It is no secret that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It gives us the energy and sustenance to battle that long commute to the office and to work way past lunch time. Of course, you would want to have a big meal if you know there’s tons of things to do in the office, since a big, hearty meal can save your day. But what if you don’t have time to cook? Or maybe cooking just isn’t your thing?
Well, that’s what fast food chains are for! Just drive to your favorite fast food restaurant, order your food, and go. No one’s forcing you to eat in your car, though. If you can’t wait until you get to the office before you wolf down that sandwich and sip that brewed coffee, you can eat in the restaurant. We would do the same thing too!
Indulge in these yummy breakfast choices from the country’s favorite fast food chains:
There’s so much to love here. Our top choices on Starbucks’ breakfast menu are the Slow-Roasted Ham & Swiss Sandwich, Bacon & Gouda Sandwich, and Spinach & Feta Wrap. Their heavenly Double-Smoked Cheddar & Egg Sandwich is made of wheat-enriched croissant roll, fried egg patty, smoked bacon, and sharp cheddar cheese. Sounds tempting, we know, but eat moderately because aside from its protein and carbohydrate contents, it also has calories, fats, cholesterol, and sodium. So, alternate these delicious munchies with lighter and healthier meals from time to time. You can try their Classic Whole-Grain Oatmeal and Oatmeal with Fresh Blueberries. And to complete your meal, have a featured dark roast or a Caffè Misto.
Over the years, Wendy’s has proven time and time again why they remain one of America’s giant fast food chains. Their bestselling breakfast items include Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit, Mornin’ Melt Panini, Sausage Burrito, and Seasoned Homestyle Potatoes. As an extra energy booster, get one of their wholesome oatmeal bars, which is made of whole oats, tart cranberries, and sweet blueberries. This yummy bar only has 290 calories, it contains 4 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber. As for the drinks, you have a choice among regular and decaffeinated coffee, Honest Tropical Green Tea, orange juice, and iced coffee.
Unlike some food chains, Arby’s offers their breakfast sandwiches all day, everyday in each of their locations. This is just excellent, since people’s cravings for brunch food usually goes beyond lunch, and sometimes even dinner. Arby’s menu offers a Ham Croissant, Bacon, Egg & Cheese Sourdough, Chicken Biscuit, Sausage Gravy Biscuit, and Sausage Biscuit. Some of the ingredients in their famous wraps (served in warm flour tortilla) are crispy bacon, melted American cheese, savory roast ham, juicy sausage patty, and potato cake.
McDonald’s is one of the most popular eateries in many countries around the world. If you’re craving for something meaty and a little bit salty to start your day (or any part of the day, for that matter), go ahead and indulge yourself at McDonald’s. They have a fairly good selection of breakfast items. Their list includes Egg McMuffin, Sausage McMuffin, Bacon & Cheese Biscuit, Sausage Biscuit, Hotcakes, Fruit ‘N Yogurt Parfait, Sausage Burrito, Fruit & Maple Oatmeal, and Hash Browns, among others. Their brewed coffee—seriously good. Their iced coffee is another excellent pick-me-up, must-try drink.
If you’re craving a big and heavy meal, head to the Waffle House and you will not regret it. For their original sweet cream waffle and pecan waffle, you have an option to add the following flavors: blueberry, strawberry, peanut butter, and chocolate chips. Add sides of eggs, cheese, steak, bacon, and ham. You’ll love the hash brown toppings, such as: smothered sautéed onions, peppered juicy jalapeño peppers, capped grilled button mushrooms, topped Bert’s Chili, country sausage gravy, diced grilled tomatoes, and chunked hickory smoked ham. As for the beverages, your choices are coffee, hot tea, and orange juice.
We understand if you’d want to eat breakfast from these places everyday, since cooking can be quite a chore, especially if you’re rushing to leave for work in the morning with your kids in tow. It is also important however to be conscious about eating healthy, so it’s also helpful to know which menu options have less sodium, less calories, and less sugar.