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 burritos...no 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?