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.


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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.

Taste: 6.00/10
Value: 8.50/10
Grubbing on-the-go: 6.75/10
Price: $1.00

Overall GrubGrade: 6.25 (Average)

More Info: BurgerKing.com
Nutrition Facts:
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

13 comments on “Fast Food Review: BK Breakfast Muffin Sandwich from Burger King

  1. Adam says:

    You know, when I want something cheap and crappy for me at a fast food place, I usually opt for sweet in the mornings. I figure it’s better to have my blood sugar rocket and for me to be bouncing off walls than it is to fall asleep 30 minutes after breakfast haha. The sausage on this baby doesn’t look that bad though.

  2. Matt W says:

    The very light toasting of the muffin was my problem with it as well. A shame really because that’s an easy fix for BK to make as opposed to poor tasting sausage or something like that.

  3. Chefprotoss or dan says:

    I tried this when it first came out and thought it was decent. Absolutely a great value. The second time it might have been the greasiest sandwhich I have ever had. If I didn’t know it was bk I would swear that the entire sandwhich was poached in margerine. I figured I would make it dummy-proof the next time and order it with no margerine. The girl at the counter said it would take 25 minutes. That isn’t an exageration either. I have no problem waiting for food but obviously I said no thanks and left. Haven’t had one since. I like bk less and less each time I go. They also get the award for worst bacon and produce of any restaurant fast food or otherwise, ever.

  4. Zachary Jacob Zblewski says:

    I miss BK’s old $1 breakfast sandwich that they had before the breakfast value menu came out. I think it was called the Ham Omelet Sandwich or something like that. It was ham, egg and cheese with a maple sauce on a hamburger bun, and it was delicious!

  5. Manavee says:

    I tried this a while ago and thought it was very “fast foody.” Just kind of greasy, not particularly high quality ingredients. For $1, I can’t complain too much though…and going to Burger King, I shouldn’t have been expecting haute cuisine.

  6. “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.”

    haha dedication. how can fast food be so good, but so very bad, all at once?

  7. David A says:

    I am sticking with my 150 calorie egg and cheese VitaSandwich!

  8. Rhiannon says:

    I put all my money on Subway’s breakfast muffins.

    Deeeelish

  9. J.B. says:

    This looks lousy.
    I actually did an experiment last year to see what it would cost to duplicate this sandwich and I was surprised that it actually came out to be cheaper to make it at home than to buy it from the restaurant and that is without using any coupons so I determined that they were making an even greater profit margin on these than I even imagined.

    • Chefprotoss or dan says:

      Dude, what restaurants do you go to where things are cheaper than making the items yourself? Of course it costs more at BK.

  10. mitchery says:

    That’s a lot of calories for a breakfast sandwich and it really doesn’t look all that good. I’ll stick to their wraps that have bacon, egg, cheese and hash browns inside them. If I’m going to go for a high calorie intake I want it to be worth it 🙂

  11. Aimee says:

    “Even though it’s more expensive, I’d still pick the McD’s Sausage McMuffin with Egg over this.”

    Very telling. Thank you. I’m allergic to margarine, live 1/2 a block from Hardees & usually just get the egg & cheese sandwich wherever. (eggmcmuffin, no ham = <3 )