Bacon and Egg Breakfast Sandwich
Bacon and Egg Breakfast Sandwich

Pre-Day Pick-Me-Up

The convenience and speed of fast food is tempting in the morning before school and work, but it can get pricey if you go often. You can find great breakfast deals if you shop around a little bit, but that takes some time. To save you that legwork, we've compiled some of the best deals at national chains to make your mornings more wallet-friendly, including some at fan-favorite Taco Bell that will be hitting menus again soon. 

Prices and availability are subject to change.

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Taco Bell Breakfast Burrito
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Taco Bell: $1.29 Cheesy Toasted Breakfast Burrito

The Bell recently announced it would bring its breakfast menu back to 90% of locations in mid-September. That's good news for fans, who adore the Taco Bell breakfast menu because it's so tasty and inexpensive. One of the best values is the cheese toasted breakfast burrito stuffed with scrambled egg, sausage, and nacho cheese. It's grilled so the outside is crunchy. There's also a veggie version that swaps out sausage for fried potatoes and tomato. Other deals available starting mid-September include a hash brown toasted breakfast burrito for $2.19 and a grande toasted breakfast burrito for $2.89.

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McDonald's: $2 Small McCafe Iced Coffees

It's still sweltering outside, and many people prefer their caffeine fix in the form of iced coffee to stay cool. Right now, McDonald's has small McCafe iced coffee drinks for only $2. Options include caramel mocha, french vanilla latte, and nonfat caramel macchiato, among others. 

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Burger King: $5 Croissan'wich Meal for Two

Burger King has a sizable "Offers" section on its website and app, and it always includes some great breakfast deals. The best one right now is a 2-person Croissan'wich meal that comes with two Croissan'wiches, two small hash browns, and two small coffees. Just make sure you order online or through the app to get the deal. 

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Breakfast Baconator
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Wendy's: 2 for $4 Breakfast Sandwiches

Breakfast sandwiches are on special at Wendy's for a limited time. You can get two breakfast sandwiches for $4 with three options to choose from, including bacon, egg and Swiss croissant; sausage, egg and Swiss croissant; and honey butter chicken biscuit.

Related: We Tasted All 9 Wendy's Breakfast Sandwiches and This Is the Best

Hardee's Breakfast Platter

Hardee's: $4 Breakfast Platter with Sausage

For sheer calories for your money, it's hard to beat Hardee's breakfast platter. For $4, you get a biscuit covered in gravy, sausage patty, two folded eggs, and hash rounds. That's a whopping 1,150 calories. If you prefer something more reasonable, grab a $2 sausage biscuit or a $3 bacon, egg, and cheese burrito. 

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Del Taco: $1 Egg and Cheese Tacos

There are three new breakfast tacos at Del Taco, and all of them are a steal. The $1 egg and cheese taco comes with scrambled eggs, cheddar, and queso on a flour tortilla. You can get seasoned beef and hash browns or bacon and hash browns added for a little bit more money.

Krispy Kreme Glazed Donut
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Bojangles Bo-berry Biscuit

Bojangles': $1.69 Two Bo-Berry or Cinnamon Biscuits

While some Bojangles locations have recently been spotted with 2-for-$4 breakfast biscuit specials, all locations have the sweet-biscuit specials all the time. You can get two Bo-Berry biscuits, studded with fruit and covered with icing, or two iced cinnamon biscuits for just $1.69. 

6/365 Panera Bread's Sweet Tea
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Panera: MyPanera+ Beverage Club

Panera just released a new unlimited beverages deal. For $9 per month, you can get unlimited hot and iced coffee or hot tea, in any size or flavor. For $10 per 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. 

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