Chick-fil-A is changing the breakfast scene, adding its first new morning menu item since 2010.
The fast-food chain is bringing grilled chicken to its morning menu and introducing two new ingredients: egg whites and English muffins.
“At Chick-fil-A, we’re constantly looking for innovative and delicious ways to meet the needs of our guests,” said David Farmer, vice president of menu strategy and development. “We understand the importance of breakfast and the impact it has throughout the day. We tested the Egg White Grill in select markets across the country, including our busiest restaurants in Manhattan, and our customers gave us great feedback. The Egg White Grill is the perfect solution for our health-conscious customers looking for a grab-and-go breakfast.”
@StevenPertle In order to bring new flavors to the menu, the Spicy Chicken Biscuit has been removed to make room for the Egg White Grill.
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Chick-fil-A has been serving breakfast since 1986, when it added a fried chicken sandwich on a biscuit. But while that item has 440 calories and 16 grams of protein, the new egg white sandwich is a lower-calorie option at 300 calories and 25 grams of protein.
This renewed focus on breakfast is a natural next step for the chicken chain after research commissioned by Chick-fil-A found breakfast has grown across the fast-food industry by 60 percent in the last five years.
While egg white sandwiches have become a staple at McDonald’s, Starbucks, Subway and more, Chick-fil-A’s new sandwich is one of the first to add grilled chicken.
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