Food on the Run: New BK Breakfast Menu

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9/16/2010 11:00 AM   :  98 comments   :  18,204 Views

Burger King has added nine new breakfast items to their menu to help you have breakfast your way. This is the fast food restaurant chain's largest menu expansion ever.

The new BK Breakfast commercials have caught a lot of positive buzz that they hope will help them march up to number one in the fast food breakfast battle. The ever-popular Croissan'wich is still on the menu as well as the BK Breakfast Muffin Sandwich and the Breakfast Bowl. Now you can select a cup of Seattle's Best coffee and a Club breakfast sandwich, mini biscuits or a breakfast platter to complete your morning meal.

We know it is important to eat breakfast even if it isn't ideal. We have previously shared other fast food breakfast information in our ongoing Food on the Run series. With an Ultimate Breakfast Platter containing 1,310 calories, 72 grams of fat and 2,490 mg of sodium on the new menu, it will be important to know what to look for if you are selecting from the new BK Breakfast Menu.

BK Breakfast Ciabatta Club Sandwich - A whole grain Ciabatta with ham, bacon, tomatoes, cheese and tomato sauce on eggs

Calories – 480

Fat – 23 grams

Sodium – 1,270 mg

Carbohydrates – 41 grams

Protein – 24 grams

Make It Your Way - While the total calories aren't too bad for a complete meal, the total fat count is and so is the sodium content. You could reduce the total fat and sodium if you ask for it without bacon.

Mini Blueberry Biscuits - 4 piece serving with icing for dipping

Calories – 390

Fat – 15 grams

Sodium – 830 mg

Carbohydrates – 57 grams

Protein – 5 grams

Make It Your Way - Sharing these with three other friends when you go out for coffee would be the best idea for these new sweet treats.

Pancakes and Sausage Platter - Three pancakes with syrup and sausage

Calories – 670

Fat – 34 grams

Sodium – 1,010 mg

Protein – 14 grams

Make It Your Way - Sharing this meal with another person or taking half of it home would be your best option but it still is fairly high in fat.

BK Ultimate Breakfast Platter - Scrambled eggs, hash browns, sausage, biscuit and pancakes with syrup

Calories – 1,310

Fat – 72 grams

Sodium – 2,490 mg

Carbohydrate – 134 grams

Protein – 32 grams

Make It Your Way - Avoiding this meal completely would be our recommendation.

In addition to these new breakfast menu items, some of the older favorites remain on the list as well.

BK Breakfast Bowl - Eggs, potatoes, peppers, sausage, and cheese.

Calories – 540

Fat – 42 grams

Sodium – 1,020 mg

Carbohydrates – 17 grams

Protein – 24 grams

Make It Your Way - The eggs, potatoes and peppers provide a balanced meal with a lower calorie, fat and sodium content. Ask them to leave off the sausage and only sprinkle some cheese on top to make this meal a better nutritional fit.

Croissan'wich - Ham, Egg and Cheese on a croissant

Calories – 550

Fat – 28 grams

Sodium – 1,470 mg

Carbohydrate – 57 grams

Protein – 17 grams

Make It Your Way - The croissant by itself provides 160 calories and 6 grams of fat. If you really want this type of sandwich, skip the ham and cheese and stick with an Egg Croussan'wich that provides 250 calories, 12 grams fat, and 470 mg of sodium.

French Toast Sticks - 3 piece serving

Calories – 350

Fat – 11 grams

Sodium – 280 mg

Carbohydrates – 59 grams

Protein – 3 grams

Make It Your Way - While this is not an extremely nutrient rich option, it is one of the lowest sodium choices for the calories. If low sodium is your top priority, this would likely be a good choice.

BK Breakfast Muffin Sandwich - English muffin, ham, eggs, cheese with a honey butter sauce

Calories – 240

Fat – 12 grams

Sodium – 790 mg

Carbohydrates – 24 grams

Protein – 12 grams

Make It Your Way - This is your best breakfast choice especially if you remove the honey butter sauce and cheese for simply a Ham and Egg Muffin Sandwich with 170 calories, 4.5 grams fat, 550 mg sodium.

More than 460 breakfast items were added to restaurant menu boards during 2009. There are more than 12,000 Burger King restaurants around the world interested in winning the new fast food breakfast battle. Caution is necessary when making a fast food breakfast stop and knowledge is definitely power to win the weight war.

Have you seen the new BK Breakfast commercials? Are you tempted to march in to try the new items?


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Comments

  • 98
    I don't like BK. I've had the Frech Toast Sticks. Always stale...they must sit under the warming lights for hours. YUCK - 11/14/2011   12:47:10 PM
  • 97
    No I haven't tried them and I probably won't. I have really stopped going to fast food restaurants and have been cooking at home. Not opposed to it, just like eating "home cooked" meals. - 4/18/2011   9:06:26 PM
  • 96
    I have been to BK four times for breakfast,, asked for my money back all four times, that garbage they sell is disgusting,,
    I don't care if they have milk from a virgin goat, I do not darken their doors,, did you know they do not wear gloves(nor does Tim Hortons) ?? - 4/8/2011   6:30:00 PM
  • 95
    I watch my cholesterol now, so no way. And besides, there's nothing like a steaming hot bowl of oatmeal in the morning for me since reforming my eating habits. I love it! Healthy is as healthy does. - 9/21/2010   7:59:53 PM
  • 94
    I stopped eating fast food a long time ago. I occasionally go to a restaurant that serves fresh items. This does not sound healthy to me so I know I won't be going. - 9/20/2010   10:00:58 AM
  • 93
    Make it my way? I say NO WAY to ALL of these! - 9/19/2010   11:56:29 PM
  • PERKINSSISTERS
    92
    I wouldn't touch any of these with a 10-foot pole! - 9/19/2010   9:49:18 PM
  • 91
    Try to avoid most FF places, now I know why. - 9/19/2010   8:07:50 PM
  • 90
    I make my own at home where I know what the nutritionals are.

    Was at our local office supply store the other night after work and could smell BK next door. I argued with myself when the 1st thought was "Oh...a double cheeseburger"...500 cals. then a single would be....250 calories...I drove home without either and went for a walk! - 9/19/2010   4:29:02 PM
  • 89
    It sounds to me like we are better off eating at home! - 9/19/2010   4:05:31 PM
  • GOLFINGJOAN
    88
    wow I'm glad I don't eat fast food breakfasts - 9/19/2010   1:37:59 PM
  • 87
    I have almost eliminated all fast food. Maybe once a year KFC. ... And an occasional plain vanilla ice cream, or a coffee, from McDonalds. - 9/19/2010   9:30:23 AM
  • 86
    NO. I read that BK's market is 22-34 yo males, so this figurers. - 9/19/2010   1:02:02 AM
  • 85
    hehehe...

    i think i'll make it my way. period!

    - 9/19/2010   12:34:45 AM
  • 84
    eeeewwww! I can make a much better breakfast! And breakfast is fast and easy! Skippin' it Big time. - 9/18/2010   10:39:38 PM
  • MOMWITH4BOYS
    83
    Breakfast is the easiest in a hurry meal- a cup of cereal poured into a reusable container; a container of greek yogurt- yum; a banana, apple, orange; and many more- all easy and healthier than this new menu! - 9/18/2010   5:09:37 PM
  • 82
    I love fast food but I am not a BK fan. The sodium scares me a bit. - 9/18/2010   3:31:01 PM
  • 81
    I'm not tempted in the least to try these breakfasts. I've not seen the adds and I actually avoid most fast food breakfasts due to the high fat content. If I'm eating breakfast out, I pick up a muffin or go to a sit down restaurant where I can order something healthier (ie: poached eggs on dry toast and fruit cup). - 9/18/2010   10:39:21 AM
  • 80
    I've been away from fast food for many years now. I don't see anything on this menu to tempt me to go back. Calories vs nutrition is very low. - 9/18/2010   10:38:09 AM
  • 79
    Thank you for the valuable information in these articles. Fast food is not part of my routine but I might eat it when I'm on the road - always good to know what's out there.

    BCONTHEROAD, BK posts their nutritional information on line. Here's what you ate :)

    380 calories; 7g sat. fat; 185mg cholesterol; 2g sugar; 28g carbs; 24g fat; 0.5g trans fat; 13g protein; 1020mg sodium

    http://www.bk.com/en/us/menu-nutrit
    ion/index.html
    - 9/18/2010   9:41:06 AM
  • 78
    Oh gosh....I live in Brazil now and they don't have this yet. In the three years I've been here more and more fast food franchises are opening. Maybe I'm just imagining this but I see more heavy people now than when we first came here. Still, fast food is a treat - it's much more expensive than a traditional meal. - 9/18/2010   8:09:12 AM
  • ROSEMARDORF
    77
    The calories,fat, and sodium content is really high. No I don't plan on going there for breakfast. - 9/18/2010   12:06:52 AM
  • NEORN75
    76
    Nothing makes me more ill then fast food breaskfast items! Even before SP I didn't eat there very often. During my dd's season if we have an early morning competition, we will stop for her cini minis and I'll get an egg mcmuffin w/ no meat. Anytime I've gone to BK I can see the grease thorugh the wrapper...ick. - 9/17/2010   10:04:06 PM
  • 75
    Haven't seen the commercials; and I definitely will not run in to have any of these. Too many calories and fat. - 9/17/2010   9:04:24 PM
  • 74
    If I eat out for breakfast, it's usually when I get together with a friend, something nice and leisurely, and it's never a fast food place, I pick places where I can get something healthier.

    If I am really in a rush in the morning, it only takes me minute to make a peanut butter sandwich and grab a piece of fruit, a lot healthier than fast food, it's filling, and it takes less time than going through a drive through. - 9/17/2010   5:28:41 PM
  • 73
    Thanks for the info......BK was my preferred fast food....I always ordered a kids meal with water...........Haven't eaten there in months. This will help keep me on the straight and narrow. Thanks - 9/17/2010   2:24:52 PM
  • 72
    I had a cheesy bacon BK wrap this morning!!! Where's the info on this? - 9/17/2010   1:37:13 PM
  • 19PITSY53
    71
    WOW WHAT AN EYEOPENER. I'm tempted everyday I go to work as I have to DRIVE BY these fast food places. Most days I can drive by with no problem; I sure hope this will pop into my mind when the urge hits me.

    I have gotten my DH to be more aware too. - 9/17/2010   1:34:45 PM
  • 70
    I can guarantee I won't be trying any of this. It all sounds like salty grease. - 9/17/2010   1:15:54 PM
  • 69
    I couldn't tell you the last time i had a fast food breakfast. I'll be passing. - 9/17/2010   12:54:35 PM
  • 68
    Funny thing is, most people are more particular about the gas they put in their car than what they put in their mouth. Even if you don't have time for breakfast at home, most people have access to a microwave at work. In less than 10 minutes you can have a bowl of oatmeal (not the packets; I like Trader Joe's Quick Cook Steel Cut Oats) with some cinnamon, fresh blueberries, banana and Greek yogurt: 438 cal, 87g carb, 3g fat, 21g protein, 63mg sodium. In the same amount of time you can break 3 eggs into a bowl (w/ or w/o yolks) and nuke for a minute, add a slice of low fat jalapeρo cheese (and Canadian bacon if you eat meat), nuke for another couple minutes, then slide it out onto an english muffin (spray the bowl first). - 9/17/2010   12:45:49 PM
  • NEFARIOUS-01
    67
    I admit I have a weakness for fast food breakfast, but articles and information like this help keep me on track with cutting this stuff out of my life. I haven't actually had fast food from McD, BK, Wendy's, or any where else in a little over 2 years. - 9/17/2010   12:34:39 PM
  • 66
    Great info ~ thanks. I stay away from all processed foods as much as possible and make my own breakfasts. On the run can include a low fat string cheese, fresh fruit and fat free yogurt with some ground flax seed added or not. Frozen fruit added to the yogurt with Truvia or Splenda is great too. - 9/17/2010   12:11:25 PM
  • 25LADY
    65
    I have to say that I seen the commercials & I am not impressed one bit!!! - 9/17/2010   11:44:51 AM
  • 64
    I can do better at home with my egg beaters etc... for less calories.. i get those sandwich things, turkey bacon or ham light cheese and egg betters and make my own sandwiches or wraps. :) I even add veggies like tomatoes, red onions, cucumbers and spinich to them.. :) - 9/17/2010   11:36:22 AM
  • 63
    I really appreciate SP giving us this information - knowledge is power, and I have started making much better CONSCIOUS choices after reading these articles and doing the Food Showdowns. THANKS!!! - 9/17/2010   11:13:31 AM
  • 62
    I have mastered the art of making my own quick b-fast sandwich. I use a whole grain english muffin, egg substitute and low-fat cheese. My husband bought me a mini-skillet for x-mas that is the perfect size for one egg. While my muffin is toasting i cook the one egg(or egg substitute). It really only takes a couple minutes to cook and assemble. i also have used a small custard cup and microwaved an egg, it also is the perfect size for the english muffin. - 9/17/2010   10:58:58 AM
  • MMM225
    61
    I really enjoy BK's french toast sticks so I use them to reward myself. But afterwards, I do only stick to super-healthy foods. - 9/17/2010   10:26:07 AM
  • 60
    I'm so glad I don't eat fast food for breakfast anymore - I remember not too long ago I would hit BK or McDonald's for a meal (pick one, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, taste for fries, etc. :)

    Since making some really healthy changes and not giving these folks my hard earned money anymore (and joining Spark), I can now smell a fast food restaurant before the yellow arches come into my view, or I see a picture of a whopper in the window...there is a certain smell that enters my vehicle and I know I'm close to a Mickey D's, Burger King, etc.

    When I read blogs with priceless information like the nutritional information provided here and then stop and think about the many times I put that in my body...it just makes me so thankful that I no longer do that, and can create a much healthier version of "fast food" at home.

    Thanks Spark!! :-) - 9/17/2010   10:22:00 AM
  • 59
    Definitely not worth the calories OR carbs. If you are on a diabetic diet - one meal could be more than half your days worth of carbs or a whole days worth. YUCK!
    PS I never eat fast food breakfast - even before SP however I do miss a bagel once in a while. - 9/17/2010   10:06:06 AM
  • 58
    Absolutely not and thank you for the warning. The Breakfast Platter has a whole day's worth of sodium! When is the fast food industry going to get with the program? There is a great opportunity waiting for some entreprenuer. - 9/17/2010   10:05:26 AM
  • THEESLADY
    57
    I have seen the commercials, and was not impressed - I am even less tempted to go to BK for anything after reading this article. Between the high sodium and fat contents - who needs it??????????????? - 9/17/2010   9:50:57 AM
  • ANNMARIE8565
    56
    Nope...won't try them...if I need to buy my breakfast it's Subway Western Melt on english muffin. - 9/17/2010   9:27:41 AM
  • 55
    no, I prefer to cook my own breakfast unless we are traveling. too much sodium and fat. - 9/17/2010   9:19:54 AM
  • 54
    Good to know, maybe i will just avoid it all the way! - 9/17/2010   8:48:47 AM
  • 53
    This one is easy, I NEVER eat breakfast at a fast food place. - 9/17/2010   8:45:34 AM
  • 52
    I haven't seen the ads, and I'm not really tempted by any of these choices. - 9/17/2010   8:36:03 AM
  • 51
    More choices but necessarily better. - 9/17/2010   8:07:52 AM
  • FATTIREFLYER
    50
    Is this the best BK can do? Sad. How on earth is the health of people in America going to get better if there is junk like this on offer? At least there are options to remove certain ingredients. Have it your way, BK.... my way is not to go through your door at all until you go much easier on the salt and fat content of your menu. - 9/17/2010   6:24:32 AM
  • 49
    No thanks, BK; I'll stick to things like yogurt and fresh fruit, with a sunny-side-up egg on a piece of toast on the side. - 9/17/2010   3:11:49 AM

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