money.usnews.com – There’s something satisfying about scoring a deal. With this guide, you can sate both your hunger for savings and your cravings for tasty eats. Before sliding up to a table at your favorite joint, check out these insider fast-food and restaurant hacks for 2017.
Keep in mind, prices and availability may vary by location, and offers may be up to the manager’s discretion. Contact your restaurant to verify participation.
[Read: 7 Restaurant Apps That Save You Money Every Time You Dine Out.]
- Upgrade to a steamed bun for free. While burgers are typically served on a toasted sesame seed bun, the McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish sandwich is nestled between a light, fluffy steamed bun. You can upgrade any burger by requesting a steamed bun.
- Go for the 20-piece McNuggets. Prices vary by region, but the 20-piece Chicken McNuggets order is a better value than the four-piece or 10-piece order at virtually any McDonald’s. At an average of $5 per order, a 20-piece McNuggets order could set you back as little as 25 cents per nugget. By comparison, a four-pack costs around $1.99, putting each nugget at about 50 cents. A 10-piece McNugget is only a slightly better deal at an average of $4.49, or 45 cents per nugget.
- Score a senior discount on coffee. As a customer aged 55 or older, you may be able to get a dine-in senior discount on coffee and other beverages at many McDonald’s. To redeem the deal, inquire about participation with your server.
- Download the mobile app. McDonald’s offers weekly deals on food and drinks on its official app. Past deals have included buy five, get one free McCafe beverages or a free drink with any purchase.
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