My 90 Cent Croissant Breakfast Sandwich

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90 Cent Croissant Breakfast Sandwich

Bargain Breakfast?

I receive ads for discount and fast food breakfasts almost very week. They seem like a bargain. Two egg breakfast and side for only $2.99. Two croissant breakfast sandwiches, small has browns and small coffee for only $4.00. Why cook when you eat breakfast for $5 or less? There are several reasons, one is cost savings.

Five dollars doesn’t seem like a lot of money. If you eat a $5 breakfast 200 day per year it’s only $1,000.

Keep in mind, you are not getting $5 worth of food. Depending on which restarant  you eat, their food cost is between 25 to 30 percent of what you pay tax and gratuities excluded. So a $5 breakfast has about $1.25 to $1.50 worth of food.

My 90 Cent Croissant Breakfast Sandwich

Homemade 90 Cent Croissant Breakfast Sandwich

At least one national fast food restaurant serves croissant breakfast sandwiches. According to the nutrition information on their website, they:

  • Weigh between 121 and 165 grams
  • Have 330 to 500 calories
  • 8 to 12 grams of saturated fat
  • 620 to 1080 mg of sodium

My sandwich cost me about 90 cents. Ingredient prices are based on Phoenix metropolitan area. Your cost can be higher or lower. Croissants were purchased from Costco Wholesale.

  • Weight 168 grams
  • 435 calories
  • 10 grams saturated fat
  • 820 mg sodium

I would not eat this type of breakfast every day. But averaging about $1 per day for breakfast including coffee or tea, fruit, etc., my annual cost is about $365. That’s $365 per year versus $1,000 for 200 days.

Is it worth saving about $1,000 per year on one meal? for me the cost isn’t as important as food quality. I know what I’m eating when I cook and prepare my own meals. Unless you review a restaurants ingredient and nutrition information, assuming it is available, you don’t know what goes into your meal.

Like the saying does, “You get what you pay for.”


  • 1 large croissant sliced in half
  • 1 large egg, fried
  • 3 slices (30 g) Canadian bacon
  • Butter for frying egg