McDonald's has announced new breakfast sandwiches that are not for the faint of heart or gut -- the Triple Breakfast Stacks, breakfast sandwiches that involve two sausage patties, two slices of cheese, bacon and egg.
The new sandwiches will be available for "a limited time" beginning Nov. 1, McDonald's said in a news release Tuesday evening. On an earnings call with analysts Tuesday, executives said the company is in "street fight" with other fast-food chains over customer traffic, even as it works on modernizing its 14,000 U.S. restaurants.
CEO Steve Easterbrook hinted at new breakfast offerings -- as well as a "classic meal deal" coming soon -- on that call. The company later came out with the specifics after Business Insider reported on the breakfast menu addition.
The Triple Breakfast Stacks are the first new breakfast items at McDonald's since the fast-food chain launched the Egg White Delight McMuffin in 2013. They'll be available on McGriddles, McMuffins or biscuits.
McDonald's said it got the idea from regular patrons who customized their orders.
"People have been hacking our menu for years -- so much so that it's inspired our new Triple Breakfast Stacks," said Mike Haracz, manager of culinary innovation, in a news release. "We love seeing the fun ways our customers and McDonald's crew have been creating their own takes on our classics.
No nutritional information for the formidable breakfast sandwiches was immediately available.