CHICAGO – The nationwide rollout of McDonald’s $6 Classic Meal begins Nov. 1.

The value offering includes a choice of the chain's fresh beef Quarter Pounder with Cheese, Big Mac, 10-piece Chicken McNuggets or Filet-O-Fish, in addition to any size soft drink or sweet tea, small fries and an apple pie or seasonal pie for dessert.

The $6 Classic Meal is part of the quick-service chain’s strategy to appeal to budget-conscious customers looking for a price break on popular menu items. McDonald’s also faces tough competition from rivals such as Wendy’s, which reported success with limited-time offers such as the Smoky Mushroom Bacon Cheeseburger, an expanded 4 for $4 menu and the debut of a $1 Double Stack burger deal.

The company also beefed up its value options for breakfast with Triple Breakfast Stacks — two slices of American cheese between two sausage patties, topped with bacon and an egg and served on an English muffin, biscuit or McGriddles cakes.