Monday, October 26, 2015

You Deserve A Break(fast) Today. Too Bad You Still Have To Get Up Early For It!

When McDonald's announced they would be serving breakfast all day starting October 6th, Collin and I were happy. We like having breakfast at our local McD's--we just don't like getting up early on his rare days off to get it. He's supposed to have two days off--Mondays and Tuesdays--but if a holiday falls on either of those days, he's lucky to have one day off. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Independence Day, he's never home for any of them. I still can't believe he was scheduled to work on Columbus Day--a Monday, when he should have been off. Would they really be that busy? Who plans a family get-together at a restaurant to celebrate Columbus Day?

As if that weren't bad enough, he got a call from the restaurant, wanting him to come in last Monday. He didn't get the message because his phone is turned off when he's sleeping. I knew about it because they also called my number. I didn't answer. We had plans, and they didn't include Collin having to work.

But I'm getting off topic here.

We were looking forward to being able to sleep in on his days off and being able to enjoy our favorite breakfast menu items...until the announcement came that the all-day breakfast menu would only be a limited menu, consisting of the "most popular" items. That meant Egg McMuffins, biscuit sandwiches, breakfast biscuits and gravy, McGriddles or steak and egg bagels.

None of the things we love.

I saw  a story on the evening news about how franchisees and employees have been complaining about the expanded menu, saying it was too much work. They claimed to be losing money because customers were ordering the cheap breakfast items over the pricier sandwiches.

Well, who decided to only add the cheap breakfast menu items?

Now, it's been announced that the company saw a huge jump in profits for the most recent quarter, and they're giving all the credit to the all-day breakfast. They made that much money in just a couple of weeks?



  1. I haven't been in a McDonalds in years, so I have no idea what their breakfast menu is. I think though, because McDonalds Canada is a separate organization that they do things differently, including not going with all day breakfasts. I can't recall biscuits and gravy or steak and egg bagels.

  2. It's amazing how many places stop serving breakfast after 11am.. I can eat poached eggs on toast at any time of the day Norma :)

  3. Sorry they don't have your favorite items available. Back when I worked at Mc's, they just didn't have the space to house all the breakfast and lunch at the same time, and I hear the owners hate this. But places like Sheetz, they do breakfast 24/7 along with hot dogs, burgers and all that. They're set up for it. And our Timmy's here, sells most breakfast items until 5pm.

    Anyway, maybe if Mc's finds they are selling well, they will increase the space to house the more popular McGriddles and such. Hope so for you guys.

    Happy Halloween week and boogie boogie.

  4. When I use to travel back to Laguna Beach from Tucson, i would get up early leave by 6am. By the time I need to stop for a break and some gas, the last think I would do is drive through the McDonalds and get a some sort of breakfast sandwitch then on to California.
    It is the only time I stop there.

    cheers, parsnip

  5. I've always preferred Breakfast Anytime restaurants.

  6. William: As I recall, the Canadian McDonald's have lobster--something we'll never have here!

    Grace: I usually prefer breakfast stuff to the lunch offerings. I'm burned out on burgers.

    Ivy: I've never heard of Sheetz or Timmy's. We just recently got a Tim Horton's here. But Jack in the Box has a full menu all day and has for a long time. They don't seem to have a problem managing it. Even White Castle now has a full menu all day.

    Gayle: I prefer the breakfast menu because I really don't eat much beef or pork anymore except for occasional BBQ and things like tacos that have small amounts of beef. And then there's bacon...

    Lynn: So do I! Collin works at IHOP, so I'll often have him bring home dinner. He'll have a diner entree. I'll get French toast, biscuits and gravy or fruit crepes.

    1. Tim Hortons, we call it, Timmy's here. yes, I agree, some places don't have a problem and manage breakfast all day. Maybe Mc's will get with the program.

  7. This is such a sweet post. I'd say Happy Belated Columbus Day but that would be politically incorrect. We stay away from MickeyD's unless we're traveling. I can make an expensive or cheap breakfast any time! LOL


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