McDonald's Announces New Monster-Sized Breakfast Sandwich/hangover Cure

Do you need a ton of protein in the morning? Are your arteries in excellent shape? Do you have an office cot available for a mid-morning nap? If so, then McDonald's latest breakfast offering may be for you.

For its first new breakfast sandwich in five years, McD's announces via press release today that its new "Triple Breakfast Stacks" will help diners "conquer morning hunger," possibly for the rest of the week. Here's the official description:

Triple Breakfast Stacks come with two slices of melty American cheese between two savory, hot sausage patties. They're topped with crispy, thick-cut Applewood smoked bacon and an egg. Guests can opt for their choice of a toasted McMuffin bun, buttery and flaky biscuit, or sweet and savory McGriddles cakes.

The idea was apparently inspired by diners creating their own mega sandwiches by combining McMuffins with McGriddles, for example, to make one giant breakfast creation. Manager Of Culinary Innovation Chef Mike Haracz explains, "People have been hacking our menu for years—so much so that it's inspired our new Triple Breakfast Stacks." So why not create what is essentially a Big Mac on an english muffin or griddle cake, with some bacon and egg thrown in for good measure?

Notably, McDonald's last nationally available breakfast sandwich debut was 2013's Egg White Delight McMuffin, which was obviously going in an entirely different direction from the chain's current "customer-led menu innovation."

Kudos to those people who can tackle this, the Mt. Everest of breakfast sandwiches. I can barely handle an a entire Sausage Egg McMuffin (which we recently dubbed the "greatest breakfast sandwich extant") so this is definitely not a weekday sandwich for me. Ideally I think it would come in handy on an extremely hungover Sunday, "sandwiched" (ha) between waking and my (first) mid-morning nap.

Triple Breakfast Stacks will be on the McDonald's menu on November 1—just in time to start stretching your stomach out for Thanksgiving—through December.