Who does not love himself some fast food? And who does not love fast food that is not only fast and tastes great, but is also pretty cheap? In a world where the dollar is not stretching as far as it used to and the lunch break is shorter so you can make yourself a few extra dollars, inexpensive but great fast food is growing in popularity.
If you are unaware of all of the options you have for inexpensive fast food options, then this list is for you. It covers some of the top fast food options that are available for less than $2. The list is 25 great-tasting and varied items, everything from breakfast to dinner (or midnight snack), and will surely become one of your go-to lists when it comes to getting new ideas for dining-out options.
Good things may come in small packages, but it is also possible that good things come in inexpensive packages. This list of 25 fast food options for less than $2 proves that point. If you are ready to broaden your horizons when it comes to what you eat on your lunch break while you are trying to save a few extra bucks for something other than food, then be sure to bookmark this delicious and inexpensive list.
25 Grilled Snack Wrap: McDonald's $1.69
McDonald's constantly changes their menu, but there are a few items that remain the same, some of which remain at or below about $2. An example of this is the Grilled Snack Wrap for $1.69. This handy little wrap is a light flour tortilla, grilled chicken, lettuce, and one of three sauces—chipotle BBQ, honey mustard, or ranch. While the Grilled Snack Wrap is not always available on the menu at McDonald's, the restaurant chain does bring the wrap back from time to time as a special menu item.
24 Bacon Cheeseburger: Burger King $1.69
Burger King knows what it takes to make a Bacon Cheeseburger that is not only tasty but is also less than $2. At this fast food restaurant, you can get yourself a Bacon Cheeseburger for about $1.69. For that price, you may not think you get much. However, at Burger King, the Bacon Cheeseburger comes with a single flame-grilled patty with cheese, bacon, pickles, ketchup, and mustard all on a toasted bun. That sounds pretty amazing, right? It is difficult to beat that deal on a Bacon Cheeseburger.
23 Chicken Nuggets: Burger King $1.19
What else can you get at Burger King for less than $2? How about some Chicken Nuggets for only $1.19? While one may think that Burger King should stick to burgers, they actually do a really good job with their Chicken Nuggets. For less than $2, you will get four tender lightly-breaded chicken nuggets. You may think that all Chicken Nuggets are the same; the nuggets from Burger King are pretty impressive, and for less than $2, they are hard to beat.
22 Garden Side Salad: Burger King $1.99
Fast food is usually thought of as unhealthy. But Burger King (and others) are trying to lighten up their menus with things like salad. At Burger King, you can get a Garden Side Salad for $1.99, making it just below the $2 threshold for this list. What do you get for $2 on a Burger King Garden Side Salad? Lettuce and tomatoes, topped with crunchy croutons and a three cheese blend. That sounds great, especially at that particularly low price point.
21 Sausage Biscuit: Bojangles $1.59
Bojangles is kind of a regional fast food restaurant, but they are serving up some great food at great prices. For example, for $1.59, they will gladly sell you a Sausage Biscuit. This delectable breakfast sandwich is a zesty sausage patty on a homemade buttermilk biscuit. Yes, Bojangles takes the time to make each biscuit every morning and fry up each sausage patty fresh each day, all for that one of a kind Sausage Biscuit. Now that sounds like a really good breakfast, and all for less than $2.
20 Two Tacos: Jack In The Box $0.99
Jack in the Box is another more regional fast food restaurant, but they are also serving up great options for less than $2. While Jack in the Box is mainly a burger place, they do have some items on their menu that are in the "other" category. For example, they have Two Tacos for only $0.99. Not $0.99 each, but for both. At Jack in the Box, when you order Two Tacos, you get lettuce, American cheese, meat, and taco sauce in two crunchy shells. Awesome.
19 Seasoned Curly Fries (Small): Jack In The Box $1.99
People are very particular about how their fries are. One way that a lot of people like their fries is seasoned and curly. Well, at Jack in the Box, you will be pleased to know that you can get a small batch of seasoned curly fries for only $1.99. These deliciously-seasoned fries are up to the challenge of delivering that great curly fry experience that so many people crave. Even if you do not like seasoned curly fries, you may want to give these a try at such a great price point.
18 Chicken Little: KFC $1.49
KFC serves up some of the best fried chicken in the world. Basically, that is what they are known for. You may not think that they have menu options in the sub-$2 category, but from time to time, they put something on their menu called the Chicken Little. This is a single-breaded tender served up on a bun with a pickle and some mayonnaise. The price? $1.49, as long as it is available. KFC may not keep items like this on the menu permanently, but when it is available, it is worth the wait.
17 Cup Of Doughnut Holes: Krispy Kreme $1.99
Do you like doughnuts? Or do you like the doughnut hole? There really is no difference, except that the hole is a bite-sized piece of a doughnut. At Krispy Kreme, they are glad to serve you a whole cup of doughnut holes for only $1.99. Keep on pinching yourself, you are not dreaming. Delicious Krispy Kreme doughnut holes in a cup (of sorts) in the flavor of your choice, all for less than $2. That sounds like a great deal on the doughnut front.
16 Original Glazed Doughnut: Krispy Kreme $0.99
If you like doughnuts a lot, then Krispy Kreme definitely has you covered. For less than $2, you can get yourself an Original Glazed Doughnut from the doughnut mogul. In fact, you can get the doughnut for $0.99, which means that you can actually get two of them for less than $2. Krispy Kreme knows what they are doing when it comes to donuts, and thankfully, they are willing to share their craft with the world for only $0.99 for one of their warm gooey delicious wares.
15 Buffalo Chicken Snack Melt: Dairy Queen $1.89
Dairy Queen may be best known for their sweet treats, but in recent years, they have branched out to include what they call "hot eats," one of which happens to be less than $2. The Buffalo Chicken Snack Melt consists of grilled chicken and sauce of your choice wrapped in a tortilla. All of that for only $1.89. That may sound like a deal too good to be true, but the Buffalo Chicken Snack Melt really is something you can get at Dairy Queen for less than $2.
14 Loaded Chicken Wrap: Popeyes $1.99
Popeyes may not be as well-known as KFC when it comes to chicken, but they offer some of the best chicken with a kick. One way they deliver it is in their Loaded Chicken Wrap, which only costs $1.99. This is definitely the Popeyes take on chicken and consists of a chicken tender wrapped up in a tortilla with some red beans and rice and cheddar cheese. Definitely a great way to spend less than $2 on some fast food.
13 Chili Dog: Rally’s $1.49
If you are a fan of hot dogs, you are not alone. If you are a fan of chili dogs, you are in great company. Rally's will offer you the opportunity to procure a Chili Dog for only $1.49. For that pocket change, you get yourself an all-beef hot dog topped with chili and red onions. While this may not be the ideal flavor profile for everyone, there are plenty of people that will gladly get themselves a Rally's Chili Dog for less than $2.
12 Rallyburger With Cheese: Rally’s $1.89
Rally's is a burger chain that is serving up what is probably one of the best cheeseburgers for under $2. The Rallyburger with Cheese is a great example of what you can get for $1.89. This may seem like your typical all-American cheeseburger with lettuce and tomato, but Rally's does it up something special. Plus, for less than $2, it is sure hard to beat. Never be afraid to try something new in the world, especially at this price point.
11 Doritos Loco Taco (Nacho, Cool Ranch, Fiery): Taco Bell $1.19
Do you like tacos? What about Doritos? Do you like those zesty and spicy chips? If you said yes to both and you have $2, then you can go to Taco Bell and get a Doritos Loco Taco for $1.19. This is not your normal taco, though. It is a taco, sure, but the shell is made from either Nacho, Cool Ranch, or Fiery Doritos. While this is another menu item that may come and go, if you can get your hands on one, it will surely become one of your favorites.
10 Bo-Berry Biscuit: Bojangles $1.89
Bojangles is more than just biscuits, but they certainly know how to manipulate a biscuit into something more than just a biscuit and keep on charging less than $2 for it. A prime example of this is the Bo-Berry Biscuit for $1.89. Now, this may seem like something that intrigues you, and it should. The Bo-Berry Biscuit is actually tow of Bojangles's biscuits with berries mixed in and drizzled with sweet berry icing. How does that sound to you? Is your mouth watering yet?
9 Cheesy Nachos: Taco Bell $1.39
Taco Bell may be known best for great tacos, but they also serve up some other items that are worth noting, especially for less than $2. For example, if you love nachos, Taco Bell has you covered with their Cheesy Nachos for only $1.39. This is a little bag of chips and a cup of dipping cheese. Pretty much your typical nachos, but done up only the way Taco Bell can deliver them. What a great deal for anyone looking to get some nachos.
8 Cinnamon Roll: Tim Horton’s $1.29
Tim Horton's is one of the best restaurant-bakeries around, and they will gladly serve you some wonderful baked treats for less than $2. For example, their Cinnamon Roll only costs $1.29 and is so amazing you will want to buy yourself a couple of them. This is Tim Horton's famous Cinnamon Roll, full of ooey-gooey goodness and topped with delicious icing. A wonderful contribution from a wonderful restaurant at a very generous price point. You really cannot go wrong with a Cinnamon Roll from Tim Horton's.
7 Jr. Cheeseburger Deluxe: Wendy’s $1.89
Wendy's is probably most famous for their square beef patties, but they also have a number of menu items for less than $2. One example of this is the Jr. Cheeseburger Deluxe for only $1.89. Typical of Wendy's, this is an all-beef patty (fresh, never frozen) with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, and cheese on a bun. One could easily be forgiven for wanting to pick up a couple of these, not because they are not a meal in and of themselves, but because they are just that good.
6 Crispy Chicken Sandwich: Wendy’s $0.99
Maybe when you go to Wendy's, you do not want a hamburger. Lucky for you, they also have their Crispy Chicken Sandwich for only $0.99. A delectable sandwich, consisting of a lightly-breaded piece of chicken topped with lettuce and mayonnaise on a bun, this is a really great sandwich for less than $2. In fact, you can get two of them for less than $2, which means you will have one for each hand as you are sitting down to your whole meal.
5 Bagel With Cream Cheese: Chick-fil-A $1.79
If you love Chick-fil-A for the chicken, you are not alone. Yet, they have other things on their menu, some of which cost less than $2. For example, the bagel with cream cheese only costs $1.79. While a bagel and cream cheese may not seem like all that much, when it is a Chick-fil-A bagel with cream cheese, it really is something special. The bagel is warm and toasty, and the cream cheese is just the right level of cool and creamy.
4 Original Slider: White Castle $0.72
White Castle is only available in a narrow strip of the country, but in that area, it has almost a cult following. One reason for this may be their Original Slider which costs a whopping $0.72. This is the original slider, made up of a small beef patty that is steam-grilled and topped with onions and pickle on a neat little bun. White Castle may be serving these up for less than a dollar, but do not let that fool you into thinking it is anything but amazing.
3 Chicken Ring Slider: White Castle $1.39
Probably one of the cutest little sandwiches you will find anywhere, White Castle's Chicken Ring Slider is only $1.39. What exactly is a Chicken Ring Slider anyway? Well, it is two rings of breaded chicken on the famous White Castle bun. Now, depending on your point of view, that is either strange or very cool. Either way, it is a great deal for less than $2 and quite the tasty chicken sandwich. White Castle scores again with their ingenuity when it comes to great sandwiches.
2 Mozzarella Sticks With Marinara: Sonic $1.29
Sonic is a drive-in restaurant that is gaining in popularity around the country. One of the reasons for this is because they offer a number of really amazing fast food options at really great prices. For example, you can get yourself Mozzarella Sticks with Marinara at Sonic for only $1.29. Now, this is not just your run-of-the-mill Mozzarella Sticks with Marinara; this is Sonic's amazing take on the popular side dish. So, go park your car and enjoy amazing mozzarella and marinara at Sonic.
1 Jr. Roast Beef: Arby's $1.59
Arby's has been serving up amazing roast beef sandwiches for years, so you know they know what they are doing. When it comes to the sub-$2 world, their Jr. Roast Beef only costs $1.59. Big on Arby's roast beef flavor and little on price, the Jr. Roast Beef is practically a meal in itself. If you love Arby's and you only have a handful of change, then you are in luck when you walk in and buy yourself a Jr. Roast Beef for less than $2.