Bill Shorten weighed in on McDonald’s controversial decision to quietly remove its all-day breakfast menu, saying it would be “bad news” for stoners.
The fast food chain will no longer serve items from the afternoon breakfast menu and favorites such as bacon and Egg McMuffins will no longer be available after 10:30 a.m. on online delivery platforms.
While hash browns will be offered to customers at all times, the decision has outraged many Australians.
Speaking to the Today Show on Tuesday morning, the former opposition leader said many groups would not be happy with the menu change.
Bill Shorten weighed in on McDonald’s decision to quietly drop its all-day breakfast menu, saying it would be ‘bad news’ for stoners
The breakfast menu will be available until noon in restaurants and at 10:30 am via McDelivery
“Well listen, this is bad news for shift workers, for stoners, for college students, I get it,” Mr Shorten said as host Sylvia Jeffreys and coworker Scott Emerson broke out. laughing.
Mr. Emerson, who hosts 4BC Radio’s Drive show, previously joked that the all-day breakfast was “a sign of advanced civilization.”
“Something has gone terribly wrong here. I know they’re trying to appease me by saying that brown hash is available all day, ”he said.
“But, sorry, I mean, the pandemic, Covid, whatever it is, I don’t care, something has gone terribly wrong here when Maccas throws breakfast away all day.”
Mr Shorten pointed out that McDonald’s had only offered its all-day breakfast menu since 2015.
“So I actually think climate change needs to be tackled, it’s a sign of nature healing,” he said.
“We are moving away from Covid. No more tracksuits after noon and you’ll have to go downstairs for breakfast.
In a statement to Daily Mail Australia, a spokesperson for McDonald’s said: “Our breakfast menu will be available until noon in restaurants and 10:30 am via McDelivery, to better meet the needs of customers during other hours. peak.
The fast food chain will no longer serve items from the afternoon breakfast menu. But a McDonald’s spokeswoman confirmed fan favorite hash browns will still be available to order all day.
“By adjusting our breakfast schedule throughout the day, we hope to reduce the time our customers may need to wait for other items during the afternoon and evening peaks.
“While we understand that a number of customers will be disappointed, our breakfast menu will continue to be available in the restaurant until noon daily and via McDelivery until 10:30 am.”
The restaurant prides itself on not putting labels on meal times, with its website currently saying, “We don’t believe in labels at Macca, like dinner or breakfast. So we got rid of it. You can have a Big Mac for breakfast or a Hash Brown for dinner.
The chain quietly ended its all-day breakfast menu on Wednesday, October 20.
Many diners were particularly critical of McDonald’s over the controversial move, with one man writing on Facebook: “When did you very quietly ditch the all-day breakfast menu? Not everyone wants burgers when they eat.
Many Australians remained furious at the decision to remove the all-day breakfast menu
“I often had a bacon and egg meal as a lunch or dinner option. Losing a client here. I just left the store without buying anything.
And he wasn’t the only one furious at the channel’s decision.
“Why did you stop eating breakfast all day?” Without any notice either! Not happy, ”wrote one woman.
Another said: “Thank you for taking care of the shift workers by cutting off breakfast all day. Only available until 12 noon now. Too bad not to put “labels” on meal times. ‘
While a man said, “I just woke up from a big night, I’m hungover, I’m hungry. Unable to cook my own food. My girlfriend drives me to Maccas … and to my disgust the all day breakfast menu has been violated.
“It’s the next worst thing since Covid-19. How does McDonald’s expect me to go to bed at 4 a.m. and wake up early enough to get the glorious McMuffin Sausage to rekindle my soul. I don’t want a Big Mac for breakfast, I want pancakes for dinner.
McDonald’s Australia has quietly removed its popular all-day breakfast menu option