McDonald's adds oatmeal to the menu as breakfast wars heat up


At least the breakfast war among fast-food restaurants is getting a little healthier.

is trying out oatmeal at about 600 restaurants in the Northeastern U.S. If the test goes well, McDonald's may add oatmeal to the menu at more than 13,000 of its restaurants nationwide, according to a CNBC report.

The additional fiber and other benefits of oatmeal will be a welcome addition to the waist-expanding breakfast items that have recently been added to the menus at several fast-food restaurants. Hardee's recently added what it calls the Loaded Biscuit 'N' Gravy, a dish with a buttermilk biscuit split with a folded egg and a sausage patty topping on each half, covered with a sausage gravy.