All the big fast food restaurants know the fastest way to Australian wallets is through compelling discounts.
So Australians hankering for a quick burger or chicken should never pay full menu price.
This is because the quick-service food industry is worth $20.1 billion annually, according to IBSWorld, and all the restaurants are desperate for a slice of that action.
November has been dominated by McDonald's '30 Days, 30 Deals' campaign, which has seen a different discount on offer each day – like $1 Big Macs – but strictly expiring on the same day.
However, McDonald's isn't the only game in town, so here are all the cheap eats currently available there and at KFC and Hungry Jack's:
McDonald's: best discounts
There are only a few days left in the '30 Days, 30 Deals' promo. Here is the full list of deals but the ones coming in the MyMaccas app are:
Nov 22: $8 for two small McChicken meals
Nov 23: $8 for Mates Share Pack (18 McNuggets and two large fries)
Nov 24: $5 for a small Big Mac meal and a Cheeseburger
Nov 25: $2 large shake
Nov 26: $2 for 10 McBites and small fries
Nov 27: $5 for a small Big Mac meal and a Cheeseburger
Nov 28: $2 McChicken
KFC: best discounts
The chicken chain's most reliable deals are found in the KFC Australia smartphone app.
The following offers are found on the New Products page of the app:
Original Tenders Box (3 tenders, 1 snack popcorn, 1 regular chips, 1 regular poatato & gravy, 1 regular drink, 1 aioli dipping sauce): $11.35
Popcorn chicken bucket: $10
The Dipping Bucket (8 original tenders, 12 nuggets, regular popcorn chicken, 2 large chips, 1 gravy, 4 dinner rolls, 4 dipping sauces): $25.95
But The Colonel's Offers section is where the best deals are found:
Original Tender Go Bucket (1 tender, chips): $2
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): $12.95
Colonel's Dinner (4 pieces original recipe, 4 pieces original tenders, sauce, large chips, large potato & gravy): $15.95
Cheap as Chips (8 pieces original recipe, 6 nuggets, 2 large chips, 2 large potato & gravy, 2 dipping sauces): $20.95
Family burger deal (4 Zinger or Original Fillet burgers, two large chips, 1.25L drink): $20.95
Hungry Jack's: best discounts
Hungry Jack stopped making paper coupons earlier this year, but it has made a comeback. They're in their last days though, as they expire November 25:
Whopper burger: 2 for $8.45 on paper voucher [pdf]
Bacon Deluxe burger: 2 for $8.95 on paper voucher [pdf]
Two Whopper Junior burgers and two small chips: $6.95 on paper voucher [pdf]
Tendercrisp Chicken Classic burger: 2 for $8.45 on paper voucher [pdf]
10 nuggets and one large chips: $5.95 on paper voucher [pdf]
Two Hunger Tamer meals (2 Bacon Deluxe burgers, 2 BBQ cheeseburgers, 6 nuggets, 2 medium chips, 2 medium drinks): $19.95 on paper voucher [pdf]
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