Skip navigation

Restaurants including McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut launch value deals

A $1 Doritos Locos Taco is among several combo and dollar meal deal specials emerging on 2020 restaurant menus

One of Taco Bell’s best-selling items, the Doritos Locos Taco, is now available for a limited time on the brand’s popular Happier Hour menu for a buck with purchase of a $1 beverage.

The taco, with its nacho cheese dusted shell, has never been priced this low since its 2012 debut, Taco Bell said. 

The $1 DLT is among several meal deal specials emerging on restaurant menus for 2020. Take a look:

Taco Bell: The Doritos Locos Taco, which normally sells for $1.99, is available for $1 during Happier Hour (2 p.m. to 5 p.m. daily) with the purchase of a $1 Happier Hour beverage, including a regular size Freeze. The $2 combo meal deal is available for a limited time.

An Electric Blue Raspberry Freeze is available for a limited time for $1 during Happier Hour.

The Irvine, Calif.-based chain has also added three different tacos to its Cravings Value Menu.  Available for a limited time, the Double Stacked Tacos come in three flavors: Nacho Crunch, Chipotle Cheddar and Reaper Ranch. Each one cost $1.  

Pizza Hut: The Plano, Texas-based chain, a division of Yum Brands, is offering its iconic Meat Lover’s Pizza for $10. That represents a 30% discount of the pie, which contains more than a pound of meat and cheese, the company said.

IHOP: The family dining brand’s All You Can Eat Pancakes promotion has returned until March 1. The deal is valid with purchase of any breakfast combo or a 2x2x2 breakfast specially priced at $4.99 Monday through Friday. The 2x2x2 meal includes two pancakes (to start), two eggs and choice of two strips of bacon or two sausage links. Pancake “refills” are served two pancakes at a time upon request.

Subway:  The sandwich chain is offering two different six-inch subs, the Oven Roasted Chicken and the Veggie Delite, for $2.99 each.

Ruby Tuesday: The casual dining chain is bringing back its $7.99 fajitas special starting Jan. 6 for a limited time. The deal includes choice of grilled veggies, chicken or shrimp.

McDonald’s: The quick-service burger chain is bringing back its 2 for $5 Mix & Match Deal for a limited time. The combo meal deal includes any two of the following items for $5: Big Mac, Filet-O-Fish, 10 piece Chicken McNuggets and Quarter Pounder with Cheese.

Contact Nancy Luna at [email protected] 

Follow her on Twitter: @fastfoodmaven

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.