McDonald's quarter-pounders in Columbia, Mo.
Let me preface this by saying, I hate McDonald's. Hate. Hate, hate, hate.
Now, having said that, if you are in Columbia, Misery, you will find the best fast-food deal BY FAR at the University of Missouri campus McDonald's, across the sidewalk from MU's Ellis Library. On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, from 6-10, that McDonald's sells its quarter-pounders with cheese for 79 cents apiece. That's a pretty darn cheap cheeseburger.
Order four of them and stack up the hamburger patties on one bun, and you have a 1-pound cheeseburger for $3.16 plus tax. How can you beat that?
The kids who work there are friendly and bored to tears. They get virtually no business in the evening; hence, the special. And they definitely grill your burger to order, any way you want it.
Downside: It's still McDonald's. But for that price, and with no line in which to wait, I can live with it.