A MCDONALD’S breakfast is a powerful way to start the day – but you need to get their before the daytime menu kicks in and McMuffins are replaced with Big Macs and McPlants.
If you’re got a hankering for a McDonald’s brekkie, it’s best to know exactly what time you need to get to your nearest restaurant by to avoid missing out.
Here we explain what time McDonald’s breakfast starts to be served, when it ends and what you can get while you’re there.
You don’t just have to dine in branches to enjoy McDonald’s breakfast – you can get drive-thru and home delivery through Just Eat, Uber Eats and McDonald’s app directly.
Keep in mind you’ll pay extra if you’re ordering McDonald’s to your door through these apps.
What time does McDonald’s stop serving breakfast?
McDonald’s serves breakfast every day until 11am.
It used to switch to the lunchtime menu at the earlier time of 10:30am, but bosses added an extra 30 minutes to the breakfast offering two years ago.
Restaurants that are normally open 24 hours a day start serving breakfast from 5am. 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?
You can check out the breakfast menu on the McDonald’s website, from the McMuffin range, to pancakes and a cheesy bacon flatbread.
There are also newer additions to the breakfast choices including the breakfast muffin with jam and the breakfast roll.
Plus you can still get all the old favourites like a sausage and egg McMuffin or a bacon roll.
Unfortunately, fast food fans have been told that McDonald’s Breakfast bagels and wraps will not be returning to the menu.
They’ve been missing since March 2020 because of the pandemic, and now it’s been revealed they are gone for good.
Here’s the latest McDonald’s full breakfast menu line-up:
- Sausage and egg McMuffin
- Bacon and egg McMuffin
- Double sausage and egg McMuffin
- Double bacon and egg McMuffin
- Egg and cheese McMuffin
- Breakfast roll with ketchup
- Breakfast roll with brown sauce
- Pancakes and syrup
- Pancakes and sausage with syrup
- Bacon roll
- Hash brown
- Cheesy bacon flatbread
- Muffin with jam
- Porridge (only in selected restaurants)
- Triple chocolate cookie
- Sugar donut
- Millionaire’s donut
- Mixed berry muffin
- Chocolate brownie
- Apple pie
- Pineapple stick
- Millionaire’s latte
- Tropicana orange juice
- Flat white
- Toffee latte
- Black coffee
- White coffee
- Hot chocolate
How do I get McDonald’s breakfast?
You can dine in at McDonald’s restaurants during the breakfast opening times or have the menu items delivered to your home.
The My McDonald’s app will also let you order before you get to the restaurant.
And you can take your food away or use a drive-thru.
At the start of the pandemic, McDonald’s 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, Uber Eats or the McDonald’s app but remember, you’ll have to pay a fee for delivery.
How much this costs depends on how far from the restaurant you live, and there may be a minimum amount you have to order too.
Plus, be aware your local branch may not accept new orders at the busiest times.
Why doesn’t McDonald’s serve breakfast after 11am?
McDonald’s stops breakfast and starts its normal menu at 11am each day.
Branches 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 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, while allowing the customers who enjoy our main menu to get their food before 11:30am.”
Some fast food fans can get a McDonald’s Big Mac and fries for £1.99 every time – and it’s totally legit.
And it might be worth avoiding Britain’s “worst McDonald’s”, with cold burgers described by angry diners as “cardboard”.