The first meal of the day has some important questions answered.
Find out more about our breakfast.
Do you use real butter?
Yes! Just like how you butter toast at home, we use real butter on our English muffins, biscuits and bagels on breakfast menu items, making mornings extra special.
Do you use freshly cracked eggs?
We use a freshly cracked, Grade A egg for our famous Egg McMuffin sandwich. It gets its iconic round shape when we cook it on the grill with an ‘egg ring.’ And that’s just the start of your favorite morning sandwich! Next, we add extra lean Canadian bacon, a slice of melted American cheese, and serve it all on a toasted English muffin with real butter.
Check out all the different ways we prepare our eggs for you.
Good question. Our breakfast menu items are all made with real eggs—they’re just prepared a little differently for each sandwich.
We use a USDA Grade A cracked into an ‘egg ring’ to get that iconic round shape for our Egg McMuffin®.
Our scrambled eggs are made with liquid eggs that are cooked fresh on our grill with real butter.
At participating McDonald’s, we use 100% egg whites in our Egg White Delight McMuffin®, cooking them on our grill with real butter in an ‘egg ring’ for that iconic round shape.
Our folded eggs, like the ones on a Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit, are made with liquid eggs that are pre-cooked and folded before being flash frozen by our suppliers. Once in our kitchens, they’re prepared on the grill with real butter.
Sausage Burrito Eggs:
Our suppliers pre-cook liquid eggs with ingredients that include sausage, tomatoes, green chiles, onions and seasonings before flash freezing them to help maintain their taste.
Visit our breakfast menu page to see the full list of ingredients in your favorite sandwich.
How do you make the egg on the egg McMuffin® round?
With an ingenious tool we call an ‘egg ring.’ That way, the egg effortlessly fits the English muffin and is easy to hold when eating. That Grade A eggor serving of 100% egg whitescomeswith extra lean Canadian bacon and a slice of melted American cheese, served on a toasted English muffin with real butter. Cool, huh?
By 2025 McDonald's will source cage-free eggs for our restaurants in the U.S. and Canada. This commitment means all of the eggs we serve on our breakfast menu—from scrambled eggs to our iconic Egg McMuffin®—will be sourced from hens raised in a cage-free aviary system, which is a hen housing system where the hens roam freely through an open barn or section within the barn.
We’re proud to share that our transition to cage-free eggs has already begun with more than 12 million cage-free eggs purchased each year in the U.S. in 2015. Because we source approximately 2 billion eggs in the U.S. today, this move is a bold step forward in our continuing journey to evolve our food experience to better meet consumers’ changing expectations.
Are your eggs microwaved or grilled before serving
Well, it depends on which egg you’re referring to. Our freshly cracked and scrambled eggs as well as egg whites are cooked on the grill with liquid real butter. We also use the grill to heat our folded egg, which is previously cooked in our suppliers’ kitchens before arriving at our restaurants. As for the eggs used in our Sausage Burrito, we cook these in our suppliers’ kitchens then microwave in our restaurants prior to serving. Get the details on how we prepare ourbreakfast eggs for you.
Is the Egg White Delight McMuffin® healthy
Let’s look at the facts: the Egg White Delight McMuffin® is made from 100% egg whites, extra lean Canadian bacon and natural white cheddar cheese on an English muffin—all for 280 calories.
Read the nutritional breakdown of our Egg White Delight McMuffin®.
What's the difference between hotcakes and pancakes?
There is no difference. We just prefer to call them ‘hotcakes’ instead of ‘pancakes.’ Still round, fluffy and topped with real butter. Simple as that.
Still curious? Learn more about our hotcakes.
How fresh is the fruit in your Fruit 'N Yogurt Parfait?
We use strawberries and blueberries that have been cut and frozen. At our restaurants, we add it to our low-fat vanilla yogurt and serve it with granola. You can check out more nutritional info for our Fruit 'N Yogurt Parfait.
Fruit ‘N Yogurt Parfait combines low-fat vanilla yogurt layered with plump blueberries and sweet strawberries, all topped with crunchy granola. This 150-calorie, hand-prepared parfait is available nationwide and served all day.
How healthy is your breakfast parfait?
Well, why don’t we just give you the facts: our Fruit ‘N Yogurt Parfait is made from low-fat yogurt, berries and granola, all for 150 calories. Read a full list of Fruit ‘N Yogurt Parfait nutrition information.
Does your yogurt contain live and active cultures?
It does. The yogurt we use to make our Fruit ’N Yogurt Parfait and Smoothies, as well as our Yoplait® Go-GURT®, contains live and active cultures. Read what else goes into our Fruit ‘N Yogurt Parfait.
Do you have vegetarian breakfast options?
Although we don’t have a vegetarian menu, we do offer options without meat, including our Fruit & Maple Oatmeal and Fruit ‘N Yogurt Parfait. We’re also happy to make any of our breakfast sandwiches for you without meat—just ask. Learn more about our Fruit & Maple Oatmeal and Fruit ’N Yogurt Parfait.