A Bachelor on the Cheap Challenge: Eating Fast Food Value Meals for a Week on a $50 Budget, Day 1, Dinner
On Monday, I decided to issue a small challenge to myself and anyone else wishing to join in.
Can you eat nothing but fast food value meals for a week on just $50?
That's a budget of just $7.14 a day.
Are there enough restaurants out there offering value meals that will fit in the budget? Will there be enough variety? Will I stay full enough, no snacking required?
I say I can stay under budget and eat well to boot.
I did Burger King for supper, ordering a Spicy Chicken Jr. Sandwich from their value menu with a side of small fries.
The sandwich was just a buck, the fries were $1.79. That makes sense right? Potatoes more expensive than the sandwich? Huh?
The Spicy Chicken Jr Sandwich wasn't bad. I'm thinking it's just a regular breaded chicken patty with a spicy mayo on the bun, but hey, what can one expect for just $1 right? The fries, I'm not sure what I was thinking with the fries, it's been so long since I've had Burger King fries, they still suck. Despite this being a not-so-stellar meal, I did get full. My total cost after tax for this meal was $2.99, I busted my daily budget! Send me back to school and teach me math...... I'm over budget by a whopping 15 cents. Gosh, I'll have to cut back on day 2. Question is, will I order this meal ever again?
Burger King's value meal lunch/dinner menu has some variety to it, so I think I'll try something else.
Meal total for the day:
Cumulative total for the Challenge:
Day 1: $7.29
Grand Total: $7.29 on day one, 15 cents over budget. Oooops! Which meal am I forced to cut back on tomorrow?.... Stay tuned....
I will say this, on day 1, I'm full, no snacking required.
And the nice thing about this challenge - No dish washing required!