McDonalds Lunch Hours start from 10 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. It also depends on the geographical location of the branch. Every person especially office workers and families love having lunches at McDonald’s due to the plethora of items on the lunch menu which not only fulfills their cravings for fast food but also makes sure to keep it healthier.
Mc. Donald’s is known to be one of the most famous and the biggest franchise in the world especially in America. Enlightening upon history, it was initiated by two brothers Maurice and Richard McDonald in 1948 in San Bernardino, California. They started off with a small restaurant of Hamburgers and milkshakes. Instead of hiring waiters and chefs for running their restaurant, they installed a self-service counter.
They used to make items ahead of time and keep them warm in the ovens. This type of strategy caught the eye of the customers and gradually starts to get popular. Their kitchen appliances supplier Ray Kroc got impressed with their strategy and helped them buy the rights of starting the franchise nationwide. So, Kroc is known to be the backbone of McDonald’s and later he bought the company entirely in 1961.
McDonald’s comprises of total 38,695 restaurants in approximately 100 countries. It is one of the largest franchises that serve about 69 million people every day and a source of employment for 210,000 workers according to the SEC report.
The countries with McDonald’s most franchises are as follows:
- The US (13,486 franchises)
- China (3,383 franchises)
- Japan (2,909 franchises)
- France (1,485 franchises)
- Germany (1,484 franchises)
- Canada (1,478 franchises)
- The UK (1,323 franchises)
- Brazil (1,023 franchises)
- Australia (999 franchises)
- Russia (732 franchises)
- Philippines (699 franchises)
McDonald’s lunch hours are from sharp 10:00 am to 5:00 pm approximately, depending upon the locations and season. Most of the franchises prefer keeping 24/7 lunch services for the customers. McDonald’s lunch time are the same from Monday to Friday and on weekends (Saturday and Sunday), the lunchtime starts from 11:00 am.
McDonald’s has the biggest franchises in the US and it is from where it was inaugurated in San Bernardino, California by two brother Maurice and Richard McDonald in 1948. McDonald’s lunch hours starts from 10:00 am on Monday to Friday and 11:00 am on weekends.
Recently, McDonald’s has compressed their timings of breakfast, lunches and dinner due to the lockdown in different locations. Other than that, they prefer to take away services in most of the areas where the COVID-19 has been highly impacted. They’re also abiding by the safety measures which are as follows:
Temperature check before the entrance
Maintaining the proper distance between seats and tables
Installed protective glass barriers for avoiding contact with the counter workers
Mandatory rule of wearing masks and gloves.
Extra hygiene care.
4. MCDONALD’S LUNCH MENU:
Every franchise in different locations serves different menus in their lunchtime. Here we enlist the famous menus of McDonald’s lunch hours below:
4.1 MCDONALD’S BURGERS:
- Buttermilk Crispy chicken
- Original Angus Cheeseburger
- Big Mac
- Double cheeseburger
- Mc Spicy / Double Mc Spicy
- Filet-O-Fish / Double Filet-O-Fish
- Angus BLT
4.2 MCDONALD’S SHAKES:
- Iced latte
- McCafe Cappuccino
- McCafe latte
- Mocha Frappe
- Caramel Frappe
- Iced Milo
- Chocolate/Strawberry/Vanilla shake
- Hot Fudge Sundae
- Hot Caramel Sundae
- Berry heaven
4.3 MCDONALD’S DEALS:
- Happy meal chicken Mcnugget with fries
- A happy meal with a beef cheeseburger with fries and drinks
5. HOW MANY COUNTRIES DON’T HAVE MCDONALD’S?
Although McDonald’s is known to be one of the biggest franchises in the world but there are still 105 countries that don’t own franchises. There are many reasons, may be economical as well as political.
According to the Italian Minister of Finance, these big restaurants depend not on the culture but the money. A country with a strong and stable economy most likely to keep a plethora of franchises. Iceland was facing extreme financial struggle and had to close the three McDonald franchises in 2009.
Pondering into the current affairs, politics also plays an integral role in the opening of franchises in foreign countries. A dispute between Macedonia and the US forces Macedonians to ban all the American brands including McDonald’s.
According to some food analysts, cultural and taste preferences also matters. For example, Bolivia doesn’t have McDonald’s franchises because their items didn’t meet with their taste preferences. They’re more into traditional, healthy and organic foods.
It was started in 1998 by Siza Foods Pvt. Ltd. Currently, there are 71 franchises across twenty-four major cities. Most franchises are located in Karachi, Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Lahore.
In 2018, they’re collaborating with the PSL team Peshawar Zalmi. They are providing awesome deals for the Zalmi fans and the revenue generated from it is being donated to orphanages. They’ve also partnered with PIA in April 2019 and aids in providing special meals to PIA passengers. Other than that, they’ve announced a strategic partnership with Chevron in September 2019.
According to the sources, the franchises in western countries are mostly providing Haram meat. However, Muslim countries such as Pakistan, UAE, Malaysia, Turkey and Indonesia, etc ensure 100% halal meat.
According to the doctor’s research, COVID-19 doesn’t belong to food-borne diseases so it doesn’t depend on what food we feed. However, it may be possible that an unhygienic way of preparation without SOP’s may likely to spread the virus.
Due to the Corona pandemic, the play areas are strictly closed in order to avoid contact and most of the franchises have also closed the restaurants, only providing drive-thru facility to the customers.
During this COVID-19 pandemic, McDonald’s have reduced their menus in order to simplify operations for their employees. They’ve also reduced the menu in order to provide customers a quick service especially in the drive-thru. McDonald’s has announced excluding items such as salads, bagels, yogurt and parfaits, etc.
McDonald’s is not said to be a healthy option but they have few items on their menu which are nutritious and healthy such as fruit and maple oatmeal, Grilled chicken salad, fruit and yogurt parfait, Egg McMuffin and chicken sandwiches.
McDonald’s target market is mostly families including kids and teenagers. They also target the employees who are in hurry in the morning.
They follow the global strategy of “Plan to Win” which focuses on providing an impeccable customer experience.
McDonald’s is the largest worldwide chain which earns the highest revenue. It has contributed in fulfilling customers cravings through providing plethora of variety in burgers, rolls, shakes and fries.
Customers often ask what are McDonalds lunch hours which is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is briefly discussed in the above article.
Even though, they’ve faced negative criticism in terms of presenting unhealthy meals as the customer preferences are changing gradually more towards the healthy lifestyle. So they’ve recently added healthy meals into their serving items in order to satisfy their customers.
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