Well, this is apparently a new definition of “breakfast”.
For quite some time, I’ve been seeing commercial after commercial about McDonald’s finally serving breakfast all day, beginning today. I have always thought that was a smart business move because the only thing I’ve found edible at the Golden Arches these days were their breakfast biscuits, the McGriddle sandwiches, and the big breakfast platter of eggs, pancakes and hashbrowns.
The rest, in my opinion, you eat purely for convenience when you’re really hungry and don’t have the time to search for something with actual flavor in it.
So today at lunchtime, I decided to drive to my local McDonald’s here in Ashburn. But when I asked for breakfast items, I was told my only options were a McMuffin, pancakes or a burrito. Nothing else.
Now I’m sure in more sophisticated parts of the country, an egg sandwiched between two dry English muffin pieces with a side of pancakes is considered a gourmet breakfast. There are probably places that a burrito is considered superior to options such as bacon and eggs.
But Ashburn isn’t one of them. Try again, McDonald’s.