An Egg McMuffin for dinner?

Dinner anyone?
Dinner anyone?

Ah, the irony of this day, a mere Tuesday in the overall scheme of things, the day the once mighty McDonald’s fast food chain, founded on hamburgers and fries, turned to bacon and eggs in an effort to survive.

Yes, Mickey D’s goes to an all-day breakfast, effective Tuesday.  No more rushing to the golden arches to beat the deadline to get an Egg McMuffin or a sausage burrito.

The home of Big Macs is in a fight for survival in the fast-food wars.  The huge chain is closing more stores right now than opening new ones and polls of existing customers have just one thing to say: “We want breakfast all day.”

Actually, breakfast all day is something that one hears even around Floyd, where Hardees and Subway stop serving breakfast offerings after the morning rush.  Blue Ridge Restaurant also shuts down the egg dishes and sausage and gravy at 11 a.m.

Tuggles Gap serves breakfast all day.

Mickey D’s going to all day eye openers on the menu doesn’t mean a lot here since one has to drive to Roanoke, Christiansburg or Hillsville but since a lot of people here work there we could see wrappers from Egg McMuffins along the road from those who still use our public highways as their trashcans while driving home after work.

“The times they are a-changing,” Bob Dylan wrote many years ago.

I have a meeting in Roanoke Tuesday night.  Maybe it will be time for an Egg McMuffin on the way home. 🙂

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