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McDonald’s Cuts Menu Items And All-Day Breakfast Due To COVID-19

Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, it looks like McDonald’s will be going through a pretty big change in the weeks to come. Fans of the fast food giant may soon find a much more limited menu upon their next visit.

According to Business Insider, an internal document from McDonald’s states that they plan on cutting some menu items in efforts to simplify their nationwide over the next few weeks.

This means you might not see items such as grilled chicken sandwiches, grilled chicken salads, or chicken tenders for a while.

McDonald’s senior Vice President of operations Bill Garrett, told Business Insider that this is to simplify operations in the kitchens and for the McDonald’s crew and create the best experience (in this viral crisis) for customers.

Another big blow to the menu is that McDonald’s All-Day Breakfast will take a, hopefully, temporary step back. Items such as the Sausage Egg and Cheese McMuffin, McGriddles, and Biscuits will only be available once again during breakfast hours.

No word yet on when this will officially take place, but we’re optomistic that once the pandemic ends we’ll see the All-Day Breakfast Menu and slashed items return to the Golden Arches one day. Until then, we bid a sorrowful see you later.

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Carl’s Jr. Flirting With All-Day Breakfast, Starting With Its Breakfast Burger

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The fast food breakfast wars continue, and Carl’s Jr. is dipping its toes into the “all-day breakfast” concept.

The restaurant announced Monday that its Breakfast Burger will now be available all day, at all its restaurants. according to QSR Magazine.

The Carl’s Jr. Breakfast Burger consists of bacon, eggs, hash brown rounds, a charbroiled beef patty, American cheese and ketchup. When the burger debuted 13 years ago, it was the first quick service burger to be topped with egg.

Carl’s already offers its burgers all day, but this is the first step to doing the same with their breakfast items.

Jack In The Box has offered its breakfast all day for more than 20 years, and McDonald’s followed suit in last year, finally offering most of its breakfast menu all day.

A welcoming trend in the fast food industry, as there should never be a cutoff time for bacon and eggs, so we’ll see if this leads to more menu items being served all day at Carl’s Jr.

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McDonald’s New Chicken McGriddle Is Everything You Want For Breakfast

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We predicted that fried chicken for breakfast would be a hit for 2017. Looks like McDonald’s is agreeing with us on that part.

After successful tests of the Chicken McGriddle in Ohio last year, McDonald’s has released the sandwich into various locations in Florida. Spoon University reports that this new sandwich has only been released in this area for a limited time, and will be on the all-day breakfast menu until April 26th.

This is an incredible fast food take on chicken and waffles: a crispy fried piece of chicken from the McChicken sandwich, combined with the sweet and pillowy McGriddle pancake exterior. It’s not a massive calorie overload, either  (while McDonald’s doesn’t have an official picture of the sandwich on their website, the nutritional info lists a single sandwich to be 390 calories). Although the 15 grams of fat and 1000 mg of sodium are a bit hurtful.

With fried chicken on the rise in breakfast, we expect this sandwich to be a huge hit, and hope that it comes to restaurants across the country in the near future so we can enjoy the Chicken McGriddle for ourselves.

Until then, enjoy the new breakfast sandwich, Florida. And let us know what you think of it!

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For Now, Breakfast Is The Only Thing Keeping McDonald’s Afloat

In 1972, McDonald’s pioneered fast food breakfast when they released the Egg McMuffin. Just last year, in October of 2015, McDonald’s started serving their popular breakfast menu all day. And now, McDonald’s has announced that they are expanding their all-day breakfast menu across the country.

The two biggest changes to come? The sweet and savory McGriddle will be added to the all-day breakfast line-up starting this fall. Additionally, McDonald’s will now have a national breakfast menu so that every location nationwide will have the same all-day breakfast offerings: McMuffins, biscuit sandwiches, and McGriddles, to name a few.

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These changes come as no surprise, considering that McDonald’s all-day breakfast has been a huge hit since launching last year. The company, which has been struggling with sales in the past five years or so, reported that national sales have increased 5.4% due to the popularity of all-day breakfast.

In January of this year, McDonald’s posted their highest quarterly sales in nearly four years. Again, mostly due to the success of their 24-hour breakfast menu.

Looking at this breakfast expansion through this lens, it makes us think less about how much we would love a midnight-McGriddle and more about the harsh reality of our favorite fast food chain: is breakfast the last hope for Mickey D’s?

All the signs that McDonald’s may be losing steam have been present in the last few years.

In general, the last 10 years have seen McDonald’s come under a lot of fire. Between finding chemicals and fabricated ingredients in their food, being protested for low employee wages, and generally being a less-than-health conscious choice within a world that now emphasizes and prefers such a lifestyle, it has not been a fantastic few years for McDonald’s.

Currently, McDonald’s is making a half-hearted attempt to revamp the look of its nationwide locations. Although they’ve been trying to nix the classic cafeteria look in favor of a chicer vibe (one that they no doubt feel will draw in more millennials), decreasing sales and lack of positive response has been delaying the national makeover.

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And that’s not the only desperate (and pretty sad) attempt the chain has made to try and woo customers back. So far using kale in their recipes, promising fresh beef patties, and grilling their hamburger buns for five seconds longer have impressed no one, and it shows in recent McDonald’s sales.

But among all this controversy and falling numbers has been one saving grace: the all-day breakfast menu.

This one menu change gave McDonald’s the sales boost it desperately needed, so it makes perfect sense that they’re working to expand upon the idea. The cold truth is, and many McDonald’s executives have probably realized this, it may be the chain’s only shot at returning to its former glory.

But will it be enough?

Many analysts say no. While the hype of all-day breakfast has been popular in the past nine months, many experts say the desire for breakfast at any hour may wane. It’s a fad, and the truth about fads is they tend to disappear.

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But, now that McDonald’s has discovered just how popular their breakfasts are, they may continue to play with their breakfast menu. It may be a last ditch attempt, but right now, it seems like the only leg McDonald’s may have to stand on.

Honestly, we firmly believe that as long as there are stoners craving McMuffins at 2 AM, there will be a McDonald’s. Hopefully, it will be the same McDonald’s we all know and love.