Taco Bell’s 5 Buck Box and Other Meals Under $5

Imagine finding a crisp five-dollar bill laying around the house. It won’t make a dent in your mortgage or even cover a fancy latte at Starbucks. But little did you know, it opens up a world of possibilities – in the fast food world, that is. We’re not talking a skimpy meal with a single cheeseburger and small fry; we’re talking an abundance of your favorite foods for just five dollars or less. Between dollar menus and a-la-carte items, this is the grand-daddy of all deals. Self-proclaimed as “all the cravings one person can handle,” we present to you Taco Bell’s 5 Buck Box.

Taco Bell’s 5 Buck Box

If you can pull up to a Taco Bell and drive away with one item, we applaud your self-control but encourage you to reconsider. Spread the love – between tacos, burritos, and cinnamon twists alike. With Taco Bell’s 5 Buck Box, you choose between all the fan-favorites for a complete and totally delicious meal. Build your own box by combining these food items:Taco Bell's 5 Buck Box and Other Meals Under $5 | Taco Bell | Fast Food Menu Prices

  • Hard taco, soft taco, bean burrito, and beef burrito (pick 2)
  • Chips and nacho cheese or regular fries
  • Cinnamon twists or caramel apple empanada
  • Dr. Pepper or Pepsi 20-ounce drink

Whether you order the same thing each time (props to your loyalty) or switch it up on occasion, you’ll never feel better about dropping five bucks. For light-eaters or snackers – don’t stuff your face for the sake of a good deal. Taco Bell has additional low-cost food items with prices starting at $1, as well as the following breakfast deals:

  • Grande Scrambler (bacon or sausage) – $2.49 Taco Bell's 5 Buck Box and Other Meals Under $5 | Crunch Wrap | Fast Food Menu Prices
  • A.M. Crunchwrap – $2.79
  • Cinnabon Delights (2 pack) – $1.00
  • Breakfast Combo: Grande Scrambler (bacon or sausage); medium drink or coffee; hash browns or Cinnabon Delights (2 pack) – $4.69

From a morning boost to a late-night snack, any of these deals will satisfy your appetite. However, if you’ve guzzled one too many Baha Blasts and are looking for additional meals for under $5, here are a few more top picks from some of the most popular fast food chains.

McDonald’s Meals Under $5

McDonald’s dollar menu is iconic, representing the most loyal fanbase of fast-foodies. While we love a dollar McChicken, we wouldn’t be doing our jobs if we didn’t give these $5 (and under) deals some McLove, too.Taco Bell 5 Buck Box and Other Meals Under $5 | McDonald's | Fast Food Menu Prices

  • 2 cheeseburgers, salad or fries, and drink – $4.89
  • Premium McWrap Chicken and Ranch (grilled or crispy) – $4.39
  • Chicken McNuggets, 20 pc. – $5
  • Southwest Salad ($4.79) or a Bacon Ranch Salad ($4.59) with chicken (grilled or crispy)
  • Combo of the $1+ single food items, such as Grilled Onion Cheddar Burger ($1.00); parfait ($1.00); and side salad ($1.59)

There is nothing quite like the classic taste of a freshly fried hash brown bright and early. Take a look at these super affordable breakfast options.

  • Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit – $3.19
  • Sausage, Egg, and Cheese McGriddle (meal), includes hash brown and small coffee – $4.49
  • 3 Hotcakes with Sausage – $3.19

For something sweet to cleanse your palate, add a McCafe drink or sweet treat. There’s something for everyone: fruity smoothies, decadent frappes, hot and iced coffees, shakes, McFlurries, cookies, and pies — all for between $ 0.39 and $3.39.

Jack in the Box Meals Under $5

Whether you want a burger that’s bigger than your face or a loaded breakfast burrito, Jack in the Box has the meal for you. Some of the single-order items or combo meals for $5 and under include:Taco Bell's 5 Buck Box and Other Meals Under $5 | Jack in the Box | Fast Food Menu Prices

  • Classic Buttery Jack – $4.79
  • Sourdough Jack – $4.69
  • Ultimate Cheeseburger – $4.69
  • Jumbo Jack Cheeseburger – $3.19

Jack in the Box also offers snack items for less than $2. Be sure to try 2 tacos for $1, as well as the $1 egg rolls. For breakfast or “brunchfast,” as they have coined it, try one of these:

  • Meat Lover’s Burrito (combo), includes regular coffee and hash browns – $4.79
  • Mini Pancakes, 8 count – $1.00
  • Jumbo Platter – $3.49

Wendy’s Meals Under $5

The girl in pigtails certainly knows how to cater to budget-conscious diners, too. With its comprehensive value menu, Wendy’s is a goldmine for meals $5 and under.Taco Bell's 5 Buck Box and Other Meals Under $5 | Wendy's | Fast Food Menu Prices

We’ll take one of each of these, please:

  • Cheeseburger Deluxe – $1.89
  • Chicken Nuggets, 6 pc. – $1.79
  • Bacon Cheeseburger – $1.99
  • Double Stack – $2.09
  • Caesar or Garden Side Salad – $1.49
  • Chicken Go Wrap – $1.79
  • Chili, Small – $2.09
  • Bacon & Cheese Baked Potato or Broccoli & Cheese Baked Potato – $2.89

You will love the $0.99 items on the menu, too! These include the Jr. Cheeseburger; Crispy Chicken Sandwich; 4 chicken nuggets; natural cut fries; and a soft drink.


All this talk about food makes us hungry – and with these deals, there’s no excuse not to spend 5 bucks on your next fast food meal.

*all prices in USD

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