The Burger King Egg That's Causing A Commotion

We all love a good breakfast sandwich. While easily customizable to anyone's specific dietary preferences, a topping of egg, bacon, sausage, and cheese on a toasted croissant or bagel can turn any morning lull around for the better.

When the morning rush sets in, a lot of people don't have time to craft a breakfast sandwich. That's where fast-service food options like Burger King come in, offering customers hot and fast breakfast options on the go. According to Restaurant Business, the typical Burger King location earns an average of $205,000 a year in breakfast revenue. With its ever-popular Croissan'Wich, Egg-normous Burrito, French Toast Sandwich, and more, Burger King has made it to the top of decent quick-service breakfast options if you're in a pitch.

But if you've ever taken a bite out of one of Burger King's breakfast sandwiches, you might be questioning the eggs. At first glance, the egg usually stacks up fairly thick and tall, more than a regular egg. According to Today, Burger King, like most fast food chains, uses a "liquid egg-pasteurized mixture" comprised of whole eggs, water, salt, xanthan gum, citric acid, butter flavor, and annatto for color. While knowing you're not eating a "real" egg, you'd probably hope that it resembles the real thing. Recently, users on Reddit highlighted a very questionable imprint on one customer's eggs. 

Burger King's weird egg designs

A recent thread on Reddit showed a photo of an egg placed on one of Burger King's croissant egg breakfast sandwiches. Unfortunately, the egg had a strange indention in the middle. The Reddit poster blasted the fast food chain for their funky-looking eggs and turned to the social media platform for answers. They asked, "Why does my croissant sandwich egg look like this? It looks like a snail."

While it does look very questionable, and frankly, quite gross, Reddit users on the thread explained what might be causing the weird shape on the egg. One user explained, "Former BK employee, basically it's just an air pocket that was there when the egg was cooking. Essentially all we did was use a scrambled egg mixture on a hot plate that had sections for the square eggs. The egg starts cooking, creating air pockets along the way." Another user also added, "Looks like a bubble. Eggs get them all the time when cooking, especially scrambled/liquid eggs like this." 

Phew. While it does look very weird, we think it's safe to say that no snails were harmed in the making of Burger King's egg breakfast sandwiches.