These McDonald’s went rogue. They still offer All Day Breakfast.

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So you thought you couldn’t get Egg McMuffins at McDonald’s after breakfast hours anymore?

Breakfast fans are going to be lovin' this news.

A telephone canvass of McDonald’s franchises in Broward and southern Palm Beach counties turned up more than a dozen restaurants that have gone rogue and continue to offer popular staples like Egg McMuffins, Hotcakes, Sausage Burritos and Hash Browns throughout the day.

These McDonald’s serve breakfast all day:

13655 W. Sunrise Blvd., Sunrise.","type":"text

265 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Oakland Park.","type":"text

3073 West Oakland Park Blvd., Oakland Park.","type":"text

320 NW 24th St., Pompano Beach.","type":"text

11655 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs.","type":"text

1352 E. Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.","type":"text

6360 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale.","type":"text

2700 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale.","type":"text

2361 Palm Ave., Miramar.","type":"text

2140 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton.","type":"text

14529 S. Military Trail, Delray Beach.","type":"text

9858 S. Military Trail, Boynton Beach.","type":"text

9915 Jog Road, Boynton Beach.","type":"text

4398 N. State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes.","type":"text

These serve breakfast until 2 p.m.:

These serve breakfast until 2 p.m.:

27 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.","type":"text

1776 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton.","type":"text

1799 N. Congress Ave., Boynton Beach.","type":"text

1810 S. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach.","type":"text

5367 W. Atlantic Blvd., Margate.","type":"text

McDonald’s Corp. pulled the plug on All Day Breakfast when restaurant dining rooms across the country closed at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s when McDonald’s, like all other restaurants, were forced to limit operations to drive-through, curbside and delivery only. Eliminating the breakfast options after 10:30 a.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. on weekends enabled the restaurants to more quickly move its core lunch and dinner products.

McDonald’s Corp. pulled the plug on All Day Breakfast when restaurant dining rooms across the country closed at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s when McDonald’s, like all other restaurants, were forced to limit operations to drive-through, curbside and delivery only. Eliminating the breakfast options after 10:30 a.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. on weekends enabled the restaurants to more quickly move its core lunch and dinner products.

After restaurants were allowed to reopen, McDonald’s franchises slowly began returning some of their specialty items to their menus. But several powerful franchise owners, fearing they would lose some of the speed, efficiency and profitability they were able to achieve during the shutdown, told the corporation that they didn’t want All Day Breakfast to come back.

Some South Florida restaurants quietly decided to resume serving All Day Breakfast, bucking the corporation’s tight standards of uniformity that are intended to ensure a consistent and predictable experience across its 14,000 U.S. locations.

The return of All Day Breakfast, even in a subdued form, should be music to the ears of late risers, late-night party people, or any other McDonald’s fan looking for breakfast food after 11 a.m.

First, a couple caveats: You’ll likely have to ask for it. Breakfast items likely won’t be promoted on in-store menus, mobile apps or in listings of third-party delivery services like Ubereats and Delivery Dudes.

And during peak dinner hours, you might be told it’s not available because staff members are too busy turning out Big Macs, Quarter Pounders, fries, shakes and other items that made McDonald’s the nation’s reigning fast food king.

“Nine times out of 10, we’ll try to accommodate breakfast requests,” said Brent Upchurch, whose family’s Upchurch Management owns and operates 30 McDonald’s restaurants in Broward and Palm Beach counties. He said he was leery about publicizing availability of All Day Breakfast because, “If I get 50 people all wanting Egg McMuffins at 8 p.m. and we can’t do it, I don’t want them upset.”

When asked about franchisees offering All Day Breakfast on their own, McDonald’s Corp. said by email that the company will evaluate with its franchisees “if and how” to make breakfast items available throughout the day while ensuring “these improvements will remain consistent for our customers.”

Franchisees aren’t breaking corporate rules by offering breakfast throughout the day, Upchuch said. But they don’t get the benefit of national or regional advertising and promotion.

A McDonald’s employee who answered the phone at one Broward County restaurant spoke as if she was sharing a secret. “We’re not supposed to sell them all day long,” she said, “but the Hotcakes, we can just slap on the grill, and the Sausage Burritos are pre-made so we just have to heat them up. And the hash browns, we just put in the fryer.”

If you set out for All Day Breakfast, don’t expect to get labor-intensive items like bagel sandwiches or scrambled eggs. Most of the restaurants willing to serve breakfast throughout the day limit available menu items to the ones easiest to prepare.

Still, that means you should be able to get the three sandwiches served on English muffins — the Egg McMuffin, Sausage McMuffin and Sausage McMuffin with Egg. Most also offer Sausage Burritos (which come with scrambled egg inside), because they are made ahead of time and reheated on demand. Hotcakes and Sausage are typically available, but McGriddles and biscuit sandwiches are hit or miss. Some restaurants said they’d serve them, others said no.

Keep in mind that most local McDonald’s restaurants reached by phone said flatly that they don’t serve All Day Breakfast anymore. Others said they offer breakfast items until 2 p.m. Some said they offer breakfast items all day, and others didn’t answer their phones. Your best bet is to search online for phone numbers of nearby locations, get on the phone and ask before you go.

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