Family Meal Deals
With people feeling thriftier, many fast-food and fast-casual restaurants have created cheap family meal deals. They're an easy way to feed everyone without much thought and provide a nice break from cooking. Take advantage of these crowd-pleasing, family-sized meal deals while they're available.
1. McDonald's: $20 40-Piece McNugget Meal
Who doesn't love a bunch of McNuggets? Check your McDonald's app, because you can order a family pack of 40 McNuggets and two large fries for $20. If you're really lucky, you might live in an area where it's been spotted recently for the insanely low price of $15. It'll feed two really hungry adults or a small pack of ravenous kids.
2. Taco Bell: $25 Build Your Own Meal for 4
Though Taco Bell has been slimming its menu, it still offers a number of ways to feed a crowd. There's a new meal-for-four deal that's $25. You get eight classic items, like Beefy 5-Layer Burritos and Doritos Locos Tacos, plus four sides like Nacho Fries and Cinnamon Twists.
For under 18 bucks you can nab a Taco and Burrito Cravings Pack, which includes four crunchy or soft tacos and four Beefy 5-Layer Burritos, making it an ideal family meal. There are also Taco Party Packs with a dozen tacos of your choice.
3. Domino's: $7 Mix and Match Deal
The best long-running meal deal at Domino's is the $7 Mix and Match. You need to order at least two items, but you can get as many as you want from choices such as medium two-topping pizzas, salads, and stuffed cheesy bread, so it's endlessly customizable. You can get the deal whether you pick up your pizzas or get them delivered.
4. Burger King: $30 Ultimate Bundle
The $12 mix-and-match deal is gone at Burger King, but you can still get a pretty good deal on a family-sized meal. Head to BK's offers page and snag a $30 Ultimate Bundle with two Whoppers, two original chicken sandwiches, 16 chicken nuggets, two small fries, and two small drinks. There's also a $22 bundle that omits the fries and drinks.
5. Pizza Hut: $30 Big Dinner Box
Cheap pizza will forever and always be a crowd-pleasing meal, but variety is the spice of life — especially when it comes to fast-food family meals. That's why Pizza Hut's Big Dinner Box is so popular. The combination possibilities include: three medium one-topping pizzas, or two medium one-topping pizzas with five breadsticks and either pasta or boneless wings. Depending on location and choice, the price is around $30.
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6. Wingstop: $17 Boneless Meal Deal
Wingstop can handle all your Buffalo wings cravings if you've got a group of three or four to feed. The $17 boneless meal deal comes with 20 boneless wings in up to four sauces (so everyone will be happy!), plus a large fry and two dips. For a few bucks more, try the all-in bundle with 16 boneless wings, six tenders, a large fry, and three dips.
7. Popeyes: $30 Family Feast
Family Feast meals that come with bone-in fried chicken and chicken sandwiches are back at Popeyes. For $30, you get six pieces of fried chicken, two chicken sandwiches, two large sides, and four biscuits. It's great for a family where everyone wants different things. Check the offers page on the website for deals like a $25 10-piece bone-in chicken or a 14-piece tenders meal.
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8. KFC: $30 8-Piece Chicken and 8 Tenders Fill-Up
Feeding a bunch of people is easy at KFC with big buckets of chicken. If you have some family members who prefer bone-in and some who prefer boneless chicken, the digital-exclusive deal 8-and-8 Fill-Up is perfect. It comes with eight pieces of regular chicken, eight chicken tenders, large fries, large mashed potatoes and gravy, large coleslaw, and four biscuits. Just make sure you order your meal on the website or through the app since it's only available online.
9. Panera: $35 Family Feast
Designed to serve four or more, Panera's family feast includes four half-sandwiches, one whole salad, one group soup, and one whole baguette. You can also get variations that include kids' sandwiches such as grilled cheese, premium versions of Panera sandwiches and salads, or chocolate chip cookies.
10. Papa Johns: $7 Papa Pairings
Just like Domino's, Papa Johns also has a cheap takeout mix-and-match deal. Just order two or more items from options like Papadias, chicken wings, 1-topping medium pizzas, breadsticks, cheesesticks, and desserts — and they're only $7 each.
If specialty pizzas are more your family's style, grab at $26 Family Special. It comes with a large specialty pizza and a large two-topping pizza for some variety.
11. Panda Express: $35 Family Meal
The Family Meal at Panda Express is completely customizable. Choose two large sides, such as chow mein or steamed super greens, along with three large entrees. You think the employees would bat an eyelash if you ordered orange chicken for all three?
12. Bojangles: $20 8-Piece Dinner
Bojangles has a new family meal special right now, and it's no-frills but inexpensive. You get eight pieces of dark meat (legs and thighs), two family-size sides, and four biscuits for $20. If some people in your family prefer boneless chicken, there's also a $34 family meal with four pieces of bone-in chicken and eight chicken tenders for lots of variety. You'll also get four family-sized sides, four biscuits, and a half gallon of iced tea.
13. Boston Market: $30 and up Rotisserie Chicken Family Meal
Boston Market is good if you want a homestyle family dinner of comfort food. The Family Meals feed three to six people, and the most popular option comes with a whole rotisserie chicken as the main, plus three to six sides depending on the size of the meal. You can also get meals with barbecue ribs, roasted turkey, or meatloaf.
14. Del Taco: Fiesta Packs
Del Taco offers Fiesta Packs that can feed four or more people easily. Each comes with a dozen items, and the prices range from $12 to $18 depending on the options you choose. The cheapest Fiesta Pack comes with six bean-and-cheese burritos and six value tacos, but you can swap the tacos for bigger Del Tacos or grilled chicken tacos.
15. El Pollo Loco: $24–$40 Family Chicken Meals
If a chicken dinner sounds good but you'd rather not have it fried, El Pollo Loco's eight-piece Family Dinner comes with grilled, citrus-marinated chicken, three large sides, tortillas, and salsa. If you need to feed up to eight people, there are bigger meals featuring 12 and 16 pieces.
16. Little Caesars: $6–$7 Large Pizzas
While the price of Little Caesars Hot 'n Ready and Extra Most Bestest pizzas have gone up a dollar in most places since the pandemic started, they're still one of the best deals in pizza. We think the extra buck for the Extra Most Bestest is worth the extra cheese and toppings.
17. White Castle: $9 Cheesy 10-Sack
There's a great deal on cheeseburger sliders at White Castle right now. You can get 10 of them for $9 — that's less than a dollar each. There's also a meal deal of 20 original sliders and four small fries for $26, or 10 original sliders, 20-piece chicken rings, and a sack of fries for $20.
18. Jersey Mike's: $15–$17 Giant Subs
Though there's no family meal at Jersey Mike's, the giant subs feed three to four people. Depending which sub you choose, you're paying $15 to $17 for a massive sandwich, which makes for a pretty reasonably priced meal.
19. Long John Silver's: Family Meals
Like other fried chicken restaurants, Long John Silver's always has Family Meals available. They come in packs of eight, 12, and 16 pieces of fried pollock or chicken tenders, plus family-size sides and, of course, hush puppies.
20. Qdoba: $40 Grilled Chicken Family Meal
Taco night is about to get easier at your house with the Family Meals from Qdoba. They're designed to feed five and include rice, black beans, queso, pico de gallo, salsa, shredded cheese, taco-size tortillas, a full bag of chips, and either grilled chicken or steak for about $10 more.
21. Church's Chicken: $24 10-Piece Family Meal
Everyone knows that dark meat is the juiciest, so why not save a little money and skip the white meat altogether? For $24, you'll get 10 fried chicken legs and thighs, plus two large sides, five biscuits, and five of the chain's signature jalapenos. Look for more meal deals on the coupon page of the website.
22. Moe's Southwest Grill: $45 Build Your Own Taco Kit
Moe's has developed a build-your-own taco kit as a fun way to feed a family that doesn't want to venture out. The kit comes with 12 soft flour tortillas a choice of two proteins such as steak or chicken, and lettuce, cheese, pico de gallo, and sour cream for toppings. Plus, there are sides of rice and beans and chips and salsa for a full meal for up to six people. Nacho and fajita kits are also available.
23. Einstein Bros. Bagels: Brunch Box
Einstein Bros. has a meal kit for brunch-loving families. It includes a farmhouse egg sandwich, two bacon and cheddar egg sandwiches, four twice-baked hash browns, four blueberry muffins, six assorted bagels, and a tub of plain cream cheese.
24. Pollo Tropical: $22 Whole Chicken Family Meal
Pollo Tropical is known for its citrus marinated- and Cuban-inspired food. For $22, you can get a whole marinated chicken family meal that also includes your choice of three sides — like black beans or yellow rice and vegetables — and four rolls. If you'd only like rice, beans, and rolls with your chicken, it's just $16.
25. Fazoli's: $34 Super Family Meal Deal
The Super Family Meal Deal at Fazoli's is an Italian feast. It comes with a large spaghetti and meat or marinara sauce, large fettuccine alfredo, a whole pizza, 16 garlic breadsticks, and a half-gallon beverage. If you'd like a smaller deal, you can get the $24 fresh tossed pasta duo with two pastas and eight breadsticks.
26. Jack in the Box: $20 Mega Munchie Box
If a whole pile of fried goodies is what you're after, head to Jack in the Box, because the Mega Munchie Box is back. It comes with 26 tiny tacos, 14 stuffed jalapenos, three large orders of curly fries, and six dips for $20. Think it'll stick around until April 20th?