This Is Why McDonald’s Won’t Serve Burgers In The Morning

This Is Why McDonald’s Won’t Serve Burgers In The Morning

Cravings know no boundaries, and sometimes,
you just want a Big Mac for breakfast. You’re an adult, after all, and adulting is
hard. There’s no reason you shouldn’t be able to
have a Big Mac first thing in the morning… so why on earth would McDonald’s deny you? “I would like to buy a hamburger!” “I would like to buy a hamburgah!” “I would like to buy a hamburger!” “I would like to buy de burguh!” “I would like to buy a hamburger!” “Iwouldlietobuyhambuguh!” It turns out there are two reasons: the official
one, and then the real one. First, there’s the official reason. McDonald’s spokespeople told The Wall Street
Journal that it’s simple: people don’t really want it. “The demand isn’t strong enough to warrant
running the burger grill in the morning.” Hardcore morning burger fans clearly disagree,
though. So what’s the real reason McDonald’s doesn’t
serve burgers in the morning? Well, according to a number of Reddit posters
who claim to be current or former McDonald’s employees, it has to do with how the kitchen
works. It turns out there’s a big transition between
the breakfast menu and the lunch menu. Some of it is for health and safety reasons,
as there’s a process for handling and serving meat that needs to be followed. But there’s also the issue of cooking different
types of food on the same grill, with one poster saying, “I’m cringing at the thought of biting into
some grilled chicken with McDonald’s sausage grease in it.” And over on Quora, a McDonald’s employee pointed
out that eggs and burgers are cooked on the same equipment at very different temperatures,
and there’s no way to easily switch between the two. Try to cook them at the same temperature and
you’ll get undercooked burgers and overcooked eggs, and nobody wants either of those things. Of course, burger conspiracy theorists point
out the big flaw in these arguments: all day breakfast. But before you do your gotcha dance, there
are a couple issues with that argument. First, according to Reader’s Digest, all day
breakfast has caused longer wait times in the afternoon. Which is fine for the lazy loafers who eat
at McDonald’s for their mid day snack. But longer lines caused by serving both meal
options could be a major issue for commuters trying to beat the early morning rush to work. That’s one of the reasons they held off on
all-day breakfast to begin with. “Sorry, sir, we stopped serving breakfast.” “What are you talking about, we’re four seconds
late!” “No, you’re 30 minutes and four seconds late,
we stopped serving breakfast at 10:30.” “Aww, HORSES—!” The other thing is, as Slate points out, McDonald’s
isn’t actually offering their entire breakfast menu all day. It varies by region and by store, and in some
locations there are just some options you can’t get. Many aren’t serving hash browns all day, for
example, just because it’s logistically impossible. There just isn’t enough room in the fryers
to make hash browns and fries, so cuts are necessary. And making fries in the morning wouldn’t really
be feasible anyway, because fries are made in bulk batches. As one Reddit philosopher pointed out, “… they have to put on an entire basket
full. So I sort of understand if in the morning,
they don’t want to make all these fries for the one guy asking for them.” Still, all-night workers and early-morning
snackers shouldn’t lose hope. After all, just a few short years ago, fans
were bemoaning the fact that all day breakfast wasn’t a thing. It just speaks to the power of bemoaning that
now, all day breakfast exists. So maybe all day burgers could follow suit
at some point in the future, though hopefully all-day burger advocates won’t be quite so…
militant with their demands. “I don’t want lunch, I want breakfast.” “Yeah, well, hey. I’m really sorry.” “Yeah, well, hey, I’m really sorry too!” And here’s a bit of news that will give burger
lovers even more to feel good about. McDonald’s does, in fact, serve both burgers
and breakfast alongside each other during all hours of the day in one country: Australia. In 2018, confirmed that the plan,
which had started out as a trial in just a few areas of the country, was going nationwide,
with Big Macs, cheeseburgers, McNuggets, Quarter Pounders, and fries making the jump to the
breakfast menu. Does that mean there’s potential for it to
happen in the US, too? As noted burger enthusiast Kevin Garnett famously
said, “Anything is possible. Anything is POSSIBLE!!!” Check out one of our newest videos right here! Plus, even more Mashed videos about your favorite
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  1. In Australia Maccas brought out a cheaper cheese burger. They even call it a $1 cheese burger. Yet it has no cheese, no sauce, no nothing but a dry patty. There's not even a measly slice of pickle for flavour. The first one stuck to the roof of my mouth so bad that I threw that one and the other three away.

  2. This video is a McDonald's publicity stunt, notice how this video is commercial like showing burgers etc. The truth is nobody is really supporting this poison food chain as mush. Thank God!

  3. McDonald's started serving breakfast in the 70s the Egg McMuffins were delicious they look nothing like they used to and they also serve french fries. The food totally taste different especially the fries and now you get a large fry and there's barely any fries in there you are paying more for less as far as the fries go it is a joke cuz when you open up that McDonald's back and you look into the fries there's barely any think and those big containers they put the fries in

  4. I used to like being able to travel make a quick 5 minute stop at a fast food place to get back on the road quickly.Now you make that stop and it takes about 20 minutes and it is way overpriced. Way too many items on the menu.

  5. Im a general manager from mcdonalds 15 years experience and mcdonalds have restaurants serving breakfast and lunch all day of course new remodel restaurants

  6. I consider 10.30 am morning. And I’m the opposite I prefer the sausage and egg McMuffins but always sleep in till about 11 so always miss it and end up going the cafe.

  7. The profit margin from a 4$ egg mcmuffin is why. I work graveyard and once a week I eat shit fast food after work. Burger King, Carl's jr. Are better options.

  8. Hey go to sonic they have full menu all day. stop going McDonald’s. If you honestly think your eating real food there you are wrong.

  9. Here in Argentina, some McDonalds are open 24hs weekends only, and others sell burgers only drive thru between 2 and 11am. Breakfast only between 7 and 11am.

  10. I work nights 12-hour shifts when I get off in the morning sometimes I might want a hamburger there's no place to go I don't want to cook.

  11. Doesn't make much sense considering the "steak" egg and cheese bagel is a burger patty. And they had a chicken biscuit in the morning too

  12. Don't know about your McDonald's, but mine has 24 hour burgers and breakfast. Even though you said it, we got them hash browns too homie, lol

  13. When I’ve been out late coming home at 2 or 3 am I just want a burger. I’m not in a breakfast frame of mind. But no. I get the I’m sorry sir we have transitioned to breakfast now speech

  14. In Australia we get breaky and lunch menu at WAS not allowed ages ago because of health risk .same with Mac they have this vid is reaching hard.

  15. Where I live BK delivers, open 24/7 and serves burgers in the morning. But I still like McDonald's better ‼️

  16. If you order breakfast in the late afternoon the entire crew fucking hates you and goes out of their way to put your food behind everyone else’s

  17. I've been working in restaurants my whole adult life and every reason stated by McDonald's is not true. Go to Burger King.

  18. Shit i use to work at BK nd we served burgers..chicken nuggets..nd chicken fries n the morning we got more burgers served n the morning then breakfast sandwiches

  19. Yeah all good.. but the BEST thing Macca's ever did was put BEETROOT on the Ozzie burger.. that was a serious success but was only on for a little while…

  20. I'm guessing nobody in the comment section crying over their McDs ever saw Supersize Me? 🤔

  21. They do breakfast 24/7 should do lunch too 🤣🤣 fuck it.. all the ones around me have been remodeling the insides. I'm sure they hooking the kitchen's up for faster lines..

  22. I noticed Wendy’s wasn’t mentioned. No one in this town likes the service at this establishment.
    Other towns have better service, so we go there. Service must go hand in hand with great cooking
    I did know that mcD’s had two grills in some stores, and cleaned them between shifts. If not ready to cook on,
    They tell how long the wait time. It really doesn’t take much,especially with a quick worker. The faster you work the sooner you are away from the stove.
    I like Arby’s Gyro,s.
    McD’s has a good fish sandwich. They use 2 fryers, fries and fish. About 30 years. Some places want repeat customers, and will make small batches. That is for small towns, where everyone knows everyone.
    I like Subway’s foot long for $5. I hear they don’t want sell it, too many of us and some want a pile on.
    A Mexican place has $1, tacos once a week. They like it when we order off the menus.
    Wawa has lots of sales, 3 for ?, with soda.
    Chipotles is goo

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