McDonald’s Breakfast Hours & Menu Guide

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This is a comprehensive guide on breakfast hours, menu, discounts, holiday hours, and, delivery options for McDonald’s.

Let us get into it!

Opening and Closing Hours of a McDonald’s Breakfast

The table mentioned below states the average timings of McDonald’s breakfast hours throughout the United States. Please note that we have mentioned restaurant timings below and not drive-thru timings.

Table: Regular hours at McDonald’s

DayOpening HoursClosing hours
Monday4 to 7:00 a.m.11:00 p.m.
Tuesday4 to 7:00 a.m.11:00 p.m.
Wednesday4 to 7:00 a.m.11:00 p.m.
Thursday4 to 7:00 a.m.11:00 p.m.
Friday4 to 7:00 a.m.11:00 p.m.
Saturday4 to 7:00 a.m.11:00 p.m.
Sunday4 to 7:00 a.m.11:00 p.m.

There are a lot of restaurants that are open for 24 hours to whom these timings do not apply.

When Does McDonald’s Start Serving Breakfast?

McDonald’s typically starts serving around 7 a.m., but this can vary depending on the location. Some outlets open as early as 5 a.m. or 4 a.m. An example of this is the Alvarado St. outlet in LA which starts serving at 4:30 a.m.

There are also exceptions to this wherein the restaurant stays open for 24 hours. But they mostly begin the menu at the same time.

When Does McDonald’s Stop Serving Breakfast?

McDonald’s usually stops serving breakfast around 10:30 a.m. in most outlets. However, some do provide the same till 11:00 a.m. This preference is sometimes also subject to the day of the week; on the weekdays, they serve till 10:30 a.m. whereas, on the weekends they serve till 11:00 a.m.

What is the Deal with McDonald’s All Day Breakfast Offer?

In the all-day breakfast offer, McDonald’s served the breakfast menu for the entire day on public demand. However, this stopped due to COVID-19. Now only a few regular and mainstream breakfast items are available throughout the day. Most of them are stopped at 10:30 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. when the lunch hours begin.

McDonald’s Holiday Hours

The fast-food chain usually operates at regular hours on holidays; however, it also depends on the franchise owner as to how they wish to conduct their timings on holidays. Some select locations also prefer to keep the outlet closed or reduce the number of hours on Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Easter Sunday.

The table below gives a rough guide to McDonald’s hours on specific holidays.

Table: Holiday hours at McDonald’s

HolidayHoliday Breakfast Hours
New Year's DayRegular Hours
Martin Luther King Jr. DayRegular Hours
Valentine's DayRegular Hours
St. Patrick's DayRegular Hours
Good FridayRegular Hours
Easter SundayClosed*
Easter MondayRegular Hours
Memorial DayRegular Hours
Independence DayRegular Hours
Labor DayRegular Hours
Columbus DayRegular Hours
HalloweenRegular Hours
Veterans DayRegular Hours
Day before ThanksgivingRegular Hours
Thanksgiving DayReduced hours
Black FridayRegular Hours
Christmas EveRegular Hours
Christmas DayClosed*
Day after ChristmasRegular Hours
New Year's EveRegular Hours

*Implies the store manager may not keep it closed and opt for reduced hours on said holidays.

For a regular day or a holiday, you can check the hours and whether the outlet is open in the restaurant locator link mentioned here

You can enter your Zip-code, city, or state to locate the nearest outlet.

How to Find McDonald’s Breakfast Hours near me?

Step 1:

Visit the McDonald’s official website: mcdonalds.com

You can also reach here by typing the keyword ‘McDonald’s’ in the Google search bar.

Step 2:

On the top right corner of the screen, you will see a locate option. Do a Left-click on it.

Step 3:

The above step takes you to a page wherein the option of entering your Zip or State or City in a search bar is displayed.

You can manually enter your location or allow the website to access it through GPS (the ‘Locate Me’ option) and automatically enter one.

Step 4:

Enter your location, and then it will take you to a page wherein the availability of an outlet is displayed.

If the outlets are available in a particular state or city, the website will display the total number of outlets with their respective addresses.

Step 5:

Click on your preferred location, and all the details related to hours, delivery, nearby stores, and services will appear for that location.

You can also call on the number mentioned below the outlet address to ask your queries to them.

Can I get a Breakfast Meal Home Delivered from McDonald’s?

Yes, you can get a breakfast meal home delivered with McDonald’s very own delivery service that works wherever they have an outlet. For alternatives, you can go to Doordash or UberEATS. McDonald’s delivery service is referred to as McDelivery.

If ordering from the website, do keep an eye on whether a franchise avails this facility or not.

How Can I Get a Breakfast Meal Home Delivered from McDonald’s?

Go to the McDonald’s website, and enter your location under the locate menu on the top right corner of the page. Every outlet available in your city or state will appear.

Select the outlet closest to you. It will show an ‘Order Delivery’ option. You can even call the number mentioned in the same space and get your food delivered.

However, if you do not prefer the McDonald’s delivery service, you can always opt for DoorDash or UberEats who deliver across all the US states.

Are there Specific Breakfast Items at McDonald’s Items Not Available for Delivery?

During the stipulated breakfast time, all items will be available for delivery. However, after the fixed hours are over, most breakfast items are not served or delivered throughout the day.

You can also call and inquire whether the outlet near you serves what you need or not.

What are the Breakfast Menu and Prices at McDonald’s?

Some popular breakfast items and their prices are:

  • Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit- $ 3.19
  • Egg McMuffin- $ 2.19
  • Sausage McMuffin with Egg- $ 2.99
  • Sausage Biscuit with Egg- $ 2.79
  • Sausage Egg and Cheese McGriddles- $ 3.29
  • Big Breakfast- $ 3.69
  • Bacon Egg and Cheese Bagel- $ 3.29

The above items are sold solo and their price will vary in case of meals or different offers. You can check the latest 2021 prices in this link down here

You can also visit the McDonald’s website and click the ‘Our Menu’ option on the top left corner of the screen to view and order breakfast items here

How Can I get Deals on Breakfast at McDonald’s?

Most McDonald’s deals are available on its mobile app. To view the deal, you can visit the website and click on the ‘Exclusive Deals’ option at the top of the page.

That leads you to a page wherein all deals on breakfast items are listed.

We would suggest you download the apps as they would include a lot more rewards, coupons, and codes that you can use to avail of special deals on your favorite items.

A lot of different offers and options are also offered by DoorDash and UberEats if you prefer to order using those mediums.

How Does McDonald’s Maintain the Quality of its Breakfast?

McDonald’s promises a commitment to quality food. To do so, it lays down ground rules for sourcing its food. Some of them are:

  • Source only those chickens not treated with antibiotics.
  • Improve environmental practices in how beef is produced.
  • In 2018, they announced that there are no artificial preservatives, colors, or flavors added to their food.
  • Commitment to cage-free eggs
  • They sustainably source coffee and have joined Conservation International’s Sustainable Coffee Challenge.

Other such commitments can be viewed in the link here

What Are Some Items that are Only Available in the McDonald’s Breakfast Menu?

These are the items that you can only access if you visit McDonald’s before the lunch hours begin at 10:30 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. Some of them are Fruit & Maple Oatmeal, Egg White Delight McMuffin, Steak Egg, and Cheese Biscuit, the Big Breakfast, and the Big Breakfast with Hotcakes.

Can one buy Lunch or other Normal Items During Breakfast Hours?

The lunch hours begin at 10:30 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. Before that, you can only buy items that are available on the breakfast menu. There used to be an all-day breakfast menu that does not exist anymore.

What is a Value Menu and Does McDonald’s have one?

A value menu has cheap and affordable items that people on a low budget can enjoy. McDonald’s does have a value menu and it has named it as ‘$1, $2 and $3 menu’. You can find it under the Our Menu option on the McDonald’s website.

Experiments, Tips, and Guides to a McDonald’s Breakfast

Best Breakfast Hacks that one can try in McDonald’s:

Why Breakfast is Not served all Day here

Breakfast guide and recommendations:

Breakfast Hours in the McDonald’s Drive-Thru

Normally each Drive-Thru throughout the United States is open for twenty-four hours but even they follow the mandatory lunch and breakfast timings. This means breakfast will only be available from 4-7:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. After that most breakfast items would not be served.

Conclusion

We hope that the above guide to a McDonald’s breakfast and everything related to it has served you well.

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About Nancy Miller

Nancy is a foodie by heart and loves experimenting with food. She likes to experiment not only as part of academics but also as a cook at home, sometimes she does not get the desired outcome of these experiments though! But that doesn't stop her from trying more out-of-the-box things. When Nancy entered college, it became clear to her that food was going to be an important part of her life.

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