McDonald’s serving all-day breakfast
By Christina Chibani
Windsor residents will soon have the option of ordering hotcakes at dinner time. McDonald’s breakfast menu will be available all day across Canada starting Feb. 21.
More than a year after McDonald’s all-day breakfast launched in the United States, it is now coming to Canada due to high consumer demand. McDonald’s breakfast menu served after-hours breakfast hours is a success in countries like China and Hong Kong and expected to be a success in Canada.
Lawrence Campbell is a manager at a local McDonald’s.
“Normally customers ask around 3 p.m. for pancakes, so we expect the all-day breakfast to be a hit,” said Campbell.
Not all breakfast items will be available all-day, but pancakes and breakfast sandwiches will be some of the offerings.
“There will be a change in schedules, more people to work to meet the demands of customers,” said Campbell. “It is going to be a transition.”
Connor O’Rourke is a cashier at McDonald’s and has been working for 18 months.
“I think the weekends will be busier because teenagers usually wake up after 11a.m., and ask for breakfast,” said O’Rourke. “Breakfast is a top seller at McDonald’s, the Bacon Egg Mcmuffin is the most popular breakfast item on the menu.”
Food chains such as Starbucks already offer all-day breakfast as part of their menu.
McDonald’s is not the only fast food chain to jump on the trend. A&W will start serving breakfast items such as pancakes, eggs and hash browns starting Feb. 27.