There is magic behind the combination of salt and sweet.
It took McDonald’s some time to realize that biscuit-sized pancakes with syrup inside, clashing with bacon, sausage, egg, and cheese, would make for a breakfast staple that many morning scribes would not be able to live without.
I’m talking about, of course, the McGriddles line, the only breakfast sandwiches that could tear me away from the bagels and the sausage biscuit. With your choice of bacon or sausage (or, you could mix and match), the McGriddles line became a Godsend for McDonald’s breakfast menu.
Before these sweet and savory sandwiches debut, their breakfast menu was seriously beginning to stale. Yea, they had the Bagel and McMuffin lines, and those great sausage biscuits, but the rest of the menu wasn’t really cutting it. While Burger King was innovating, and Wendy’s would embark on a failed attempted to serve breakfast, McDonald’s established breakfast menu needed some fresh juice.
Enter the McGriddles.
One can say enough just how much the McGriddles revitalized McDonald’s breakfast menu, and they helped put the chain back near the top with their breakfasts. The sweet combination of those griddled pancakes and the bacon and sausage really added a new dimension to their lineup, and, for me personally, the sausage is the better half, but you can’t go wrong with the others in the line.