The desire for more portable options has led restaurants to design more handheld presentations of traditionally plated breakfast classics. Some operators are putting items on a stick, a move that’s especially appealing for young kids.

On the menu: Both served with maple syrup, Hot Dog on a Stick’s Sausage on a Stick is a battered and deep-fried pork breakfast sausage, while Sonic Drive-In’s Pancake on a Stick, shown here, features a pancake wrapped around sausage.