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23 Best Fast Food Breakfast Menus, Ranked

Whether you’re on a road trip, in an airport, or just craving a breakfast sandwich or a hash brown, nothing hits the spot like a fast-food breakfast.

Many fast-food restaurants have breakfast menus that offer a wide variety of items, so there’s something for those who like sweet and savory breakfasts.

We’ve compiled a list of the best fast-food breakfast menus, giving you plenty of options to choose from on days when only a hearty fast-food breakfast will do.

The fast-food restaurants on our list offer a diverse array of different cuisines and kinds of breakfast, so there’s sure to be a restaurant on our list that fits your taste!

23. Subway

Subway is one of the largest sandwich chains globally, with over 20,000 locations in the United States alone.

Although Subway is most well-known for its wide variety of submarine sandwiches and salads, it also has a breakfast menu.

Subway’s breakfast menu consists of a variety of flatbread sandwiches and wraps.

There are four breakfast sandwich/wrap fillings available at Subway:

  • Bacon, Egg, and Cheese
  • Black Forest Ham, Egg, and Cheese
  • Egg and Cheese
  • Steak, Egg, and Cheese

Each of these options can be ordered as a flatbread breakfast sandwich or a breakfast wrap.

22. Krystal

Krystal is a fast-food chain based in the southern United States, specializing in hamburger sliders.

There are over 300 Krystal locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee. 

Although Krystal’s menu generally revolves around hamburger sliders, the chain also offers an extensive breakfast menu.

Krystal serves breakfast every morning from opening time until 11 am.

Their breakfast menu items can be ordered a la carte or as combos, which come with small tater tots and a small drink.

For those who like breakfast sandwiches, Krystal serves a bunch of different kinds, including Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Biscuits, Sunriser Hamburger Sliders, which contain a sausage patty, scrambled eggs, and American cheese, and Chik Biscuits, which have fried chicken in the middle.

Krystal also offers low-carb breakfast options, like the Low Carb Scrambler Breakfast Bowl, which contains fluffy eggs, American cheese, and either sausage or bacon.

And for those with a sweet tooth, Krystal sells Glaze Bombs, which are their version of glazed donut holes.

21. White Castle

White Castle is another fast-food chain specializing in hamburger sliders.

There are around 400 White Castle locations in 14 states, mostly in the Midwestern states and the New York area.

White Castle’s main menu revolves around different variations of hamburger sliders, but they also offer breakfast.

White Castle serves a variety of breakfast sliders, including a Chicken and Waffles version with gravy and bacon crumbles and a Breakfast Toast version with eggs, cheese, and either sausage or bacon.

These breakfast sliders are available a la carte or in combos, where they can be paired with drinks and Hash Brown Nibblers.

White Castle’s breakfast menu is available all day, so if you’re craving a breakfast slider in the middle of the afternoon, you can still order one.

20. Burger King

Burger King is the world’s second-largest fast-food chain specializing in hamburgers.

There are over 7,000 Burger King locations in all 50 states, so no matter where you are, odds are there’s a Burger King near you.

Burger King’s breakfast is available every day from 6 am to 10:30 am.

The Burger King breakfast menu is extensive, with a wide variety of breakfast sandwiches.

One of the newer items on the Burger King breakfast menu is Cheesy Breakfast Melts, which are made with white bread, American cheese, egg patties, and your choice of breakfast meat.

Burger King also sells Croissan’wich, which are breakfast sandwiches made with croissants, as well as a variety of biscuit breakfast sandwiches.

Burger King’s breakfast menu also contains breakfast burritos and pancake platters.

Many of Burger King’s breakfast menu items are also available as combos, served with a side of hash browns and your choice of drink.

19. Bojangles

Bojangles is a fast-food chain specializing in Cajun-style fried chicken and buttermilk biscuits.

There are around 800 Bojangles locations in 14 states, most of which are in the South.

Bojangles offers breakfast all day, so you can enjoy their breakfast menu items no matter what time it is.

Bojangles’ breakfast menu revolves around a variety of biscuit sandwiches, with fillings like Cajun chicken filet, sausage, egg and cheese, and Southern gravy.

Each of Bojangles’ biscuit sandwiches is available as a combo, where they can be paired with a side of Bo-Tato Rounds and a drink.

Starting at 10:30 am, Bojangles’ chicken sandwiches, family meals, and chicken tenders also become available.

18. Carl’s Jr.

Carl’s Jr. is a fast-food chain specializing in charbroiled hamburgers.

There are over 1,000 Carl’s Jr. locations in 14 states, most of which are in the Western half of the US.

Carl’s Jr.’s breakfast menu is available from opening time until around 10:30 am, although specific breakfast hours may vary by location.

Carl’s Jr. serves a variety of breakfast burritos with fillings like Steak and Eggs and Bacon, Egg, and Cheese.

Carl’s Jr.’s breakfast menu also offers many breakfast sandwiches and biscuits.

One of Carl’s Jr.’s signature breakfast menu items is the Breakfast Burger, which contains a charbroiled all-beef patty, crispy bacon, egg, American cheese, ketchup, and Hash Rounds.

Carl’s Jr. also offers a few different breakfast sides, including Hash Rounds, French Toast Dips, and cinnamon rolls.

17. Hardee’s

Hardee’s is another fast-food chain specializing in burgers, made-from-scratch biscuits, and hand-breaded chicken tenders.

There are around 2,000 Hardee’s locations in the United States.

Hardee’s breakfast menu is available from open until 10:30 am in most locations.

The main component of Hardee’s breakfast menu is the biscuit sandwich.

Hardee’s serves a ton of different variations, with fillings like hand-breaded chicken, loaded omelet, pork chop ‘n’ gravy, and country ham.

One of the signature items on the Hardee’s breakfast menu is the Hardee Breakfast Platter, which combines biscuits and gravy, eggs, bacon, and Hash Rounds.

In addition, Hardee’s offers cinnamon rolls and Hash Rounds as breakfast sides.

16. Jack’s

Jack’s is a Southern-based fast-food chain specializing in burgers and fried chicken.

There are over 200 Jack’s locations in the United States, mostly in the Southern states.

Jack’s breakfast menu is available from open until 11:00 am, although breakfast hours may vary slightly by location.

Jack’s breakfast menu boasts a variety of biscuit sandwiches with fillings like pork chops, ham, bacon, smoked sausage, and fried steak.

Jack’s also offers a Breakfast Special, which contains two scrambled eggs, homestyle grits, sausage gravy, a buttermilk biscuit, and your choice of sausage or bacon.

If you prefer a sweet breakfast, Jack’s also serves pancakes, which come in a stack of three with syrup.

15. Taco John’s

Taco John’s is a fast-food chain specializing in “West-Mex” food.

There are nearly 400 Taco John’s locations in the United States, most of which are in the Midwest and Mountain regions.

Taco John’s breakfast menu is available from open until 10:30 am, though breakfast hours may vary slightly at each location.

Although Taco John’s main menu revolves around Mexican fast-food favorites like tacos and burritos, they also have an extensive breakfast menu.

Taco John’s offers different kinds of breakfast burritos, including the Scrambler Burrito, the Meat & Potato Breakfast Burrito, and the Spicy Chorizo Breakfast Burrito.

One of the signature items on Taco John’s breakfast menu is Potato Olés, which are like tater tots but flavored with Mexican spices.

You can enjoy Potato Olés as a side or as part of the Potato Olés Scrambler, which also contains scrambled eggs, poblano peppers, onions, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, nacho cheese, and either bacon or sausage.

14. Del Taco

Del Taco is another fast-food chain serving both Mexican and American fast-food classics.

There are around 600 Del Taco locations in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah, and Washington.

Del Taco’s breakfast hours are a little odd, generally beginning at 11 pm and lasting until 11 am the following morning.

However, you might want to check with your local Del Taco to find out what its breakfast hours are.

The Del Taco breakfast menu offers a variety of breakfast burritos, which are available a la carte and in combos.

One popular breakfast item at Del Taco is the Breakfast Toasted Wrap, which contains scrambled eggs, hash brown sticks, cheddar cheese, pico de gallo, Salsa Casera, and crispy bacon or carne asada, all wrapped in a toasted tortilla.

Del Taco also offers an Epic Scrambler Burrito, which contains scrambled eggs, hash brown sticks, cheddar cheese, pico de gallo, red sauce, and your choice of crispy bacon or carne asada.

Del Taco also offers hash brown sticks and cinnamon sugar donut bites as breakfast sides.

13. Sonic

Sonic is a fifties diner-themed fast-food restaurant specializing in hamburgers and hot dogs with over 3,500 locations in 46 states.

Sonic’s breakfast menu is available all day, so no matter what time it is, you can enjoy a delicious breakfast treat.

One of the signature items on Sonic’s breakfast menu is the Breakfast Toaster, which is a breakfast sandwich made with Texas Toast.

Sonic also offers different kinds of breakfast burritos, including the SuperSONIC Breakfast Burrito, which is filled with sausage, scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, tater tots, diced onions, tomatoes, and jalapenos.

If you’re looking for something sweet, Sonic also sells French Toast Sticks and Cinnabon Cinnasnacks, which are like mini pastries stuffed with cinnamon roll filling and served with cream cheese frosting.

12. Whataburger

Whataburger is a Texas-based fast-food chain specializing in hamburgers.

There are around 900 Whataburger locations in the United States, most of which are in Texas.

The other states where you can find a Whataburger restaurant are Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.

Whataburger’s breakfast menu is available each day from 11 pm until 11 am the following morning.

The signature breakfast item at Whataburger is the Breakfast on a Bun, which is sausage, egg, and cheese on a hamburger bun.

Whataburger also offers a variety of biscuit sandwiches, including the Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit, the Egg and Cheese Biscuit, the Biscuit with Bacon, and the Biscuit with Sausage.

If you prefer a sweet breakfast, Whataburger also sells pancakes and cinnamon rolls.

11. Jack in the Box

Jack in the Box is an eclectic fast-food chain serving everything from hamburgers to tacos to egg rolls.

There are over 2,000 Jack in the Box locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, North Carolina, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Washington.

Jack in the Box’s breakfast menu is available all day, so no matter what time of day you’re craving breakfast, you can get some.

The Jack in the Box breakfast menu features a variety of breakfast sandwiches, including the Breakfast Jack, which is made with ham, a freshly cracked egg, and American cheese on a burger bun.

If you’re starving, you might want to try the Loaded Breakfast Sandwich, an extravagant item made with freshly cracked eggs, hickory smoked bacon, ham, sausage, and melted American cheese on toasted sourdough bread.

If you prefer breakfast burritos, Jack in the Box sells two kinds: the Grande Sausage Breakfast Burrito and the Meat Lovers Breakfast Burrito.

Jack in the Box also sells hash browns and mini pancakes as breakfast sides.  

10. Caribou Coffee

Caribou Coffee is a coffee chain based out of Minnesota with over 450 locations in Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Caribou Coffee only sells breakfast foods, so their breakfast menu is available all day.

In addition to its wide array of coffees, Caribou Coffee also has an extensive breakfast menu.

Caribou Coffee offers a ton of breakfast sandwiches, from classic options like Bacon, Egg, and Cheddar to vegan options like the Just Egg Roasted Tomato and Pesto Flatbread.

In addition to breakfast sandwiches, Caribou Coffee also offers five bagel flavors: plain, everything, Asiago, Asiago Parmesan, and blueberry.

For a sweet treat, Caribou Coffee serves many different kinds of pastries, including cake pops, donuts, coffee cakes, and apple fritters.

9. Au Bon Pain

Au Bon Pain is a bakery and cafe chain specializing in pastries, coffee, and sandwiches.

There are over 100 Au Bon Pain locations in Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Washington DC.

Au Bon Pain’s breakfast menu features a variety of breakfast sandwiches, including the Power Protein Wrap, which has eggs, turkey sausage, cheddar, avocado, spinach, tomatoes, and herb aioli.

Another popular breakfast sandwich at Au Bon Pain is The Good Egg, which has eggs, cheddar, tomatoes, avocado, spinach, and lemon aioli on a baguette.

Au Bon Pain also offers a ton of bagel breakfast sandwiches with fillings like eggs, bacon, sausage, turkey sausage, and ham.

For those who aren’t a fan of breakfast sandwiches, Au Bon Pain’s breakfast menu also offers oatmeal.

8. Panera

Panera Bread is a bakery and cafe chain known for its soups, sandwiches, and salads.

There are over 2,000 Panera Bread locations in the United States.

Generally, Panera’s breakfast menu is available every day from opening until 10:30 or 11:00 am, although individual locations’ breakfast hours may vary.

Panera’s breakfast menu is full of delicious breakfast sandwiches, including options for vegetarians.

Popular Panera breakfast sandwiches include the Bacon, Egg, & Cheese on Brioche, the Sausage, Scrambled Egg, & Cheese on Ciabatta, and the Avocado, Egg White, & Spinach.

In addition to these sandwiches, Panera also sells several different kinds of breakfast wraps and baked egg souffle.

In addition, Panera offers nine different kinds of bagels, from classic flavors like plain and everything to more unique options like cinnamon crunch and chocolate chip.

7. Pret a Manger

Pret a Manger, also known as Pret, is a UK-based sandwich chain that has since expanded to the United States.

There are over 80 Pret a Manger locations in California, Delaware, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington DC.

Pret a Manger’s breakfast menu features a variety of breakfast sandwiches and frittatas, including the Egg & Cheddar Brioche, the Egg Salad & Avocado Baguette, & the Shakshuka Frittata.

If you’d prefer something sweeter and lighter, Pret also sells yogurt and fruit pots with flavors like Blueberry & Granola, Mango & Lime, and Cantaloupe & Blueberry.

For a sweet treat, Pret a Manger offers a bevy of delicious breakfast pastries, including almond croissants, pain au raisin, blueberry muffins, and raspberry oat crumbles.

6. Starbucks

Starbucks is the largest and most ubiquitous coffee chain in the world.

There are over 15,000 Starbucks locations in the United States alone, so no matter where you are, there’s a good chance that you’re near a Starbucks.

Starbucks’ breakfast items are available all day long, so you can enjoy them any time and pair them with one of their creamy lattes or signature coffee drinks.

Starbucks’ breakfast menu consists of a variety of delectable breakfast sandwiches and wraps, with flavors like Bacon, Gouda, & Egg, Turkey Bacon, Cheddar, & Egg, and Impossible Meat.

If you’d prefer a more low-carb option, Starbucks also sells sous vide egg bites, which are mini crustless quiches in flavors like Kale & Mushroom and Egg White & Roasted Red Pepper.

Starbucks also offers different kinds of pastries, including bagels, croissants, Danishes, scones, and muffins.

If you prefer a sweet breakfast, Starbucks offers a couple of different oatmeals and yogurt parfaits.

5. Dunkin’ Donuts

Dunkin’ Donuts is one of the most popular coffee and donut chains in the United States.

There are over 9,000 Dunkin’ Donuts locations in the United States, with at least one in almost every state.

Dunkin’ Donuts’ breakfast menu is available all day, so no matter what time it is, you can enjoy a delicious breakfast sandwich, pastry, or donut.

Dunkin’ Donuts offers a variety of breakfast sandwiches, with flavors like bacon egg & cheese, sausage egg & cheese, and turkey sausage egg & cheese.

If you want a side to enjoy with your breakfast sandwich, Dunkin’s breakfast menu offers hash browns, snackin’ bacon, and stuffed bagel minis, which have cream cheese inside.

Of course, Dunkin’ Donuts also offers dozens of different donut flavors and Munchkins or donut holes.

4. Taco Bell

Taco Bell is one of the largest Mexican fast-food chains, with around 8,000 locations in the United States.

Taco Bell’s breakfast menu is typically available from open until 11 am, although individual locations’ breakfast hours may vary.

The Taco Bell breakfast menu is full of Mexican-inspired breakfast treats, including breakfast quesadillas, burritos, and crunchwraps.

Taco Bell’s breakfast quesadillas, burritos, and crunchwraps are also available as combos, where they can be combined with a drink and a side of hash browns or Cinnabon Delights.

In addition to regular hot and iced coffee, Taco Bell’s breakfast menu includes Cinnabon Delights-flavored hot and iced coffee, which is tinged with delicious cinnamon flavor.

3. Wendy’s

Wendy’s is another one of the largest hamburger fast-food chains in the United States.

There are around 6,000 Wendy’s locations in the United States, with at least one in every state.

Wendy’s breakfast menu is typically available from open until about 10:30 am, although breakfast hours may vary slightly by location.

Wendy’s breakfast menu includes a variety of delicious breakfast sandwiches, including the Maple Bacon Chicken Croissant, the Hot Honey Chicken Biscuit, and the Breakfast Baconator.

Wendy’s also offers Breakfast Combos, where you can combine any breakfast sandwich with a drink and a side.

2. Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A is one of the most popular fast-food fried chicken chains in the United States.

There are around 3,000 Chick-fil-A locations in the United States, with one in almost every state.

Chick-fil-A’s breakfast menu is available from open until 10:30 am, although breakfast hours may vary slightly by location.

The signature item on the Chick-fil-A breakfast menu is the Chicken Biscuit, a hand-breaded, pressure-cooked boneless chicken breast served in a warm buttermilk biscuit.

For a healthier option, you may want to try the Egg White Grill, which is made with grilled boneless chicken breast, egg whites, and American cheese on a toasted multigrain English muffin.

If you’re not craving chicken for breakfast, Chick-fil-A also serves breakfast sandwiches made with bacon, egg, and cheese or sausage, egg, and cheese.

For a sweeter and lighter breakfast, try their Greek yogurt parfait or the fruit cup.

1. McDonald’s

McDonald’s is the world’s most famous fast-food chain, well-known for its burgers, fries, and breakfast menu.

There are over 13,000 McDonald’s locations in the United States alone, in all 50 states plus Washington DC.

Before the pandemic began, McDonald’s used to have All Day Breakfast. However, this is not the case anymore, and only a few select locations still offer their breakfast menu all day.

McDonald’s breakfast is available from open until 11 am every day, except Fridays when breakfast is extended until 11:30 am.

McDonald’s popular breakfast items include sandwiches like the infamous McMuffin, McGriddle, and biscuit sandwich.

For a sweet treat, McDonald’s also sells hotcakes or pancakes.

In addition, McDonald’s offers Big Breakfasts, which combine a biscuit or hotcake with scrambled eggs, hash browns, and sausage.

You can pair your breakfast with McCafe hot or iced coffee to start your day off right.

Conclusion

Many fast-food restaurant chains offer extensive breakfast menus, and some even offer breakfast all day.

Whether you’re traveling, up early for work, or just craving a good breakfast, use our list to find the best fast-food breakfast near you, offering anything from breakfast sandwiches to pancakes to hot or iced coffee drinks.

Last Updated: November 29, 2022

About the Author

Eril Eti is the founder of Shopfood.com.  He has over a decade of experience in consumer goods and launched many products sold at retailers like Walmart, Costco, Amazon, Target, Kroger, Publix, and more.

Eril loves food, traveling, and trying out new restaurants. Outside of work, you can find him on a hiking trail in New England or playing soccer with his kids.