- September is National Breakfast Month, and I decided to compare similar breakfasts from fast-food chains.
- I ordered the same breakfast from McDonald’s and Burger King to compare them on taste and value.
- Burger King’s biscuit was practically leaking butter, but to me it tasted better than the McDonald’s one.
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I ordered a sausage, egg, and cheese biscuit breakfast sandwich and hash browns from each chain. I started by trying out Burger King’s.
My meal cost $US5 ($AU7).36 ($AU7), plus taxes and fees. I ordered it through the Seamless app from my local restaurant in Brooklyn, New York.
I thought just over $US5 ($AU7) was a fair price for how much food I received.
I got a medium hash brown and thought it was more than enough.
A medium-size hash brown from Burger King cost me $US2.19 ($AU3).
It came packed to the brim with small fried hash browns.
I enjoyed the hash browns from Burger King – I thought they were fluffy on the inside and perfectly crispy on the outside.
They could have used a little sauce for added flavor but were just fine on their own as well.
I also got a sausage, egg, and cheese biscuit breakfast sandwich from Burger King.
It cost $US3.79 ($AU5) and came wrapped in wax paper to keep the heat and buttery biscuit safely tucked inside.
Right away, I noticed how buttery this sandwich was.
Butter had completely coated the wax paper wrapping.
Once I opened the sandwich, I saw right away why the wrapping was so buttery.
The biscuit was a dark yellow color and almost crispy in texture. This told me right away that a lot of butter was added to whatever batter they use to make their biscuits.
The sandwich came with a biscuit, sausage patty, egg, and a slice of American cheese.
When I bit into the breakfast sandwich, it tasted heavily of butter, but I could still taste the juicy sausage patty and egg.
There were small pockets of butter or oil on the top of the biscuit.
However, that didn’t really turn me off. There’s nothing worse than a dry biscuit … which I would discover later on in this taste test.
The sausage patty was perfectly thick and moist, while the eggs were light and fluffy.
The biscuit was crumbly rather than flaky, but it complemented the other flavors and provided the perfect vehicle for the other ingredients.
I ordered the same items from McDonald’s: a sausage, egg, and cheese biscuit breakfast sandwich and one hash brown.
My meal cost $US7.38 ($AU10), plus taxes and fees. I also got it delivered through the Seamless app.
It was slightly more expensive than the meal from Burger King, so I was anxious to see if the flavor would live up to the higher price tag.
When I compared the same meals from Burger King and McDonald’s, the meal from the larger chain was also more expensive.
I got one hash brown, which appeared to be smaller in size than the medium hash browns from Burger King.
However, it was more expensive at $US2.29 ($AU3).
The hash brown was perfectly crispy on the outside.
It wasn’t as fluffy as the Burger King hash browns. The potato inside was more shredded in texture and had a lot more moisture. I liked it but thought the serving size was a little small and expensive for getting basically the same menu item taste-wise.
I’m a big fan of McDonald’s McMuffin breakfast sandwiches but have less frequently tried their biscuit options.
The sausage, egg, and cheese biscuit sandwich cost me $US5 ($AU7).09, which was more expensive than the one from Burger King.
The biscuit was lighter in color than the Burger King one but looked more like a traditional biscuit.
However, when I bit in, I was surprisingly a little disappointed.
I thought the biscuit was dry and crumbly.
It stuck to the roof of my mouth. The texture made it difficult to really taste the other ingredients — all I could taste was the biscuit.
I didn’t have any urge to finish this sandwich.
The eggs and sausage were both pretty moist, but not enough to overpower the dry biscuit. In my opinion, the biscuit could have used some of the butter I found the Burger King sandwich practically drenched in.
Overall, I enjoyed both meals and thought they were both good deals in terms of value.
I then had to decide which meal I preferred based on each item.
Both of the breakfast sandwiches were around the same size and had the same ingredients, but I preferred the one from Burger King.
Even though it bordered on too buttery, I thought it had more flavor and the biscuit was a nice consistency to allow the other flavors to come through. The biscuit from McDonald’s was simply too dry for my tastes and made the other ingredients fade into the background.
Taste-wise, the hash browns from each brand tasted almost exactly the same.
However, the Burger King order came with more and they were less expensive. In my mind, that gave the smaller chain an obvious win.
Overall, I preferred the breakfast from Burger King.
I thought the biscuit sandwich was flavorful and moist, and the hash browns were a great value for how much I received. In my own personal breakfast wars, this fast-food chain came out on top.