Fast Food Breakfast Menus Ranked Worst To Best


Along with the internet and no-spill wine
glasses, the modern breakfast sandwich ranks
among one of the most momentous inventions
of the 20th century, and you can get a version
of it at most food locations.
Still, some places do breakfast better than
others.
Let’s go in order from worst to first when
it comes to the fast food industry’s breakfast
sammies.
Did you know Subway served breakfast?
Neither did 19 percent of Subway customers.
The sandwich chain launched a breakfast menu
in 2010, but started letting locations opt
out in the summer of 2018.
The decision to phase out breakfast is probably
a good one.
Subway’s breakfast offerings consist of four
sandwiches with ingredients including bacon,
steak, and egg, and can be served on any one
of Subway’s signature uninspiring breads.
The meat tastes like it was sitting out on
the assembly line all morning.
The egg blend is bland and rubbery, and reportedly
contains a disturbing number of scary ingredients
like propylene glycol, also found in antifreeze;
glycerin, which is found in soap, and a common
ingredient in Silly Putty.
Not exactly the best stuff to line your tummy
with before heading off to school or work.
McDonald’s gets the credit for masterminding
the breakfast sandwich and spearheading the
fast-food breakfast industry, but Jack in
the Box was serving a less successful version
of an egg, meat, and cheese morning sandwich
for at least a year before McDonald’s rolled
out its Egg McMuffin.
Jack in the Box has also been serving breakfast
all day for more than two decades.
So why haven’t Jack in the Box’s breakfast
offerings enjoyed the same lovin’?
Because the chain’s morning selection is just
a little lackluster.
It’s got the standards: English muffin breakfast
sandwiches, biscuit sandwiches, croissant
sandwiches, hash browns, and mini pancakes.
All hearty, familiar, and fast, but unremarkable.
It even has a couple of breakfast burritos,
one of which is served with a promising sounding
“creamy Sriracha sauce.”
While it has a Sriracha-like flavor, it doesn’t
pack much heat.
This makes it especially disappointing to
spice fanatics.
When Starbucks first opened, it served up
coffee drinks and not much else.
It wasn’t until 2003 that the chain started
offering breakfast sandwiches at its Seattle
locations.
These days you can find all sorts of goodies
at just about any Starbucks.
Their sandwiches consist of the usual suspects:
meat, egg, and cheese on ciabatta, biscuit,
English muffin, or croissant.
What sets Starbucks’ food apart is that it’s
made with high-quality ingredients.
The breads are fresh, flaky, or soft as needed,
and not too dry.
There’s cheese, of course, but it’s Swiss,
Gouda, and cheddar, not processed American
cheese.
There are some disappointments, though.
The scrambled eggs are actually “puffed scrambled
egg patties” that contain milk, food starch,
soybean oil, and other additives.
Oh, and they’re all pre-made and frozen before
being shipped to the store and reheated.
The baked goods are also frozen, and include
simple offerings such as muffins and bagels,
as well as patisserie items like almond croissants,
danishes, scones, and sweets.
If you’re looking to be a little more nutrition-conscious,
you can try a cup of oatmeal, a yogurt parfait,
or an egg and cheese protein box.
Sadly, none of it is really better than passable.
Beverage offerings, of course, can’t be beat.
Coffee snobs can get a cup of single-origin
pour over, while their coffee-averse friend
slurps on a strawberries-and-creme blended
Frappuccino or tea.
If you’re thirsty in the morning or craving
a pastry, they’ve got you covered as long
as you don’t mind a re-heated breakfast.
When this east coast chain opened its doors
for the first time in Los Angeles, people
waited in line for up to 30 hours to get a
taste of the menu.
And it lives up to its name, serving up a
selection of donuts, pastries, bagels, and
breakfast sandwiches in the morning, along
with beverages.
Though it does have a new menu of handcrafted
espresso drinks, where Dunkin’ Donuts shines
is flavored coffee.
The chain specializes in seasonal drink flavors
like PEEPS Marshmallow coffee.
As anyone from New England, the birthplace
of Dunkin, can tell you, the coffee is best
served iced, even if there’s snow on the ground.
It’s pretty acidic and a little bitter, so
it’s one of those places that caters heavily
to people who prefer cream and sugar.
“Best part of my day is when I’m at Dunkin’.”
But Dunkin’ Donuts’ breakfast sandwiches are
a little lacking.
The basic meat, egg, and cheese numbers come
served on an English muffin, bagel, or croissant.
They also have mini Wake-Up Wraps with egg,
cheese, and optional meat.
The English muffins have an off taste at this
chain, the croissant option is a little too
greasy, and the bagels tend to be dry.
What gives?
The donuts are consistently good, though,
and the muffins are out of this world.
For your best bet, order a donut and a flavored
iced coffee to start your day.
Only select Wendy’s locations serve breakfast.
The franchise began dabbling in breakfast
back in the ’80’s, but pulled the menu from
most restaurants after struggling to make
a substantial profit.
You can hunt down the elusive Wendy’s breakfast
by using its location finder and filtering
results by “breakfast.”
But whether it’s worth it is up to you.
Wendy’s offers its own take on a Honey Butter
Chicken Biscuit, a much-sought item on the
breakfast menu of its Texas rival, Whataburger.
Wendy’s version doesn’t quite stack up.
More successful items on the Wendy’s morning
menu include seasoned homestyle potatoes and
the Classic Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich,
which is served on a warm breakfast roll with
American cheese, freshly cracked eggs, and
applewood smoked bacon.
Wendy’s also serves its own brand of Redhead
Roasters coffee, which has been lauded among
fast-food coffees.
After some false starts, Burger King unveiled
the Croissan’Wich in 1983.
As the name suggests, the sandwich, which
is still served today, came on a croissant,
and included egg, cheese, and sausage, bacon,
or ham.
For many smaller-town Americans, Burger King’s
Croissan’Wich was their first experience eating
a croissant.
Of course, the BK Croissan’Wich isn’t as magnifique
as the croissants you’d find at a quaint cafe
on the streets of Paris.
The Croissan’Wich croissant is soft and often
flattened.
Since the Croissan’Which, Burger King has
beefed up its breakfast menu to include everything
from breakfast burritos to sourdough breakfast
sandwiches.
Some of these items, like the French Toast
Sticks with hot syrup, are winners.
Others, like the pancakes, which are frozen
and reheated, are…not.
Upon first glance, Sonic’s breakfast menu
looks pretty average.
There are a few burritos, a couple of breakfast
sandwiches, and French toast sticks.
But Sonic adds some touches that make its
menu stand out.
For starters, both the SuperSonic and Ultimate
Meat & Cheese burritos include tater tots,
a breakfasty spin on the California burrito
stuffed with french fries.
The SuperSonic even comes with real vegetables
including tomatoes, onions, and jalapenos.
The Breakfast Toaster is another favorite.
It’s a breakfast sandwich served between two
thick slabs of Texas Toast.
Sonic is another magical establishment that
serves breakfast all day.
It actually serves its entire menu all day,
which means you could pair a breakfast burrito
with chili cheese fries, or an Oreo peanut
butter shake, or your favorite flavor of slush.
One of their infamous roller-skating carhops
will even wheel it straight to your car, where
you can chow your breakfast down in privacy.
Carl’s Jr.’s all-day menu is not for the faint
of heart or the small of stomach.
Its breakfast menu is no different.
It can be divided into three categories: hearty
made-from-scratch biscuits, massive burritos,
and other.
The “other” section is actually where Carl’s
Jr. truly shines.
It consists of the chain’s infamous breakfast
burger, an impressive tower of cheese, bacon,
egg, hash browns, and a beef patty.
Carl’s Jr. claims it was the first major chain
to put an egg on a burger and initially offered
the item during breakfast hours.
In 2017, the franchise announced it would
serve its breakfast burger all day long.
Now, at 3:30 p.m., you can have a breakfast
burger that packs in more than half your daily
recommended calories without waiting for the
next morning.
Overall, Chick-fil-A is devoted to one thing:
chicken.
And if you think chicken has no place on a
breakfast menu, the franchise works hard to
prove you wrong.
The star of the Chick-fil-A menu is its Chick-n-Minis,
which consist of Chick-fil-A nuggets tucked
into warm, mini rolls and coated in honey
butter.
Chick-fil-A also offers a chicken, egg, and
cheese bagel and a hash brown scramble with
chicken nuggets and jalapeno salsa.
In 2016, Chick-fil-A updated its breakfast
menu with The Egg White Grill, a multigrain
English muffin sandwich with grilled chicken
breast and egg whites.
The new item ruffled some feathers because
it replaced the popular Spicy Chicken Biscuit.
If you happened to be disturbed by the mother-and-child-reunion
combination of chicken and egg, Chick-fil-A
does offer some chicken-free breakfast items.
Go healthy with a Greek yogurt parfait or
fruit cup, or the opposite way with a bacon,
egg, and cheese biscuit.
For its breakfast menu, White Castle stuck
with what it knows best: sliders.
The Castle has been cranking out breakfast
for over 30 years and currently offers five
breakfast slider choices with some tempting
add-ons like hash brown nibblers and mini
Belgian waffles with dipping syrup.
White Castle’s waffle sliders are without
a doubt the stars of the breakfast menu.
White Castle is pretty secretive about the
specific bakery that provides its waffles,
but the company goes so far as to import them
from Belgium.
The waffles are sweet, with a smooth vanilla
undertone.
And with real eggs scrambled fresh in-house,
you can’t go wrong with the classic bacon,
egg, and cheese waffle slider.
For something even heartier, the chicken and
waffles slider with country gravy is a knockout.
“You guys kept talking about White Castle
last night so much, it made me start to crave
it, too.”
White Castle was wise enough to start serving
its breakfast menu all day back in 2015.
You can also buy items like the sausage, egg,
and cheese slider in the frozen foods section
of some grocery stores.
Taco Bell’s breakfast menu, launched in 2014,
is daring in its omission of classics like
traditional breakfast sandwiches, pancakes,
and oatmeal.
At a time when most Americans are foggy-eyed,
cranky, and not in the mood for shenanigans,
Taco Bell has boldly experimented with non-conventional
morning meals like the Waffle Taco and the
Breakfast Crunchwrap.
The Waffle Taco has disappeared from the menu,
but Taco Bell has kept its Breakfast Crunchwrap
and introduced a number of other breakfast
creations, like the Grand Scrambler, a breakfast
burrito with your choice of meat plus eggs,
potatoes, cheese, pico de gallo, and sour
cream, and the Mini Skillet Bowl consisting
of eggs with pico, melted cheese, and potatoes.
Taco Bell also offers Cinnabon Delights, which
are basically two donut holes filled with
icing.
You can wash it all down with a Mountain Dew
Kickstart Orange Citrus, a sort of carbonated,
fake orange juice.
Regional chain Whataburger’s breakfast tour
de force is the Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit.
Imagine a biscuit: golden brown on the outside,
fluffy and buttered on the inside.
Then, picture a thick, crispy chicken breast
tucked inside, drenched in honey butter sauce.
So awe-inspiring is the biscuit that a pastor
in McKinney, Texas wrote a soulful, three-minute
ballad to the Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit
called “Something About This Biscuit”.
“From a honey butter chicken biscuit to that
beefy burger, hey, come celebrate with me,
right here at Whataburger.”
Whataburger offers an extensive breakfast
menu of other winners, like the crunchy hash
brown sticks, Breakfast on a Bun — a typical
egg, cheese, and sausage breakfast sandwich,
but on a bun — and its notorious taquitos,
revered as manna from heaven by many Texans.
McDonald’s still reigns supreme when it comes
to fast food breakfasts.
Since making breakfast history with the Egg
McMuffin in 1971, McDonald’s went on to mastermind
gems including portable hash browns, biscuit
breakfast sandwiches, and the majestic McGriddle.
To satisfy the public’s insatiable hunger
for its breakfast dishes, McDonald’s introduced
all-day breakfast in 2015.
No longer do hungover breakfast seekers have
to roll out of bed and speed to McDonald’s,
only to discover they stopped serving breakfast
at 10:30 a.m.
You can feast on a Sausage McMuffin or Bacon,
Egg, & Cheese Bagel at any hour.
McDonald’s even offers some healthy(ish) options,
including fruit and maple oatmeal and an Egg
White Delight McMuffin, made with “100% freshly
grilled egg whites and 250 calories.”
Though reasonable healthy, they still, somehow,
manage to be tasty.
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100 thoughts on “Fast Food Breakfast Menus Ranked Worst To Best

  • Nope def dont think McDonald's should be on top. Especially bc the serving all day breakfast is bs it's not all served all day.

  • There is no excuse to not go to a local diner in your town and get a breakfast sandwich made to order. Takes a little longer, but the difference in quality and taste is what it is all about. Plus, you will be supporting someone who will make sure your food is done right.

  • Love the sous vide egg bites from Starbucks. Love the donuts at dunkin. Burger King has a decent breakfast. Carl's Jr/Hardee's has the best breakfast around. Love the chicken biscuits at Chik-fil-a. Taco Bell is underrated when it comes to breakfast. Despite knowing their way around breakfast, McDonald's are on their toes with stiff competition from Taco Bell and Carl's Jr/Hardee's.

  • So I guess this list is all about the sales not quality because Mc Ds is the worst crap you can put in your mouth

  • McD's makes the best and probably always will. Chick-Fil-A makes amazing chicken sandwiches but it and Burger Kings breakfast are nasty tasting. Burger King has excellent French toast sticks and hash browns but that's about it.

  • Starbucks should have been last, if at all on the list. My sister worked there, and used to bring back breakfast sandwhiches which were all refrigerated, and came in plastic wrap. It was pretty gross.

  • Soooo you don't like half of these because of "scary ingredients" like preservatives? Don't forget you're dealing with fast food

  • In North Carolina we don’t even question where to go for fast food breakfast. Bojangles or Hardee’s, take your pick (I’m in a part of the state without Biscuitville)

  • I had a Subway breakfast sandwich once. It was decent, but I never did it again and I don't really regret it. As for Starbucks, considering they're frozen and heated up and use the egg patties they're pretty damn good.

    You didn't praise the Dunkin' Wake-up Wraps nearly enough, though. 😛 Those things are mana from heaven!

  • I've had white castle breakfast maybe once or twice & it actually was pretty good. They use real eggs & not some egg product like most chains. I may go get again now that you mentioned it.

  • Any meal that includes sugar in large amounts is bad for you. Most of them had some form of it. You are better off to have meat for breakfast as it's a slow burning energy.

  • Q: A tasty fast food sandwich for the early morning OR spankin the monkey in the AM…..
    A: A Breakfast JACK

  • Putting Jack in the Box low is a little silly… They have a lot of offerings, all are pretty flavorful. Whoever ranked them is a moron ://

  • The problem with JITB is that they introduce a great breakfast sandwich, and then slowly swap out ingredients and make cuts to the quality over time, all while increasing the price. When they first started selling breakfast burritos, they were great, but they made some big changes to them and now they're garbage.

  • Well, the biggest breakfast place in my area is probably Tudors. They’re mostly known just here in West Virginia though. They only have a few restaurants outside of West Virginia. The next biggest place here is probably McDonald's. Wendy’s doesn’t even sell breakfast here.

  • To the person narrating this video……It's NOT samwich. The word is sandwich. This is a common mistake, and said all of the time. But it's still incorrect. The origin of the word dates back a few hundred years to the Earl of Sandwich who gets credit for inventing it.

  • I have a Wendy's that serves breakfast near me in Memphis, TN and one I occasionally visit in West Memphis AR. I like all their offerings and like the little potato wedges on the side. IMO, they have the best quality sausage offered at any fast food places I have gone to and the baconator sandwich is quite good,; having bacon and sausage.

  • Whataburger left my town years ago and White Castle has never been here, but I surprised Steak and Shake wasn't on your list. Their breakfast burger is awesome.

  • What the heck? They complained about subways ingredients and all the other ones but McDonald's is like putting a bucket of chemicals in your mouth

  • can't beat those Carl's commercials. Somewhat surprised by Taco Bell since most of their food is disgusting

  • do NOT eat the carl's jr. breakfast burger . the video is 10 times more appealing than the actual burger . big disappointment .

  • Mcdonalds has gone to crap the last few years. Back in the 90’s they might have competed for the top spot, but not now. Sorry White Castle and Carl Jr’s need to be higher.

  • I admittedly love McDonald’s Sausage, Egg and Cheese Muffins. I wish they had a lower-calorie version.
    The problem with other fast-food places is that their eggs are scrambled, not fried whole and unscrambled as they are on McDonalds’ delicious McMuffins.

  • California DESPERATELY needs Dunkin’ Donuts. Best coffee anywhere — 100x better than Starbucks at 1/3 the price.

  • Both Carl’s Jr. and Burger King need to STOP SCRAMBLING their eggs and serve unscrambled whole eggs as are featured on the Egg McMuffins. As of now, I’m willing to pay more for Sausage McMuffins with Egg ((which are sooooo good) than pay less for their competitors’ scrambled-egg offerings. I hope someone from CJR and BK is reading this!

  • The double-sausage McGriddles are awesome. I hope they remain a regular part of the menu at McDonald’s.

  • Breakfast egg sandwiches? Um – they have to cook the egg and put it on the sandwich. It's not rocket science. A factory-shipped, frozen & thawed out in a microwave egg? Really? Any store doing this has gotten things wrong. They don't want to hire a cook, or install a griddle. Muffins, bagels, croissant, etc. can be made off-site, no problem – but not eggs. Such attempts can't compete with a store that will cook your egg fresh in the morning. Sorry.

    Passing a SUBWAY shop one morning when they first introduced breakfast there; the sign ready "FREE coffee any breakfast sandwich." I went in and ordered. The guy reaches into the fridge and takes out a clear plastic bag with a twist tie. Inside is large stack of frozen disks. "What's that?" I ask. "These are eggs for your sandwich." he says. "Oh. No thanks," I say and walk-out.

  • Propelyne glycerol and Glycerin are very common ingredients, PG is literately used in vapes so you can inhale it, its harmless, and Glycerin is used in pill capsules.

  • Why has it never occurred to me to put the hash brown INTO the sandwich! I definitely would have rated Jack higher.

  • The whole list is just McDonald's, burgerking,taco bell, sonic Carl Jr and subway, they're all bad and absolutely the worst place to eat

  • I’m not watching the video. I clicked on it to tell you that nobody is interested in 100000 of the same videos you fucker Mashed. Just fucking stop or getting another voice actor cause this bitch is annoying as fuck!!!!!

  • Just get yourself some potato bread, chicken breast filets that you cover in some tasty rub, nice melty cheese of your preference and have yourself a proper breakfast in 15min max. Why eat any of the crap in this video? Edit: ok except Chick-Fil-A which is absolutely delicious too!

  • "The same thing used in anti freeze"

    Shut up retard water is H2O and Hydrogen KILLS you. Should I not drink water anymore?

  • With the exception of a rubbery steak sandwich that I had at Quiznos, I think Subway's breakfast is the worse fast food I've ever had. I'm not a snob either. I think Taco Bell and McDonalds are actually pretty decent. But, wow, those were memorably bad. Subway's salads are good though.

  • The best hangover fast food breakfast is McDonald's Steak, Egg, & Cheese Bagel sandwich features a steak patty, grilled onions, American cheese, folded egg, and Breakfast sauce on a toasted and buttered bagel. It has 43% of the daily fat and almost 700 calories. That with a cup of coffee and a vanilla milk shake will get you back on your artery clogged feet again !!/:)

  • Panera Bread has the best breakfast sandwiches on the market and their pastries and drinks are out of this world. They weren’t even mentioned in this video.

  • McDonald's number 1????? McD is mediocre at best!!!! Whataburger is EASILY number 1!!!!!!!!!!!!! They didn't even mention the Breakfast on a bun Ranchero, the best breakfast sandwich ANYWHERE!!!! It is no longer on the menu but you can still order it and they will happily make it hot and fresh for you!!!!

  • Your contradictory about Starbucks you say it's all fresh ingredients to go on and then bash it for being frozen and not fresh

  • Na bro Dunkin Doughnuts #10? They got the best breakfast sandwhiches, good coffee, and doughnuts.

    At least top 5

  • Who the fuck judges these? How the hell is chick-fil-a higher on the list than Dunkin’ Donuts?

  • jack in the box breakfast, lunch and desert is good as hell. i dont know what this 1999 garbage videos talkin about. ??? then they have starbucks this one had my dying. star bucks breakfast doesnt get any worse than any place you can go. the prices? way over priced. their meats eggs and cheese? taste like chemicals and plain microwaveable 99cent. the crossants alone are good but thats about it. if you went to mcdonalds and compared them to starbucks youd think mcdonalds was a 9/10. the person who did this research hasnt even gone to half of these places. this videos invalid.

  • Hearing the thoughts of Dunkin doughnuts coffee made me cringe. It's not bitter, it's watered down and weak. If you want flavor it's way to sweet and flat out only bearable if you've never had a good cup of coffee

  • Some states, including Texas, Oklahoma, Michigan and a few others still sell the classic biscuits and gravy at McDonalds, and yes folks, IT'S DELICIOUS.

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