1. Del Taco
I love Del Taco. I really do. But when I started writing this, I wholeheartedly agreed to give everything an equal and fair shot. I tried so many different times to find a reason not to give Del Taco the top spot. But look, science is science. The sheer range of options DT offers at around $1 is absolutely impossible to ignore.
You can grab the following for a buck or under at Del Taco: (*sharp inward breath*) the grilled chicken taco, the Value Taco, the Jacked Up BRC Burrito, the half-pound lb bean & cheese burrito (with your choice of two sauces!!), four types of Chicken Rollers, two types of mini quesadillas, the salsa chicken taco, the CrunchTada Tostada, three types of Breakfast Rollers, three types of breakfast tacos, the Bean & Cheese Cup, hashbrown sticks, and mini shakes.
You can assemble some HEFTY meals out of the stuff Del Taco has to offer. Add to that the fact that ingredient quality is much higher than Taco Bell, and we’ve got ourselves a winner. Del Taco is the value menu heavyweight champion. It has been for a while… and it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere.