The best dollar menus in America

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Fast food dollar menus can be your best bet for a cheap snack when you're on the go. But, some restaurants are altering their dollar menus and heavily promoting "bundled" or "value" deals instead.

For example, McDonald's unveiled its "McPick 2" value meal — which gives customers the choice to mix and match two value items for only a few bucks — earlier this year. Meanwhile, Wendy's offers a "4 for $4 Meal," and Burger King has a "5 for $4 Deal."

Although these value deals might one day replace traditional dollar menus, there are still some fast food joints that sell individual items for $1 or less. GOBankingRates.com surveyed local locations to see which fast food restaurants still offer dollar-menu items and ranked them according to the local restaurants' number of items that cost $1 or less. If you want to save some money on food after a long day of work, here's where to pull in for some of the best dollar menus.

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1. Taco Bell Dollar Menu

Number of items $1 or less: 17

  • Spicy Potato Soft Taco
  • Beefy Fritos Burrito
  • Cheesy Bean & Rice Burrito
  • Cheesy Roll Up
  • Triple Layer Nachos
  • Spicy Tostada
  • Shredded Chicken/Beefy Mini Quesadilla
  • Caramel Apple Empanada
  • Cinnamon Twists
  • Grilled Breakfast Burrito
  • Breakfast Soft Taco
  • Sausage Flatbread Quesadilla
  • Grilled Breakfast Burrito Fiesta Potato
  • Mini Skillet Bowl
  • Hash Brown
  • Cinnabon Delights (2-Pack)
  • Mountain Dew Kickstart Orange Citrus Drink

2. Wendy’s Dollar Menu

Number of items that cost $1 or less: 12

Items that cost $1 or less*:

  • Jr. Cheeseburger
  • Crispy Chicken Sandwich
  • 4-Piece Chicken Nuggets
  • Value Fries
  • Value Soft Drink
  • Small Frosty
  • Regular Hot Coffee
  • Premium Hot Tea
  • Double Stack
  • Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger
  • Garden Side Salad
  • Chili

3. Burger King Dollar Menu

Number of items that cost $1 or less: 10

Items that cost $1 or less*:

  • Hamburger
  • Cheeseburger
  • Crispy Chicken Jr.
  • Spicy Crispy Chicken Jr.
  • Cookies
  • Soft Serve
  • Onion Rings
  • Fries
  • Drinks
  • Chicken Nuggets

4. McDonald’s Dollar Menu

Number of items that cost $1 or less: 9

Items that cost $1 or less*:

  • McChicken Sandwich
  • Cheeseburger
  • Ice Cream Cone
  • Parfait
  • 4-Piece Chicken McNuggets
  • Cookies (2 or 3)
  • Large Sweet Tea
  • Double Cheeseburger
  • McDouble

5. Del Taco Dollar Menu

Number of items that cost $1 or less: 7

Items that cost $1 or less*:

  • Grilled Chicken Taco
  • Value Taco
  • Mini Cheddar Quesadilla
  • Mini Bacon Quesadilla
  • Chicken Roller
  • Jacked Up Value BRC
  • Bean and Cheese Burrito
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