Always searching for the best deal around, we asked our readers to name the fast food items they thought delivered the best bang for the buck. We tallied up more than one hundred thousand votes and come up with winners! So click through to see who WalletPop fans picked for the best meal deals...
What is your best bet for a buck? Our readers think it's Burger King's value menu burger choices, with 36%, just squeaking out a victory over McDonald's, with 35% of the vote. Wendy's came in third with 29%.
Whoppers may come from Burger King, but McDonald's had something of a whopping victory in the breakfast category, snatching up 61% of the vote for the heft and value of an Egg McMuffin. A faraway second was Burger King's Croissan'wich, with 17% of the votes, followed by Dunkin' Donuts egg white flatbreads (9%), Starbucks oatmeal (3%) and Cosi's croissant omelet (2%).
The coffee wars at fast food joints are constantly finding new battlegrounds. Our latest salvo: McDonald's being crowned best value, with 40% of the popular vote. Dunkin' Donuts was not far behind, with 33%, followed by Starbucks (13%), Wendy's (7%), Burger King (7%) and Cosi (0%).
When it comes to fast food fries, McDonald's usually has everyone beat, and this poll was no different: McDonald's scored 63%, while Burger King lead the runners up with 14%; Wendy's (10%), KFC (6%) and Hardee's and Sonic (each 4%).
Chicken sandwiches used to be overlooked in tales of fast food competition, but there's a huge chicken surge happening lately as people are eating healthier. Who's on top for value? Our readers say it's Wendy's, with 24% of the vote, followed by Chick-fil-A (23%), McDonald's (21%), Burger King (16%), KFC (13%) and Hardee's (3%).
If you've got kids, where's the best place to take them to get them full for less? Our readers say McDonald's, as 48% voted the chain the best spot to get value nuggets (and a toy). Runners up: KFC (17%), Wendy's (14%), Burger King (12%), Taco Bell (5%), Hardee's (4%).
New Mexican fast-food chains are popping up all over the place, but it seems our readers prefer the value of the industry leader: Taco Bell. The chain garnered 65% of the vote, followed by Chipotle (16%), El Pollo Loco and Baja Fresh (6% each), Taco Bueno (4%) and Taco Cabana (3%).
Healthy items are some of the most expensive ones on fast food menus, so what is the best buy? Our readers picked Wendy's salads by far, with 37% of the vote, followed by McDonald's (30%), Long John Silver's (11%), Taco Bell (9%), Burger King (7%) and KFC (6%).
While Wendy's Frosty had the early lead, Dunkin' Donuts came from behind to win as best dessert value, with 33% of our vote. Wendy's ended up with 28%, McDonald's with 20%, Burger King with 12% and the bottom was filled out by Taco Bell (4%) and KFC (3%).