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Oct 15, 2009 08:27 AM

A Tale of Two McDonalds

So I went to bed last night with a craving for a sausage biscuit from McDonald's. I live in the suburbs of Philly and the morning dawned raw and damp and rainy. But I got sent out on an errand and could not resist hitting the McDonalds near the high school for my sausage biscuit. It was ten thirty five and I was told they were already on lunch. Sigh. So I weaved my way across town to the other McDonalds, hitting every possible red light. I got there at ten of eleven and ordered my sausage biscuit no problem. I was so happy I ordered hash browns too. I'm not much for eating and driving but those hash browns kept softly hissing my name. They were so good. Perfectly golden brown and crispy and not greasy at all. They were gone before I reached my destination. My sausage patty was a bit greasy but the biscuit was fluffy and buttery and on a yukky morning like this a little grease went down well. I take solace in the lack of fair weather that some food tastes even better on miserable days like today. So when does breakfast end in other parts of the country at McDonalds? Ever hit the lunch at ten thirty wall and been frustrated? I very rarely get breakfast at McDonalds but when I want it, I really want it. I've even managed to plead for them to sell me any leftover breakfast sandwich they still have, as late as ten after eleven am. But only at the second McDonalds. The first one, which was on my way, is implacable.

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  1. HA HA HA...your title caught my eye at the bottom of the screen. I'm a fool for McDonald's breakfast, too (I'm a McGriddle gal).

    What time does breakfast end in other parts of the country? I dunno. But your inquiry reminded me of this scene from "Falling Down" with Michael Douglas:

    I know what you mean about wanting what you want when you want it. Glad you were less frustrated than ol D-FENS in this movie! :)

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    1. re: kattyeyes

      He he kattyeyes! I've seen that movie and I hate to admit that I identified a bit with the bad guy. There was another movie with Adam Sandler in it I think. nothing nearly so extreme, just that he was delighted to finally make it to McDonalds in time for breakfast after being a night owl for years. I still can't believe how good those hash browns were. Nice and hot too. I feel like I hit the lotto. I probably won't be back for awhile, no sense in pushing my luck.

      1. re: givemecarbs

        I think that movie was Big Daddy. The kid staying with Sandler wanted pancakes. Steve Buscemi wanted a Happy Meal.

        Sometimes what seems to be the simplest items just seem so right. McDonald's does that better than anyone. Well, the second McDonald's does.

      2. re: kattyeyes

        And let us not forget Jack Nicholson melting down at breakfast in "Five Easy Pieces".

      3. Mickey D's biscuits might be the best fast food product on the market right now.

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        1. re: Bob W

          I like the sausage egg and cheese bagel. For some reason it is not on the menu board, but they do have it. Sometimes a rookie cashier will have to get the manager enter it on the register.

          1. re: ChrisOC

            they have that in SOME markets. you can get portuguese sausage rice and eggs in Honolulu, but you won't get a sausage egg and cheese bagel.

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          1. My experience has been 10:30am is the cut-off time for MCD breakfast.
            Maybe they'll sell any breakfast left-over's after that.

            1. What I've heard is that the grill temp is set lower for breakfast than for lunch "products." Has anyone else heard that or was I just dreaming that?

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              1. re: GeeBeeEmm

                Here is SoCal they're testing some sort of system that allows them to serve burgers during the breakfast period, in addition to breakfast products. It seems that they're losing business to Burger King and others that will serve burgers all day long. If only In n Out would open earlier than 11:00.