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The Most Popular Menu Items at Checkers and Rally’s

Checkers and Rally’s are sister drive-in fast food chains specializing in burgers, fries, and other easy-to-eat sandwiches and snacks.

The restaurants are identical in pretty much every way but their names, even down to their menus.

That means the best things to order at Checkers are the same as at Rally’s, so I’ve rounded up both of them for you below.

Although the restaurants are known for their burgers, they have plenty of other sandwiches, snacks, and even sweet treats on the menu.

Let’s take a look at the best Checkers and Rally’s menu items ranked from good to fantastic!

25. Classic Mother Cruncher

As far as fast food chicken sandwiches go, the Classic Mother Cruncher is solid but not outstanding.

It’s made with crunchy, breaded, all-white meat chicken topped with pickles, lettuce, tomato, and signature “Squawk Sauce” served on a toasted bun.

While the chicken itself tends to be dry, the real savior of this sandwich is the Squawk Sauce.

It’s a creamy, smoky, slightly tangy sauce, giving the sandwich much-needed flavor depth and even a little spicy kick.

A Classic Mother Cruncher contains 690 calories, 37g of fat, 10g of sugar, and 28g of protein.

24. Hot Dog

The Hot Dog on the Checkers and Rally’s menu is good, but there are just many other interesting options to choose from.

It’s a juicy beef ballpark-style hotdog served on a toasted bun with ketchup and mustard.

If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, get a Chili Dog, which is topped with meaty chili and melty cheese.

The Grilled Hot Dog contains 360 calories, 20g of fat, 7g of sugar, and 13g of protein.

The Chili Dog contains 390 calories, 22g of fat, 8g of sugar, and 15g of protein.

23. Crispy Fish Sandwich

Checkers and Rally’s make one of the best fried fish sandwiches on the fast food market.

Their Crispy Fish Sandwich is made from a flaky, breaded pollock filet that’s fried until crispy on the outside and topped with iceberg lettuce and tartar sauce.

It’s served on a sesame seed bun.

A Crispy Fish Sandwich contains 530 calories, 29g of fat, 8g of sugar, and 15g of protein.

22. All American Cheeseburger

Sometimes all you want is a simple, unfussy burger, and that’s exactly what the All American Cheeseburger is.

It’s the closest thing Checkers and Rally’s offer to standard burgers from the popular burger chains.

It’s uncomplicated and not too heavy, but still very satisfying.

The All American Cheeseburger is made from a seasoned beef patty topped with cheese, pickles, ketchup, and mustard.

It’s served on a sesame seed bun.

One burger contains 380 calories, 15g of fat, 8g of sugar, and 17g of protein.

21. Bacon BBQ Mother Cruncher

The best part about the Bacon BBQ Mother Cruncher is all of its toppings.

This sandwich is made from the same crunchy breaded chicken breast as the Classic Mother Cruncher, but it’s topped with BBQ sauce, crispy fried onion strings, shredded iceberg lettuce, bacon, and melted American cheese.

It’s a sweet and smoky medley of flavors and textures.

The Bacon BBQ Mother Crunched contains 1,120 calories, 80g of fat, 13g of sugar, and 33g of protein.

20. Slushies

The Slushies at Checkers and Rally’s are icy, fruity, and highly refreshing. However, they’re definitely on the syrupy-sweet side.

Think of them more as frozen sodas than fruit smoothies, and they come in a variety of delicious flavors.

They are available in fruit punch, blue raspberry, and watermelon flavors, though occasionally, the restaurants will run limited-time promotional flavors as well.

Slushies come in 16oz and 21oz sizes. A 16oz contains about 220 calories and 55g of sugar.

19. Fully Loaded Fries

The Fully Loaded Fries are delicious, but they’re not quite loaded enough for my liking, so this is as far up the list as they will make it.

Everything on them is good, but there should be more of it if they call the fries “fully” loaded.

They’re available in regular and large sizes and are made with seasoned fries topped with melted cheese, ranch, and crispy bacon.

A regular order of Fully Loaded Fries contains 870 calories, 56g of fat, 3g of sugar, and 19g of protein.

18. Smoky BBQ Bacon Buford

If you love the combination of sweet and smoky flavors, the Smoky BBQ Bacon Buford is for you.

It’s made from two seasoned beef patties topped with Swiss cheese, bacon (both strips and bits!), lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, BBQ sauce, and smoky mayo.

So it’s kind of like a super smoky steakhouse burger, Checkers style!

The Smoky BBQ Bacon Buford contains 900 calories, 64g of fat, 7g of sugar, and 17g of protein.

17. Double Fry Lover’s Burger

How do you make a burger even better? Top it with crispy, seasoned fries, of course.

The Double Fry Lover’s Burger is made with two beef patties, seasoned french fries, American cheese, dill pickles, ketchup, mustard, and mayo; all piled onto a sesame bun.

While the fries add some texture to the burger, what they really bring to the party is their awesome proprietary seasoning blend.

The Double Fry Lover’s Burger contains 670 calories, 39g of fat, 9g of sugar, and 28g of protein.

16. Cheese Champ Burger

The Cheese Champ Burger is the perfect amount of food for a quick meal on the go that won’t weigh you down and disrupt your day.

It’s a single patty with all the fixings, and it happens to be the second lowest-calorie burger on the Checkers and Rally’s menu (after the All American Cheeseburger.)

It contains 430 calories, 21g of fat, 9g of sugar, and 22g of protein.

The burger is made from a seasoned beef patty topped with American cheese, tomato, iceberg lettuce, red onion, dill pickles, mustard, ketchup, and mayo on a toasted bakery-style bun.

15. Bacon Brewhouse Mother Cruncher

The Bacon Brewhouse Mother Cruncher has a lot going on, so it’s definitely not short on flavor.

It’s made with crispy, white-meat chicken topped with bacon, spicy pickles, fried onion strings, and bacon and beer cheese sauce.

It’s pretty bacon-y, and while it might not be everyone’s cup of tea, you won’t find anything else like it from other fast food chains.

14. Classic Wings

The fact that Checkers and Rally’s even offer bone-in wings on their menu sets them apart from many of their competitors.

When you order them at the drive-through, you may have to pull over and wait for them to be made since they take a bit longer than other menu items – but they’re worth it!

The wings come in orders of 5, 10, or 20 pieces and can be made without sauce or with your choice of medium buffalo, angry buffalo, garlic parmesan, or sweet & smoky BBQ.

They’re served with blue cheese or ranch dipping sauce.

A five-piece order of medium buffalo wings contains 360 calories, 23g of fat, 0g of sugar, and 35g of protein.

13. Classic Milkshakes

The Classic Milkshakes on the Checkers and Rally’s menu are thick, creamy, and indulgent.

They’re the perfect pairing to an order of Famous Seasoned Fries.

In my opinion, you haven’t really lived unless you’ve dipped your fries into a chocolate milkshake!

The milkshakes are available in chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, and banana flavors.

Each comes in small, medium, or large sizes. Small milkshakes contain around 290 to 450 calories, whereas large ones have between 590 and 720 calories.

12. Fry-Seasoned Monsterella Stix

These are not your average mozzarella sticks. They’re tossed in Checkers and Rally’s famous proprietary fry seasoning, which takes them to the next level.

They’re extremely cheesy and melty with a crispy, salty, seasoned kick.

The Fry-Seasoned Monsterella Stix is available in 4 or 6-piece orders served with a side of marinara sauce.

A 4-piece order contains 280 calories, 17g of fat, 3g of sugar, and 12g of protein.

11. Spicy Chicken Sandwich

The Spicy Chicken Sandwich may seem simple, but the combination of crispy, spicy chicken and the perfect amount of creamy mayo make this sandwich a repeat favorite.

It’s one of the best things to get for the “2 for $4” deals that many Checkers and Rally’s locations run regularly. 

The Spicy Chicken Sandwich contains 340 calories, 13g of fat, 5g of sugar, and 15g of protein.

10. Fruity Freeze Slushies

The Fruity Freeze Slushies are halfway between a slushie and a fruit smoothie.

They’re icy and refreshing like a slushie, but they’re made with real fruit flavors rather than the syrupy soda-like flavors of the regular slushies.

In addition, they’re topped with bits of real fruit.

The Fruity Freeze Slushies are available in strawberry and mango flavors.

They come in regular 16oz sizes or large 21oz sizes and contain around 280 to 360 calories.

9. Cheese Chili Cheese Fries

The Cheese Chili Cheese Fries are a messy snack that will probably leave you feeling like you need a nap afterward, but they’re delicious and worth it.

They’re made with seasoned fries topped with meaty chili and melted cheddar cheese.

The Cheese Chili Cheese Fries are available in regular and large-sized orders.

A regular order contains 420 calories, 25g of fat, 2g of sugar, and 7g of protein.

8. Funnel Cake Fries

I’m just going to throw this out there – more fast food chains should serve Funnel Cake Fries!

These are so simple and SO GOOD. They’re light and crispy strips of fried dough tossed in a sprinkle of powdered sugar.

They’re super crispy on the outside and slightly creamy in the middle – perfect for dessert or an afternoon snack.

One order of Funnel Cake Fries contains 370 calories, 23g of fat, 16g of sugar, and 2g of protein.

7. Fry-Seasoned Tenders

Anything made with Checkers and Rally’s incredibly flavorful fry seasoning is good, and the tenders are no exception.

They’re super portable all-white meat chicken tenders tossed in a fry seasoning-infused batter and fried until crispy.

They’re the perfect on-the-go lunch or snack.

The Fry-Seasoned Tenders are available in orders of 3, 5, or 8 pieces.

They can be ordered with BBQ, honey mustard, ranch, or buffalo dipping sauce.

6. Garlic Parmesan Loaded Fries

The Garlic Parmesan Loaded Fries are super cheesy and decadent.

They’re made with the Famous Seasoned Fries topped with garlic parmesan sauce, melted cheddar cheese, bacon crumbles, and grated parmesan cheese.

These fries are super garlicky, salty, and extra cheesy.

They’re available in regular and large-sized portions.

5. Cheesecake Sundae

The Cheesecake Sundae is not a typical fast food sundae. It starts with a cheesecake filling made with real Philadelphia cream cheese and layered with strawberry, fudge, caramel topping, and graham pieces.

It’s creamy, tangy, decadent, and sweet.

A Cheesecake Sundae contains between 460 and 500 calories, 17g of fat, 62g of sugar, and 8g of protein.

4. Baconzilla Burger

The Baconzilla Burger is one of the most popular burgers on the Checkers and Rally’s menu, but it’s not for the faint of heart.

It’s made from two beef hamburger patties, four strips of bacon, two slices of American cheese, melted cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, and ketchup, all piled onto a toasted bun.

It’s super meaty, cheesy, and bacon-y.

The Baconzilla Burger is the highest-calorie single or double-patty burger on the menu, with 910 calories, 62g of fat, 7g of sugar, and 46g of protein.

3. Chicken Bites

Chicken Bites are one of the best things to order at Checkers and Rally’s.

They’re crispy, juicy little bite-sized pieces of white meat chicken served with fries and dipping sauce.

They’re an ultra-satisfying option for lunch or a snack.

The Chicken Bites and Fries Box contains 710 calories, 40g of fat, 0g of sugar, and 24g of protein.

It comes with your choice of buffalo, BBQ, honey mustard, or ranch dipping sauce.

Some Checkers and Rally’s locations also offer a larger Half-Pound Chicken Bites and Fries box.

2. Big Buford Burger

The Big Buford Burger is the perfect “everyday” burger.

It’s filling and satisfying without being too greasy or heavy, making it one of the best fast food burgers out there.  

It’s made with two beef patties and two slices of American cheese topped with iceberg lettuce, red onion, tomato, dill pickles, ketchup, mustard, and mayo on a toasted bun.

If you’re feeling extra hungry, ask for a Triple Big Buford, which is made with three beef patties.

A Big Buford Burger contains 660 calories, 39g of fat, 9g of sugar, and 38g of protein.

1. Famous Seasoned Fries

Ask anyone about their favorite Checkers or Rally’s menu items, and chances are they’ll mention the fries.

The Famous Seasoned Fries are extra crispy and coated in a blend of proprietary spices and seasonings.

They’re easily among the best fast food fries on the market.

They are available in small, medium, large, and Fry Lover’s XL sizes.

A small order of Famous Seasoned Fries contains 390 calories, 19g of fat, 0g of sugar, and 5g of protein.


Checkers and Rally’s have identical menus full of delicious burgers, crispy fries, and sweet treats.

While most would agree that the best item on the Checkers menu is their fries, there are plenty of sandwiches to pair with them that cater to all tastes.

Next time you’re craving a delicious and quick fast food meal, head to Checkers or Rally’s near you and try some of the menu items on this list.

About the Author

Lauren Vigdor is a creative writer and hospitality professional with over a decade of experience in the food and beverage industry. She specializes in food and beverage writing.

Her book, “Drink Like a Bartender,” was written as a guide to help novice drinkers navigate the beverage world and was rated one of Forbes Magazine’s Best Bar Books of 2017.

March 7, 2023