In case you didn't hear me screaming from a thousand miles away, McDonald's has all day breakfast starting on October 6th. We're still a month out, so now is as good a time as any to revisit other fast food restaurants with all day breakfast, so we can tide our poor Egg McMuffin-deprived selves over while we wait for our best lives to begin. Because yes, what McDonald's announced today is revolutionary. Yes, I cried a little bit. Yes, I considered the beauty of the fact that our future children will never know a world without McDonald's all day breakfast. But the truth is, McDonald's did not invent this idea — and they've still got plenty of other chains who jumped up this blissful brinner bandwagon long ago.
I come from the Ron Swanson and Leslie Knope school of thought: "Why would anybody ever eat anything besides breakfast food?" In fact, if I were ever going to get a tattoo, it would probably be those words. On my face. With a bacon emoji (IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN, GUYS). So while I'm sad that I have to wait out McDonald's another 35 days, seven hours, and nine minutes (WHO'S COUNTING, THOUGH?!), I take comfort in the fact that we can get our all day breakfast on in these fast food restaurants in the meantime:
UGH, not living within driving distance of a Bojangle's is basically destroying me me, but for those of you who are still in its glorious orbit — those breakfast chicken biscuits are available all day, erry day. Actually, all of their biscuits are available all day, including egg biscuits, Bo-Berry biscuits, and cinnamon pecan twists. Is it too late to live in a Bonjangle's?
I mean, Denny's was pretty much put on this earth for the sole purpose of feeding me hash browns, right? Honesty hour, I don't even know what the normal food on the menu tastes like. The breakfast is so good that if there is something better tasting than that, I won't be able to handle it. Plus, with waffles, French toast, eggs, bacon, and more variety of pancake than you'll ever need, it is basically a one stop shop to pure happiness.
Jack In The Box
Is anybody else getting hot and bothered by all this breakfast food?! Jack In The Box is yet another restaurant that respects the majesty of breakfast, offering up their myriad of breakfast sandwiches, breakfast burritos, platters, and MINI PANCAKES at every time of day. We are all so #blessed.
I have long since held the belief that when God closes a door, he opens a Sonic Drive-Thru. Like, it's almost a problem that Sonic offers all day breakfast. Which of my many stomachs am I supposed to use for tater tots AND milkshakes AND a bunch of delicious breakfast food? You can get their breakfast sandwich, breakfast burritos, French Toast sticks, Cinnasnax, and CroisSONICs any time of the day, and I'm not ready for that kind of power.
This one is a bit of a "duh," but always worth remembering. There will come a day when you are stranded and hangry and all you want is to sink your teeth into breakfast oblivion, and there Starbucks will be, the lighthouse in your food-deprived storm. They serve their egg sandwiches, yogurt, oatmeals, and pastries all the live long day, because humanity needed a hero, and Starbucks was ready to serve.
BOW DOWN, everyone, because Panera changed the game. I need a sign that says "I'd rather be at Panera" to wear around my neck. When you really stop to fathom the all day bagels, smoothies, oatmeal, pastries, breakfast-themed sandwiches, and more bread than your eyes can even fully process, it is more overwhelming than the fact that we live in an infinitely expanding universe. Standing in line at a Panera is the most beautiful, stressful thing your body will ever endure.
And of course, last but certainly not least ...
Just you wait, world. JUST. YOU. WAIT. All day breakfast starts October 6th — so I assume I'll be seeing you all there for lunch, dinner, and every invented meal in between.