On Tuesday, Oct. 6, McDonald’s will begin serving breakfast all day in response to customer requests to do so. According to an article published in USA Today, McDonald’s has counted 120,000 requests for all-day breakfast via Twitter.
While the all-day breakfast menu will not contain every item offered during regular breakfast hours, customers will be able to order muffin sandwiches, burritos, hash browns, hotcakes, oatmeal and “cinnamelts” all throughout the day.
“It’s a good idea,” Justine Stuckey, general manager at the McDonald’s located in Edinboro said. “It’s going to bring in sales and please customers.”
Actually, oatmeal, hotcakes and “cinnamelts” have been available all-day at many McDonald’s. The burritos, muffin sandwiches and hash browns are the new items to be offered outside breakfast hours.
While local McDonald’s will be serving muffins, other stores in southern United States are offering biscuit sandwiches instead.
“I know a lot of people, myself included, who enjoy McDonald’s breakfast,” student, Taylor Buffington said, “and being able to get it anytime of day seems awesome.”
Buffington says he will likely be stopping by McDonald’s more often because of the additions to the menu. He is especially looking forward to the hash browns. However, with more items on the menu, customers are concerned that they might have a longer amount of time to wait for their orders.
“It’s great, but unfortunate,” student and McDonald’s customer, Jennifer Davis said. “More options equals more time to make your meal and more waiting.”
Last week, Stuckey attended a meeting for managers about how to handle the new changes. In preparation for Oct. 6, she will be passing on the information she learned at the meeting to crew members to train them.
Her biggest concern with this change is that some crew members have only worked during lunch hours and are therefore unfamiliar with the breakfast menu. Yet, she expects that her crew will quickly adjust to the changes.
Student, Hannah Jimenez, has been employed at a McDonald’s outside of Edinboro since November 2014, and she worries that the change could be chaotic for workers, especially during certain times throughout the day.
“It’s going to take staff a little while to organize themselves,” Jimenez said.
The addition of McDonald’s breakfast to the menu all day will be a new experience for the staff, as well as the customers.
Tracy Geibel is the campus life editor for The Spectator. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.