When McDonald's announced the death of its Dollar Menu (which was kind of a false alarm), college students and other people with crappier excuses for being cheap began to panic.
"How will we become fatter without thinning our wallets?" we asked through mouthfuls of $1 McDoubles that would go up an entire $.49. Fear not; as our good deed for the day, we sought out nine popular chains with value menus to find out how to get the most bang for your literal buck. And by "bang," we mean "chins."