Our favorite fast foods may please our taste buds, but going out for chicken nuggets at lunchtime or tacos at midnight can be depressing when it comes to budget considerations. Many of the major fast food franchises, including Chick-fil-A, Wendy’s, Burger King and McDonald’s, have experienced price hikes in recent years. With this increase, the appeal of cheap takeout has waned, but many of us still love those juicy Chick-fil-A chicken nuggets or perfectly crispy Taco Bell wraps. I have. The good news is that budget-conscious shoppers don’t have to give up on fajitas. You don’t have to, even if your favorite store has an equally delicious alternative.
McDonald’s Big Mac lovers can find double the patty, double the flavor option with the Aldi Double Cheeseburger. At the same time, fans of the old-fashioned White Castle Slider can indulge in Aldi’s version of the iconic burger. Meanwhile, Chick-fil-A and Wendy’s drive-thru regulars may be tempted by Kirkwood’s breaded chicken breasts. A little mayonnaise and a few pickles can replace your favorite chicken sandwich.
Those accustomed to starting their day with a Dunkin Donuts breakfast sandwich can also find a more cost-effective alternative with Aldi Breakfast Best’s Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Croissant Sandwich. You can also pair your breakfast sandwich with delicious Seasons Choice hash browns, which a former McDonald’s corporate chef claims are similar to the golden-brown snack from the Golden Arches.
Costco shoppers can now enjoy Chik-Fil-A high-quality chicken nuggets every day with lightly breaded chicken breast chunks that are ready to use in the microwave, air fryer, or oven. People who stop by 7-Eleven or their local chicken wing takeout spot can find flavorful buffalo crispy wings and sweet chipotle barbecue sauce to go at Foster Farms.
Costco sells them in bulk, so if you can’t imagine starting your day without Starbucks’ sous vide egg bites, you don’t have to wait in long early morning drive-thru lines. When fried in the airfryer, they’re just as golden brown and crunchy as the oven-warmed ones at your local Starbucks.
The aisles at your local Walmart are packed with the same delicious options you’ll find at your favorite takeout spot. In fact, the same former corporate chef at McDonald’s who poured Season’s Choice hash browns as a more than satisfying alternative is also credited with making Walmart’s Great Value Pork Breakfast his Sausage His patty the same as the early morning staple at Mickey D’s They say it’s delicious.
Foodies on TikTok claim that Walmart’s Great Value Chicken Dipping Sauce even rivals Chick-fil-A’s famous sauce. According to a Daily Dot article compiling the best “ducks” from Walmart’s popular fast food, influencers say the seasoned honey butter is similar to Texas Roadhouse’s famous butter, and the chicken taquito is similar to Taco Bell’s rolls. He said it resembled a chicken taco and resembled packaged banana bread. As great as the Starbucks brand is.