IF you like a McMuffin in the morning you’re going to LOVE the news that McDonald’s is trialling extended breakfast hours.
The fast food chain is looking at allowing customers to buy breakfast until 11am – 30 minutes longer than the 10.30am cut off currently in place.
The trial will start today (June 12) and will be happening in seven stores in Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight. See the box below for the full list of restaurants taking part.
We’ve asked McDonalds’s why it’s picked the Portsmouth and Isle of Wight branches and we’ll update this story as soon as we get a response.
The test will last six weeks and if it’s successful will be rolled out across the rest of the UK.
If you’re ordering through Uber Eats – the timings are slightly different though.
Where will breakfast be available until 11am?
THESE are the seven branches trialling extended breakfast hours:
- Brading Road, Isle of Wight
- Undisclosed location, Isle of Wight – we’ve asked McDonald’s for more information and we’ll update this story as soon as we hear back.
- Commercial Road, Portsmouth
- Cosham, Portsmouth
- Fratton Park, Portsmouth
- North Harbour, Portsmouth
- Ocean Retail Park, Portsmouth
At the moment the cut off for ordering breakfast is 10:15 but it will become 10:45 at the trial stores.
McDonald’s has not yet confirmed when the rest of us can expect late breakfasts, but it is likely to be later this year if the trial is successful.
Of course, if you’re more of a McDonald’s lunch kind of person – this change could be bad news.
Instead of getting an early quarter pounder with cheese, you’d have to wait 30 excruciating minutes to get your hands on your food.
On Twitter – users were firmly divided on whether longer breakfasts were a good thing.
One user called Megan Marden said: “Can’t believe there are people that walk the Earth that don’t like McDonald’s breakfast.”
But Josh Barrie countered: “As McDonald’s is trialling 11am breakfasts in Portsmouth I feel compelled to tweet that I always find it so curious how a brand with such brilliant cheap cheeseburgers manages such utterly horrific sausage muffins and hash browns.”
The rules on breakfast vary from country to country.
In Australia, for instance, fans can buy breakfast all day long.
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