What time does McDonald’s stop serving breakfast? Start and end times explained

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IF you want to grab breakfast at McDonald’s, you’ll need to get up bright and early.

The McDonald’s breakfast menu isn’t around all day, so it’s worth learning what time you have until.

McDonald’s breakfast is served everyday

Here’s everything you need to know, including what time McDonald’s breakfast starts to be served, when it ends and what you can get while you’re there.

You don’t just have to dine in branches to enjoy a Maccies breakfast either.

Customers can get a McDonald’s breakfast via drive-thru or home delivery through Just Eat, Uber Eats and McDonald’s app directly.

Keep in mind you’ll pay extra if you’re ordering McDonald’s to your door through these apps due to service and delivery fees.

What time does McDonald’s stop serving breakfast?

McDonald’s serves breakfast every day until 11am.

It used to switch to the lunchtime menu at the earlier time of 10:30am, but bosses added an extra 30 minutes to the breakfast offering back in 2019.

Restaurants that are normally open 24 hours a day start serving breakfast from 5am. Every other restaurant kicks off the day with the breakfast menu at their normal opening times.

You can find out where your nearest branch is and what time it opens using the store locator tool.

What’s on the McDonald’s breakfast menu?

You can check out the breakfast menu on the McDonald’s website, from the McMuffin range, to pancakes and a cheesy bacon flatbread.

You can still get all the old favourites like a sausage and egg McMuffin or a bacon roll.

Here’s the latest McDonald’s full breakfast menu line-up:

  • Breakfast Roll with Ketchup
  • Breakfast Roll with Brown Sauce
  • Bacon Roll with Tomato Ketchup
  • Bacon Roll with Brown Sauce
  • Double Bacon & Egg McMuffin
  • Sausage & Egg McMuffin
  • Double Sausage & Egg McMuffin
  • Bacon & Egg McMuffin
  • Egg & Cheese McMuffin
  • Muffin with Jam
  • Cheesy Bacon Flatbread
  • Pancakes & Syrup
  • Pancakes & Sausage with Syrup
  • Hash Brown
  • Porridge
  • Porridge with Sugar
  • Porridge with Strawberry Jam
  • Porridge with Lyle’s Golden Syrup
  • Flahavan’s Quick Oats
  • Pineapple Stick

How do I get McDonald’s breakfast?

You can dine in at McDonald’s restaurants during the breakfast opening times or have the menu items delivered to your home.

The My McDonald’s app will also let you order before you get to the restaurant.

And you can take your food away or use a drive-thru.

At the start of the pandemic, McDonald’s introduced home delivery at hundreds more of its restaurants so you can get brekkie delivered directly to your door.

Orders can be made through Just Eat, Uber Eats or the McDonald’s app but remember, you’ll have to pay a fee for delivery.

How much this costs depends on how far from the restaurant you live, and there may be a minimum amount you have to order too.

Plus, be aware your local branch may not accept new orders at the busiest times.

Why doesn’t McDonald’s serve breakfast after 11am?

McDonald’s stops breakfast and starts its normal menu at 11am each day.

Branches continue serving burgers, chicken nuggets and the rest of the normal menu right through until closing time, which will vary depending on your restaurant’s opening times.

Food on the normal menu and breakfast menu can’t be cooked at the same time.

Breakfast food is cooked slightly differently and at different temperatures to burgers and fries and there’s not enough space to do both menus at once in the kitchens.

McDonald’s says on its website: “The 11am cut off enables us to accommodate our breakfast lovers, while allowing the customers who enjoy our main menu to get their food before 11:30am.”

Is Monopoly available on the McDonald’s breakfast menu?

Unfortunately when McDonald’s Monopoly rolls around again, you won’t be able to play on breakfast items.

You’ll only find Monopoly stickers on a select number of main meals and treats served after 11am – when breakfast ends.