There’s a new player on the fast food breakfast scene, and it’s really shaking things up. Taco Bell’s breakfast menu is loaded with options both healthy and unhealthy, and it’s a fun and approachable menu that you can tell a lot of thought went into. And in our opinion, when compared with the McDonald’s breakfast menu, which has been the fast food breakfast standard-bearer for decades, it’s far and away the better option.
We have nothing against breakfast sandwiches, but that’s pretty much all the McDonald’s offers: some combination of eggs, cheese, sausage, ham, fried chicken, and bacon, on a biscuit, English muffin, bagel, or McGriddle (whatever that is). Their “Big Breakfasts” pile lots of traditional breakfast foods onto a plate, but those dishes are also some of the unhealthiest things you can order at a fast-food restaurant.
Now let’s take a look at Taco Bell. Instead of sandwiches, they fill tortillas with your choice of eggs, bacon, Cheddar, whole hash browns, steak, jalapeño or nacho cheese sauce, seasoned potatoes, pico de gallo, country gravy, and guacamole. And who can forget about the instant classic, the Waffle Taco, filled with eggs, cheese, and bacon or sausage?