Taco Bell Gets Rid of Kids Meals -- Here's Our Top 10 Kids Meals to Get Elsewhere

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3. Chick-fil-A

What kid doesn't like the waffle fries or sweet, crispy chicken nuggets or strips from Chick-fil-A? This is one of those kids meals that I am very grateful and ecstatic is also available on the regular menu. Waffle fries are definitely my weakness and I am not ashamed to admit that.

2. Wendy's

I am going to go out on a limb and say I am not the only person who has dunked his or her fries or chicken nuggets in a Frosty. My mother thought it was the strangest thing, but I guess this was my first experiment with sweet and salty combinations. The Jr. Frosty with chicken nuggets or a cheeseburger from Wendy's is absolutely one of the best kids meals available today.

1. McDonald's

How could we not put the iconic kids meal as number one on this list? The Happy Meal at McDonald's is hands down the best such meal option. Ask any kids where they want to go for lunch and nine times out of ten, they will say McDonald's. We all grew up eating hamburgers, cheeseburgers and chicken McNuggets with salty, crispy french fries. Any trip to McDonald's was always a blast. Oh and the free ice cream afterward is seriously icing on the cake.

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panda express has a great kids meal too! 

FattyFatBastard topcommenter

Yeesh, how old are you?  Boston Market didn't even open until 1986 and unless you were living up north it didn't even get to Houston until the mid 90's.

MadMac topcommenter

Fun stuff. I still get the Just-a-Burger or Whopper Junior, primarily b/c it's the only way to get a reasonably priced meal and avoid the 55-gallon vat o' soda.


I've started branching out from the fast food kid's meal to restaurant kid's meals during my lunch hour.  CPK has a nice kid menu.  For about $5.50 you can get a pasta dish or a pizza and a drink.  At PF Chang's, some lo mein or fried rice for about $5 also with a drink.  Yia Yia Mary's has some corn dogs or a chicken gyro and fries for $5.  Cheap and a nice amount of food.  


@FattyFatBastard Hasnt anyone told you yet that The Press is for and by the kids? If you want to see a bunch of Olds wiriting and commenting, head on over to chron.com

Bruce_Are topcommenter


Dude, the mid 90s was 20 years ago. So Molly is probably in her mid 20s. Well above the legal limit, if that's what you're concerned about.

gossamersixteen topcommenter

@AwesomeMargie Good suggestions but CPK is garbage, sadly their frozen pizzas at the grocery store are better. Can't believe people actually like that nastiness (salads aside).

FattyFatBastard topcommenter

@Nate Looks like the Pokemon generation has got another internet badass.  Time for teletubby bye bye.


@FattyFatBastard Haha.  That's rich.  Pot meet kettle, son.  I am 38, how old are you?

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