Chick-fil-A has started testing a new breakfast menu at select locations around the country, including its 12 restaurants in the Inland Empire. Known for its fried chicken cutlet sandwiches, the Atlanta-based chain is looking to expand its morning offerings to include new "better for you" selections as well as a few new savory items, the company said in a release.
For a mix of sweet and savory, Chick-fil-A has introduced Chicken & Waffles for breakfast with a fried boneless breast of chicken alongside a warm Belgian-style waffle with a caramelized sugar crunch and the maple syrup baked on the inside (440 calories, 9 grams of fat). There's also new Cinnamon Swirls, the chain's version of mini cinnamon rolls, served warm with cream cheese icing (310 calories, 17 grams of fat).
"As our customer base continues to grow, so does the variety of our customers' appetites and dietary preferences," said Brian Wray, manager of menu development for Chick-fil-A Inc. in a statement. "Our customers have been asking for products that are health-conscious, easily portable, as well as offerings that suit regional appetites."
Some of the new, more health-conscious selections have fewer than 300 calories. They join an existing trial breakfast menu that was launched last fall. The less-than-300-calorie breakfasts include the Egg White Chicken Grill (300 calories, 6 grams of fat) with a piece of grilled chicken, egg whites and American cheese on a toasted multigrain English muffin, the Greek Yogurt Parfait (110 calories, 2.5 grams of fat) with honey vanilla Greek yogurt with fresh strawberries, blueberries and Harvest Nut Granola or chocolate cookie crumbs, Multigrain Oatmeal (140 calories, 3 grams of fat) with steel-cut oatmeal with flax, whole wheat and buckwheat, blueberries, strawberries and cinnamon brown sugar on the side.
Prices start at $1.59 for the Cinnamon Swirls and $4.29 for the Chicken & Waffles. The Egg White Chicken Grill starts at $3.35 and the Greek Yogurt Parfait and Multigrain Oatmeal each start at $2.49. Prices vary based on individual markets.
Chick-fil-A also partnered with THRIVE Farmers Coffee to offer the farmer-direct brew in its restaurants. The money from each cup sold goes directly to THRIVE's network of farmers in Central America. The coffee is available at all Chick-fil-A restaurants nationwide. The price for a hot coffee starts at $1.59 and the ice coffee starts at $2.29.
The new breakfast items will be available for a limited time in the Inland Empire as well as Philadelphia, Middle Georgia and Memphis, Tenn.
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