Chick-fil-A Testing New Maple Waffle, Cinnamon Biscuit Roll and More Breakfast Eats

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We recently got word that Chick-fil-A was testing new breakfast items that included the likes of a “Maple Waffle” and a “Cinnamon Biscuit Roll.” Only a few select locations around the country are offering these test items. Of course, when we found out that the Chick-fil-A spot in Upland, Calif. was one of them, fellow Foodbeaster Peter Pham and I had to go check it out for ourselves.

Chick-fil-A Upland store owner Ed Hawkins said all the stores in the Inland Empire will be offering the new breakfast options and will push the items within the next three months.

“We’ll track the products,” Hawkins said. “We’ll report that information to Chick-fil-A [Corporate], Chick-fil-A will evaluate it and let us know whether or not it’s going to move forward.”

So if all goes well, in a few months we might be seeing these new items roll out nationwide and join the Spicy Chicken Biscuit on the breakfast menu.

Here’s a breakdown of what to expect:


Chick-fil-A Maple Waffle


The first thing we had our eyes on was the waffle. When you grow up in Calif., Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles is a pretty big deal. I remember the day I found out that chicken and waffles could be found not only in the same building, but on the very same plate. It absolutely blew my mind!

This was Pete’s personal favorite item of the bunch and he said it was as if a “waffle and a donut had a baby.”

It’s hard finding a good waffle without having to check into a sit-down restaurant, so the fact that they came individually wrapped was a plus. The small portion size, however, was a little disappointing.


Chick-fil-A Cinnamon Biscuit Roll


The cinnamon roll is looking to replace the current cinnamon cluster on the menu. I’ve only had the cluster once, but other than general aesthetics, didn’t notice any significant difference in flavor between the roll and the cluster.


Bacon Egg and Cheese Bagel


I’ve always hated the Chick-fil-A multi-grain bagel and everything it stands for, so trying out the sandwich with a regular bagel was a pleasant change. Although it might not be as healthy as the multi-grain bagel, it definitely tasted a lot better.


Sausage Egg and Cheese English Muffin


The big one for me was the English muffin. If I were to put it head-to-head with the McDonald’s McMuffin, Chick-fil-A’s would win hands down. McDonald’s has a true rival in the muffin game now. I always felt like a muffin sandwich was only an option for me when I didn’t want to deal with biscuit crumbs, but this sandwich has changed my whole view on muffins in general. It wasn’t burnt and didn’t have the bitter taste I’ve often found in the McMuffin.


Throw Some Gravy on it. All of it!


And you can’t properly have a food adventure without dipping into the restaurant’s secret menu. So we ordered a side of creamy gravy and smothered it on everything.


We ordered spicy chicken biscuits on top of the new items. Don’t judge us.

Photo Courtesy Peter Pham

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