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Today we are going to showcase a few “sort of” healthy options to consider when eating at your favorite fast food restaurants.
We analyzed some calorie sheets, looked at menu hacks, and just threw a couple of simple golden nuggets of information you can substitute that won’t cost you anything and you’ll still be able to enjoy your favorite meals.
There are A LOT of solid coupons that popped up today too. Take a look and I’m sure Friday’s newsletter will be even better. 😀
Here’s what we have for you today:
Fun Facts: Cinnabon
Fast Foodie Review: McDonald’s Healthy?
Secret Menu: Carl’s Jr. / Hardees
Healthy Menu: Starbucks
Latest Food News
I’d still eat it
COUPON ROUNDUP 🤑
Applebee’s: From 9 p.m. to close, you’ll get half-off appetizers from Applebee’s over the summer season.
Applebee’s: All you can eat boneless wings for $12.99 or a limited time.
Applebee’s: From Monday to Friday until Labor Day, you’ll be able to get an entree of your choice and a fountain drink for only $10.99. This deal will only be valid from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Arby’s: Get a free order of mozzarella sticks through the app with any purchase until Aug. 20. NEW
Auntie Anne’s: Pretzel Perks members can get a coupon for BOGO free pretzel until Sept. 6.
Blaze Pizza: Use code BLAZEKID to grab a free kids cheese pizza with the purchase of an adult entree. Offer valid every Tuesday in August.
Burger King: Get a $1 Frozen Fanta Kickin’ Mango from June 19 to Aug. 17.
Burger King: Free Coke or Fanta Drink with online purchases at participating BK locations and for Royal Perks members.
Burger King: Free Impossible Whopper with any $3 purchase. Use code: 080819 to claim it. This is a $10 burger you can try just by ordering anything for $3. It’s a per app basis so feel free to have multiple phones / apps to take advantage of the savings until Aug. 19.
Church’s Chicken: $5 off coupons valid through August 6, Bourbon Black Pepper Smokehouse Meal for $6.99, $9.99 for Two Can Dine – 5 Pc Dark or Tenders, 2 Regular Classic Sides, and 2 Biscuits, $22.99 Family Meal – 10 pc Legs & Thighs, 2 Large Classic Sides, and 5 Biscuits, Two Chicken Sandwiches for $8, Free Half Gallon of Southern Sweet Tea with purchase of a 16 pc Family Meal.
Del Taco: Celebrate their Summer of Free with freebies and BOGO free deals. For the full list of freebies, check out their Summer of Free website.
Dominos Pizza: Get BOGO 50% off menu-priced items until Aug. 20 when you purchase through the app or website. NEW
Dominos Pizza: Depends on area: Large 3 topping pizza for 40% Off (Code 9174 or 9220); 20% off entire order (Code 1126); 3 Large 1 topping for $10.99 each (Code 5519); Any 4 dips for $3.99 (Code 8253) 9174 also has a special hack for carry out: $7.99 all 1 topping pizzas; or 8pc wings/boneless; or dips & twists (add as many as you want from any of these items for that deal.. HUGE savings!)
Dunkin Donuts: Rewards Members: Dunkin' Rewards members: $3 Dunkin' Wrap, $2 Medium Cold Brew with any purchase, or a free Medium Iced Matcha Latte with any purchase in August.
Dunkin Donuts: Go into the Dunkin app, click offers, scroll to the bottom and type “Bananas” into the promo code for a FREE Coffee. Not sure how long this will last; it was a hack discovered in our group.
Firehouse Subs: Get a medium Pepperoni Pizza Meatball Sub for $6 when you order through the app. Available for a limited time.
IHOP: All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes for $5 until Aug. 27. Free pancake combo to first time loyalty members. $0.65 delivery fees.
Ikea: Get two free kids mac and cheese deals with the purchase of an adult entree every weekday until Aug. 31.
KFC: Get a $20 fill-up box or 10-piece nugget for $5 for a limited time. NEW
Little Caesars: Get an order of Cheesy Bread for only $2.99 with a purchase when you use the code 299BREAD. Available until Sept. 3.
Little Caesars: Get 20% off online delivery orders of $20 with code WEDELIVER. Good through Sept. 3.
Little Caesars: Receive $3 off online orders of $18+ with code 3OFF18 through Sept. 3. NEW
McDonald’s: BOGO Quarter Pounder w/ Cheese, Double Cheeseburger, Big Mac, or 10pc Chicken McNuggets (in app).
McDonald’s: $1 Hash Browns (in app)
McDonald’s: 20% off any purchase of $10 or more (in app)
Nothing Bundt Cake: Get BOGO free Bundtlets when you use the promo code AUGBOGO or use the barcode sent to Nothing Bundt Cake email members. This coupon will work until Aug. 19. NEW
Papa Johns: SM25 still works for 25% off entire order. BIZ30 works in some regions.
Pei Wei: Family Bundles for $29.99 that can feed a group of 4. Includes appetizer, 2 entrees, and dessert. NEW
Pei Wei: Get 25% off an order of $20 or more with a Pei Wei coupon. Use promo code BOGO50 for online orders. Valid through August 17. NEW
Pizza Hut: $0.75 Boneless Wings Deal: 8-piece ($6), 16-piece ($12), 24-piece ($18), 48-piece ($36). Comes in 9 flavor options.
Pizza Hut: BOGO
Postmates: Depends on area: HOST20 & HOST15 ($20 off, minimum order of $40, delivery only). Honestly you can try HOST__ and see if any other number shows up too. Let us know!
Rita’s Italian Ice: Free Small Frozen Lemonade with purchase until Sept. 10.
Shake Shack: Free fries every Friday through September 1 with a $10 purchase with the code FRYDAY.
Smokey Mo’s BBQ: From 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 18, you can celebrate the back-to-school season with $1 two-item breakfast tacos. This deal is available both in person and online. Limited 10 per order. NEW
Sonic Drive-In: Every Tuesday, you can get 1/2-price Sonic Cheeseburgers on the app.
Sonic Drive-In: For a limited time, get $1.99 small classic shakes all day, every day.
Subway: Depends on area: Buy One Get One Footlong Free: BOGOFTL; Get a 6” for $3.49: SUB349; Get a Footlong for $5.99: FL599; 6” Meal for $5.99: 6INCHMEAL599; 3 Footlongs for $17.99: FL1799, 2 Footlongs for $12.99: FL1299
Taco Bell: Get a free Doritos Locos Taco every Tuesday from Aug. 15 to Sept. 5 when you visit a Taco Bell location.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe: Rewards members can get a free smoothie with a food purchase from Aug. 14 to 20. NEW
FUN FACTS: CINNABON
First Store in 1985
Cinnabon is a popular bakery chain known for its delicious cinnamon rolls and aromatic cinnamon aroma that wafts through their stores.
Cinnabon has been featured in pop culture, making appearances in movies like "Crazy Stupid Love" and TV shows like "Breaking Bad."
The signature Cinnabon cinnamon roll recipe was created by co-founder Jerilyn Brusseau in her own kitchen, and the company opened its first bakery in Seattle in 1985.
The company's cinnamon rolls are famous for their large size and gooey, icing-covered goodness, making them a favorite indulgence for many.
FUNNY SOCIAL TWEETS 😆
HEALTHY MENU: MCDONALDS 🍔
Healthy Options ❤️
For those of you that are extremely healthy conscious, this isn’t meant to say it’s 100% healthy; we’re just comparing apples to apples. So if you choose between a Big Mac and Snackwrap; the snackwrap is healthier. Even two snackwraps are healthier. So just use this as a guide. 😉
SECRET MENU 🤫
Carl’s Jr. / Hardees Low Carb It
The Carl's Jr. Secret Menu is fairly new, and the secret menu options will continue to grow. But the Low Carb It.® option at Carl's Jr. is one of the coolest option around. Similar to In-N-Out's Protein Style Burger, the Low Carb It hack makes any burger healthier and lighter
Ask for No Bun: If you want a low-carb meal, start by saying "no bun" when you order. For burgers, you can use lettuce instead of a bun. For things like burritos, get it in a bowl.
Watch Out for Ketchup: Regular ketchup can have sugar in it. If you want, use mustard or bring your own ketchup without sugar.
Get Your Sauce on the Side: Some sauces have sugar. If you get it on the side, you can use as much or as little as you want.
Say No to Fries: Fries and other sides like onion rings have a lot of carbs. Try a side salad instead, and ask for a dressing that's good for low-carb diets, like ranch.
Steak and Egg Burrito
Convert into a bowl, no tortilla
Some restaurants can add guac to give you more of the healthy fat.
Skip the hashbrowns and get this with black coffee for the ultimate Keto breakfast.
430 calories / 31g fat / 8g carbs / 30g protein
Almost all of the burgers have the ability to customize in the app and to choose ‘Lettuce Wrap’. We noticed that the new El Diablo doesn’t have this option. What’s great is that you can also lettuce wrap your chicken sandwich as well.
One issue I have with ordering from Carls Jr. is that even when you customize, they don’t update the calories like some of their rivals. So you just have to order, knowing roughly how many calories you are deducting from the total. Here is a quick rule of thumb:
Hamburger Buns: 175 calories (29g carbs, 6g protein, 3g fat)
Dipping Sauces: Check out how many calories a single dipping sauce is. But you can see which is clearly the winner to save a few calories:
Sweet & Bold BBQ: 50 calories
Buttermilk Ranch: 110 calories
Honey Mustard: 130 calories
Spicy Buffalo: 5 calories ⭐️ WINNER
House Dressing: 90 calories
Ketchup (3 packets): 24 calories
Mayonnaise: 50 calories
If you’re interested in their entire calorie chart, you can take a look at it here.
HEALTHY DRINK: STARBUCKS 🧋
Here is a great little list you can use as a ‘quick pick’, but we have a couple of other options you can also choose if you want to treat yourself a bit more.
What is the Healthiest Starbuck’s Frappuccino Option?
Light Caramel Frappuccino
Nonfat Milk (or choose oatmilk)
Buttery Caramel Syrup
Note: You can order all Frapps ‘light’ with no whip and sugar-free syrup as well. Also ask for half drizzle or half the toppings.
LATEST FOOD SNIPPETS 📰
🍎 Applebee’s: With Applebee's 2 for $25 menu, two people can dine for one low price. Get one appetizer to share and choose two entrees including burgers, salads, shrimp, steak and ribs. NEW
🍗 Buffalo Wild Wings: Buy a 6, 10, or 15-piece order of traditional wings and get another order for free. NEW
🍔 Burger King: Free Fries All Year Long: Yes you heard that right, join their rewards program and you get free fries once a week through December 2023 with any purchase. They also have deals like BOGO Whoppers, $7 double Whopper and small fries meal, and a $5 fries and chicken fries meal.
🌮 Del Taco: On Tuesdays from 3 PM to 11 PM, you can get regular tacos priced at three for $1.69. NEW
🍕 Domino’s: $8 Carryout Pizza & Chicken: This deal is great: $8 for each of the following gets you: a large one topping pizza with any crust, or 8 piece chicken wings, or Dips and Twists combos (carryout only but worth the trip!).
🍔 Hardee’s: $6 Star Deals: Hardee's released three new combo meal deals for only $6 each. They come with small fries and small drink, plus your choice of double cheeseburger, original hot ham & cheese sandwich, or 3-piece hand-breaded chicken tenders. For a limited time, you can also grab a jumbo chili dog as part of a $6 Star Deal as well.
🥪 Jack in the Box: 2 for $6 Cheddar Biscuit Sandwiches: Choice of sausage or bacon, egg, and American cheese. 🤤
🍗 KFC: $10 8-Piece Bucket Deal: You can get an eight-piece bucket of bone-in fried chicken or chicken tenders for just $10, which is a hefty discount from regular prices.
🥡 Panda Express: $35 Family Meal (wow!): You get three large entrees, two large sides that feeds a small family easily.
🍕 Pizza Hut: $9 Medium 1 Topping Carryout Pizza: Get any number of medium one topping pizzas or 8 piece boneless wings for $9 as long as you get two for carryout.
🍗 Popeyes: $5 6-Piece Ghost Pepper Wings (summer only): For $5, you get six ghost pepper wings and a side when you order online for pickup. For delivery, it's $1 more.
🌮 Taco Bell: $5 Chalupa Cravings Box: Taco Bell just raised the price of its best deal item, the My Cravings Box, for the second time to $7. But there's also a brand new Chalupa Cravings box this month, and it's only $5 with a Chalupa supreme, Beefy 5-Layer Burrito, crunchy taco, cinnamon twists, and drink. Otherwise, your best bet is to grab the new $13 Meal for Two that comes with two Crunchwrap Supremes, two bean burritos, two soft tacos, and two chips and nacho cheese.
🌮 Taco Johns: 3 for $6 Mango Shrimp Street Tacos: $2 Tacos? Yes please! Mango shrimp tacos are filled with fried shrimp, mango salsa, chimichurri sour cream, and lettuce in a flour tortilla. Im sure there’s a menu hack for this one.
🍔 Wendy’s: You can also get a 4-piece chicken nugget for $1 with any purchase, or $2 off any premium combo. Otherwise, your best bets are the Four for $4 meal deal with a junior cheeseburger, 4-piece nuggets, fries, and drink, or the $5 Biggie Bag meals.
🍗 Wingstop: $17 Boneless Meal Deal: Feeds 3-4 people for just $17! It comes with 20 boneless wings and you choose up to 4 sauce or rubs, plus a large fries and two dips.
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