Fast Food Review: BK Breakfast Muffin Sandwich from Burger King
This sorta new breakfast item from Burger King has been around since last fall nationwide. In an obvious attempt to go after the “Golden Arches”, Burger King went with the copycat approach as most competitors do. Well, a breakfast sandwich is a breakfast sandwich right? There’s only so much you can do to get creative and absurd. The BK Breakfast Muffin Sandwich is simple and standard breakfast sandwich fare. Time to review.
Described by Burger King:
It’s a breakfast sandwich fit for The King – the BK® Breakfast Muffin Sandwich. When sizzling sausage, a fluffy egg, melted cheese and a buttery English muffin take on breakfast, this is the tasty result. Swing by and pick one up for only a buck.
Key word in the description… “buck”. Yep, just a dollar. I sure do love value menus. The BK Breakfast Muffin Sandwich joins the BK Breakfast Value Menu along with the Sausage Biscuit, the Cheesy Bacon BK Wrapper, Hash Browns, French Toast Sticks and Cini-Mini’s. For a breakfast sandwich that offers the variety of sausage, egg and cheese and not just a slab of breakfast sausage in a biscuit, it’s a worthy buy. While there isn’t anything really special about it, if you are in need of a fatty fix for spare change, it’s OK with me. Now I’m sure you’re thinking, “It’s really not worth my dollar to get a stomachache at 8am”… well, this is fast food we’re talking about. I’ve spent many hours wincing in pain over a cheap meal in order to hone the craft that is GrubGrade 🙂 . The BK Breakfast Muffin Sandwich has a sausage patty which is salty as expected, a scrambled fluff of egg that is buttery as expected and a mess of cheese that is a melty disaster as expected. A greasy gut-bomb that fits comfortably in your hand. It’s really everything you’d come to expect from a standard, cheap breakfast sandwich. I’m sure I’d order it again if I was strapped for time and money, I just wish the English muffin was toasted a bit better. If you don’t toast up the muffin enough, you’ll spend more time chewing than you’d like.
So in closing, is the BK Breakfast Muffin Sandwich a winner? Well, it’s pretty average, but it’s also just $1.00… so yeah, it’s a decent buy for your dollar… just not quite a winner. I usually try to start my mornings with something a lot less greasy than a fast food breakfast sandwich, but sometimes a drive-thru and a value menu are a necessary evil.
Pros: Only $1.00. The variety of meat/egg/cheese sandwich on a value menu, McDonald's doesn't even have that.
Cons: Rubbery English Muffin could benefit from some extra toasting. Greasy hand-held gut-bomb. Even though it's more expensive, I'd still pick the McD's Sausage McMuffin with Egg over this.
Grubbing on-the-go: 6.75/10
Overall GrubGrade: 6.25 (Average)
More Info: BurgerKing.com
K Breakfast Muffin Sandwich
Calories - 410
Fat - 26 grams
Saturated Fat - 9 grams
Cholesterol - 125 milligrams
Carbs - 24 grams
Sodium - 860 milligrams
Sugars - 2 grams
Protein - 17 grams