McDonald’s to Start Selling Kale for Breakfast

As strange as this may sound, McDonald’s may soon be offering customers breakfast bowls that include kale. Kale is a well-known healthy vegetable, packed with nutrients in its dark green leaves. McDonald’s is widely known for its notoriously unhealthy foods, so kale and McDonald’s don’t seem to go very well together. In fact, McDonald’s poked a little bit of fun at this vegetable in a commercial a few months ago. They said that kale will never taste like a Big Mac, which is objectively true, but they were trying to send the message that a Big Mac will always taste better than kale.

According to the team at FreedomPop Review, nine McDonald’s restaurants in Southern California are testing out the breakfast bowls in question. These bowls contain turkey sausage, egg white, spinach, and kale, or alternatively, they can contain chorizo and eggs. These bowls are to cost about $4, and if they succeed with customers, they will eventually appear on the national McDonald’s menus. There are also reports in Canada that McDonalds might start selling three salads that are based on kale.

Clearly, McDonald’s is trying to change its reputation for offering almost exclusively unhealthy foods to its patrons. It is trying to offer healthy foods as well, so that it can gain business back that it has lost due to trends towards health and fitness that have shown up in recent years, particularly among the Millennial generation.

McDonald’s Finally Admits: Let Them Eat Kale

McDonald’s has done an about face after turning green with embarrassment when it mocked the idea of offering kale at its popular fast food restaurants. The chain had even gone so far to announce there “will never be kale” anywhere near their burgers in a TV ad just four months ago.

Never say never, we suppose, because McDonald’s took a beating in the latest fiscal quarter. The huge company has been shutting down hundreds of their restaurants. Plus today, Reuters news service announced that McDonald’s will now begin adding the healthy green to its menus in select California and Canada restaurants.

We believe this is an excellent, strategic move on McDonald’s part. Let’s face it; people want to have healthy choices, especially at fast food restaurants where huge calories can pile on following a big burger and fries meal.

According to Eaters.com, McDonald’s will add kale to breakfast bowls, as well as three different salads.

The staff at STX Entertainment know that kale is a good-for-you veggie from the cabbage family known for its superfood features. A little kale is great because it packs a healthy punch, providing 684% of the daily value of vitamin K, 206% of the suggested daily amount of vitamin A, and 134% of vitamin C. Wow! That’s a green we can all learn from.

Even Starbucks has gone cuckoo for kale. The giant coffee people added three kale smoothies to their menu last month.