WHO doesn’t love a McDonald’s breakfast to get them going for the day?
Whether your favourite menu choice is a classic sausage and egg McMuffin, sweet treat pancakes or the new muffin with jam, Brits have plenty of time to order a McDonald’s breakfast in the morning.
Classic McDonald’s breakfast McMuffins are available until 11am
However, all McDonald’s restaurants around the UK are currently closed to diners and for takeaways under the government’s current coronavirus lockdown measures.
But the chain is planning to reopen all branches in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland for walk-in takeaway service from February 22.
Until then, you’ll need to head to the drive-thru or opt for delivery to get your Maccie’s morning fix.
What time does McDonald’s stop serving breakfast?
McDonald’s serves breakfast up until 11am in ALL it’s restaurants.
It used to switch to the lunchtime menu at 10:30am, but bosses added an extra 30 minutes to the breakfast offering in 2019.
Restaurants that are normally open 24 hours a day start serving breakfast from 6am.
However, current lockdown rules means restaurants must stop serving food at 11pm, so you won’t find a Maccies open throughout the night, unless it is at a motorway service station.
Every other restaurant kicks off the day with the breakfast menu at their normal opening times.
You can find out where your nearest branch is and what time it opens using the store locator tool.
What’s on the McDonald’s breakfast menu?
McDonald’s continues to offer a reduced menu since its reopening following the first lockdown back in March 2020.
At the time, it shut all 1,350 of its restaurants temporarily and when they reopened, they did not offer breakfast at first – but don’t worry, they do now.
But the popular breakfast bagels are still not back and some of the wraps Maccies previously offered are still missing from the menu.
There is a new addition to the breakfast menu though – the breakfast muffin with jam.
You can check out the full McDonald’s breakfast menu here.
The breakfast menu remains limited since the pandemic
What’s on the full McDonald’s breakfast menu?
THERE’S plenty on the McDonald’s breakfast menu to kick-start your day. But due to the coronavirus pandemic McDonald’s is running a reduced breakfast menu. Here’s their full menu which we all hope will be reinstated soon.
- Breakfast wrap of egg, bacon, potato rosti and cheese – with brown sauce
- Breakfast wrap of egg, bacon, potato rosti and cheese – with ketchup
- Sausage, egg and cheese bagel
- Sausage and egg McMuffin
- Bacon and egg McMuffin
- Double sausage and egg McMuffin
- Double bacon and egg McMuffin
- Egg and cheese McMuffin
- Pancakes and syrup
- Pancakes and sausage with syrup
- Bacon roll
- Quaker Oat So Simple
- Quaker Oat So Simple Apple and Cherry Porridge
- Quaker Oat So Simple with Jam
- Quaker Oat So Simple with Sugar
- Quaker Oat So Simple with Syrup
- Toasted bagel
- Toaster bagel with jam
- Toasted bagel with Philadelphia Light
- Hash brown
- Cheesy bacon flatbread
- Triple chocolate cookie
- Sugar donut
- Millionaire’s donut
- Mixed berry muffin
- Chocolate brownie
- Millionaire’s latte
- Tropicana orange juice
- Flat white
- Toffee latte
- Black coffee
- White coffee
- Hot chocolate
- Tea regular
How do I get McDonald’s breakfast?
All McDonald’s branches are currently closed for dine-ins and takeaway, so you’ll need to either head to the drive-thru or opt for delivery.
Some branches may also be running reduced opening hours so it’s worth checking before heading out.
Since the start of the pandemic, McDonald’s has introduced home delivery at hundreds more of its restaurants so you can get brekkie delivered directly to your door.
Orders can be made through Just Eat and Uber Eats but remember, you’ll have to pay a fee for delivery.
How much this costs depends on how far from the restaurant you live.
There is also an option to click and collect through the McDonald’s app, where you place your order and pay online and can pick it up via drive-thru.
The McDonald’s Breakfast muffin with jam has been added to the menu
Why doesn’t McDonald’s serve breakfast after 11am?
McDonald’s starts its normal menu from 11am each day.
They continue serving burgers, chicken nuggets and the rest of the normal menu right through until closing time, which will vary depending on your restaurant’s opening times.
Food on the normal menu and the breakfast menu can’t be cooked at the same time.
Breakfast food is cooked slightly differently and at different temperatures to burgers and fries and there’s not enough space to do both menus at once in the kitchens.
McDonald’s says on its website: “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.”
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