Discover What Time McDonald’s Serves Lunch and Money-Saving Hacks
If you’re a fan of McDonald’s breakfast but occasionally crave a juicy Big Mac or Quarter Pounder, you may have asked yourself, “what time does McDonald’s serve lunch?” Well, I have the answer for you! Plus, I’ve thrown in a few money-saving hacks so you can make the most of your lunch money at McDonald’s.
So, what time does McDonald’s serve lunch? The answer is 10:30 a.m. On weekdays, McDonald’s doesn’t have the griddle space for both breakfast and lunch items, so they don’t start serving lunch until 10:30 a.m. However, on weekends, they start serving lunch a little later, at 11 a.m. This delay is because they get a pretty sizable breakfast crowd on weekends, and it takes them a little longer to transition the kitchen over to lunch.
If you’re still craving an Egg McMuffin, the latest you can order one is between 10:45 and 11 a.m. While it might not be hot off the griddle, you can still get breakfast items that have been made but not yet sold.
Unfortunately, McDonald’s doesn’t serve fries in the morning. You’ll have to wait until at least 10:30 a.m. to get your hands on some. And even if you visit a “24 Hour” McDonald’s, you won’t be able to order lunch items earlier than 10:30 a.m., although some independently owned McDonald’s may start serving lunch items as early as 9 a.m.
The lunch menu at McDonald’s stays open until they lock the doors, typically at 10 or 11 p.m. depending on the location.
Now, onto the money-saving hacks! If you want a Big Mac without the center bread, order a McDouble and ask for it “like a Mac.” You’ll spend about a third less money. When ordering McNuggets, always order in groups of four.
If you want 20 nuggets, order five separate containers of four. You’ll typically pay way less than if you ordered a box of 20.
And if you’re over 55 and would love a cup of coffee with your lunch, just dine-in and ask for your free cup of coffee. Not all McDonald’s participate, but it’s worth a shot.
So there you have it, everything you need to know about McDonald’s lunchtime, and a few hacks to save you some cash. Happy dining!