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Chick-fil-A adds new breakfast item for first time in 6 years

Posted at 12:25 PM, Jul 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-18 12:25:14-04

Chick-fil-A is changing the breakfast scene, adding its first new morning menu item since 2010. 

The fast-food chain is bringing grilled chicken to its morning menu and introducing two new ingredients: egg whites and English muffins. 

Add some American cheese, and you've got the new breakfast item dubbed the Egg White Grill. It will be available nationwide on Monday starting at $3.35

Chick-fil-A has been serving breakfast since 1986, when it added a fried chicken sandwich on a biscuit. But while that item has 440 calories and 16 grams of protein, the new egg white sandwich is a lower-calorie option at 300 calories and 25 grams of protein. 

This renewed focus on breakfast makes sense, considering research commissioned by Chick-fil-A found breakfast has grown across the fast-food industry by 60 percent in just the last five years. 

While egg white sandwiches have become a staple at McDonald's, Starbucks, Subway and more, Chick-fil-A's new sandwich is one of the first to add grilled chicken. 

This video includes clips and images from Chick-fil-AStarbucksSubway and McDonald's. Music provided courtesy of APM Music.