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McDonald's may do breakfast till noon, since millennials can't make it by 10:30

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by LongTimeListener, Feb 24, 2014.

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  1. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Ain't that America.

  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member


    That would have made this guy very happy...
  3. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    I thought I read/heard a few months ago that Mickey D's was looking to reconfigure their grill layouts to make it possible to serve its entire menu 24/7.

    Many of the 24-hour stores already run their 'late night menu' from 11 pm-4 am with a slightly-limited selection of both dinner and breakfast items.
  4. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    Pretty sure Jack in the Box does breakfast 24 hours.
  5. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    I'd rather see McDonald's serve burgers for breakfast than have them extend the hours on the breakfast menu items. They're all horrible.

    I've never understood why so many people go to McD's or other fast-food places for breakfast. Just take a banana and granola bar with you if you're late for work
  6. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Millennials don't patronize McDonald's, period. They are a huge reason that the chain has had to class up its menu the last few years. Particularly in yuppie ghettos, young people now are sophisticated, healthy, some might say pretentious, eaters. The ones I know turn their noses up at Chipotle and Subway, let alone McDonald's. The stereotype of the college or just-out-of-college kid stuffing his pie hole with frozen burritos from 7-11 is fading fast.
  7. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    My brother, who was in fast food management for 20 years, says the main thing they would have to do is physically reconfigure their grills/utensil placement so that pork sausage and beef burgers aren't cooking on the same surfaces.

    He said it would be a substantial adjustment but really not much different than installing a new soft drink dispenser system.
  8. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Because Egg McMuffin's, Hot Cakes, and/or Sausage Biscuits taste really good, and bananas and granola bars do not.
  9. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    Maybe the sausage biscuits, but the hot cakes? They taste like a dog's squeaky-toy version of pancakes (not that I've tried the latter ... :))
  10. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    My anecdotal evidence counters your anecdotal evidence, at least when it comes to Chipotle. Just about every millenial I know (and I'm guessing I know quite a few more than you) loves Chipotle. It is true, though, that I can't think of any friends who go to McDonald's.
  11. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I don't think the bolded part is necessarily true. Remember, I went back to school late.

    As far as Chipotle goes, I'm thinking of foodies here. It's definitely always packed. I exaggerated.
  12. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    Even among the foodies, my point stands. And at the one I go for lunch sometimes, I'd venture to guess about 50% of the customers I see are in their late-teens and 20s.
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