12 Fast-Food Breakfast Deals That Make It Easier To Wake Up

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Fast-Food Breakfast Specials

The convenience and speed of fast food is tempting in the morning, but it can get pricey if you go often. You can find great breakfast deals if you shop around, but that takes some time. To save you the legwork, we've compiled the cheapest fast-food breakfast specials at national chains to make your mornings more wallet-friendly.

Prices and availability are subject to change.

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1. McDonald's: BOGO for 50 Cents Breakfast Sandwiches

Two breakfast sandwiches won't cost you much at McDonald's right now. Check out the "Deals" section of the chain's app, and you'll see a coupon for buy one breakfast sandwich, get one for 50 cents. If you're only in the market for one sandwich, there's also a coupon for a $1 breakfast sandwich, excluding bagels. Deals vary by location, so shop around if you have a number of McD's near you.

Chick-Fil-A: $3 Chicken Biscuit

2. Chick-fil-A: $4 Chicken Biscuit

Why would someone go to Chick-fil-A and order anything but the signature fried chicken breast? It's even available in the morning, and the plain chicken biscuit will set you back $4. Upgrade it to a spicy chicken biscuit for only a quarter more.

Dunkin Donuts Coffee
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3. Dunkin': Free Coffee

Dunkin' is one of the chains that serves fast-food breakfast all day, and there's a few good deals in the Dunkin' Rewards app in December. The best will start your week off right with a free medium hot coffee with purchase. You can also get a $2 medium latte with any purchase. If doughnuts are what you're after, you can get one free with a drink purchase on Wednesdays through the end of 2023. 

Taco Bell Breakfast Box Crunchwrap
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4. Taco Bell: $6 Bell Breakfast Box

While the Taco Bell $5 breakfast box has increased in price, it's still a great combo meal for a reasonable price. It's the $6 breakfast box now — though it's still $5.49 at some locations. It comes with a breakfast sausage Crunchwrap, hash browns, a two-pack of Cinnabon Delights, and a coffee or beverage. If a burrito is all you need, you can't beat the Cheesy Toasted Breakfast Burritos for only $2.

Wondering what else to order? Check out our ranking of the best and worst Taco Bell breakfasts.

Jack in the Box Cheddar Biscuit Sandwiches
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5. Jack in the Box: Two for $5 Biscuits

You'll get double your breakfast for a good price at Jack in the Box in December. You can score two breakfast biscuit sandwiches — with egg, cheese, and either sausage or bacon — for $5. For smaller sandwiches, the two for $4.50 egg and cheese bagel deal is still going as well. Get either deal all day, because Jack in the Box is one of the fast food chains with all-day breakfast.

Related: Unbeatable Food Deals Near You

Burger King: $6 Croissan'wich Meal for Two
Burger King

6. Burger King: $4 Biscuit and Medium Hash Browns

Burger King has a sizable "Offers" section on its website and mobile app, and it always includes breakfast deals. The best deal right now gets you a breakfast biscuit sandwich along with medium hash browns for $4. There's also $1.49 large hash browns, a $10 small Croissan'wich meal for two, and a big meal with two biscuits, small hash browns, and small coffee for $6. If you're just looking for sandwiches, the two for $5 Mix 'n Match includes biscuits and Croissan'wiches. 

Sonic: $1.19 Junior Breakfast Burrito

7. Sonic: $2 Junior Breakfast Burrito

Breakfast is served all day at Sonic, so you can munch on French toast sticks and breakfast sandwiches whenever the mood strikes. There are also junior breakfast burritos on the everyday value menu for only $2, and they're filled with eggs, cheese, and sausage or bacon.

Related: The Best Value Meal Deals at Chains Across the Country

Wendy's breakfast combo
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8. Wendy's: Two for $3 Breakfast Biggie Bundles

Wendy's got rid of its best morning meal deal, but the chain replaced it with a coupon that'll make your drive-thru bill less painful. You can pick and choose two items for $3, and your options include the egg and cheese biscuit, sausage biscuit, small seasoned potatoes, and small hot coffee. If you check out the "Offers" section of the chain's app, you'll notice a coupon for $2 off any breakfast combo, free small breakfast potatoes with purchase, and $2 french toast sticks.

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Del Taco Iced Coffee
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9. Del Taco: $1.79 Iced Coffee and $1.59 Donut Bites

There are two items on Del Taco's extensive $2 or less value menu that are perfect for breakfast and make a great pair. You can grab a regular iced coffee and a pack of cinnamon sugar-coated doughnut bites for a little over $3.

Related: The Best (and Worst) Fast Food Coffee You Can Buy

Hardee's Sausage and egg Biscuit

10. Hardee's: Two for $5 Mix and Match Breakfast

Hardee's has a great mix and match deal with plenty of options to choose from. You can pick any two for $5 to create your own breakfast:

  • Sausage & Egg Biscuit
  • Biscuit ‘N’ Gravy
  • French Toast Dips
  • Cinnamon Roll

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11. Bojangles: Two for $5 Steak Biscuits

You can get two steak biscuits for $5 right now at Bojangles, a Southern chain that serves all day fast-food breakfast so you can devour those amazing biscuits for dinner, too. You can also get a gooey pimento cheese biscuit for $2, or satisfy your sweet tooth with a Bo-Berry biscuit, studded with fruit and covered with icing, for $1.49.

Related: From Bo-Tato Rounds to Dirty Rice: 6 Bojangles Sides, Ranked

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12. Panera: MyPanera+ Beverage Club

Panera has an unlimited beverages deal: For $9 a month, you can get unlimited hot tea or hot or iced coffee in any size or flavor. For $10 a month, you can add iced tea, soda, and lemonade. Both can be redeemed every two hours as often as you like throughout the month. If you're someone who stops to get a coffee multiple times per week, this is a great deal.