McDonald's is adding oatmeal to their menu in an effort to offer a healthier breakfast option. Oatmeal will initially be available at about 600 Northeast locations, but if the whole-grain item does well among their customers, you may see it in 13,000 restaurants nationwide. But the question is: will you be opting for the good-for-you choice?
With breakfast items like the Egg McMuffin, McGriddles and the Big Breakfast, it seems oatmeal has some tough competition when it comes to the morning meal. The oats are also pretty cheap and easy to make at home, so some may wonder why anyone would buy the item at a fast food chain.
However, teen obesity is a major concern these days, so the healthy option may be the one to choose. Oats are a good source of vitamin E, zinc, iron, magnesium, and not only are they packed with fiber, they can help lower cholesterol, too.
According to Walletpop, the McDonald's oatmeal will be priced at $1.99, flavored with maple and come with dried mixed fruit and cream. It will reportedly contain 290 calories, and will be available all day.
Oatmeal has already become a big seller at chains like Starbucks, Jamba Juice and Au Bon Pain, so McDonald's may be the next in line to profit from the grain. What do you think? Can you see yourself buying oatmeal at the fast food chain? Do you even like oatmeal? Let us know in the comments. %Poll-57501%