Ever since McDonald's managed to improve on the Egg McMuffin (which revolutionized the breakfast sandwich) by creating a pure American version -- the McGriddle, which eschews the McMuffin's Canadian bacon and English muffin in favor of real American bacon and quintessentially American pancakes -- I have eagerly awaited a new challenger. From this photo, I can't tell if this thing has cheese in it ... I sure hope so. I have to assume the maple flavor is built into that pancake wrapper, but maybe the idea is that you dunk it into a cup of syrup. It's got the right shape for dunking. Anyway I'd like to see someone who really understands the subtle science of breakfast sandwiches do a straight-up bite-for-bite, side-by-side taste comparison between the McGriddle and this latest effort from 7-11. Perhaps A2GastroBoy could be coaxed into making the sacrifice.
I thought the maple syrup would be served as a chaser.