McDonald’s breakfast will return this week but not as you know it

The fast food chain will be trialling its breakfast menu at 42 branches across the UK this Wednesday.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 22nd June 2020
McDonald’s UK & Ireland

McDonald’s has given customers an insight into what menu items they can expect to see and what will be missing ahead of the trialling of breakfast hours this week.

The fast food chain will be trialling its breakfast menu at a total of 42 branches across the UK and Ireland this Wednesday, and if successful, plans to roll it out across the country will come in due course.

McDonald’s has not yet announced which branches the breakfast menu will be trialled at.

It has however shared an insight into which breakfast items will be on the menu, but unfortunately for some fans, their top breakfast pick may not be available to order.

This follows the similarly limited main menu that is currently available nationwide.


In an email to customers ahead of the trial, Chief Executive Officer for McDonald’s UK and Ireland, Paul Pomroy, said: “As with our main menu, we will have a limited menu at breakfast but we’ve kept the classics – hash browns, McMuffins and pancakes all return.”

“Unfortunately, whilst adhering to social distancing guidelines, we are unable to serve porridge, bagels and our Breakfast Wrap.”


“This is because we have fewer people in the kitchen.”

He continued: “Our opening hours will vary from restaurant to restaurant, so download the My McDonald’s App or check our website for details.

“We will share more information about the breakfast pilot and takeaway restaurants on Wednesday morning via our website, app and social media.”


The McDonald’s branches that are part of breakfast pilot will be announced on Wednesday 24th June.

For more information ahead of reopening and to find your closest open branch, please visit the McDonald’s website here.