With a tight economy forcing consumers to eat at home instead of going out, fast food chains are slashing their prices to keep cash registers ringing. And the slashing trend should continue in 2010, according to USA Today.
McDonald's is rolling out a dollar breakfast menu in January. Fast food rival Burger King is already luring customers with its $1 double cheeseburgers. Taco Bell is going even lower, offering an 89-cent, beefy, 5-layer burrito that goes on sale in two weeks.
Until then, the price chopping at your neighborhood fast food eatery could continue as the chains compete with each other for customers. Of course, it's good news for the consumer, but don't forget to watch that waistline.