Fast food is a super-competitive game in Australia.
Hungry consumers pay the industry $20.1 billion, according to IBISWorld, and the big-brand restaurants all want a piece of that action.
This means that Yahoo Finance readers should never pay full price for a burger or fried chicken. There will always be a value deal somewhere.
We present below, as always, our favourite specials from KFC, McDonald's and Hungry Jack's this week. This should assist you in comparing and deciding where to eat.
McDonald's: best discounts
Previously the best deals were found in the MyMaccas smartphone app – but at the time of writing there was only one spotted:
The voucher drought must be because McDonald's is funneling customers to the Mini Games promotion. This involves playing a series of games inside the MyMaccas app to potentially score these free menu items:
Big Mac burger
Quarter Pounder burger
6 Chicken McNuggets
10 Chicken McNuggets
Small 10-piece chicken McNugget meal
Small Big Mac meal and a Cheeseburger
McCafé small coffee
KFC: best discounts
The source of the most reliable specials is the KFC Australia mobile app.
The New Products page shows the temporary discounts:
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 ongoing deals are found in the Colonel's Offers section:
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
Hungry Jack's: best discounts
Hungry Jack's, unlike its rivals, favours paper vouchers.
But the chain is notorious for its inconsistency in accepting the coupons. Some outlets will honour a picture on a mobile phone, others will insist on seeing it on paper, while others won't accept any voucher.
It's irritating for hungry folks, but if you want to give it a bash here are the specials:
2 Whopper Juniors and 2 small chips for $7.25 [voucher on PDF]
2 Whoppers for $8.95 [voucher on PDF]
2 Whopper small meals for $13.95 [voucher on PDF]
2 Bacon Deluxe burgers for $9.45 [voucher on PDF]
2 Tendercrisp chicken classic burgers for $8.95 [voucher on PDF]
2 vegan cheeseburgers for $10.45 [voucher on PDF]
2 BBQ brekky wraps for $7.45 [voucher on PDF]
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