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McMuffins vs. Biscuits: Where Does Your McDonald's Breakfast Allegiance Lie?

You can't order both from McDonald's all-day breakfast menu.


McDonald's officially launches its all-day breakfast menu today — find our rankings here— but depending on where in the U.S. you live, the options will be quite different. The chain previously announced that the menu would be limited — there will be no McGriddles served anywhere in the country — and that certain places will have biscuit sandwiches, while the others will serve Egg McMuffins. According to Nation's Restaurant News, there will be no state in which breakfast fans can have both.

The decision on whether or not a location will fall under camp biscuit or McMuffin is dependent upon "which is the most popular in that market." The majority of the country falls in McMuffin territory, but a large portion of the Southeast strings together to form a "biscuit belt." This includes states like Georgia, Louisiana, and the Carolinas. Florida, however, is a regional outlier where McMuffins take precedence over biscuits. Some have taken this as proof that Florida is not really part of the South.

Another menu item that will only be served in certain locations? Hash browns. BuzzFeed reports that some breakfast enthusiasts will have to order their McMuffins or biscuit sandwiches with fries instead of the breakfast potato favorite. A former McDonald's franchisee explains to BuzzFeed that this is because some locations may not have enough space to fry both hash browns and french fries, which require the same fryer vats.

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However, this will only affect 10 percent of McDonald's locations, notes Business Insider. McDonald's spokesperson Lisa McComb explains that could likely change as well: "If a location isn't able to offer hash browns at this point, that doesn't mean they may never offer them" in the future. It's simply a "restaurant configuration issue." Until then, some breakfast fans will still have to beat the 10:30 a.m. cut off for a hash brown fix.