Get the most for your dollar

Nick Baker

When you don’t have the time or money to cook, your dollar can go a long way in Kent. Here are some of the best dollar menu picks around the area.

Best Burger: Burger King, double cheeseburger

Runner-up: Wendy’s, junior bacon cheeseburger

Burger King’s double cheeseburger is heavy on beef, cheese and condiments. Even a few veggies make the cut. It’s fast food at its finest.

Best Fries: McDonald’s

Runner-up: Wendy’s

Those dinky slips of paper stuffed with a handful of fries are all the same, so choose your flavor. I prefer the classic.

Best Salad (for the health conscious fast-food eater): Burger King

Runner-up: Wendy’s

Burger King’s side salad is definitely the biggest. It’s a dollar menu salad. What else do you need?

Best dessert: Burger King

Runner-up: Taco Bell

It will run you an extra couple quarters, but come on – Cinnabon cheesecake goes hard. But you can’t go wrong with a caramel apple empanada either.

Best selection: Taco Bell

Runner-up: Burger King

Taco Bell has everything. Even vegetarians can get down with a 99-cent Fresco bean burrito.

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