McDonalds' breakfast menu consists mainly of signature sandwiches served on English muffins (called McMuffins), biscuits or bagels, though exact offerings do vary by region. The menu also features larger plates, such as hotcakes items, and several options for health-minded diners, including the fruit and yogurt parfait. In some locations, specified breakfast items are available all day.
McDonalds' customers have a wide array of options when it comes to breakfast sandwiches. In addition to the different bread options, diners can choose between egg and sausage varieties, or mix and match with further ingredients, including cheese, steak and bacon. For those sensitive to cholesterol, there is also an egg-white option available. More exotic sandwich items include the McDonalds breakfast sausage burrito and a Southern-style fried chicken biscuit.
Larger plates include hotcakes platters of three pancakes each, served with syrup and butter. Heartier eaters can also choose from Big Breakfast items, which match hotcakes or scrambled eggs with sausage patties and biscuits. For sweet-toothed diners, the menu offers a cinnamon bun melt. For those minding diets, there is the fruit and maple oatmeal bowl, an option containing only 290 calories, four grams of fat and five grams of protein. To complement their meals, McDonalds' diners can add side items, such as the restaurant's famous hash browns.