After years of teasing customers with the possibility of all-day breakfast, McDonald’s has finally begun small-scale testing of the concept in California. The former McDonald’s ad man who gave the world Ronald McDonald and the “You Deserve a Break Today” slogan says he’s sure that the fast food giant will figure out a way to make McMuffins at all hours of the day. [More]
Make no mistake — when it comes to the fight to get into your belly, it is a veritable breakfast battleground out there right now among fast food chains. The latest to fall in battle is Taco Bell’s waffle taco, which was once the flag bearer of the chain’s breakfast efforts. The company is pushing the waffle taco off its morning throne and replacing it with a biscuit taco that it tested in the fall of 2014.
Man Celebrating 101st Birthday At Restaurant That Gives Discounts Based On Age Gets $0.07 Refund On Meal
There are many perks of growing old — seeing your kids have kids, wearing shirts that say “World’s Best Grandma,” calling rowdy youngsters “whippersnappers” and more — and getting discounts on things is definitely not the least of those. But one centenarian learned that he’d reached a point where you can actually get a free mail and get paid just for your age.
It’s 1 p.m. as I write this and I haven’t eaten since early yesterday evening. I’m consumed with mental images of syrup-slathered waffles and piping-hot savory sausages, and the data says I’m not alone in craving breakfast in the afternoon. So why aren’t more fast food places making this a reality? [More]
Back in September, we brought you the news that some new, sort of strange Taco Bell breakfast foods were currently in the “testing” phase around the country, and might hit outlets nationwide soon. Now the full horror and/or tastiness is upon us, and you can get burritos and Crunchwraps with gravy on them if that’s what you’re into. [More]
More Than 60,000 Pounds Of Breakfast Meals Shipped To Retailers And Airlines Recalled For Listeria Contamination
Waking up in the morning to a helping of Swiss cheese and mushroom omelet with seasoned tid-bit potatoes and turkey buffet sausage links might sound pretty appetizing. But you want to know what doesn’t sound inviting? Finding out that said breakfast might contain listeria.
It’s a pretty clear warning sign that you could be in for some serious damage to your gut if a restaurant makes you sign a waiver clearing it of any liability for eating a dish on its menu. It makes sense, though, if that item contains 8,000 calories or so, and comes with the title of “The Hibernator” — because you’ll need a year to sleep that puppy off.
An Actual Cup Of Coffee Isn’t Enough For Dunkin’ Donuts, Now You Can Have A Coffee-Flavored Granola Bar
There’s obviously some kind of Frankenstein-like science experiment happening at the nation’s coffee and donut shops. First Starbucks began testing a beer-flavored coffee, and now Dunkin’ Donuts is pedaling a coffee-flavored granola bar. What happened to regular coffee and breakfast items? Are they just not enough anymore? [More]
There’s a wide variety of frozen breakfast sandwiches on the market, but are any of them any good? No, not particularly, our flavorful colleagues down the hall at Consumer Reports determined. Very few of the sandwiches they reviewed earned a good nutrition rating, and sandwiches don’t retain their texture very well after freezing. As with the guacamole tests earlier this year, they provided a recipe and recommended that maybe you just make own breakfast burritos at home instead. [Consumer Reports]
If you live in the southern United States and love yourself a spicy breakfast bagel you might want to reconsider your morning routine. Publix grocery store is recalling its store-brand jalapeño bagels, because, you know, bagels shouldn’t come with shards of glass or small stones. [More]
Given McDonald’s love of selling breakfast, and its even deeper affection for trademarking anything even vaguely food-related starting with “Mc,” it’s surprising to learn that the company is just now getting around to trying to stake its claim on the phrase, “McBrunch.” But the real question is: Does this mean a real brunch menu is on the way from McDonald’s? [More]
Once again proving that its definition of “taco” is “something placed in something else that is folded or at least vaguely U-shaped,” Taco Bell is now shoving a variety of breakfast meats inside a folded biscuit and calling it a taco in some test markets. [More]
It was once as American as, well, blue jeans to start your day with a bowl of cereal and milk. Breakfast grains were once major sponsors behind kid-oriented television programming, or licensed beloved fictional characters to put on cereal boxes. Now sales at major cereal companies are down, and a variety of reasons are contributing to the decline. [More]
We don’t believe that American fast food breakfasts like sausage patties, lukewarm pancakes, and waffle tacos should be the standard everywhere in the world. No, we wouldn’t even force all outposts of American fast food joints operating in other countries to conform to American breakfast ideals. Yet we’re still mystified at the latest offering from Burger King in Japan: the Morning Burger and BK Hot Dog Classic. For breakfast. [More]
You know what they say about if the breakfast kitchen is too hot you should get out, something like that? Well, McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson sounds like he’s not even breaking a sweat when it comes to any competition from Taco Bell or Subway breakfast offerings. [More]
In an effort to combat recently launched breakfast efforts at Taco Bell and others, as well as trying to score some positive publicity amid months of negative news and lawsuits regarding its labor practices, McDonald’s is acting like Ebenezer Scrooge on Christmas morning, gifting free coffee with a smile for two weeks starting Monday. [More]
Did you have Taco Bell for breakfast this morning? Well you could’ve, if a waffle taco is your kind of thing (no judgment) — the chain officially launched its breakfast menu nationwide today, just like the signs foretold. Or the announcement a few weeks ago that today would be the day 5,500 chains started offering breakfast. Same thing. [More]