Will McDonald’s Back Down?

Ever been to McDonald’s right after they stopped serving the breakfast menu and been really disappointed at their lack of flexibility in menu change timings? Nor have I… but I am told the conversation goes something like this:

   ”No sir, we can not give a hashbrown as we stopped serving breakfast about 15 seconds ago.”
   ”What about that leftover hashbrown sitting right there?”
   ”We stop serving breakfast at 10:30am. That hashbrown is dead to us.”

But do they make any exceptions? I think we may soon find out. Someone is in the process of threatening to blow themselves up in Brisbane, forcing a closure of part of the CBD including some ferry terminals. Apparently he has made a request for a Bacon and Egg McMuffin, which is a good choice as they have less fat content than the similar Sausage and Egg McMuffin. That and bacon is awesome. However, despite this request being made after the 10:30am cut-off for McDonald’s breakfast, the police are still trying to fulfill it.

Things just got interesting… If McDonald’s folds and provides the McMuffin then we have a baseline for how much pressure must be exerted before they serve breakfast after 10:30am. Then we just need to bisect the pressure scale to determine the “caving threshold” above which we can obtain post 10:30am McDonald’s breakfast. If McDonald’s does not provide the McMuffin, I suggest we do not escalate this further and just call an end to this highly scientific experiment.

4 thoughts on “Will McDonald’s Back Down?

  1. I had items from the breakfast menu @ McDonalds after 10:30 often. Just a matter of what’s left come 10:45. Personally I skip asking for breakfast after 10:45.

    They just stop cooking at 10:30.

  2. When I first read this, I thought the guy was threatening to blow himself up _because_ McD wouldn’t give him what he wanted. I immediately thought, “Wow … Falling Down comes to life!” [ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106856/ ]

    I was a bit disappointed when I went to read TFA and found out he was already blowing stuff up, he just wanted breakfirst first and Whammy Burger^W^WMcDonalds may or may not comply.

    • Even still, this is pretty hilarious. It made me smile. Nice job Allen.

  3. Did McD’s back down? Is there yet hope for post-10:30am McDonalds’ breakfast?