Fast food breakfast burritos ranked worst to best

Just about every fast food company in existence is focusing more and more on breakfast, with varying levels of success. While breakfast sandwiches are extremely common, fast food restaurants are quickly realizing that Americans love breakfast burritos just as much. As a result, an increasing number of fast food breakfast burritos have popped up in recent years.

While burritos were invented in Mexico, breakfast burritos were born in America. Many believe the first breakfast burrito was served in New Mexico during the 1970s. In less than 50 years, it went from a regional favorite to a nationwide obsession. Nowadays, seemingly everyone has devoured at least one breakfast burrito at some point in their life.

While the options at fast food joints are numerous, the quality of breakfast burritos differs greatly from one establishment to the next. Instead of searching blindly for the best of the best, all you need to do is read this list of the best breakfast burritos found at fast food restaurants, ranked from the most disgusting to the most delectable.

Jack in the Box's Meat Lovers Breakfast Burrito

While Jack in the Box has tacos that are weirdly popular and highly addictive, don't make the mistake and believe that their breakfast burrito is worth your money. While their tacos are worth trying at least once, your life will be better if you never taste their Meat Lovers Breakfast Burrito. This thing is utterly revolting.

While three types of meat are used in Jack in the Box's breakfast burrito, the ham, sausage, and bacon are all so greasy and chewy that you won't be able to distinguish one meat from the other. And it only gets worse from there. The scrambled eggs inexplicably have a watery taste, while the cheese is an oily mess. The worst part is actually the flour tortilla that holds this whole mistake together. Even if it's warm, its still too stiff and the texture is too powdery. Jack in the Box has salsa that they claim is fire roasted, but its dull flavor only makes matters worse.

If you're reading this after you've already ordered a Meat Lovers Breakfast Burrito from Jack in the Box, it's too late. All you can do is throw it away and order a pair of tacos to help you deal with the disappointment.

Hardee's Loaded Breakfast Burrito

The Loaded Breakfast Burrito from Hardee's doesn't make much sense on any level. It's as if Hardee's wanted to stuff a burrito with as many items as possible without considering how any of the flavors or textures will work together. While you will be impressed with the size of this breakfast burrito, everything else about it will underwhelm.

When you bite into a Loaded Breakfast Burrito, the hard bits of crumbled sausage will first catch your attention — and not in a good way. As you attempt to chew the hard sausage, you will have to deal with the runny egg that will come spilling out of the burrito whether you're ready for it or not. Next, you will notice the ham that actually tastes more like bologna. Like Jack in the Box's debacle of a breakfast burrito, this abomination by Hardee's also comes wrapped in a terrible flour tortilla.

Truth be told, the bacon and cheese are actually pretty tasty in this Loaded Breakfast Burrito. Unfortunately, you don't get much bacon or cheese, so your moments of happiness will be few and far between while you attempt to eat this big burrito. By the time you are finally finished, you'll feel each of the 780 calories rumbling around in your gut and you'll vow to never purchase another one of these breakfast burritos again.

Del Taco's Breakfast Burrito

The problem with the breakfast burrito at Del Taco is the boredom it causes. If you buy a burrito at a Mexican fast food restaurant, you are at least expecting to take your taste buds on an adventure. But instead of an adventure, your taste buds will be yawning as you go through the process of eating this thing.

While the flour tortilla is acceptable, the eggs, cheese, and red sauce are lacking. Not only do their eggs taste like they've never encountered butter, it tastes like Del Taco removed the egg yolk before the scrambling process commenced. The cheese isn't melted, which is just odd. The red sauce is automatically included inside of the breakfast burrito but it isn't spicy at all. It's red and it's sauce but don't expect any sort of kick.

You can opt to get the Del Taco Breakfast Burrito with chorizo, carne asada, or bacon added to the mix. While none of these three meats are able to erase the boring qualities of this burrito, the chorizo is the best option. It's just flavorful enough to keep you awake and stop you from asking for your money back.

Wendy's Sausage, Egg & Cheese Burrito

The main issue from Wendy's Sausage, Egg & Cheese Burrito is the consistency of what you actually receive. If you get a bad breakfast burrito from Wendy's, you'll be left with a dumbfounded look on your face as you try to process what went so horribly wrong. If your breakfast burrito is made correctly, you'll be satisfied. Not thrilled, mind you, but completely okay with your decision.

However, be mindful that your chances of getting a deformed Sausage, Egg & Cheese Burrito from Wendy's are higher than your chances of getting one that is put together correctly. While Wendy's obviously knows each and every corner of their square patties, they are apparently still working on mastering their breakfast options. That's made even more obvious by the fact that the breakfast burrito isn't even on the menu at every location. 

If you like gambling, go ahead and order this breakfast burrito. Otherwise, go with something else. Either way, be sure to order a Frosty so that you have at least one thing to smile about after visiting Wendy's.

Burger King's Egg-Normous Breakfast Burrito

As the name suggests, the Egg-Normous Breakfast Burrito from Burger King is gargantuan. If you're starving first thing in the morning, this bad boy is sure to fill you up to the tippity top. While there's a whole lot to like about this massive burrito, there's one aspect that stops it from being near the top of this list.

The egg in the Egg-Normous Breakfast Burrito is extremely tasty due to an ample amount of butter being added to the equation. The bacon is thick, plentiful, and pops with flavor with each bite. Cheese-wise, this breakfast burrito featured both American and cheddar. The combination sounds iffy but it really works. Burger King also adds a creamy sauce to the burrito that is pleasantly spicy.

The aspect that stops this breakfast burrito from being elite is the inclusion of clunky chunks of hash browns. The hash browns are so crispy and oily that it overshadows a lot of the good work being done. Do yourself a favor and customize your Egg-Normous Breakfast Burrito and ask for no hash browns. If you do that, you'll have a big, elite burrito to start off your day.

Taco Time's Bacon & Egg Burrito

The Bacon & Egg Burrito from Taco Time is a middle of the road breakfast burrito that you can depend on. It's inexpensive and the consistency of what you get from day to day is impeccable. That said, it's not notable enough for you to go out of your way to get one of these things in your mitts.

The scrambled eggs in the Bacon & Egg Burrito won't disappoint. The pieces of bacon are tasty but somewhat limited in number. The cheddar cheese is also good but, just like the bacon, it isn't plentiful. The picante sauce isn't extraordinarily spicy but it will make its presence known.

Like the Egg-Normous Breakfast Burrito from Burger King, Taco Time's breakfast burrito has potato in it. Instead of being underwhelming (and overcooked) hash browns, it's in the form of tater tots that they call Mexi-Fries. While Burger King's hash browns ruin what is otherwise a quality breakfast burrito, the addition of Mexi-Fries at Taco Time will leave you pleasantly surprised at how much you like them inside of your burrito.

Carl's Jr.'s Big Country Breakfast Burrito

The Big Country Breakfast Burrito was invented with hungry individuals in mind. While this Carl's Jr. creation will never win any type of culinary award, it will help alleviate your hunger and it comes with a price tag that won't dent your bank account.

Most of the ingredients in this breakfast burrito are what you'd expect. Two eggs are scrambled and put inside of a flour tortilla. Joining the eggs are bits of bacon and sausage, a few slices of ham, soft hash browns, and cheddar cheese. Out of those ingredients, it's the sausage that will pique your interest the most due to immense flavor.

Where the Big Country Breakfast Burrito really shines is the sausage gravy that is added to the mix. The gravy is placed inside of the tortilla and it complements everything perfectly, especially the sausage bits. If you love breakfast sausage, you'll be in heaven.

The one thing to keep in mind is that this breakfast burrito doesn't really work with salsa or any type of hot sauce added to it. If you need your breakfast burritos to be spicy, skip this Carl's Jr. offering.

Chick-fil-A's Hash Brown Scramble Burrito

Everything about the Hash Brown Scramble Burrito and Chick-fil-A is worthy of applause. The name of this burrito doesn't clue you in to how good it is going to taste. You know all about Chick-Fil-A's nuggets, right? Well, you might be shocked in the happiest way possible when you bite into this breakfast burrito and discover that Chick-fil-A has added slices of their amazing nuggets to the party.

Joining the nugget slices are scrambled eggs, hash browns, and a combination of cheddar cheese and Monterey Jack cheese. Chick-fil-A's flour tortilla is made by hand and while it's not the best tortilla in the world, it's definitely above average.

The only negative when it comes to the Hash Brown Scramble Burrito is that Chick-fil-A doesn't have a salsa worthy of adding to this breakfast burrito. They offer a jalapeno salsa but it's completely forgettable. Your best bet is to pick this up at your local Chick-fil-A drive-thru window, go home, and add your own salsa to the otherwise divine breakfast burrito.

Taco Cabana's Brisket & Egg Taco

If you're in South Texas, you can find breakfast burritos, but breakfast soft tacos are the more coveted breakfast option. The only tangible difference is that breakfast tacos aren't completely wrapped and are instead left open. Beyond that, breakfast tacos are typically smaller but come in a wider variety of flavors. For the purposes of this list, we're going to say they're pretty much the same thing.

The breakfast tacos at Taco Cabana will change everything you thought you knew about breakfast. The variety of options is almost too much to handle, with ingredients ranging from steak fajitas to refried beans. The best of the bunch is the Brisket & Egg Taco. Taco Cabana's brisket is smoked to perfection and it's so soft that it will almost melt in your mouth.

Even if you're not too hungry, you should know that you'll need to order two or three of the breakfast tacos at Taco Cabana to make it a satisfying breakfast. Ordering just one will leave you hungry — and that's not the way you want to begin your day. Also, don't forget to get salsa from their salsa bar. For breakfast tacos, you can't go wrong with Salsa de Fuego.

McDonald's Sausage Burrito

Don't make the mistake of dismissing the Sausage Burrito that is available at McDonald's. This beauty is surprisingly flavorful and it's downright exciting compared to the preceding breakfast burritos on this list.

The scrambled eggs are joyously fluffy, the sausage has a rich, savory taste, the American cheese is expertly melted, and the tortilla is extra soft yet is fully capable of holding everything together. But where this McDonald's burrito really stands out from the pack is their inclusion of onions and green chiles. What would otherwise be a good but not great breakfast burrito is supercharged thanks to the addition of these veggies. While most breakfast burritos need salsa to be at their best, the onions and chiles provide enough of a kick that you don't really need to add anything else.

The next time you are at a McDonald's for breakfast, don't just settle for a McMuffin or a McGriddle. Instead, order their Sausage Burrito and be ready to be surprised at how good it tastes.

Whataburger's Taquito with Cheese

Don't let the name confuse you, the Taquito with Cheese is actually a breakfast burrito and it's one of the best breakfast burritos you can find anywhere. This Whataburger mainstay is packed with yummy eggs and a generous amount of cheese. The tortilla is excellent. In fact, there aren't many Mexican restaurants with better tortillas that you can get at Whataburger.

You have four options when it comes to what you put inside of your Taquito with Cheese: sausage, chorizo, bacon, or potato. While the potato version is surprisingly good, it's the chorizo you should go with when in doubt. Whataburger's chorizo has a wonderful flavor that is powerful enough to draw you in but gentle enough to allow you to fully enjoy your breakfast meal. No matter which option you select, you will agree that breakfast at Whataburger is top-notch.

Before you leave this fast food joint, be sure to get a few packets of salsa. If you like red, go with the Ranchero Picante Style. If green is your thing, go with Ranchero Verde Style.

Taco Bell's Grande Toasted Breakfast Burrito

While Taco Bell has a dizzying array of burritos, the Grande Toasted Breakfast Burrito is as good as any burrito on the menu. The amount of flavor stuffed into one moderately sized breakfast burrito will surprise even the most ardent of Taco Bell enthusiasts.

The base of this burrito is the egg and the potato. From there, tasty pico de gallo is added to provide a punch of spicy flavoring. The stars of the show are the bits of sausage intermixed throughout the breakfast burrito. Thankfully, there is enough sausage in this thing that you are assured to get some in each and every bite.

The goodness doesn't stop there. Within the tortilla are three different types of cheeses. Once this breakfast burrito is toasted, the tortilla becomes even better and the cheese turns extra gooey and extra scrumptious.

Taco Bell gives you the option of swapping out the sausage for steak. Though that may sound tempting, stick with the original. The sausage is the perfect meat for this breakfast burrito and there's no reason to mess with perfection.

Sonic Drive-In's SuperSonic Breakfast Burrito

The SuperSonic Breakfast Burrito is the best breakfast burrito you can find at any fast food eatery — and it's not particularly close. Sonic has mastered every part of the breakfast burrito.

It starts with a tortilla that is reliably warm and fresh. From there, Sonic includes scrambled eggs that are always buttery and fluffy, melted cheddar cheese that is evenly distributed throughout, savory chunks of breakfast sausage, and a handful of their famous tater tots. Before the tortilla is wrapped shut, Sonic adds in diced tomatoes, onions, and jalapenos. You won't need to add any hot sauce because the jalapenos they use add the perfect amount of spiciness, while the juicy tomatoes help cool things down.

Although there is a lot going on with the SuperSonic Breakfast Burrito, it all works together so well. It's truly a medley of flavors that your taste buds deserve to revel in at least once in your life. Order this one time and you will never head to any other fast food restaurant when you're craving the ultimate breakfast burrito.