Cheap Eats



A featured burger on the LarkBurger website with a side of classic fries in the background

Carson James

Five Guys is the worst of the cheap eats. People have told me that they love it, but the one time I went I had one of the worst fast food experiences of my life. I’ve also heard of accounts with cockroaches at the popular cheap fast food place. Five Guys also isn’t cheap. The little hamburger goes for $4.39 and that’s the cheapest burger on the menu.

Taco Bell, although very tasty, prices have seemed to rise in the past few years. Taco Bell is still cheap, they have a $1 menu and for $5 you can get boxed nachos that include layers of chips covered in a double serving of seasoned beef or shredded chicken. Topped with meaty deliciousnessrefried beans, nacho cheese sauce, reduced fat sour cream, guacamole, a three-cheese blend, and pico de gallo, and you have yourself a $5 feast.  

McDonalds is probably the most popular cheap fast food restaurant in the world. They have $1, $2, and $3 menus and some of their breakfast items go for under a dollar. I have heard nothing but good things about the breakfast sandwiches and burgers. There has been controversy in the past about their nuggets and other meals on the menu, but they remain the most popular in the world 

Chipotle is much more expensive in terms of fast food but is worth the higher price. Chipotle makes their food from fresh ingredients every morning, the customer can specify how much of a certain ingredient they want, there is also a lot of options on the menu and many ingredients to pick from. Overall Chipotle is worth the couple extra dollars because the quality of the food is amazing for a fast food establishment 

Subway is very similar to Chipotle in terms of larger amount of money for higher quality and quantity of food. Subway also allows you to pick your ingredients and the quantity of them. I believe Chipotle does have better food and fresher ingredients but if you are looking for a cheap sub then subway is one of the top options.  

Of the cheap eats I listed, this is the order which I would rank them, from best to worst: Chipotle, McDonalds, Subway, Taco Bell, Five Guys.