Franchisees historically haven’t been fans of dollar menus. Burger King franchisees actually sued the company when the chain sold double cheeseburgers for $1. Now chains are bringing back the value meals, but finding different ways to package them, including charging $1 (or less) per item, but forcing customers to buy more items.
The newcomer announced today is Burger King. In their 5 for $4 promotion, they include a bacon cheeseburger, small fries, chicken nuggets, beverage, and a chocolate chip cookie. The company hasn’t yet announced when the promotion will end.
Wendy’s: The 4 for $4 meal deal consists of a Junior Bacon Cheeseburger, chicken nuggets, fries, and a drink.
Pizza Hut: This should really be called a “2 for $10” menu, since you must order two items for the price to be $5. Items range from four Pepsi-brand beverages to one pizza.
McDonald’s: The McDouble menu charges $1 each for its items, but you have to buy two. Choices include the McDouble, the McChicken, small fries, or mozzarella sticks.