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McDonald’s Is Testing Egg Whites and Kale for Breakfast in SoCal

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The chain has introduced a couple of regional menu items

Nick Solares

Having taken America by storm and reversed its decline with all-day breakfast, McDonald's now is looking to tap into the regional tastes of Southern California. The mega-chain is rolling out a few SoCal-inspired dishes, reports CNN Money, featuring ingredients such as egg whites, Greek yogurt, and kale.

Los Angeles and San Diego locations are getting a test run for a couple of new breakfast bowls, each checking in at $4.39. One aims to satisfy the health-conscious and includes egg whites, turkey sausage, spinach, and kale. The other is geared more toward Tex-Mex fans, featuring scrambled eggs, chorizo, a hash brown, salsa, and Pico de Gallo. The former is 250 calories, and the latter is a bit more of an indulgence at 460 calories.

In addition to the new bowls, McDonald's reportedly is adding Chobani Greek yogurt to its morning parfaits, which cuts the calories from 150 to 110. The Greek yogurt also is making its way into mango, pineapple, and strawberry-banana smoothies.

McDonald's has been testing all sorts of new items across the country lately, including mozzarella sticks and sweet potato fries, and last year the company made the switch to cage-free eggs and real butter. It appears all of the tinkering has helped stop a years-long downturn for the Golden Arches, though the big savior is all-day breakfast. Not only has the new service boosted sales at U.S. locations, it's taking a toll on the chain's fast food competition.

There's no word on if and when the new breakfast dishes will reach McDonald's locations beyond LA and San Diego. Eater has reached out for more information.