McDonald’s Nationwide All-Day Breakfast Menu Including McGriddles Launches Today

As it was foretold, so it has come to pass: McDonald’s is launching its nationwide all-day breakfast menu tomorrow, bringing McGriddles and bothbiscuits and McMuffin sandwiches to about 16,000 locations.

You might have already seen changes at your location, but Golden Arches spokeswoman confirmed to Consumerist that Wednesday is the “formal all restaurant selling date.”

Before this menu tweak, McDonald’s restaurants had a choice of serving either McMuffin sandwiches or biscuit sandwiches — not both — on the all-day breakfast menu, depending on local preferences.

The McGriddle, a popular option at breakfast, was not part of the all-day deal at first, much to the dismay of some customers, as the idea was to keep things simple for franchise owners. The McGriddle tide started to change in January, when McDonald’s started testing the item at certain locations in Oklahoma.Tests continued in other states in March, providing more fuel to the McGriddles fire.

Here’s a full list of all the items available starting Sept. 21: Egg McMuffin, Sausage McMuffin with Egg, Sausage McMuffin, Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit, Sausage Biscuit with Egg, Sausage Biscuit, Bacon, Egg & Cheese McGriddles, Sausage, Egg & Cheese McGriddles, Sausage McGriddles, Hotcakes, Hotcakes and Sausage, Sausage Burrito, Fruit & Maple Oatmeal, Fruit ‘N Yogurt Parfait, and Hashbrowns (varies by restaurant).

Start Your Day With These Paleo Breakfast Burritos

These paleo breakfast burritos are the perfect way to start your day. Extremely versatile and satisfying, this healthy meal will keep you full until late noon. Low in calories and carbs, it’s a great choice for those who want to slim down. The best part is that they take just 15 minutes to make!

Ingredients

Tortilla:

  • ¼ coconut flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, butter, or melted ghee
  • 1 tsp garlic powder (optional)
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Burrito filling:

  • ¼ lbs grass fed ground beef
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • ¼ cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • 1 tsp cilantro
  • Spices (turmeric, coriander, cumin powder, paprika, chili flakes, etc.)

Instructions

  1. Grease a skillet with coconut oil and place it over medium heat
  2. Sauté the peppers, onions, tomato, and chili flakes
  3. Add ground beef and spices to the skillet
  4. Once mixed, set aside.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk three eggs
  6. Add the remaining tortilla ingredients
  7. Pour the mixture in a pan and let cook.
  8. Transfer the crepes to a plate
  9. Fill them with the meat and vegetable stuffing
  10. Roll up the wraps like a burrito.

Some Breakfast Foods Labeled As Healthy Are Less Healthy Than You Think

It’s hard to eat healthy when there’s so much junk food to choose from—but some of the most sugary foods have managed to convince a lot of us that they are healthy. A recent New York Times survey finds that most of us overestimate the healthiness of orange juice, frozen yogurt, and especially granola bars.

The data comes from asking members of the American Society for Nutrition whether they thought certain foods were healthy, and comparing their answers to a sample meant to be representative of all Americans. The biggest disagreements included the foods mentioned above, plus Slim-Fast shakes, American cheese, and coconut oil.

Granola was invented as a health food in the 1800s, but it’s changed a lot since then, with lots of sugar added. Now, it’s among the breakfast foods that are barely distinguishable from dessert. Coconut oil is maybe slightly better for you than other oils, but a spoonful of coconut oil is still just a spoonful of oil.

In truth, a single food isn’t “healthy” or “unhealthy” by itself, but the foods that nutritionists ranked as healthy are the ones that are easiest to fit into a diet that’s good for your body. The good news is that plenty of foods earned the opposite result: even though the average American wasn’t sure if hummus, wine, or sushi is healthy, nutritionists overwhelmingly gave these foods the thumbs-up.

McDonald’s Launching National All-Day Breakfast Menu That Includes McGriddles

Building on the success it’s had so far with its all-day breakfast menu, McDonald’s has announced it will be expanding its offerings in that category with the launch of a new menu that will be available at all Golden Arches locations nationwide.

In a national rollout starting in late August and continuing through September, McDonald’s 16,000 or so locations nationwide will have one menu to rule them all, which will include both biscuits and McMuffin sandwiches, as well as McGriddles.

“To continue to give customers more of their favorite breakfast items anytime of the day, McDonald’s will be shifting to one national All Day Breakfast menu allowing guests to enjoy even more breakfast choices nationwide at participating restaurants,” the company said.

When McDonald’s first unveiled All-Day breakfast, menu options were limited to either biscuit or muffin sandwiches — depending on local preferences — pancakes, and some other options, with the idea of keeping things simple.

Back in January, we reported that McDonald’s was testing the addition of its McGriddle to all-day breakfast menus in Oklahoma. Then in March, the company announced it was testing a full all-day breakfast menu in a few markets.

The Golden Arches expanded the McGriddles test at the end of that month as well, after they proved to be a popular addition.

Which brings us to today’s news. Here’s what’s slated to be on the new all-day breakfast menu, according to McDonald’s: Egg McMuffin, Sausage McMuffin with Egg, Sausage McMuffin, Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit, Sausage Biscuit with Egg, Sausage Biscuit, Bacon, Egg & Cheese McGriddles, Sausage, Egg & Cheese McGriddles, Sausage McGriddles, Hotcakes, Hotcakes and Sausage, Sausage Burrito, Fruit & Maple Oatmeal, Fruit ‘N Yogurt Parfait, and Hashbrowns (varies by restaurant).

Taco Bell Launching $1 “Morning Value Menu” In Nationwide Breakfast Expansion

Breakfast: it’s what all the cool kids are offering these days. In order to keep up with the crowd Taco Bell is amping up its breakfast efforts, with a new “Morning Value Menu,” offering most items for $1.

Taco Bell has had breakfast items since 2014, but in order to keep up with the morning rush, it’s switching out some items and offering new, cheaper options.

Included on the menu are 10 breakfast items, some of which are new, for $1 each.

“When we first launched breakfast in 2014, our goal was to give our consumers classic breakfast tastes — in a uniquely Taco Bell way,” Marisa Thalberg, chief marketing officer for Taco Bell, said in a statement. “Now, we’re launching our new $1 Morning Value Menu to give people a terrific array of breakfast options they want, all at this incredible price point.”

The fuel behind this new breakfast fire? Taco Bell says it wants to offer customers cheaper items, but the fact that McDonald’s is having such success in the breakfast arena likely isn’t going unnoticed, either.

Other additions to the breakfast menu board: Mini Skillet Bowl with seasoned breakfast potatoes, scrambled eggs, cheese and pico de gallo in a bowl; Breakfast Soft Taco, a flour tortilla filled with scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage and cheese; and Sausage Flatbread Quesadilla, which is a grilled flatbread filled with three cheeses, sausage, and scrambled eggs.

Still on the menu: the Grilled Breakfast Burrito, Hash Brown, and Cinnabon Delights. There are a few casualties, however, in the interest of time — as in, how long it takes to prepare the items — the Biscuit Taco and Country Breakfast Crunchwrap with Gravy.

Dunkin’ Donuts Has A Plan To Compete With McDonald’s: Pointing Out That It Also Serves Breakfast All Day

In October Dunkin’ Donuts admitted that it was “obviously” paying attention to McDonald’s all-day breakfast menu, but didn’t seem too worried. Three months later, Dunkin’ is revealing how it plans to tackle the competition in the breakfast arena: remind people that Dunkin’ Donuts also serves breakfast all day.

In the face of declining sales and the threat of Ronald McDonald on its doorstep, Dunkin’ is making a few moves to bring people in the doors again, one of which is revamping its menu boards at counters and drive-thru windows at 8,400 U.S. locations to emphasize coffee and bring attention to its own “all day” breakfast foods, reports Bloomberg News.

The company’s brands chief executive Nigel Travis has said that “revitalized burger players” are hurting the chain, amid a same-store sales drop of 0.8% last quarter, and declining customer traffic in the same time period.

Dunkin’ is now clinging to its breakfast business: instead of focusing on new sandwiches and wraps, as it has been introducing recently, it’ll focus on core breakfast fare, including coffee drinks, which are actually more profitable than food.

You can tell the menus are new because they use a cursive lettering and use images like dark-roast coffee, Coolatta drinks, and egg sandwiches. Combo meals will fall by the wayside, as Dunkin’ will pull back on touting those deals. Before, about 60% of the menu board was taken up by combo meals, despite the fact that they account for a small percentage of the company’s sales. Calorie counts will also be added to the menus.

Though the timing would appear to be in response to McDonald’s, the company says the new menus have been in the works for 18 months.

“Our menu boards were due for a redesign,” said Scott Hudler, the company’s vice president of global consumer engagement. “The menu board helps clear up any confusion on how to order, and shows that our entire menu is available all day.”

General Mills Makes 10 Boxes of Marshmallow Only Lucky Charms

General Mills announced the “unicorn of the cereal world,” Marshmallow Only Lucky Charms, is finally a reality — but there are only 10 boxes.

The cereal maker said the 10 boxes of Marshmallow Only Lucky Charms will be given out as prizes in the “Lucky Charms Lucky Selfie” contest, which calls on participants to post pictures of themselves holding “imaginary boxes of Lucky Charms” on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag, “#Lucky10Sweepstakes.”

Entries must be posted by Oct. 18, the company said.

“A box of Marshmallow Only Lucky Charms has always been the unicorn of the cereal world — fantasized about, but never seen,” General Mills said on its website. “The Lucky Charms team receives countless calls, emails, tweets and Facebook posts from marshmallow-obsessed fans longing for a box filled with only the magically-delicious marshmallows.”

The company posted a YouTube video promoting the contest with recording artist Biz Markie adapting his 1989 song “Just a Friend” to fit the marshmallow cereal theme.

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Breakfast For Dinner? Here’s Your Map to Where McDonald’s Is Offering All-Day Breakfast Biscuits Or McMuffins

Reader D. is disappointed in all-day breakfast at McDonald’s. Not because it exists, but because he lives in an area that offers biscuits and not McMuffins on its all-day breakfast menu. He wondered whether we could provide a service to our readers by making a nationwide map that shows which markets have which breakfast breads. We can’t, because McDonald’s already did.

Thanks to Burger Business for alerting us to the existence of this map.

Unfortunately, this map doesn’t drill down to the town or county level, or to individual locations, but it does give you an idea of which regions are serving McMuffins and which are serving sandwiches on breakfast biscuits. D. probably lives in one of the border areas of Ohio, but the good news for him is that most of the state is McMuffin territory.

The menu varies according to the franchisee’s preferences and what individual restaurants can accommodate. A terrible rumor spread nationwide today that hash browns aren’t on the menu: this is not true, and about 90% of locations serving the breakfast menu are serving hash browns.

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Kick Off October With These Pumpkin Coconut Pancakes

So, here’s our pumpkin-y contribution. We made these pumpkin coconut pancakes this past weekend – on one of those clear, crisp mornings – and they were absolute perfection on a plate.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • 1 cup coconut milk, mixed well until smooth (light or full fat)
  • 1/4 cup milk or almond milk
  • 6 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil, cooled + extra for cooking
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup toasted, unsweetened coconut flakes

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk the dry ingredients together.
  2. Toss the white chocolate ships in with the dry ingredients using a spoon or spatula.
  3. In another smaller bowl, stir the coconut milk, milk, pumpkin, 2 tablespoons coconut oil and egg together.
  4. Gently stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined. The batter should be wet but lumpy.
  5. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add some coconut oil and swirl it in the pan.
  6. Pour in 1/4 cup batter per pancake.
  7. Cook on the first side until the side facing up begins to dry out around the edges and little bubbles appear on the surface.
  8. Flip the pancake and allow it to cook for an additional 2-4 minutes until the second side is golden.
  9. Serve the pancakes sprinkled with toasted coconut flakes and drizzled with maple syrup.

Your Wish is Granted… McDonald’s Set to Offer All-Day Breakfast Starting October 6th

For those who are always just missing out on McDonald’s’ breakfast cutoff time of 10:30 a.m. EST, today brings the joyous news that the fast food juggernaut is set to feature an all-day breakfast menu at its more than 14,300 U.S. restaurants.

According to The Wall St. Journal, “The move to all-day breakfast, which McDonald’s has been testing since March, was approved in a vote by franchisees last week and affirmed on Tuesday by a franchisee leadership council, the company said. It marks the latest new initiative under Chief Executive Steve Easterbrook, who took over on March 1 vowing to revamp the burger giant’s stale image and end a sales slump in its home market that began nearly three years ago.”

In an interview, McDonald’s USA President Mike Andres said it is the biggest strategic move the company has made since it rolled out its McCafe line of coffee and espresso drinks across the U.S. in 2009.

As to the reason why it has taken so long for an all-day breakfast, McDonald’s restaurants are built to produce lunch and dinner items using the same equipment that makes breakfast but not at the same time – so operators needed to add or change equipment and processes.

The all-day breakfast menu goes into affect on October 6.

This marks the second time in as many weeks that McDonald’s has made national news – as last week they declined Burger King’s invitation to create the McWhopper hybrid in honor of the International Day of Peace on September 21.