Chick-fil-A launched a new breakfast sandwich to meet the demands of those seeking a healthy breakfast on-the-go. The new Egg White Grill, a protein-packed breakfast sandwich, is the first new breakfast entrée for the national quick-service restaurant chain since 2010.
The Egg White Grill is a lower-calorie menu option made with a breakfast-sized portion of grilled chicken breast, freshly grilled egg whites and American cheese served on a toasted multigrain English muffin. The sandwich has 300 calories and 25 grams of protein and is intended to keep customers' hunger satisfied throughout their busy morning routines. The sandwich starts at $3.35.
"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."
Industry-wide, the breakfast daypart has grown more than 60% in the past five years1. The Egg White Grill makes Chick-fil-A one of the first fast food restaurants to offer grilled chicken as a breakfast option, a move consistent with the company's efforts to offer a menu of choice that accommodates individual dietary preferences.
Chick-fil-A added breakfast to the menu in 1986, with the Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuit. The chain has since added variety to the breakfast menu, including Chick-n-Minis, a Breakfast Burrito, the Greek Yogurt Parfait and a fresh fruit cup, which was a first for the industry when it was added to the menu in 2004.