There Can Be Only One

5 dollar box that is. I don’t know about most of you but I have to do a lot of running at times, and when you are caught out in the wild when hunger strikes it is all too easy to stop in somehwere for a bite. I have tried every 5 dollar box I know of (yes I am a cheap bastard!) and just wanted to relate my personal findings. All of these boxes I tried were the chicken tenders variety. Also bear in mind I am close to 5’11” and run around in the general vicinity of 215 lb bare nekkid (there is a visual image for ya). So I am a pretty good sized guy with a pretty good sized appetite.

First the Wendys 5 dollar box. The chicken tenders were decent enough though small. The meal for me was unsatisfying. I was still very interested in getting more food than it actually offered for 5 bucks.

The Dairy Queen 5 dollar box. Quite similar to the Wendys version, though the small sundae helped a little.

The Hardees 5 dollar box. This one was a little better as far as a satisfying meal. The cookie is superior to the KFC box. I am a cookie enthusiast and would know 🙂

And finally the KFC 5 dollar box. This is the first 5 dollar meal I know of, and by far stands out as the best. The tenders are larger than any of the other offerings. The biscuit helps to fill you up making it much more fulfilling overall. You can get mashed potatoes/gravy or potato wedges, and the cookie tops it off.

It just so happens I was out last night when hunger struck, I have 2 boys at home that needed to eat also, (The wife was at work) and I had not the time or inclination to cook. So I thought I’d stop at McDonalds and grab a few quarter pounders from the McPick menu. You can get a pair of several kinds of burger offerings for, guess how much? 5 bucks. So there I was sitting in a long line thinking to myself, “I have 2 grown boys to feed and I’m damn hungry myself, I can get us 3 deals of 2 burgers, and we have chips and drinks at home.” (yes I am a cheap bastard!) Then it hit me, I’d be spending 15 bucks plus tax, for 3, 2 burger deals with no drinks or fries or anything else, and “why in the hell would I want to do that when there is a KFC not 2 minutes from here?”

Needless to say in our trash this morning is the remains of 3 KFC 5 dollar boxes. And this mundane post was born. I guess we take what we can get when the inspiration hits us…

So, my personal ranking of the 5 dollar boxes is #1. KFC, #2. Hardees (the better cookie did not tip this one in favor of the number 1 slot), #3. Dairy Queen, and coming in at the bottom of the box, #4. Wendys.

So says, the cheap bastard, SD.  🙂

 

 

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