(WTOL) - Fast food restaurants are bringing back dollar menus in 2016 in hopes of boosting sagging business. But, this time around, the items listed may come with a catch.
Food is now coming in a "bundled" form to trick the consumer into buying more, getting more money into the register and more food into your hands.
For example, McDonald's has rolled out a new McPick 2 menu where you combine two items for $2. Wendy's has launched a four for $4 deal and Burger King offers five items for $4.
If you're a fan of the new deals, brace yourselves, because they won't last for long.
McDonald's is only offering the two for $2 deal through February 2016. Other restaurants haven't announced when their menus will expire, but all are considered as being for a limited time only.
The bottom line is that restaurant owners can no longer float a business on dollar menus alone. These deals hurt their profits and may all be replete by spring.