McDonald’s Lunch Hours & Menu


If you’re looking to have some good ol’ McDonald’s to get your afternoon started, this article is for you.

We’ve got everything you need to know about McDonald’s lunch hours and menu.

Without further ado, let’s dive into it:

What Are McDonald’s Opening and Closing Hours?

Since Mcdonald’s is an international corporation with thousands of outlets in the US alone, timings for opening and closing may vary depending on the restaurant. Opening and closing times for a given outlet are usually decided by the owner of that outlet.

However, most McDonald’s outlets will follow the following schedule throughout the week:

Table: Regular hours at McDonald’s

DayOpening HoursClosing Hours
Monday5:00 a.m.10:00 p.m.
Tuesday5:00 a.m.10:00 p.m.
Wednesday5:00 a.m.10:00 p.m.
Thursday5:00 a.m.10:00 p.m.
Friday5:00 a.m.10:00 p.m.
Saturday5:00 a.m.10:00 p.m.
Sunday6:00 a.m.10:00 p.m.

Note that this does not include 24-hour chains, which make up almost a quarter of the McDonald’s restaurants in the US.

What Time Does McDonald’s Start Serving Lunch?

Lunch hours start at the end of breakfast, which is – 10:30 am on weekdays and 11:00 am on weekends. During the breakfast hours, which range from 5:00 am to 10:30 am on weekdays, and 5:00 am to 11:00 am on weekends, customers cannot order anything from the lunch menu. This includes burgers, nuggets, fries, and much more.

The following table lists the hours at which customers can start ordering lunch items.

Table: Lunch hours at McDonald’s

DayLunch Menu hours
Monday10:30 a.m. onwards
Tuesday10:30 a.m. onwards
Wednesday10:30 a.m. onwards
Thursday10:30 a.m. onwards
Friday10:30 a.m. onwards
Saturday11:00 a.m. onwards
Sunday11:00 a.m. onwards

What Time Does McDonald’s Stop Serving Lunch?

The items on the lunch menu are all the regular items that McDonald’s sells. Thus, this menu is available from the end of breakfast hours till the restaurant closes. In the case of 24-hour outlets, they serve all items on the lunch menu till 5:00 a.m, which is when they switch back to the breakfast menu.

You can check more on McDonald’s Breakfast Hours and Menu here>

On What Days Is McDonald’s Closed?

This is a slightly tricky question to answer. Many McDonald’s outlets are closed / work with a reduced number of hours on Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Year’s, and the 4th of July. Almost 95% of McDonald’s outlets are franchises, and thus decisions about opening and closing come down to the owner of the franchise. Thus, some outlets may be open when others are shut.

It’s recommended to call your local McDonald’s in advance, to confirm if they are open or not.

The following list gives a general idea of the days McDonald’s may be closed in the US. Note that this may vary depending on your location.

Table: Holiday hours at McDonald’s

HolidaysHoliday 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 SundayRegular Hours
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 DayRegular Hours
Black FridayRegular Hours
Christmas EveRegular Hours
Christmas DayReduced hours
Day after ChristmasRegular Hours
New Year's EveReduced Hours

Thus, if you wish to order on these days, be sure to check with your local McDonald’s to confirm if they are open.

How Do I Find the Hours of Operation at My Nearest McDonald’s?

To find the working hours of a McDonald’s near you, follow these simple steps:

Open the McDonald’s official website, by searching for McDonald’s on google, or using the following link:

Select the “Locate” icon on the top right. This will open the store locator.

At the locator page either use the “Locate me” button or enter your zip code, state, or city. This will show you all the McDonald’s outlets near you.

Click on the outlet you wish to check out to get more information about them. If you select the wrong restaurant, you can use the “search for another restaurant” option.

You can also set a particular restaurant as a preferred location.

To see store hours, select the “show hours” option. Lastly, both the restaurant’s phone number and directions to get there are also available.

Can I Get My Lunch Home Delivered From McDonald’s?

Yes, home delivery is an easy option to get lunch from McDonald’s. Simply follow the same steps as above, but select the Order Delivery option in the end. McDonald’s is partnered with UberEats, DoorDash, and Postmates, and you can order from these apps directly as well.

You can also use the McDonald’s app to order food.

Is Every McDonald’s Item Deliverable?

Yes, all Mcdonald’s menu items are deliverable. However, there is a chance the ice cream machine may be broken.

How Can I Get Deals on Lunch At McDonald’s?

There are many ways to get discounts, avail offers and much more. Here are some of the methods to get the best bang for your buck:

1. Reward program

McDonald’s offers a reward program for customers who use their mobile application. After downloading the app, customers are given a code to use when ordering at a restaurant or drive-thru.

This will add points to your account, which can then be redeemed for free items, discounts, and more. Information about the program is provided here:

2. Promo Codes

Brands partnered with McDonald’s often have codes or coupons that can be used to avail discounts when ordering.

3. Delivery partners

apps like UberEats, DoorDash, and many more have their offers if used to place an order. These are other ways to get good deals on your food.

Does McDonald’s Have a Value Menu?

Value Menus are great because they allow us to eat good food at low prices. McDonald’s has a Value menu, called the $1 2 3 menu, which has items ranging in cost from $1-$3.

How Does McDonald’s Maintain the Quality of Its Food?

To reduce wastage, and ensure the quality of food, McDonald’s is committed to providing the best quality with the lowest environmental impact.

From Marketing practices to sourcing of food to distribution of raw materials, all processes are carried out with quality checks in mind, in the most sustainable way possible.

To know more about their food quality, you can check out these pages:


We hope this article answered your questions regarding lunch at McDonald’s.

Should you still have any queries, feel free to reach out to us.

We hope this made it easier for you to grab your next meal. Happy ordering!

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Marie is a food enthusiast who has always wanted to have her own food blog. She loves cooking and experimenting with new recipes, and she can't wait to share them with the world when she finally launches her blog! When Marie isn't in the kitchen cooking up something delicious or writing about her adventures at home or on vacation, you might find Marie taking care of her family and enjoying time with friends.