Taco Bell Breakfast Menu Review
Product Name: Taco Bell Breakfast Menu
Offer price: $1-$3
Taco Bell may be more popular for their lunches and late-night snacks, but these days there’s even more of a reason to love them. There are nearly a dozen items on the breakfast menu, depending on the location, and some of them are even considered healthy. With options such as the AM Crunchwrap, breakfast tacos, breakfast burritos, the Mini Skillet bowl, and Cinnabon Delights, there’s something tasty for everyone.
History of Taco Bell Breakfast
Taco Bell officially launched its breakfast menu nationwide in March 2014, supported by the brand’s largest marketing campaign in its history. McDonald’s has historically taken the lead on fast food breakfast, and others have followed suit, but Taco Bell was one of the first chains to launch a new breakfast menu to be both successful and profitable within one year. It now accounts for more than 10% of their sales.
Taco Bell wanted to offer a value breakfast menu, and with half of their items priced at only $1, we’d say they’ve succeeded. The franchise may have been relatively late to the breakfast game, as they sat back and watched some of their competition forge the way. After seeing what worked and what didn’t, they launched their breakfast menu and have been tweaking as they go along. Some menu items have come and gone, such as the Waffle Taco, but other delicious items remain, like the Biscuit Taco and the Grande Scrambler.
Types of Taco Bell Breakfasts
There’s something for everyone on the Taco Bell Breakfast menu. If you’re looking for something sweet, there’s the Cinnabon Delights. If you’re craving something filling and savory, choose from several breakfast burritos or Crunchwrap options. And if you’re looking for a bit of Tex Mex mixed with southern comfort food, try one of the Taco Biscuits.
Taco Bell Breakfast Review
These are the most common items you’ll find on Taco Bell’s Breakfast Menu.
AM Crunch Wraps – A crispy hash brown base, scrambled eggs, shredded sharp cheddar cheese, crispy bacon, and a “special” sauce are all piled on a burrito-sized flour tortilla that is folded and toasted on a griddle
Biscuit Tacos – Breakfast tacos featuring a buttermilk biscuit with various fillings of your choice, such as fried chicken strips, sausage, bacon, eggs, and cheese.
Grande Scramblers – Fiesta potatoes, pico de gallo, sour cream, cheddar cheese, and a choice either bacon, sausage, or steak wrapped up in a flour tortilla
Grilled Breakfast Burritos – These burritos feature scrambled eggs, warm nacho cheese, and a choice of either sausage, bacon, or seasoned Fiesta potatoes and pico de gallo, wrapped up in a flour tortilla and grilled.
Breakfast Burritos – These are made with a warm, flour tortilla filled with fluffy eggs, warm nacho cheese sauce, and your choice of bacon or sausage, wrapped up and grilled.
Mini Skillet Bowls – The breakfast bowl is full of seasoned breakfast potatoes, scrambled eggs, cheese, and pico de gallo.
Breakfast tacos – Breakfast tacos feature a flour tortilla filled with scrambled eggs, bacon, steak, or sausage and cheese.
Breakfast Quesadillas – These crispy quesadillas are grilled flour tortillas filled with scrambled eggs, bacon, steak, or sausage and cheese.
Cinnabon Delights – Hot little donut holes filled with warm icing, these come in a pack of 2, 4 or 12.
Hash browns – Crunchy, potato hash browns, cooked to perfection.
Premium Hot Coffee – Hot American roast coffee to wake you up and get you going.
1. Taste and Texture [5/5]
Each breakfast item delivers what you might expect from Taco Bell – savory flavors, satisfying textures, a good mix of both fresh and cooked ingredients, and filling portions. You can choose from several different filling options, including meat or vegetarian options, and because each meal is made to order, you can make your meal exactly how you want it.
2. Nutrition Facts – Is it Healthy? [3/5]
Fast food breakfast doesn’t necessarily have to be complicated, expensive, or full of saturated fats. It can be full of protein and low on calories. In fact, Taco Bell’s grilled breakfast burrito is under 350 calories and boasts 10 grams of protein, making it a satisfying start to your day. About 75% of Taco Bell’s menu is under 500 calories, and some of the breakfast items are even vegetarian-friendly.
3. Are they Worth it? [5/5]
With filling portions, various options, fresh ingredients, decent prices, and a Tex-Mex flair, Taco Bell’s breakfast menu is definitely worth it. Plus, you can find a Taco Bell location just about anywhere, so you likely won’t have to travel far to get your hands on an AM Crunch Wrap.
Having breakfast options available besides some of the more traditional fast-food restaurants is a big plus. I love Tex-Mex for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snacks, so this is a big plus for me. Besides that, a lot of fast-food chains stop serving breakfast at 10:30 a.m., and Taco Bell continues serving until 11 a.m. – perfect for a quick brunch to-go.
If you’re looking for a deal, the breakfast menu offers several savory options for just $1, including the A.M. Grilled Taco with either bacon or sausage, the 2-pack Cinnabon Delights, a hash brown. Most of the other breakfast items are between $1 and $3, and only the Grande Scrambler with Steak is a bit over $3. The prices are more than fair and competitive when compared to other fast-food restaurants.
What do you think?
What is your favorite Taco Bell breakfast menu item? Is there an item you liked that is no longer available? If so, what’s your new go-to breakfast item? Let us know in the comments below.