wisebread.com – Fast food apps are increasing in popularity. Not only can they save you time, and help you avoid the hungry crowd with mobile ordering, but they can also save you money. Sure, fast food is known for being affordable, but fast food apps can actually help you score free food. And who doesn’t love free food?
Of course, the best way to save money on fast food is to avoid it altogether and cook all your meals at home, but we live in the real world of unexpected traffic and busy schedules, and sometimes you need to grab something quickly. All of these apps allow you to order ahead of time to skip the line when you pick up your food and offer rewards for discounts and freebies. Bonus!
Here are our favorite 20 fast food apps and the delicious perks that come with them.
1. BJ’s Brewhouse
My local BJ’s always has a wait of about 30-40 minutes on weekend nights. Luckily, with the app you can put your name on the waitlist before heading to the restaurant and cut down on wait times. The app also rewards members with a free mini pizookie (a pie and cookie hybrid, usually served with ice cream) when they sign up, and orders earn members one point for every dollar spent. Once you have earned 100 points, you will receive a $10 off coupon good for 90 days.
2. Burger King
The Burger King app promises $30 worth of food coupons once you sign up, but in reality, it’s BOGO free coupons and other discounted meals. You can also connect your PayPal account to the app for faster payment.
3. Café Rio
The Café Rio app rewards users $10 credit for every 100 points they earn. Usually, you will earn one point for every dollar spent, but many times the app will also reward double points. And your rewards don’t expire.
I love the Chick-fil-A One app because it’s always rewarding me with a free food item. Sometimes it’s an ice cream cone, other times it’s a salad. The app will also give you rewards for using the app to pay for food directly.
And if you haven’t used the cow calendar yet, you are missing out. Each year in November, Chick-fil-A restaurants sell $8 calendars that come with cards that have a free food item each month. This card connects to your app, making it simple to redeem your free food item of the month. Didn’t grab a calendar in time? Check out eBay. (See also: 6 Ways to Score Free Food at Chick-fil-A)
I told you guys before and I’ll say it again…I got you covered, life is hard enough so get some free food..you deserve it.