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$5 Lunch Specials: Here's Who Has 'Em

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Finding a cheap lunch can be tough, especially one that’s only $5. But don’t worry, we’ve got your back. We’ve searched everywhere and found all the restaurants offering $5 lunch specials. Not only will you save some cash, but you’ll also get to chow down on some delicious grub.

And that’s not all; we’ve also put together a list of all the food deals near you so you can treat yourself without breaking the bank. Happy eating!

NOTE: Most restaurants are franchises, meaning they’re individually owned. That means restaurant prices will differ from location to location.


Burger King $5 Your Way Meal

a person pulling a fry out of a burger king fry box

The Burger King $5 Your Way meal has undergone some changes over time, but it remains a cost-effective option compared to other deals at the restaurant. When ordering a Whopper Jr. or Bacon Cheeseburger combo as part of this meal, you can expect to save up to 47.7% compared to ordering the items separately.

Here’s how the Burger King $5 Your Way meal breaks down:

  • Your Choice of Sandwich (Whopper Jr.: $2.89, Chicken Jr.: $1.99, Bacon Cheeseburger: $2.89)
  • 4-Piece Nugget: $1.49
  • Small Fries: $2.79
  • Small Drink: $2.39

We’ve got the skinny on all the Burger King deals you can get.

NOTE: The $5 Your Way Meal might cost $6 depending on your Burger King location. You’d still be saving 35.2% though.


Dairy Queen 2 Cheeseburgers for $5

A person holding two Dairy Queen cheeseburgers next to each other above a table at Dairy Queen.

Dairy Queen Blizzards put Dairy Queen on the map, but at certain locations, you’ll be able to get food like hot dogs and hamburgers. Their best food deal is the Dairy Queen 2 Cheeseburgers for $5 since each cheeseburger usually costs $4.79. Which means you’ll get a 47.8% discount on your purchase.


Jack in the Box $5 Jack Packs

outside a jack in the box

Jack in the Box has two Jack Packs that have special items that aren’t on their original menu. Each Jack Pack costs $5 and will get you a taco (worth $0.50), value fries (regularly $2.89), and a value drink (normally $2.19).

The main entrees you can get are a Jr. Bonus Jack, a small hamburger, or a Jr. Good Good Chicken Sandwich, a small chicken sandwich.

Jack in the Box tacos is an easy way to save on your next lunch purchase.


KFC $5 Fill Ups

Exterior of a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant.

The $5 Fill Up at KFC is a great deal that gets you mashed potatoes and gravy (regularly $1.99), a biscuit (costing $0.75), a medium drink (worth $1.69), and a chocolate chip cookie (priced at $0.43) with your choice of entree all for $5 (or $6 at some KFC locations).

Each entree costs $5.49, which means you’ll get a discount of 51.7% per Fill Up. Here are the different entrees that you can choose from:

  • 2 Piece Drum & Thigh
  • 3 Piece Tenders
  • Chicken Breast

We’ve got all the information you need to know about the KFC specials that can save you big on every KFC purchase.



Taco Bell $5 Cravings Box Lunch Specials

The Taco Bell $5 Cravings Box is a budget-friendly option that offers four items for $5. It includes a specialty item, a classic item, a side, and a regular drink for a maximum savings of 54%. The value of the box increases if you choose the more expensive options in each category, with a maximum value of $11.07. Here are some of the options available in each category (with their regular prices listed):

Specialty Items

  • Crunchwrap Supreme: $4.69
  • Black Bean Crunchwrap Supreme: $4.69
  • Cheesy Gordita Crunch: $4.59
  • Chalupa Supreme: $3.99
  • Black Bean Chalupa Supreme: $3.99

Classic Items

  • Crunchy Taco: $1.69
  • Soft Taco: $1.69
  • Beefy 5-Layer Burrito: $3.39
  • Bean Burrito: $1.69
  • Spicy Potato Soft Taco: $1


  • Chips & Nacho Cheese Sauce: $1.89
  • Cinnamon Twists: $1
  • Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes: $1.99


Taco Bell Classic Combo for $5

A person's hand taking a wrapped taco from a Taco Bell taco box.

In addition to the $5 Cravings Box, Taco Bell also offers their Classic Combo for $5. This deal will save you upwards of 30.4% on your meal when you use the combo instead of buying each item separately. The Classic Combo comes with a large drink (regularly $1.10), a Beefy 5-Layer Burrito (priced at $3.39), a Crunchy Taco (normally $1.69), and Cinnamon Twists (which costs $1).

There are plenty of ways to make Taco Bell Happy Hour every hour.


Wendy’s $5 Biggie Bag

A persons hand holding a Wendy's double stack burger in front of fries, chicken nuggets, a drink, and a Wendy's bag on a table outside of Wendy's.

The Wendy’s Biggie Bag is one of the best deals on the Wendy’s menu. With three different combinations, you can get a maximum of 52.2% off when you utilize the deal instead of purchasing items separately — making the Biggie Bag worth it every time you visit your local Wendy’s.

Here’s everything you can get from the Wendy’s Biggie Bag:

Double Stack Biggie Bag for $5 (52.2% discount)

  • Double Stack: $3.59
  • Small Fries: $2.49
  • Small Drink: $2.29
  • 4-Piece Nugget: $2.09

Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger Biggie Bag for $5 (51.3% discount)

  • Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger: $3.39
  • Small Fries: $2.49
  • Small Drink: $2.29
  • 4-Piece Nugget: $2.09

Crispy Chicken BLT Biggie Bag for $5 (51.7% discount)

  • Crispy Chicken BLT: $3.49
  • Small Fries: $2.49
  • Small Drink: $2.29
  • 4-Piece Nugget: $2.09

We’ve got all the Wendy’s menu deals you should know before getting your Biggie Bag.


Lunch Specials That Are ALMOST $5

Not all meal deals are created equal, and there are quite a few lunch specials that aren’t $5 but are only a tad more expensive. Here are some honorable mentions that used to be $5 — that are now a little bit more — you should still know about:

  • Arby’s: Pick two sandwiches for $7
  • Church’s Chicken: 2-piece combo for $5.69 when you get only dark meat
  • Little Caesars: $6.99 Lunch Combo — small pizza and a drink
  • Popeyes: $6 Big Box Deal — 2-piece combo with two sides and biscuit



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