Airport food is pretty much always the worst—unless you’re eating Shake Shack at JFK’s Terminal 4, that is.

Kiosks filled with sub-par frozen pizzas and $5 water bottles infiltrate every possible eatery spanning the length of the airport concourse. But when you’re traveling for 14 hours and need a pick-me-up, sometimes you’re forced to lower your standards and take what you can get.


Last week, Reddit user Spambox posted a photo of this unfortunate-looking breakfast sandwich he purchased from UK fast-food chain EAT at the Edinburgh Airport. For £3.20 (or about $5), Spambox received a less-than filling meal of what looks like half a slice of bacon and about one quarter of a sunny-side-up egg.

While we don’t expect airport breakfast sandwiches to taste like the versions at Sycamore Kitchen in L.A. or Court Street Grocers in Brooklyn, an airport meal should still look somewhat appetizing. That “bacon, egg, and cheese” right there looks despicable.

For Spambox, the worst part wasn’t even the subpar sandwich itself. He was more disturbed by the subpar service.


In an interview with The Scotsman, a spokesperson for the airport publicly apologized for the airport and the UK chain’s disappointing breakfast sandwich standards.

“We work closely with all of our food and beverage providers to ensure we offer customers the best choice of refreshments and service.Sadly on this occasion we fell below the mark and offer our apologies to this customer. Clearly this is not the service we should be providing and we will be addressing this complaint with EAT.”

Here’s a surefire way to not have a frustrating breakfast sandwich experience: create your own G.O.A.T. breakfast sandwich at home.

[via Mashable]