Got a fast food fanatic on your Christmas or holiday shopping list? Does your gift shopping list include a burger lover or two?
If you’re not up for a trip to a local fast food franchise (or even the drive-through window), you can purchase gift cards conveniently online. As a bonus, you can check online to see which fast food restaurants have franchises near your gift card recipient’s home or workplace.
Here’s a simple solution for your fast food fanatic gift-giving question. Grab your major credit card and your computer mouse, or pick up the telephone. Choose one of these popular online gift cards for burger lovers, and watch your favorite fast food fanatic’s eyes light up on Christmas, another holiday or anytime.
As a general rule, fast food companies will send gift cards through the postal service or ground carriers, including copies of their latest menu (and possibly current coupons). Occasionally, fast food fanatic gift cards may be sent by email, particularly for last-minute shoppers.
These fast food sites are listed alphabetically (with clickable links to access each one) for easy reference. (CTRL-click on each fast food purveyor’s title to open that company’s online gift card ordering information in a new window.)
Burger King, The Home of the WhopperR, offers BK Crown Cards, which may be preloaded with any dollar amount. BK Crown cards recipients may redeem the gift cards at any Burger King fast food location. Current card balances may be checked online, and gift cards may be reloaded.
Burger King offers bulk gift card orders for business or personal use or even for fund-raising programs.
With more than 1,000 locations, worldwide, Carl’s Jr. offers gift cards in amounts ranging from $5 to $100. Carl’s Jr. gift cards are honored at all company locations for char-broiled steakburgers, chili burgers, guacamole burgers, jalapeno burgers, Western bacon burgers, and all other fast food menu items.
Recipients may check current gift card balances and reload gift cards online or at any Carl’s Jr. fast food store location.
Culver’s gift cards are ideal for ButterburgerR and frozen custard fans. Reloadable and available in dollar amounts ranging from $5 to $250, Culver’s gift cards may be redeemed at any Culver’s fast food restaurant, and current gift card balances may be checked online.
Hardee’s has nearly 2,000 fast food restaurant locations in the U.S., mostly east of the Mississippi River. Hardee’s gift cards may be purchased online or at any Hardee’s location for any amount from $5 to $100. The gift cards may be used for anything on any Hardee’s fast food restaurant menu, including the Monster ThickburgerR and more.
Hardee’s gift cards may be reloaded, and current gift card balances may be checked online.
In-n-Out Burger has fast food restaurant locations in Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah. In-n-Out gift cards, available online or in store locations, may be used at any participating location for Double-Double BurgersR and all other fast food menu items.
Recipients may check their current In-n-Out Burger gift card balances online.
McDonald’s, the land of the Big MacR and Quarter PounderR, offers Arch Cards. These gift cards, available online or at any participating U.S. McDonald’s fast food location, may be redeemed for anything on the McDonald’s fast food menu. Arch Card balances may be reviewed online, and gift cards may be reloaded.
McDonald’s also offers gift certificates, which may be provided in booklets of $1 pages or specifying individual fast food product items (such as ice cream cones).
Sonic, America’s Drive-InR, offers the Sonic Card, a gift card that may be used at any Sonic fast food location. Sonic Cards are available in $5 increments ($5 to $100). Sonic gift cards may be registered by enrollment in the Sonic CruisersR program, in which participants may earn free fast food items.
Sonic Card current balances are available online, and gift cards may be reloaded by recipients.
Steak ‘n Shake
Steak ‘n Shake has the TakhomacardR, a preloadable and reloadable gift card, which is honored at all Steak ‘n Shake fast food locations. Currently, Steak ‘n Shake has fast food franchises in the following U.S. states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
The TakhomacardR may be redeemed for SteakburgersR, milkshakes or anything else on the
Steak ‘n Shake fast food menu. Recipients may review gift card balances online.
The FastGoodFoodPassR is Wendy’s answer to gift cards. Available for any dollar amount (from $5 to $200), Wendy’s gift cards are honored at all Wendy’s fast food restaurant locations. Two gift card designs are available during the holiday season: the classic red FastGoodFoodPassR card and the Wendy’s Frosty Fa La La La La CardR.
Wendy’s gift cards may be reloaded, and users can check current gift card balances online.
Do you know anyone who has cravings for SlydersR? White Castle offers gift cards at all of their fast food restaurant locations and online. White Castle gift cards may be purchased online for $25, $50 or $100. Recipients may check current gift card balances online.
White Castle gift cards may be redeemed at any of the company’s nearly 400 fast food restaurants (located mostly in the upper Midwest U.S.) for any fast food menu items or online for White Castle merchandise.
Great Gift Cards
Shopping for a fast food fanatic has never been easier. Pick from these great gift cards for burger lovers, and you will surely to score big points with your favorite fast food fanatic.
Of course, if your fast food fanatic is not into burgers, but loves chicken strips, fried chicken, submarine sandwiches or tacos, you might want to explore other online gift card options. Most major fast food companies offer gift cards online through their corporate websites.