10 Best Restaurant Apps for Fast Food Deals

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One of the easiest ways to save on food costs in your day-to-day life is to eat cheap meals. Money expert Clark Howard watches his health, but is not opposed to fast-food splurge from time to time.

Many fast food restaurants offer deals exclusively through their apps and loyalty programs. This article is going to look at some major restaurants that feature deals via their apps.

I’ve downloaded all of the restaurant apps listed below and have confirmed that the offers are valid as of December 2023. That said, many fast food deals last for just a limited time, so make sure you check the app’s current promotions before you order.

Money expert Clark Howard is a big fan of fast food apps, which he uses to take advantage of the deals.

“I have the Whataburger, Chick-fil-A, Del Taco, In-and-Out, Krispy Kreme, McDonald’s, and Shake Shack apps on my phone,” he says. “The Chick-fil-A app is one of my favorite food apps because I can choose to pick up my order and skip the lines.”

Check Out These Fast Food Deals

Burger KingFree fries with any purchase through the app.
Chick-fil-AChick-fil-A One members earn points for purchases.
Domino’s PizzaAny large specialty pizza for $13.99.
Dunkin’ Donuts$2 Medium Latte with any purchase.
Jimmy John’sFree sandwich after your first order.
McDonald’sBOGO free fries (any size).
PopeyesOrder any 6-piece wings and get another $6-piece wings for $1.
SonicHalf-off drinks and Slushies for app orders.
Steak ‘n ShakeFree $2 rewards for every $20 you spend.
Wendy’s$2 off any salad.

Best Fast Food Deals via App

Now let’s take a deeper look at some of the deals you can get with these fast food restaurant apps.

Burger King

Whopper Wednesdays

Inside the Burger King app (Android | iOS), there are plenty of deals to choose from. Here are some examples of offers I have seen in the app:

  • $3 Whopper Wednesdays when ordering via app or bk.com.
  • Free Bacon Cheeseburger when you make two separate app purchases for at least $5 each.
  • Whole Lot-O Crowns: Win a chance to win $3,000 in a daily sweepstakes drawing. No purchase is necessary.


Chick-fil-A app rewards

When you sign up for the free Chick-fil-A One membership program, you can earn points from every purchase you make. Those points translate into perks, discounts and freebies you can earn and track inside the Chick-fil-A app (Android | iOS).

There are four tiers of the loyalty program, with rewards increasing at each new level. Here are the points you earn with each membership:

  • Chick-fil-A One Member: $1 = 10 points
  • Chick-fil-A One Silver Member (1,000 points in a year): $1 = 11 points
  • Chick-fil-A One Red Member (4,000 points in a year): $1 = 12 points
  • Chick-fil-A One Signature Member (10,000 points in a year): $1 = 13 points

Chick-fil-A says as you reach new membership tiers, you qualify for surprise rewards, insider content, bonus point challenges and more.


Domino's pIzza app deals

The Domino’s Pizza app (Android | iOS) features ways for you to earn points through its Piece of the Pie rewards program. For example, one order will earn you 10 points. Once you earn 60 points, you get a free pizza.


The app also has location-specific deals once you select a Domino’s near you. Here are some of the deals that came up for me:

  • Large two-topping pizza and Loaded Tots for $16.99.
  • Any large specialty pizza for $13.99.
  • Two or more large two-topping pizzas each for $10.99.

Dunkin’ Donuts

Dunkin deal

In the Dunkin’ Donuts app (Android | iOS), once you sign up for the DD Perks loyalty program, you earn five points for every $1 spent. You get a free drink with every 200 points you earn.

Once you enable your location, the app shows you nearby deals. Here are a few of the deals I have seen in the app:

  • $3 Dunkin’ Wrap with any drink purchase.
  • Get a $2 Medium Cold Brew with purchase.
  • Free medium Iced Matcha Latte with purchase.

Jimmy John’s

Jimmy John's app

Get deals in the Jimmy John’s app (Android | iOS) when you sign up for the restaurant’s Freaky Fast Rewards program. After you make your first order in the app, you earn a free sandwich.

As a Freaky Fast Rewards member, you’ll also get the first look at new promotions and a treat on your birthday. Read our guide on restaurants that reward you for your birthday.


McDonald's deal

The McDonald’s app (Android | iOS) shows you daily deals depending on the day of the week. When I opened the app, it featured the following deals, which are valid seven days after receipt:

  • 50% off a 20-piece Chicken McNuggets (excludes tax).
  • BOGO free fries (any size).
  • 20% off any purchase of $5 or more (excludes tax).


Popeyes deal

The Popeyes app (Android | iOS) offers points that can turn into discounts on your purchase. You can also earn 50 bonus points on all combo meals ordered in the app or via the website.

Here are some top deals:

  • Pickup only: $6.99 for a Big Box, which is a two-piece with a regular side and a biscuit.
  • Pickup only: $1 for a one-piece dessert with any Chicken Sandwich Combo.
  • Delivery only: Six-piece Ghost Pepper Wings a free side for $6.


Sonic deal

In the Sonic app (Android | iOS), you can get a deal anytime you open the app. Sonic offers half-off drinks and Slushies all day when you order in the app.

The deal includes all soft drinks, iced teas, lemonades and limeades. The Sonic Garlic Butter Bacon Burger is also available for half price in the app.


Steak ‘n Shake

Steak 'N Shake app

The Steak ‘n Shake app (Android | iOS) allows you to earn one point for every $1 you spend. Twenty points unlocks a $2 reward.

You can earn points not only through purchases but also by sharing a code to invite your friends to join the Steak ‘n Shake rewards club.


Wendy's deal

In the Wendy’s app (Android | iOS), you can earn 10 points for every $1 you earn. Some of the top deals in the app include:

  • Small Coffee, Cold Brew or Frosty Cream Cold Brew for 99 cents.
  • Free Crispy Chicken Sandwich with a $2 purchase.
  • Free soft drink (any size) with purchase.

Final Thoughts

It should be a breeze to save money by using an app from your favorite restaurant.

Keep in mind that deals often expire, so when you find one, make sure you take note of how long it’s valid. And remember that the apps are collecting your information when you sign up.

What are your favorite fast food deals and apps? Tell us in our Clark.com Community!

There are plenty of ways to save on what you eat. Read our guide on apps that can lower your food bill.