By Aksinya Kichigina
After several years of customer demands and requests on social media to extend breakfast hours at McDonald’s, the company finally made a decision to start serving breakfast throughout the day, starting Oct. 6.
“It’s been the number-one requested thing from our customers for years,” said McDonald’s president Mike Andres in an interview with USA Today.
However, not all breakfast-seeking lunch-goers will be satisfied, as only a limited selection of breakfast items will be available all day. Fans of the McGriddle or the Big Breakfast will have to continue to show up before 10:30 a.m.
Manager of the College and Quivira McDonald’s located across the street from campus, Carmen Morulez, said that customers are happy with the new change.
“People feel happier now because it is more convenient for them to come to get a breakfast meal for their lunch rather than a burger or french fries,” said Morulez. “I don’t think we are going to encounter any problems throughout a day just because we serve breakfast and lunch simultaneously. We have a lot of new new machines, grills and people that help with this new change.”
College students were excited when they heard the news that they were able to get their favorite breakfast at any time of the day.
“I saw the commercial three days ago when McDonald’s announced the news about serving breakfast all day,” said student Carly Davis. “I am not the biggest fan of many other things that McDonald’s has, but usually I am the biggest fan of their breakfast. My favorite breakfast meal to get in McDonalds is the sausage egg and cheese bagel.”
As a matter of fact, most of the students cannot afford to buy an expensive meal for their breakfast or lunch. Now McDonald’s gives that opportunity for everybody to pay less and have a great meal at any time of the day.
“We are college students, and I, personally, do not have much money,” said Davis. “So being able to buy breakfast in McDonald’s all day would be nice because I’ll be able to pay for my food easier and know that it’s something that I enjoy to eat.” Davis also added that most of their breakfast options are going to be healthier than getting a burger for lunch, for instance.
Student Edgar Renteria had a different opinion about a new system of serving in McDonalds.
“I feel pretty good about McDonald’s serving breakfast all day, but at the same time, I don’t think it should be done because breakfast should be served only at breakfast time,” said Renteria. “I know that a lot of people don’t eat breakfast in the morning, so they eat it in the afternoon, so they can get sick. But I am sure later they can catch up with this new system and their immune system will get used to it.”
However, Renteria thinks that eventually it’s going to be very profitable for the company because the breakfast served there is better than the lunch, so people might go to McDonald’s even more often.