McDonald's announced last month that it will soon test an all-day breakfast menu. However, the all-day menu is missing some crucial items. According to Burger Business, when the chain begins its test next week in San Diego, there will be a limited menu. Post 10:30 a.m. customers will not be able to purchase popular items like the McGriddles and biscuit sandwiches. Other items that will not be available all-day include the chain's Cinnamon Coffee Cake, Double Chocolate Bundt Cake, or Steak, Egg, & Cheese Bagel — but who really orders these anyways?
The nine items that are being tested — including classics like the Egg McMuffin, hash browns, and Hotcakes — are basically the same items found on McDonald's After Midnight menus. The menus offer a mix of breakfast and dinner items between midnight and 4 a.m. at select locations of the chain.
The limited menu could be due to operational issues. McDonald's has noted in the past that serving breakfast all-day creates challenges because each restaurant has a limited amount of grill space. The restaurants "simply don't have the room" to cook all of their menu options at once, especially because the grill is used "to prepare many of the [breakfast menu] items."