We're Still Mourning The Loss Of McDonald’s All-Day Breakfast – Try These Recipes To Fill The Void
Remember those easy days way back when life was so simple and McDonald’s graced us with the dream of an all-day breakfast? We could eat that delicious Sausage McGriddle at any time of day (or night), and it seemed as if all our dreams had finally (finally!) come true. Well, hold onto your hats, because while McDonald’s giveth delivery, McDonalds taketh away, nixing the all-day breakfast in a move that’s crushing us to the core. Fear not though, we do have a whole post on recreating your favorite McDonald breakfast items at home!
Does McDonald's serve breakfast all day?
Sadly, during the start of the pandemic, due to reduced staffing and a lack of dine-in traffic, the decision was made to end their super popular all-day breakfast to "provide better speed of service" to customers.
What time does McDonald's stop serving breakfast?
While opening hours vary by location (usually 5 AM) with some locations open 24 hours, breakfast now ends at 10:30 AM on weekdays and 11 AM on weekends. Sorry for the sad news, all, regarding McDonald's breakfast hours.
What is on McDonald's breakfast menu?
Here’s what the full menu looks like:
- Hash Brown McMuffin
- Egg McMuffin
- Sausage McMuffin with Egg
- Sausage McMuffin
- Bacon, Egg & Smoky Gouda McMuffin
- Egg & Jalapeño Cheddar McMuffin
- Bacon, Egg & Jalapeño Cheddar McMuffin
- Egg BLT McMuffin
- Chicken McMuffin
- Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit
- Sausage Biscuit with Egg
- Sausage Biscuit
- Bacon, Egg & Cheese McGriddles
- Sausage, Egg & Cheese McGriddles
- Chicken McGriddle
- Bacon, Egg & Smoky Gouda with Plain Bagel
- Bacon, Egg & Smoky Gouda with Sesame Bagel
- Bacon, Egg & Smoky Gouda with Everything Bagel
- Sausage McGriddles
- Big Breakfast
- Big Breakfast with Hotcakes
- Hotcakes and Sausage
- Sausage Burrito
- Hash Browns
- Plain Bagel with Butter or Cream Cheese
- Everything Bagel with Butter or Cream Cheese
- Sesame Bagel with Butter or Cream Cheese
- English Muffin with Butter
- Egg BLT Bagel
- Fruit & Maple Oatmeal
- Fruit ‘N Yogurt Parfait
Will McDonald's breakfast ever come back?
Hi, Evan. We initially removed All Day Breakfast from the menu to simplify operations in our kitchens, which we saw provided better speed of service and order accuracy for our customers. We're evaluating if and how we will bring All Day Breakfast back to our menus.— McDonald's (@McDonalds) July 24, 2020
No official news about the comeback of McDonald's all-day breakfast has broken, but in 2020, the company tweeted that they're "evaluating" the need to bring it back.
The Backstory Behind McDonald's All-Day Breakfast Ending
Originally, The Golden Arches planned an all-day breakfast option because of failing sales across the US. They hoped that giving so many of us what we’d been asking for so long would improve the company’s bottom line. Turns out, not only has it not worked, but the chain’s sales of all-day breakfast menu items such as McDonald’s Sausage McMuffins, Egg White Delights, Sausage Biscuits, and Sausage McMuffins to name a few have decreased by almost two percent in the last few months (!).
In an interview with Buzzfeed News, CEO Steve Easterbrook said that the chain is trying to figure out how to fix sales here at home, even though around the world, the company is still doing quite well. Easterbrook says that focusing on making McD’s the “restaurant of the future” is a top priority (although sales are down while wait times are up): New focuses include curbside check-in, mobile ordering and advanced kiosks.
Need a new breakfast go-to?
With many people turning away from fast food in favor of healthier options, the comfort of knowing exactly what you’re getting at every single McDonald’s still can’t be beat — we still love the occasional hash brown after noon, so needless to say, we’re beyond bummed about the change in McDonald's breakfast hours. Need some early morning inspiration to get over the bad news? Here are some easy breakfast meal ideas to try from home!
Still hungry for McDonald's breakfast?
Image via imhungryforthat.com
For the meat patties:
- 1lb. ground breakfast sausage (or 4 sausage patties)
- Salt and pepper
For the omelette:
- 6 eggs
- 1 cup whole milk
- 4 tbsp. softened butter
- Salt and pepper
For the pancakes:
- 1 ¼ cups flour
- ⅔ cup milk
- Just under 3 tbsp. melted butter
- 1 egg
- 1 ½ tsp. baking powder
- 2 tbsp. maple syrup
- ½ tsp. salt
And to finish it off:
- 6 slices of crispy bacon
- 4 slices American cheese
Get the full recipe and instructions on I'm Hungry for That and enjoy! In the meantime, RIP, all-day breakfast. RIP.
More McDonald's Breakfast Copycat Recipes
Slather on all the cream cheese and jelly, or stack some scrambled eggs and sausage patties on these homemade bagels that taste so much better than the drive-thru – plus, they'll stay good for longer! (via Barley & Sage)
The best part about McDonald's breakfast is hotcakes. It's a spiritual experience to drizzle countless packets of syrup on them, before taking the sweetest, stickiest bite. Make them easily at home when you don't feel like leaving the house. (via Culinary Hill)
What’s your favorite McDonald’s breakfast item? Tell us @BritandCo!
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