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The best McDonald's, KFC and Hungry Jack's deals this week

McDonald's, KFC and Hungry Jack's are discounting again. (Images: McDonald's Australia, KFC Australia, Hungry Jack's)

Hungry Australians spend $20.1 billion on fast food each year, according to IBISWorld.

This is why all the major restaurant chains are clamouring over each other to get to your wallet.

But this competition is good news for Yahoo Finance readers, who should never pay full price for a burger or chicken.

These are our picks from the current deals on at KFC, McDonald's and Hungry Jack's, so you can decide which one to walk into.

McDonald's: best discounts

A good source of discounts is the MyMaccas smartphone.

The weekly deals currently showing in the My Rewards section include:

  • $1 apple pie

  • $1 small fries

  • $1.50 large sundae

Buy hotcakes, get a free hot McCafé beverage 

The special price for this meal only appears when you choose the "small" size within the app:

  • Double Beef 'n' Bacon small meal: $5.95

(Image: McDonald's Australia)

KFC: best discounts

The KFC Australia mobile app is the best location to find chicken deals.

The New Products section shows the best temporary offers:

  • 24 nuggets for $10

  • $2 slider (aioli, supercharged, pepper mayo or BBQ)

  • Streetwise Feast (6 pieces original recipe, 6 nuggets, 3 tenders, 2 large chips, 2 dipping sauces): $21.95

The best value is found on the Colonel's Offers page within the app. Please note some prices have increased since our last update:

  • Burger Combo Deluxe (Zinger or Original Fillet burger, chips, drink, potato & gravy): $7.45 

  • Double Combo (2 Zinger or Original Fillet burgers, 2 chips, 2 drinks): $14.45

  • Family burger deal (4 Zinger or Original Fillet burgers, two large chips, 1.25L drink): $21.95 

  • Cheap as Chips (8 pieces original recipe, 6 nuggets, 2 large chips, 2 large potato & gravy, 2 dipping sauces): $20.95

(Image: KFC Australia)

Hungry Jack's: best discounts

Hungry Jack's is a bit different to its rivals in that the greatest value is found on paper coupons.

But the burger chain is notorious for inconsistent acceptance of the coupons.  

Some franchisees just won't accept coupons at all while some will insist on the original paper. The more generous outlets will allow you to show the PDF on your mobile device to the cashier.

It's all a gamble. But here are the deals, if you want to try:

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