Cheapest Fast Food Restaurant Breakfast Meal Comparison

Cheapest Fast Food Restaurant Breakfast Meal Comparison

Cherie Tan

Still in the McGriddles frenzy? Or never understood it, just wanted to grab a quick breakfast and go to work/ school?

Fast food restaurants provide decent breakfast meals at decent prices, although I would not recommend eating them every day because:

  1. It is fattening.
  2. It is cumulatively expensive. Imagine spending $5 on breakfast every weekday morning, that’s $100/month.
    With that, you can actually invest that amount every month instead.

Which Fast Food Restaurant Can You Go for A Breakfast Meal?

  • McDonald’s
  • KFC
  • Burger King
  • Long John Silver’s

A breakfast meal usually consists of either coffee/tea and a hash brown.

TL;DR – Cheapest Breakfast Meal

  • Handheld breakfast: McDonald’s Chicken Muffin with Egg meal for S$4.30.
  • Breakfast Platter: KFC’s Pancakes Platter meal for S$6.35.
  • Porridge Breakfast: KFC’s Original Recipe Porridge for S$3.95.

Cheapest Fast Food Restaurant Breakfast Meal Comparison

Out of the 4 fast food restaurants, the main takeaways are

  • Long John Silver’s has the lowest average price of a breakfast meal.
  • McDonald’s offers the highest variety.
Fast Food RestauraantsAverage PriceNo. of Varieties
Burger KingS$6.458
Long John Silver'sS$5.6013

Types of Breakfast

  • Handheld – Burgers, Wraps etc.
  • Platter – Pancake, Waffles etc.
  • Porridge – Hm..pretty self-explanatory, ain’t it?

Handheld Breakfast

  • Cheapest: McDonald’s Chicken Muffin meal (but who buys Chicken Muffin, let’s be honest..)
  • Most Expensive: McDonald’s Double Filet-O Fish meal (only because you’re greedy for more filet)
Fast Food RestaurantMealPrice (S$)
Burger KingChick'n Crisp Croissan'wich4.75
Turkey Sausage Croissan'wich with Egg5.75
Fish'n Crisp Croissan'wich5.75
Turkey Bacon Croissan'wich with Egg6.25
Turkey Ham Croissan'wich with Egg6.25
Mushroom Swiss Turkey Sausage Croissan'wich with Egg6.95
McDonald'sSausage McMuffin4.3
Sausage McMuffin with Egg5.4
Chicken Muffin4.3
Chicken Muffin with Egg5.4
Filet-O Fish5
Double Filet-O Fish7.35
Sausage McGriddles5
Sausage McGriddles with Egg6
Egg McMuffin5.35
Breakfast Wrap Chicken Ham5.4
Breakfast Wrap Chicken Sausage5.7
KFCBrekkie Meal4.55
Riser Meal5.25
Original Recipe Twister Meal5.65
American Twist5.65
Long John Silver'sChicken Sausage Double Toast5.3
Double Turkey Bacon Double Toast5.3
Texas Chicken Double Toast5.9

I would usually go for the Sausage McGriddles with Egg Meal, but if I chose the Chicken Muffin meal instead, I could potentially save S$1.70! Which amounts to S$34/month! Now we’re talkin’.

Platter Breakfast

Technically, it means breakfast served on a platter. Or any meal that requires you to eat with a knife and a fork. A bit atas, also a tad bit more time-consuming.

  • Cheapest: KFC Pancakes Platter Meal at S$6.35.
  • Most Expensive: McDonald’s Breakfast Supreme at S$9.60.
Fast Food RestaurantMealPrice (S$)
Burger KingTurkey Ham & Cheese Omelette Platter7.95
Chick'n Crisp Platter7.95
Hotcakes with Sausage7
Big Breakfast7.2
Breakfast Deluxe8.6
Breakfast Supreme9.6
KFCPancakes Platter Meal6.35
Original Recipe Platter Meal without Turkey Bacon6.95
Pancakes & Turkey Bacon Platter Meal7.35
Original Recipe Platter Meal7.95
Long John Silver'sWaffle Platter Light5.9
Waffle Platter6.5
Waffle Platter with Turkey Bacon7.2
French Toast Platter6.5
French Toast Platter with Turkey Bacon7.2

KFC’s Pancakes Platter meal is S$0.65 cheaper than McDonald’s Hotcakes with Sausage that I swear by all the time when I’m feeling for some pancakes.

Porridge Breakfast

  • Cheapest: KFC Original Recipe Porridge at S$3.95.
  • Burger King does not offer porridge as an option.
Fast Food RestaurantMealPrice (S$)
McDonald'sRed Rice Porridge5.80
KFCOriginal Recipe Porridge3.95
Long John Silver'sChicken Porridge4.20
Dory Porridge4.20
Salmon Porridge5.20

Fast food restaurants serving porridge for breakfast is new to me, but I’m amazed that Long John Silver’s has so many porridge options!

But honestly, if you are going to walk into a fast food restaurant just to get porridge, maybe you should try one from the coffee shop instead. Unless it is a craving that you are trying to satisfy.

I hope that with this article, you will be able to make a smarter decision when it comes to purchasing your next breakfast meal from a fast food restaurant!

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