If fast food is your go-to for busy nights and empty cupboards, we encourage you to think long and hard before ordering everyone their favorite combo meal. Feeding a clan of adults and kids adds up quickly. Several fast food joints understand the struggle and (demand) to make it a simpler process, allowing you to skip taking individual orders and consider opting for single fast food meals for the whole family.
There’s nothing that says family more than dueling it out with your loved ones over the last drum stick. The beloved fried chicken joint currently offers family meals for every occasion, varying from a dinner for two to a 50-piece chicken pack.
The standard Bucket Meal comes with original recipe chicken (8, 12, or 16 pc.) large sides, and biscuits.
Price: $22 – $37
Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits is perfect for the hungry family. Their boxes and sets come with different pieces of chicken and must-try biscuits. Let’s take a look at their big ones, shall we?
Their 20-Piece Jumbo Tailgate has twenty pieces of their special-blend and perfectly fried chicken, buttermilk biscuits that are made from scratch, four picnic fixins, and one gallon of their Legendary Iced Tea. If you get the Family Variety Feast, you’ll have twelve pieces of chicken, buttermilk biscuits, half gallon of Legendary Iced Tea, and three picnic fixins.
Price: $39 for the Jumbo Tailgate and $28 for the Family Variety Feast
The Boston Market Home Style Meals offer something for family members of all ages. With a family combo that caters to three to six people, and another that is specifically for kids. Family meal main choice will be between home-style meatloaf, roasted turkey, rotisserie chicken, and barbeque ribs, served with corn bread and sides. Kids meals are served with Mac & Cheese, home style Meatloaf, Rotisserie Chicken, or Rotisserie Turkey entrées.
Boston Market sides include mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, sweet corn, sweet potato casserole, creamed spinach, fresh-steamed vegetables, green beans, fresh vegetable stuffing, cinnamon apples, and squash casserole.
Price: $23 – $45 for the Family Combo and $5 for a kids meal
El Pollo Loco has something great for everyone, whether you’re craving for a salad, quesadilla, or burrito, and they certainly have meals that can be enjoyed by the whole family. They serve Family Chicken Meals, where you choose between eight, ten, twelve, and sixteen pieces of their signature fire-grilled chicken.
Together with these, you can have large sides, and warm tortillas with delicious salsa. El Pollo Loco’s mouth-watering side dishes include rice, pinto beans, black beans, corns broccoli, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, and coleslaw. For something healthy, you can choose among the following salads: ultimate double tostada, grande avocado bowl, pollo bowl, Mexican cobb, tostada, and classic.
Price: $20 – $31 for Family Chicken Meal
Eat dinner in traditional Chinese fashion with a variety of entrees and sides to pass around. Order the Family Feast and build your own selection including 2 large sides and 3 entrees. Sides include chow mein, fried rice, mixed vegetables, white steamed rice, and brown steamed rice. Entrees include Orange Chicken, Wok Seared Steak & Shrimp, String Bean Chicken Breast, Sweet Fire Chicken Breast, Kung Pao Chicken, Mushroom Chicken, Black Pepper Chicken, Chicken Terrioki, Broccoli Beef, Shanghai Angus Steak, Beijing Beef, Honey Walnut Shrimp, and Eggplant Tofu.
Nothing is quite as simple or satisfying as ordering a pizza for dinner. Pizza Hut is the king of family meals, offering deals for the couple, average family, or giant army of relatives. Pizza Hut’s Dinner Box includes a medium 1-topping pizza, five breadsticks with marinara, and 10 cinnamon sticks.
Buffalo Wild Wings is catered to big groups, offering wings, sides, and appetizers in bulk. With the option to try multiple wing flavors, B-dubs is a perfect meal to share with the whole family. Try an order or two of 20 Wings (Boneless or Traditional), or a Traditional & Boneless Combo with a side
Add any of the shareable items, like Chili Queso Dip, Beer-Battered Onion Rings, Fried Pickles, or Ultimate Nachos to complete your meal. A full list of samplers can be found on the B-dubs website.
Price: Traditional & Boneless Combo with a side for 15.99, $23 for 20 wings
There’s no need to ask for three orders of Fettuccini Alfredo (we know that’s your go-to). Instead, go for one of the Family Meal deals. Feast on your favorite baked or tossed pasta dish along with a family-sized salad and eight breadsticks. The first meal option is a Fresh-Tossed Pasta Meal with either Spaghetti (Marinara or Meat Sauce) or Fettuccine Alfredo. For more variety, try out the Fresh-Tossed Pasta & Oven-Baked Meal with either Spaghetti (Marinara or Meat Sauce) or Fettuccine Alfredo, and Lasagna, Chicken Parmigiano or Baked Penne.
Lastly, an Oven-Baked Meal gives you the choice of two baked pastas.
Price: $19 for the Fresh-Tossed Pasta Meal, $23 for the Oven-Baked Meal, and $28 for the Fresh-Tossed Pasta & Oven-Baked Meal.
For additional affordable fast food meals for the whole family, check out what the KFC $5 Fill Up has to offer.