Here’s What Taco Bell And McDonalds Have On Their Sparring Dollar Menus

McDonalds recently announced the return of its dollar menu, and Taco Bell has some affectionate beef with it. The Bell just announced its own dollar menu, and the chains will be battling it out on their respective franchises for your literal dollar. It’s a buyer’s market, fast food fiends!

So what do the dueling giants have on tap? Let’s take a look.


Taco Bell’s menu has the advantage of consistent price; everything is a buck. It also has both breakfast and evening meal options. For breakfast, you have:

  • Grilled Breakfast Sausage Burrito
  • Sausage Flatbread Quesadilla
  • Mini Skillet Bowl
  • Cinnabon Delights 2-Pack
  • Hash Brown
  • Breakfast Soft Taco, in Bacon or Sausage styles
  • Mountain Dew Kickstart Orange Citrus

The Bell, it should be noted, does offer coffee, but it’s $1.49.

McDonalds has foods priced at $1, $2, or $3, meanwhile, but while the price is higher, some rather beloved breakfast foods are in the mix.

  • Sausage Burrito, $1
  • Any Size Of Soft Drink, $1
  • Sausage McGriddles, $2
  • Small McCafe beverage, $2
  • Sausage McMuffin With Egg, $3

So a little less variety, and a little higher price, but it’s hard to turn down a McGriddle.

Noon And Night

Taco Bell switches up the proteins a bit for their lunch and dinner offerings, and it’s a wee bit more versatile, with a few vegetarian-ish options and desserts.

  • Shredded Chicken Mini Quesadilla
  • Beefy Fritos Burrito
  • Spicy Tostada
  • Beefy Mini Quesadilla
  • Cheesy Bean And Rice Burrito
  • Cheesy Rollup
  • Triple Layer Nachos
  • Spicy Potato Taco
  • Cinnamon Twists
  • Caramel Apple Empanada

McDonalds, meanwhile, comes out swinging for families:

  • McChicken, $1
  • Cheeseburger, $1
  • 2-Piece Chicken Tenders, $2
  • Bacon McDouble, $2
  • Chicken Sandwich, $3
  • Triple Cheeseburger, $3
  • Happy Meal, $3

So, if you’re standing between the two with only a few dollars in your pocket, which should you go to? Honestly, that’s a bit of a tough call. They’ve both got their benefits and drawbacks here, depending on what you’re in the mood for and what you’re trying to eat. But the good news is, if you’re hungry and only have a couple of bucks on you, you’ll be able to get something from both sides of the Great Dollar Menu Beef.