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.