A McMuffin by any other name...
June 19, 2005 10:30 AM   Subscribe

What's a good, non-copyright-infringing alternate name for what is essentially an egg mcmuffin?

My girlfriend's coffee shop is replacing their breakfast burritos with english muffin sandwiches that have egg, ham cheese or other similar combinations. What should term should she use to describe them? She also wants to avoid the word breakfast as much as possible. Extra kudos for kreativity!
posted by furtive to Food & Drink (59 answers total)
They call them 'sunrise sandwiches' at the employee cafeteria in my building.
posted by jacquilynne at 10:53 AM on June 19, 2005

Call it "Egglish Muffin" if they all have egg in them.
posted by kindall at 11:00 AM on June 19, 2005

stack of breakfast
posted by leapingsheep at 11:01 AM on June 19, 2005

An Egg Macguffin.
posted by dong_resin at 11:03 AM on June 19, 2005

Muffin McEgg
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 11:05 AM on June 19, 2005

I like kindall's Egg-lish Muffin, but add a hyphen so customers will 'get' it.
posted by mischief at 11:10 AM on June 19, 2005

Every place that I know calls them "ham, egg, and cheese muffin" etc. Boring, but effective.
posted by matildaben at 11:12 AM on June 19, 2005

Eggs in a blanket?
posted by BoscosMom at 11:13 AM on June 19, 2005

The Go-Pellet.
posted by boo_radley at 11:14 AM on June 19, 2005

Eggs Undercover? Undercover Eggs? Meal on a Muffin? Eggs Between the Sheets?
What's the name of her place?
Eggs-strordinary Muffins?
posted by BoscosMom at 11:19 AM on June 19, 2005

Muffin Stuff
Muffin Diverse
Egg On
Egg McInfringement
Escape Hatch
"Egg on an English* muffin with American cheese* something like an Egg McMuffin*"
posted by pracowity at 11:25 AM on June 19, 2005

I will give you $10 if you call it Egg McInfringement on your menu and send me a copy.
posted by felix at 11:28 AM on June 19, 2005

Oooo, this is fun.
More than a Muffin? Magic Morning Muffins? Eggs in the Round? Eggs in your Hand?
posted by BoscosMom at 11:32 AM on June 19, 2005

Muffin' Up
posted by kenko at 11:43 AM on June 19, 2005

"Egg and cheese on english" is what I'd always order at the diner in my building. Not that helpful, I guess.
posted by sohcahtoa at 11:51 AM on June 19, 2005

Egg O'Muffin? Egg Muffinsson? Egg Van Muffin?
posted by nebulawindphone at 11:57 AM on June 19, 2005

Delicious Muff
Eggy Muff
Muffin Meal
Stuffed Muff
Fist O' Muffin
Bed O' Embryo
Ham Fisted
Stacked N' Packed
Dobbs' Burger (for the veg version)
posted by dobbs at 11:58 AM on June 19, 2005

Muff D'ovum
Egg MuffMcAn
English Style Gametes & Ham
EggHaMuff, EggHaMuffin, MuffEggHam
posted by Frank Grimes at 12:04 PM on June 19, 2005

My elementary school called them Egg McJanes. Maybe the Egg McCoy, Egg McKinley, or Egg MacGyver?
posted by glibhamdreck at 12:13 PM on June 19, 2005

I endorse the following suggestions:
Egg McInfringement
Muff D'Ovum
English Style Gametes & Ham

But I have limited experience with the things. Hate 'em.
posted by Count Ziggurat at 12:21 PM on June 19, 2005

Can't go wrong with "Breakfast Sandwich," as long as the necessary qualifiers ("Egg and Cheese," "Egg, Cheese, and Sausage," etc) are added.
posted by jenovus at 1:01 PM on June 19, 2005

Even though she doesn't want to use "Breakfast" -- sorry.
posted by jenovus at 1:02 PM on June 19, 2005

English Style Gametes & Ham

Damn! That's good.
posted by matildaben at 1:24 PM on June 19, 2005

posted by hortense at 1:54 PM on June 19, 2005

Treyf Ben Muffin.
posted by languagehat at 1:57 PM on June 19, 2005

Muffin Diverse < ---> That is SO good. Works on several levels, too...

H.R. Muff N' Stuff
egg-ay ick-muffinmay (hmm maybe not...)
posted by iconomy at 2:09 PM on June 19, 2005

Breakfast sandwich.
posted by robbie01 at 2:23 PM on June 19, 2005

Deadeye for a Muffin Guy
posted by SPrintF at 2:24 PM on June 19, 2005

An "ova loaf-a"

perhaps: "hand o'scrambled"
Or, Hitchcock's favorite: "The MeggUffin"
posted by Radio7 at 2:54 PM on June 19, 2005

posted by FreezBoy at 3:12 PM on June 19, 2005

Egg McCrumpet
posted by TimeFactor at 3:20 PM on June 19, 2005

FYI: Trademark, not copyright.
posted by grouse at 3:29 PM on June 19, 2005

eggraham lincoln?
egg vagoda?
posted by glenwood at 3:36 PM on June 19, 2005

Egg McMahon?
posted by Faint of Butt at 3:59 PM on June 19, 2005

kind of a side comment, but creative/funny names at restaurants really annoy me. I feel silly ordering by them, and they're usually not very descriptive.

Of the above, 'Sunrise Sandwich' sounds fine to me, and 'Ham, egg, and cheese muffin' would be my preference.
posted by devilsbrigade at 4:00 PM on June 19, 2005

I, for one, second "eggamuph." People will buy that just to tell other people that they are eating it.
posted by fire&wings at 4:08 PM on June 19, 2005

PCEM (P-Sem) - Processed Cheese and Egg on Muffin
posted by plinth at 4:53 PM on June 19, 2005

Every non-chain restaurant I've been in calls them egg sandwiches. And you have to define them aswith or without cheese, with or without sausage/ bacon and either on a bagel, muffin, bread, croissant or other bread. Personally I go for any bread but the english muffin and would probably not stop at a shop that only offered english muffins as a choice. Come to think of it Au bon Pan and Dunkin' Donuts also offer them as egg sandwiches. I'm with devilsgrigade, I wouldn't order any sandwich with a funny name. I've got my daily routine down- "bacon egg and cheese on a sesame bagel" and kinda like the idea that it would be universally accepted in any coffee shop.
posted by rodz at 5:03 PM on June 19, 2005

sunrise muffins
posted by pyramid termite at 5:44 PM on June 19, 2005

Mornin' Muffin.
Rise 'n' Shiner.
posted by obiwanwasabi at 6:18 PM on June 19, 2005

I call 'em "sliders," no matter who's making them.

But Egg McInfringement is awesome.
posted by five fresh fish at 6:30 PM on June 19, 2005

Bacon Awake'n.
posted by obiwanwasabi at 6:43 PM on June 19, 2005

Bacon Awake'ner, even.
posted by obiwanwasabi at 6:44 PM on June 19, 2005

Serve them on bagels and call them Morning Glory Holes.
posted by squirrel at 7:01 PM on June 19, 2005

Egg O'Muffin. Muffin MacEgg. Egg McInfringement is my favorite.
posted by theora55 at 7:33 PM on June 19, 2005

The tradional name for this type of sandwich is "Eggs benedict."


posted by Axandor at 8:01 PM on June 19, 2005

"Egg McMahon" is brilliant.
posted by TimeFactor at 8:11 PM on June 19, 2005

"I'll have a coffee and a morning glory hole to go, please."

"Oooh, yah. Yah. Oh, yah."

posted by five fresh fish at 8:16 PM on June 19, 2005

Tripling devilsbrigade; any restaurant with overly silly names has a strike against it in my book. When ordering, I frequently genericize the name.

That said, there are some pretty funny ones here, I just wouldn't want to order any of them. ;)
posted by trevyn at 8:29 PM on June 19, 2005

IIRC Anything with the 'Mc' prefix is potentially a tradmark infringement. Mcdonalds calls it "Mc-language".

My ex loved to go to McDs and order a "Fake Rib". He refuses to call things by McSilly names too.
posted by Goofyy at 8:59 PM on June 19, 2005

l'eggwich muffvan beethovham (someone will play a few bars of a symphony on a nearby piano whenever one is ordered)
PCC (Pig/Cow/Chicken)
Chick'n Mitt
the sandwich that recapitulates phylogeny
Experimental Sandwich
Barnyard Morning Burger
posted by clockzero at 10:17 PM on June 19, 2005

Give it a number. Preferably four digits. I'll have the 7634, please. Or, more seriously, call it by the price. The $3.99?
posted by crapulent at 11:39 PM on June 19, 2005

The Mornin' Coronary.
Potential Chicken Sandwich.
Humpty Dance.
Scrambler Sandwich.
posted by furiousthought at 12:28 AM on June 20, 2005

Food-Wad. Descriptive, yet snappy.

Or maybe some variation on the Dagwood? Hell, I just call them Egg Mc(MyLastName)s, but since my name has the same syllables/stresses as "muffin", it flows pretty well.
posted by Vervain at 12:29 AM on June 20, 2005

Goofyy is right, McDonald's seems to have a trademark on Mc in restaurant contexts.
posted by grouse at 12:41 AM on June 20, 2005

Royal Muffdiver
posted by sebas at 12:58 AM on June 20, 2005

My favourite place calls it the "Breakfast Thing".
posted by Sallyfur at 4:02 AM on June 20, 2005

Axandor, Eggs Bennie is a different sort of monster. It's a kind of gloppy eat it with a knife and fork affair with soft poached eggs and ham topped with hollandaise sauce on a half of an english muffin. Excellently delicious but different from what's described here, which uses harder cooked eggs, and no sauce and is very much a pick it up and eat it sandwich.
posted by jacquilynne at 5:29 AM on June 20, 2005

Breakfastsaurux Rex
posted by boo_radley at 4:27 PM on June 22, 2005

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