McDonald’s Steak, Egg & Cheese Bagel is Back, BABY!

McDonald’s Steak, Egg, and Cheese Bagel is back in South Florida, and Burger Beast Approved. Let me tell you how exactly that happened.

My favorite McDonald’s item, the Steak, Egg & Cheese Bagel, isn’t the only loss on their new so-called limited menu. The Big Breakfast is gone, along with all-day breakfast and McGriddles.

quote from my New & Removed Fast Food Menu Items During the Pandemic post

Breakfast Bagel Heartbreak

I was heartbroken when the Steak, Egg, and Cheese Bagel was removed from the menu. More than thirty years later, I haven’t forgotten about the Fried Apple Pie.

Over the years of its removal, I noticed the bagel sandwich returning to little pockets around the U.S., but it wasn’t until I saw that Central Florida brought them back that I lost my mind.

I knew that some drastic measures were going to be needed cause I had no intention of driving three and a half hours for one. That’s not true, but I would prefer that Miami had them back full-time.

So It Begins

When my friend Odessa sent me a picture of her Steak, Egg, and Cheese Bagels, it hit too close to home. So, I did what was necessary; I wrote about it on Instagram.

This would lead to McDonald’s reaching out to me a few weeks later and having breakfast together to discuss the possibility of a South Florida bagel sandwich return.

Meeting Breakfast to discuss the Launch Party
Meeting Breakfast to discuss the launch party with a “Ronald Palmer

I spoke about how great it would be to have all three bagel sandwiches back when, in reality, I was hyper-focused on only the steak’s return. McDonald’s had recently launched a new lemonade, and we enjoyed a “Ronald Palmer,” a half lemonade, quarter sweet tea, and quarter unsweetened tea that I named.
The Endorsement talks about “Ronald Palmer

Here Come the Bagels

After I met with the McDonald’s folks, it was still possible that this would not happen, and I felt I had to keep the pressure on them.

So, at one of my Cruz Diablo Burger Popups, I asked folks to sign a petition to bring back the bagels; I knew this would be the final in the coffin, and it was.

Less than a week later, I found myself eating a Steak, Egg, and Cheese Bagel at the Menendez family’s McDonald’s on the corner of NW 87th Avenue and 36th Street in Doral. This location would be important because this is where the South Florida launch party would happen.

Bagels Are Back Launch Party

Showing off the Steak, Egg & Cheese Bagel on a Burger Beast "In Beast We Trust" Plate
Showing off the Steak, Egg, and Cheese Bagel on a Burger Beast “In Beast We Trust” Plate

I forgot to mention that at the breakfast meeting, I suggested a Bagels are Back Launch Party with the members of my Burger Club. McDonald’s loved the idea and went all out to celebrate their return to South Florida.

The McDonald's Bagels are Back Launch Party in Doral
The McDonald’s Bagels are Back Launch Party in Doral

The private event included a meal, live music by Lone Wolf One Band Bruno Esposito, giveaways, and a photo booth.

The Menu for the Bagels Are Back Launch Party
The Bagels Are Back Launch Party Menu
McDonald's Bagels are Back Poster with Burger Beast Logo
McDonald’s Bagels are Back poster with Burger Beast logo
A Wrapped McDonald's Steak, Egg & Cheese Bagel
A Wrapped McDonald’s Steak, Egg & Cheese Bagel
McDonald's Steak, Egg & Cheese Bagel
McDonald’s Steak, Egg & Cheese Bagel
Burger Beast Burger Clubbers at the McDonald's Bagels are Back Launch Party
Members of the Burger Beast Burger Club
Alex biting into her McDonald's Steak, Egg & Cheese Bagel
Alex biting into her Steak, Egg & Cheese Bagel

Just when you think McDonald’s had outdone themselves at the party, they brought out Fried Apple Pies for everyone. Wow, now that’s what you call a grand slam!

McDonald's Fried Apple Pies at the Bagels Are Back Launch Party
McDonald’s Fried Apple Pies at the Bagels Are Back Launch Party

I want to be clear that I was compensated for the Bring the Bagels Launch, which included ads on Facebook and Instagram and a couple of billboards in Hialeah and West Miami. I am a lifelong fan of McDonald’s, and it was an absolute honor that they chose me to participate in this promotion.

Bagels are Back Ad Campaign with McDonald's
Bagels are Back Ad Campaign with McDonald’s
Billboard proclaiming the McDonald's Bagels are Burger Beast Approved
A billboard proclaiming the McDonald’s Bagels are Back & Burger Beast Approved

I’m still on cloud nine from McDonald’s bagels’ return to South Florida. This experience is the best I’ve had in Burger Beast‘s fifteen years. Now, let’s bring the Fried Apple Pie!

36 thoughts on “McDonald’s Steak, Egg & Cheese Bagel is Back, BABY!”

  1. I live in a shit one horse town that still fill like it’s in the 19th century. There is absolutely no way I would be able to do what you did in my shitty town. I swear at almost every fast food and restaurants here get orders wrong and they end up popping attitude with you like you are the most unreasonable asshole in all of the Milky Way. I’m gonna try speaking with a manager here and see what happens but maybe you would be able to do something about it. I don’t like giving out the place I live at so if you happen to hear my sob story you can email me. Yous a hero homie that’s how I see it. Sorry for the cursing but they are the least curse of them all but u just want my steak and egg and cheese and bagel back.

  2. I have racked up over 60k Mcpoints on the app just from the steak egg and cheese bagels since they came back in Little Rock back in May. It’s my favorite food since the first one I’ve ever had years ago. Even tried homemade ones when they weren’t on menu but they just aren’t the same. I hope they become a permanent item so I don’t feel the heartbreak again when they go. My wife has also become addicted to them since their return this time. PLEASE help us petition to make them permanent! They listen to you lol

  3. wow i loved the steak egg and cheese bagel. I woke up every morning so that I could enjoy the steak bagel. I to was heart broken when it was discontinued here in Minnesota. I and so many other Minnesota residents would love to see the bagel sandwiches back on the menu PERMANENTLY

    • It appears to be coming back nationwide little by little. I suggest asking your local McDonald’s managers so that they are aware of the demand.

  4. I’d never had the bagel sandwiches (out here in California). In fact there a few fan favorites I’ve never had because McDonald’s isn’t high on my dine-out appointment list. I’ve never had the McRib, either! But, my local McDonald’s in NorCalifornia just listed the Bagel Sandwiches and I tried the SteakEggCheese — and my goodness. This is simply delicious and may well be the best thing I’ve enjoyed at McDonalds (previously it was just sausage on a biscuit or Filet O Fish). This is so good I enjoyed it two days in a row! Great with the egg for breakfast, great without for a lunch steak sandwich, too. The only thing I INSIST on, however, is swapping out the folded egg (that’s a never for me) in favor of a round egg. Other than that fakeish tasting folded egg product, this SEC bagel is damn near perfect!

    • The steak, egg and cheese bagel was my only reason for going to Mc Donalds. I haven’t been since the discontinuance and will not go until it returns. Dallas, Richardson and Garland Texas residents are not happy campers! So yes Cindy, I concur!

    • I was in total disbelief last June when we went to Chicago. Here I thought I was going home for good pizza and hot dogs, little did I know that McDonald’s in Hoffman Estates (my hometown) had THEM!! I was seriously excited when I heard that they were bringing back the BEST ITEM EVER on the menu next to of course, the original fried apple pies!

      So you can imagine the disappointment I felt today. You see just a couple weeks ago my sister flew home to TN and THEY HAVE THEM THERE!! I sent her cash to buy 5 for me and take them on the plane so I can indulge for a moment. While she was there I read that they were back in the menus nationwide, I called my local one, and the employee said that they WERE BACK IN OUR LAS VEGAS LOCATIONS in April, so I told my sis “nevermind”.

      Today my heart was broken when I called that store today and the employee said, “No. Not coming to Vegas” I missed my shot with my most favorite ALL TIME sandwich…Now I have to drive to California to get one.

  5. Not only was this my favorite McDonald’s sandwich, but as a Muslim, the Steak, Egg & Cheese Bagel, was the only McDonald’s breakfast sandwich I could eat. So when the SE&C left the breakfast menu, so did I and most of the other Muslims I know.

  6. Now McDonalds should be ashamed! People have suffered long enough. We continue to eat McDonald’s after they snatch away our favorite steak egg and cheese. Please do better and bring it back everywhere especially Ga . Stop playing with the people !

  7. Why only bring the steak egg and cheese bagel to different pockets of the country? This is torture. Bring them back to DallasTexas!! Of all places, Texas is known for their Steaks.

  8. Bring it back everywhere! It is in NY and I tried to eat one everyday I was there. So delicious! . Midwest is really lacking. Would be nice to know that when you stop at McDonald’s you KNEW you could get one.


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