Do you eat often off the dollar menu?

Dollar Menus - ROCK
United States
December 15, 2006 2:19pm CST
So many fast food restaurants now offer so much for a buck, Wendy's and McDonalds in particular, that it's easy to eat for really cheap! Do you eat often off the dollar menu or do you find yourself falling into a trap of going in for the dollar menu and coming out with the big stuff?
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@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
16 Dec 06
It's not often I eat at fast food places, but I've gotten to like the McDonald's snack wraps. It's a chicken-finger type thing wrapped in a tortilla with a bit of lettuce, sauce, and cheese. It's a nice, small, tasty snack and is only $1.29. That and a $1 sundae/cone makes a good mini-meal when I need to take the edge off the hunger but don't want a full meal.
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@sherie (66)
• United States
16 Dec 06
If I happen to splurge on take-out, I almost always eat off the dollar menu. I don't eat that much, so paying more for the bigger regular items would be a waste.
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@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
16 Dec 06
We do eat off of the dollar menu. It makes it more affordable to take my teenagers.
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• United States
16 Dec 06
Same here... when you have a teen boy that eats half a cow for a snack.. the dollar menu can keep you from checking in at the poor house! lol
@bsabers (668)
• United States
16 Dec 06
I usually don't eat too much fast food, as it really makes me feel like crap afterwards. However, when I do decide to grub on some fast food, I always order off the dollar menu. Who can go wrong with a double cheeseburger for only a buck!
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• United States
16 Dec 06
I agree 100%! It tends to make me feel icky too. I think it's a matter of how often you eat it as to whether or not your body tolerates it well!
• United States
16 Dec 06
I like McD's yogurt and fruit parfait. I try to keep away from the fried foods as much as possible. The burgers, well they are easily passed up too.
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• United States
16 Dec 06
I personally love McD's side salad! So cheap and not bad at all. And Wendy's baked potato. I'll often hit both places and have a salad and baked potato! lol
@MakDomMom (1475)
• United States
15 Dec 06
We never eat off the dollar menu. We don't go to McDonalds that often, so we normally order the same things off the value meal board. I guess we are creatures of habit. May not be a good habit, but it's a habit.
• United States
15 Dec 06
Hey, the fact that you don't eat at McD's a lot is a good thing! lol I tend to feel bad enough eating their food, so I order cheap I guess!
@beckyomg1 (6761)
• United States
16 Dec 06
when i do go to the fast food i do order a bunch of the dollar, a discount at half the price.
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• Ireland
16 Dec 06
Wish we had a dollar menu here and I would definitely eat off it. When on holidays, I usually walk areound looking for the cheapest places to eat. I used to eat at the Little Chef, but that has gone a bit on the expensive side and the food doesn't merit paying the extra money.
• United States
16 Dec 06
We really do not eat out much, however it is funny that you asked that because just today i was starving and decided to stop at burger king and ended up ordering off the doller menu, lol!!!
@tooblue (143)
• United States
16 Dec 06
being a college student, the dollar menu is our friend... there are very few "healthy" options...but for $3.50...you can get a meal..almost anywhere
@hottamale (116)
• United States
16 Dec 06
yogurt - Fruit n yogurt parfait!!
I love McDonalds dollar menu for the fruit n yogurt parfaits!!! they are my favorite!!!
• United States
16 Dec 06
I don't...basically i only order what i like to eat, the prices doens't effect my decision. However, i worked in fast food place before, many people came in and ask me where was the dollar menus. And then they start to pick food only from there...
@Lindalinda (4116)
• Canada
16 Dec 06
I don't eat at McDonalds that often so I have not noticed if they have a dollar menu where I live.
@Tanya8 (1734)
• Canada
16 Dec 06
I used to get the bacon double cheeseburger at Wendys for $1.00 frequently. It was a great deal. Now that I've been in the habit of eating healthier, I usually order one of their bigger and more expensive salads. We don't have a Wendy's near where we live, so it's usually a place we drop into when we're on a long car trip.
• United States
16 Dec 06
I usally eat off of the dollar menu.it saves us alot of money especially the way my husband eats.
@dlucia (208)
• United States
16 Dec 06
When I do go to McDonald's, I order off the dollar menu,...the doublecheeseburger is big enough for me. But I'd rather go to Wendy's, love their food much better but we dont have one in my town. I like Wendy's spicy chicken sandwich the best so I tend to order that combo.
• United States
16 Dec 06
cheeseburger - Double cheese
Hells ya I eat off the dollar menu. Only thing I can afford;)
@kaspyv (1011)
• United States
16 Dec 06
I think the dollar menus are great! no matter where I go to eat I always buy from the dollar menu. The food is good and doesn't cost a lot to eat a full meal.
@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
16 Dec 06
I had rarely eaten off the dollar menu when I was eating at the fast food places. I think the apple pies at Mcdonalds was the only item that I ever got off the dollar menu. I have not been to McDonalds in a year now so I don't know what is on it now.
@annihilus (2185)
• Italy
16 Dec 06
What do you think about dollar menu? How they can give you a little quality of food for 1 dollar? Don't you think the food quality is very poor?
@198112 (336)
• United States
16 Dec 06
Mcdonalds cheeseburger - Double cheeseburger off the Mcdonalds menu.
Great! I am not the only one. Yes that is a major habit for me. I always always and always order off the discount menu. In Mcdonald's I get the dollar everything. I save more money and in result buys more food for less. So to me its like a win-win situation. When I looked at the menu some of the prices to me be ridiculous. If Mcdonalds didn't have the dollar menu I could honestly say I probably would never eat from there