, and desserts — and they're only $7 each. 

If specialty pizzas are more your family's style, grab a $27 Family Special. It comes with a large specialty pizza and a large two-topping pizza for some variety.

Several People Wait in Line at an Panda Express Fast Food Take Out Restaurant in a Food Court, Denver
David Tran/istockphoto

11. Panda Express: $35 Family Meal

The Family Meal at Panda Express is completely customizable. Choose two large sides, such as chow mein or steamed super greens, along with three large entrees. You think the employees would bat an eyelash if you ordered orange chicken for all three?

Related: Every Dish on the Panda Express Menu, Ranked

Exterior of Bojangles Fast Food Restaurant, Hickory, North Carolina, Surrounded By Parking, with a Car in Drive-Thru, Sign Is in the Foreground
J. Michael Jones/istockphoto

12. Bojangles: $20 8-Piece Chicken Box

Bojangles has a new family special right now, and it's no-frills but inexpensive. You get eight pieces of dark meat (legs and thighs) and four biscuits for $20. If some people in your family prefer boneless chicken, there's also a $34 family meal with four pieces of bone-in chicken and eight chicken tenders for lots of variety. You'll also get four family-sized sides, four biscuits, and a half gallon of iced tea.

Front Exterior of Del Taco Fast Food Restaurant, St. George, Utah, Front Doors and Windows with a Person Walking Out

13. Del Taco: Fiesta Packs

Del Taco offers Fiesta Packs that can feed four or more people easily. Each comes with a dozen items, and the prices range from $12 to $18 depending on the options you choose. The cheapest Fiesta Pack comes with six bean-and-cheese burritos and six value tacos, but you can swap the tacos for bigger Del Tacos or grilled chicken tacos.

Front Exterior of El Pollo Loco Restaurant, Costa Mesa, California, Greenery with Seating Area and Drive-Thru to the Left

14. El Pollo Loco: $24–$40 Family Chicken Meals

If a chicken dinner sounds good but you'd rather not have it fried, El Pollo Loco's eight-piece Family Dinner comes with grilled, citrus-marinated chicken, three large sides, tortillas, and salsa. If you need to feed up to eight people, there are bigger meals featuring 12 and 16 pieces. 

Front Exterior of Little Caesars Pizza Restaurant, Kokomo, Indiana, Drive-Thru on the Left, Castle-Like Building

15. Little Caesars: $6–$7 Large Pizzas

While the price of Little Caesars Hot 'n Ready and Extra Most Bestest pizzas have gone up a dollar in most places since the pandemic started, they're still one of the best deals in pizza. We think the extra buck for the Extra Most Bestest is worth the extra cheese and toppings.

Front Exterior of White Castle Fast Food Restaurant, Bloomington, Minnesota, Windows, Front Doors, and Side Doors, Bright White Building
Ken Wolter/shutterstock

16. White Castle: $9 Cheesy 10-Sack

There's a great deal on cheeseburger sliders at White Castle right now. You can get 10 of them for $9 — that's less than a dollar each. There's also a meal deal of 20 original sliders and four small fries for $30.

Front Exterior of Jersey Mike's Subs, Princeton, New Jersey, Surrounded By Bushes and Trees

17. Jersey Mike's: $15–$18 Giant Subs

Though there's no family meal at Jersey Mike's, the giant subs feed three to four people. Depending which sub you choose, you're paying $15 to $18 for a massive sandwich, which makes for a pretty reasonably priced meal.

Related: Head to the Shore With These 9 Jersey Mike's Secret Menu Items

Front Exterior of Long John Silver's Seafood Restaurant, Lexington, Kentucky, Surrounded By Garden, and Side-View

18. Long John Silver's: Family Meals

Like other fried chicken restaurants, Long John Silver's always has Family Meals available. They come in packs of eight, 12, and 16 pieces of fried pollock or chicken tenders, including family-size sides and, of course, hush puppies. Plus, $10 Shrimp Shares are back with large shareable portions of shrimp.

Low Angle of Exterior of Qdoba Mexican Grill Fast Food Restaurant, Woodinville, Washington, Three Windows on a Circular-Shaped Building
Colleen Michaels/istockphoto

19. Qdoba: $40 Grilled Chicken Family Meal

Taco night is about to get easier at your house with the Family Meals from Qdoba. They're designed to feed five and include rice, black beans, queso, pico de gallo, salsa, shredded cheese, taco-size tortillas, a full bag of chips, and either grilled chicken or steak for about $10 more.

Front Exterior of Church's Chicken Fast Food Restaurant, Indianapolis, with One White Car Parked in Front

20. Church's Chicken: $24 10-Piece Family Meal

Everyone knows that dark meat is the juiciest, so why not save a little money and skip the white meat altogether? For $24, you'll get 10 fried chicken legs and thighs, plus two large sides, five biscuits, and five of the chain's signature jalapenos. If your family likes heat, there's also a Spicy 8 Piece Feast for $16 right now. Look for more meal deals on the coupon page of the website.

Exterior of Moe's Southwest Grill, Asheville, North Carolina, Surrounded By Parking, a Garden, and Numerous Trees
J. Michael Jones/istockphoto

21. Moe's Southwest Grill: $40 Build Your Own Taco Kit

Moe's has developed a build-your-own taco kit as a fun way to feed a family that doesn't want to venture out. The kit comes with 12 soft flour tortillas, a choice of two proteins such as steak or chicken, and lettuce, cheese, pico de gallo, and sour cream for toppings. Plus, there are sides of rice and beans and chips and salsa for a full meal for up to six people. Nacho and fajita kits are also available.

Front Sign and Windows of Einstein Bros. Bagels, Indianapolis, Brown and Grey Brick Exterior

22. Einstein Bros. Bagels: Brunch Box

Einstein Bros. has a meal kit for brunch-loving families. It includes a farmhouse egg sandwich, two bacon and cheddar egg sandwiches, four twice-baked hash browns, four blueberry muffins, six assorted bagels, and a tub of plain cream cheese.

Front Exterior of Pollo Tropical Express Fast Food Restaurant, Miami, Surrounded By Sidewalk and Lined By Palm Trees
Front Exterior of Pollo Tropical Express Fast Food Restaurant, Miami, Surrounded By Sidewalk and Lined By Palm Trees by Phillip Pessar (CC BY)

23. Pollo Tropical: $22 Whole Chicken Family Meal

Pollo Tropical is known for its citrus marinated- and Cuban-inspired food. For $22, you can get a whole marinated chicken family meal that also includes your choice of three sides — like black beans or yellow rice and vegetables — and four rolls. If you'd only like rice, beans, and rolls with your chicken, it's just $16.

Sign on Top Front of Fazoli's Restaurant, Kokomo, Indiana, Brick Red Stucco Tower
Jonathan Weiss/shutterstock

24. Fazoli's: $36 Super Family Meal Deal

The Super Family Meal Deal at Fazoli's is an Italian feast. It comes with a large spaghetti and meat or marinara sauce, large fettuccine alfredo, a whole pizza, 16 garlic breadsticks, and a half-gallon beverage. If you'd like a smaller deal, you can get the $25 fresh tossed pasta duo with two pastas and eight breadsticks.