I Ate My Way Through 5 Fast-Food Breakfast Burritos. Here Are the Best

Taco Bell: $1 Cheesy Toasted Breakfast Burrito

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Taco Bell: $1 Cheesy Toasted Breakfast Burrito
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Burrito Bliss

Breakfast is an often overlooked, critically important piece of a fast-food restaurant. Maybe it’s your pre-work ritual, or maybe you’re in need of recovery from the bar last night. There are a lot of reasons you might need a quickie burrito in the morning, and many of the major chains have one. 

So which one should you choose? Which drive-thru line is worth putting yourself through? I ate my way through breakfast burritos from five different fast-food chains and ranked 'em. Now you know where to grab breakfast tomorrow morning.

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supersonic breakfast burrito
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Best: SuperSONIC Breakfast Burrito From Sonic Drive-In


Sonic has a wild array of breakfast dishes, but it’s the SuperSONIC burrito that really stands alone in its greatness. Packed with crispy tater tots, real tomato, jalapeños, and that little-bit-too-much cheese feeling, it’s the only fast-food breakfast burrito I’ve ever had that tastes like the outside world. You nailed it, Sonic.

burger king egg-normous breakfast burrito
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2. The Egg-Normous Burrito From Burger King


A second place ranking for Burger King is a shock to me. I don’t much care for the King, but his breakfast intuition is spot on. For me, scrambled eggs, melty cheese, salsa, and bacon are all you need for the perfect breakfast burrito. The Egg-Normous burrito has that solid foundation, but really cranks it up with some “spicy sauce” and hash browns. It’s cheesy, it’s tangy, and it’s crunchy. I like this.

Cheesy Toasted Breakfast Burrito with Bacon from Taco Bell
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3. Cheesy Toasted Breakfast Burrito With Bacon From Taco Bell


Pricewise, this is invincible. Nothing at this price can match the quality of T-Bell’s under-two-buck breakfast option. The bacon has a good smokiness to it and the eggs are decently fluffy. Seeing as this is the only Mexican fast-food chain on this list, I really sort of expected them to soar a little bit higher. Perhaps the carne asada Breakfast Crunchwrap is where Taco Bell shines in the early hours.

Related: The Best (and Worst) of Taco Bell’s Simplified Breakfast Menu

Hash Brown Scramble Burrito from Chick-fil-A
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4. Hash Brown Scramble Burrito From Chick-fil-A


I obviously did this wrong. I know I made the wrong choice. This one’s on me, I get that. I’d never had Chick-fil-A’s breakfast, so I rolled through that drive-thru and absolutely panicked when the girl asked me what kind of meat I wanted in the burrito. She listed bacon, chicken, and something else I can’t remember because I was so caught off guard. I asked for chicken, because, like, Chick-fil-A, right? 

Really whiffed it. The chicken and hash browns weren’t even a little bit crunchy. The whole thing was just a big, single-textured log made of broken tortilla pieces. Why do people like this place so much?

Chicken is a horrible call in a breakfast burrito, but I will concede that the eggs themselves were pretty strong, and I’m happy with the jalapeño salsa that shows up alongside. Maybe just stick to chicken biscuits.

Related: The Best (and Worst) Fast Food Breakfast Menus

Sausage Burrito from McDonald’s
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5. Sausage Burrito from McDonald’s


McDonald’s rules fast food breakfast, but the Egg McMuffin is the only real reason behind that. This sausage burrito is so much worse than everything else McDonald’s has on its breakfast menu; even the sausage itself seems to taste worse than the sausage patties used on the breakfast sandwich options. Avoid it at all costs.

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