Those craving a mid-morning pick me up might be wondering what time does McDonald’s breakfast start and end?
Be it a breakfast wrap or a sausage and egg McMuffin, everyone has their go-to McDonald’s breakfast item of choice. And whilst we’re aware of the calories in a McDonald’s breakfast and now know the secret McDonald’s McMuffin recipe to try at home – it’s safe to say that we can’t resist the real deal served fresh and hot from the golden arch stores.
But with McDonald’s extending their breakfast hours recently, there’s been some confusion on when you can order your morning treat. With this in mind, we’ve shared the all important start and end times for McDonald’s breakfasts to prevent any potential missed McMuffin disasters.
What time does McDonald’s breakfast start and end?
In their 24-hour branches and drive-thru’s, McDonald’s breakfasts start at 5am and finish at 11am. All other McDonald’s restaurants also finish their breakfast menu at 11am – though their start time varies from store to store depending on their opening time.
If you’re unsure of times, it might be worth checking your local McDonald’s operating hours before heading out to grab your morning meal.
The 11am cut-off time is a new (and welcome) addition for Ronald McDonald fans. As in the past, the fast food chain finished serving breakfasts at 10:30am.
However, the extra half hour extension came into effect late last year, following a successful trial in their Isle of Wight and Portsmouth branches.
What’s on the McDonald’s breakfast menu?
Breakfast Roll with Ketchup
Breakfast Roll with Brown Sauce
Muffin with Jam
Bacon Roll with Brown Sauce
Bacon Roll with Tomato Ketchup
Double Sausage & Egg McMuffin
Sausage & Egg McMuffin
Bacon & Egg McMuffin
Double Bacon & Egg McMuffin
Egg & Cheese McMuffin
Cheesy Bacon Flatbread
Pancakes & Syrup
Pancakes & Sausage with Syrup
There are a total of 14 items that are available to order and enjoy on the McDonald’s breakfast menu. Original icons like the McMuffin have been on the menu for years. In fact, the beloved Egg McMuffin celebrated it’s 50th anniversary in 2021:
“The Egg McMuffin, the first-ever quick service restaurant breakfast sandwich, joined the McDonald’s menu in 1971 in Santa Barbara, California, and customers have been getting creative with it ever since,” says Molly McKenna, McDonald’s Senior Director of Brand Communications.
It wasn’t until 1976 that the item when national in America. And a year later the full breakfast menu launched – including hotcakes, toasted English muffins, scrambled eggs, sausages, hash browns, and danishes.
Products on the McDonald’s breakfast menu have chopped and changed over the years. And most recently, two items were ditched from the current line-up.
Bad news: Bagels and Breakfast Wraps are officially gone from the menu.
Good news: You can get a McMuffin for 99p today via the McDonald’s App…
…you’re still thinking about the bad news, aren’t you? pic.twitter.com/5dAH7fBYLJ
— McDonald’s UK (@McDonaldsUK) January 24, 2022
“Despite specualtion and following a trial separation period, Breakfast Bagels & Breakfast Wraps will not be returning to the menu,” said McDonald’s on Twitter in a January 2022 statement.
Though sad news for some, one of McDonald’s new breakfast menu items remains, after being unveiled in October 2021. The Breakfast Roll jam is packed with bacon, cheese, egg, and sausage. Then finished with a choice of brown sauce or ketchup. And it’s proved pretty popular with fans.
When will McDonald’s serve their breakfast all day?
There’s currently no plans to serve McDonald’s breakfast menu all day. McMuffin fans for years have been calling on the chain to make this popular item available 24/7 but McDonald’s have explicitly ruled this out. Their reasons for this included different cooking times and limited space availability in branches.
A statement on the McDonald’s website reads: “Items on our breakfast menu are cooked slightly differently and at a different temperature from items on our main menu.
“This means we don’t have enough space in our kitchens to accommodate the cooking and preparation of our breakfast and main menus at the same time. The 11am cut off enables us to accommodate our breakfast lovers, whilst allowing the customers who enjoy our main menu to get their food before 11:30am.”
How to order McDonald’s breakfast at home:
There’s good news for those who don’t want to leave the house to get their hands on a McDonald’s breakfast. Food delivery services Uber Eats and JustEat both deliver McDonald’s to your door. And this includes their delicious breakfast menu, so long as you order before the delivery cut off time.
Just Eat will deliver until 11am, according to a statement on their website: “A delicious hash brown is great on its own or as a side at breakfast time. Crispy on the outside and served until 11am, they’re what mornings were made for.”
Whilst Uber Eats has specified that delivery on McDonald’s breakfast starts at 5am and finishes at 10:45am.
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