A savvy mom has gone viral after sharing an incredible McDonald’s order that managed to feed her family of five for just $12.

Any parent will know that managing to please your entire family with your choice of dinner can be tough, but McDonald’s is almost always guaranteed to be a winning option.

That being said, ordering numerous items from the menu can quickly rack up the cost of that dinner – but luckily Leiela Kapewa-Latu found a workaround that has captivated millions of people.

In a video shared on TikTok, Kapewa-Latu filmed herself in the McDonald’s drive-thru with her kids and explained that she’d noticed a comment on one of her previous videos discussing a ‘dinner box’ available at the fast-food restaurant.

The mom hadn’t tried it before, but decided to give it a go in her video.

The box cost just $12, and after collecting it from the drive-thru, Kapewa-Latu cracked it open to reveal all the goods inside.

“There’s two cheeseburgers in here, there are four small fries, 10-piece chicken nuggets and there’s two Big Macs – $12. That’s pretty f**king good,” she said.

The mom said the dinner box fed her family of five.


Kapewa-Latu continued: “So if you didn’t know, like we didn’t know, $12 will get you a dinner box. It’s not on the menu so you’ll probably just have to ask.”

Less than 10 days after sharing the video, Kapewa-Latu’s post now has more than 12 million views – indicating her family weren’t the only ones in the dark about the epic dinner deal.

“Never heard of that,” one person commented after watching the video, as another added: “Looks like a great deal!”

Speaking to Good Morning America, she said: “It fed my family of five. I’m just happy to get the word out there and let people know, like, there are still deals.”

@xolovelei $12 Dinner Boxes at McDonald’s is worth it!! #budgetfriendly #mcdonaldshacks #fyp ♬ original sound – xolovelei

Prices at McDonald’s restaurants vary depending on their location – which the fast food chain also confirmed to GMA – so some TikTok users responded to share that the dinner boxes weren’t so cheap in their areas.

“The bundle box in NJ is $25,” one viewer said.

“Las vegas box was literally 2 big macs, 2 small fries THATS IT!!! for $18.99,” another wrote.

However, it seems the bundle box would still be a good option for those looking to get more their for money.

If Kapewa-Latu had attempted to purchase two Big Macs, two burgers, four chips and a 10-piece nuggets box using the McDonald’s app, it would have cost her more than twice as much.