McDonald's breakfast menu & hours

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  1. Metana

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    I had the munchies and I'm on holiday, so I drove to a Macca's near my place, arrived at 3.55 AM, and they already rolled to the breakfast menu and won't serve the regular menu :(

    Who have breakfast at 4am? Is it really that much trouble to keep both regular & brekky menu available?

    I could go to a Hungry Jacks not far away at 6am and get ANYTHING from their menu, none of this ding! its breakfast period you can't get any fries or regular burgers, fuckoff :rolleyes:

    If HJ have the resources to do it, surely a bigger company like maccas can keep up?

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    their hashbrown and pancakes aren't bad, but I don't spend money on things I can easily make, ie. frozen hash browns chucked into the oven, and pancakes butter and syrup costing a few bucks at the supermarkets.
     
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  2. glasnt

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    Harden up and get some bacon into you.
     
  3. Psyche

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    I actually always wondered what time they swapped over. Interesting..
     
  4. power

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    people who aren't 9-5er's

    yes other people exist on the planet ::rolleyes:
     
  5. Blasphemy

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    I'm a manager at HJ, and having both menus available is a fucking bitch.

    However, the customers love it. and 4am is so early for just the breaky. I wanted chicken nuggets at 4am on the dot. Na, wouldn't do it. GRRR, Should have just let myself into HJ and made myself nuggets. om nom nom nom nom.
     
  6. Psyche

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    I misread his post, i thought he said "Who has breakfast at 4am?"
    It was edited before you posted. Oh, and..:rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  7. warez_kid

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    i wish the breakkie menu was on for longer at maccas
    YUM
     
  8. 4wardtristan

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    its a issue of cross-contamination
     
  9. power

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    i rollseyed because as someone who used to work odd hours i always used to get these kind of "who does x at x time??" ALOT. When your hours aren't "normal" you do stuff at different times of the day, tbh i actually quite enjoyed the odd hours too, you miss out on all the crowds :)
     
  10. Psyche

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    Yeah same, i used to work at a pizza shop 5pm - 12 everyday and sleep all day.

    Being nocturnal was fun
     
  11. power

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    HJ's do it, McDonalds don't because of various made up reasons.
     
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    Metana

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    not a bacon person ... imo the bacon taste is worse than the "this is a junk food with cheap meat" one

    sucks when you're travelling overseas and just want to get some feelgood grease and fries in the morning @ the airport, before you board the plane.

    could've been 3.30am, based on my last month's trip there.

    so bottom line, the increase in customers/sales makes it worthwhile?
     
  13. 4wardtristan

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    HJ's may have seperate grills for their sausage/meat patties? or however they cook their meat.

    made up reasons or not - that is the reason maccas does not do breakfast and lunch menu simultaneously.
     
  14. Blasphemy

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    Yes. plus all the good feedback from customers, saying its better that we can get both menu's not like maccas over the road.
     
  15. FLoRa

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    In HK McDonalds you can get McMuffins 24/7!
     
  16. m0zzie

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    It's half about cross-contamination, and half about not having enough resources at that time of morning.
    Most McDonald's only have 2 grills, with 4 hotplates each (excluding the massive high-traffic stores, ie Sutton Forest) and with the small amount of staff in the kitchen at that time of the morning, there's simply no time (nor spare hot plates) to be cooking all the extra products that are required.
    On top of that, one oil vat (the one which cooks chicken and fish products) is usually left switched off from the evening until about 9.30am which gives it just enough time to heat up for the regular menu.

    Understandable that you may want a regular burger at 4.30am, and I've often stumbled into maccas at around that time after a big night and had to settle for breakfast - but the reality is that we're the minority. Most people want bacon and eggs at that time of morning and maccas know it.. they're not going to change a system that already works very, very well.
     
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    and despite that you'll notice that HJ's do it and for them it works well :)
     
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    But which one is the most profitable company?
     
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    Damn you guys, now I want maccas.
     
  20. power

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    who knows, hardly the point though.

    customer gets it better at HJ's.
     

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