I gave Kentucky Fried Chicken a shot first in my exploration of the $5 lunch wars.
First off I was mistaken, I thought the $5 Fill-Up Box came with two pieces of its grilled chicken, a side and biscuit and regular drink, but there are actually quite a few options.
Instead of just two pieces of chicken, you can also choose from five pieces of wings, chicken strips, or a twister wrap.
I went with the five pieces of their version of hot wings, you know the ones without the sauce. The wings themselves were good, not great, I still prefer sauce-drenched hot wings, but they were pretty filling.
I went with a side of potato wedges and barbecue sauce to dip into, but I had maybe a handful and I was full.
Maybe it was the heat but I couldn’t eat much, so I would say I definitely got a good deal for my $5.
My growing teenage sister, who has a bigger appetite than me, finished her twister wrap box and said she was happily full, well at least for another hour.
I live right across from a KFC so if I was really hungry and didn’t want to drive anywhere I would definitely scrounge up $5 to get myself a meal there, but I can’t say I would go out of my way to eat there.
NEXT UP: QUIZNO’S BULLETS.