- I tried 14 breakfast sandwiches from the fast-food chain Burger King and ranked them.
- In general, the Croissan'wiches blew the biscuit sandwiches out of the water.
- The ham-egg-and-cheese Croissan'wich was the only sandwich I genuinely enjoyed.
I spent almost $50 trying every breakfast sandwich I could order from Burger King.
As part of an ongoing series to figure out which breakfast sandwiches are the best, I tried every available option from my local Burger Kings' menus.
In the end, I spent just under $50 and tried 14 sandwiches. I then ranked them from worst to best.
Keep reading to see how Burger King's breakfast sandwiches stacked up.
Note: Prices and availability are based on my local Burger King locations in Northern California.
The sausage biscuit was overly salty and lacked flavor.
It's never good news when a sandwich with only two ingredients doesn't turn out right. Unfortunately, Burger King's simple sausage biscuit was a letdown.
It was dry, dull, and overloaded with salt, and the sausage desperately needed some more seasoning.
The meat played second fiddle to the biscuit, which was far too dense and doughy.
I'm by no means a biscuit expert, but this failed attempt at the breakfast classic made this sandwich — and, sadly, many others I tried — a bit disappointing.
The sandwich also had a buttery aftertaste that felt overly artificial. It wasn't as noticeable when paired with ketchup, but I couldn't eat more than half of this sandwich on its own.
The egg-and-cheese biscuit was the only vegetarian option at my local Burger King.
If you're a vegetarian visiting a chain called Burger King for breakfast, your choices are obviously going to be limited.
My local Burger King didn't offer the Impossible sausage sandwich, so the only meatless option was this egg-and-cheese biscuit.
Since I'm not the biggest fan of Burger King's biscuits, I already had mixed feelings, but I gave it a chance and made sure I had ketchup on deck.
This sandwich left something to be desired. The paper-thin scrambled-egg patty was no match for the superthick, dense biscuit, so nearly all the flavor came from the melted American cheese.
I also have to ask those in power at Burger King: Would it really be that hard to add another style of cheese to your breakfast menu? Perhaps a yellow cheddar?
Overall, I think this sandwich would've been much better as a Croissan'wich.
Burger King's double-sausage-egg-and-cheese biscuit felt too heavy and salty for breakfast.
Between the butter-flavored — but not buttery — biscuit and the two greasy sausage patties, this sandwich was entirely unsatisfying.
The second patty made it too tall, but the extra layer of cheese added some decent flavor. The scrambled egg was a bit too thin for my liking but tasted pretty normal.
Maybe if I were in need of more protein I'd get the appeal, but this just didn't do it for me.
The Fully Loaded buttermilk biscuit didn't feel like a cohesive sandwich.
The bacon, ham, and sausage were awkwardly smushed together, with a floppy, thin egg patty sticking out the sides. The slices of American cheese had solidified, forming an orange-yellow skirt that exploded all over the wrapper.
I couldn't appreciate the variety of breakfast pork since it was all squished together. Sadly, the bacon seemed buried.
The combination of textures also didn't work for me, as most of the components tasted like salt with varying levels of chew.
The ham was quite tasty and made it better than the double-sausage biscuit, but other than that the sandwich had too much going on for me to find it genuinely enjoyable.
The chain's sausage-egg-and-cheese biscuit needed ketchup to taste good.
I've tried my share of sausage-egg-and-cheese biscuits from other fast-food joints, and this one was probably the most disappointing.
The single-patty version of the biscuit was much better than the double.
I could sort of taste the egg this time. And even though I still didn't care for the biscuit, biting into this didn't feel as overwhelming.
Burger King's sausage still, unfortunately, relied too much on salt and oil, lacking any distinguishable seasoning. The American cheese could've been a nice complement if it had a piquant flavor to latch on to.
A side of ketchup wasn't just a nice addition, it was absolutely necessary.
I wished the bacon-sausage-egg-and-cheese biscuit had more bacon.
If this meal were a song, it'd be a sausage-and-biscuit sandwich featuring egg and cheese, with background vocals by bacon.
I'd hoped this sandwich would offer the best of both worlds, but the skimpy addition of bacon made it a letdown.
I even opened my sandwich to make sure bacon was in there, because I could taste only the biscuit, sausage, and cheese. Other than the few bites that had slightly more of a crunch, the bacon may as well have not been there at all.
I'm not sure it was worth the $4 price tag. If you're craving both kinds of meat, you're much better off ordering the bacon sandwich with a sausage patty on the side.
I didn't have high hopes for the bacon-egg-and-cheese biscuit.
I'd tried this sandwich before for another ranking and didn't care for it then. That held true, which is a shame, since Burger King's bacon hamburger is pretty tasty.
Even after removing the bacon to try the sandwich on its own, I wasn't impressed.
Burger King's menu says the bacon is naturally smoked, but I honestly couldn't tell. It was brittle and crunchy.
And I'd hope something with bacon in its name would contain more than two tiny strips of meat.
On a positive note, this sandwich was less greasy than the last time I tried it. Otherwise, it was forgettable.
Of the biscuit sandwiches, the one with ham, egg, and cheese was my favorite.
I didn't care much for any of Burger King's biscuit sandwiches, but if I had to eat one of them, I'd choose this option in a heartbeat.
There's something about ham that is so undeniably scrumptious, as well as consistent. Bacon and sausage can be overcooked or greasy, but ham is good as long as the meat itself is decent. Burger King uses a Black Forest variety, meaning it's dry-cured and smoked.
My expectations were low, but I was pleasantly surprised by how yummy the ham was. It had a nice balance of salty and sweet flavors, and it didn't taste heavy, despite being processed. Even better, it didn't leave a lingering greasy taste in my mouth.
It paired nicely with the egg and the melted American cheese, which worked well here since it drew out the ham's subtle sweetness without making this sandwich overly greasy.
I still wasn't crazy about the bun, so I probably wouldn't order this for myself, but if you're a fan of Burger King's biscuits and want to try something different, this might be a good option for you.
Burger King's sausage-egg-and-cheese Croissan'wich was already a step up.
After my disappointment in Burger King's biscuits, I was nervous to try the Croissan'wich.
Fortunately, the croissant was nice and soft, with a pleasant real-butter flavor and a slight hint of sweetness.
It reminded me of the kind of croissant or dinner roll I'd buy from the bread aisle at the grocery store, and for a fast-food sandwich I think that's satisfactory.
But even with this small upgrade, this sandwich was still just OK. Having tried the same flavor combo of sausage, American cheese, and egg on the Burger King menu several times, I had a good idea of what to expect.
The sausage patty was still salty, and the egg seemed to offer more moisture and texture than taste.
But unlike the biscuit equivalent, this sandwich was uniform and neat. The components fit perfectly between the croissant halves, ensuring an even distribution of ingredients in every bite.
The double-sausage-egg-and-cheese Croissan'wich lacked flavor.
This croissant sandwich, much like the biscuit version, did not impress me much.
Though a single patty is enough food for me, I can see why other people may want a more substantial meal. I just don't think adding a second sausage is the answer.
The sandwich lacked any distinct flavor you might associate with sausage — like pepper, garlic, or maple — so it tasted a bit boring.
Ketchup helped, but at that point why not just order the regular sausage Croissan'wich and a side?
Though I preferred the croissant to the biscuit, it flattened under the grease, losing all evidence that it had ever been toasted.
The bacon-sausage-egg-and-cheese Croissan'wich felt indecisive, but the croissant made it better.
By the time I got around to trying this sandwich, I was feeling pretty bored of Burger King's menu.
Most items on the chain's breakfast menu are variations of the same five ingredients. Once you've tried a few, you've more or less had everything.
The bacon-and-sausage Croissan'wich seems like it was designed for people who cannot decide between the two types of pork. Honestly, I get it.
This wasn't a bad sandwich. The croissant was undoubtedly the better bread option for the combo of meats, mainly because it didn't taste like fake butter.
Plus the egg and cheese kept the meats from competing with each other.
Overall, it was still a bit too salty for me.
The bacon-egg-and-cheese Croissan'wich had some highlights.
As expected, this was a massive improvement over the bacon-egg-and-cheese biscuit. To my delight, I could actually taste the meat this time.
That said, I had mixed feelings about this sandwich.
Burger King's bacon still wasn't great. It wasn't crispy but rather thick and crunchy, like a cracker — though it had a distinguishable smoky flavor that I found quite pleasant.
For that reason, it ranked higher than the sausage for me.
If Burger King could work on the texture and maybe swap the American cheese for cheddar, this could be a serious contender for an excellent sandwich.
WINNER: The ham-egg-and-cheese Croissan'wich was the only Burger King breakfast sandwich I genuinely enjoyed.
This was pretty yummy.
There's just something about ham that's so much more interesting than bacon. Maybe it's the meat's subtle sweetness, or maybe it seems more novel, since bacon is used on everything.
The Black Forest ham was flavorful and paired wonderfully with the soft croissant, tangy American cheese, and egg. It also didn't need any sauce to make it taste good.
My sandwich contained just the right amount of meat. It was perfectly filling without leaving me feeling heavy.
My only note — and this goes for all the Croissan'wiches — is that it needs to be eaten right away. Croissants aren't quite as enjoyable at room temperature.
Otherwise, it was a solid breakfast option for $3. If I'm ever on a road trip and happen to stop at a Burger King in the morning, this would definitely be at the top of my list to get.