McDonald's is cutting its menu and stopping serving breakfast all day amid the coronavirus pandemic

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  • McDonald’s is cutting down its menu and will no longer serve
    breakfast all day due to the coronavirus outbreak. 
  • The chain will no longer serve items including salads, grilled
    chicken sandwiches, and chicken tenders, but McMuffins and
    McGriddles will remain available for breakfast, and burgers and
    McNuggets will remain on the menu for the rest of the day. 
  • “To simplify operations in our kitchens and for our crew, and
    ensure the best possible experience for our customers, we are
    working with our franchisees and local restaurants to focus on
    serving our most popular choices and will begin temporarily
    removing some items from the menu over the next few weeks,” Bill
    Garrett, McDonald’s senior vice president of operations, said in a
    statement to Business Insider
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McDonald’s is slashing items from its menu to make life easier
for employees working during the coronavirus outbreak. 

On Wednesday, the fast-food giant announced internally that it
plans to roll out a limited menu in the US amid the coronavirus
outbreak. Customers will no longer be able to order breakfast all
day or items including salads, grilled chicken sandwiches, and
chicken tenders. 

According to an internal McDonald’s document obtained by
Business Insider, the fast-food giant is not making the decision
due to supply issues. 

“Supply has not been an issue for any of our food and paper
products currently,” the document states. “This simplified menu is
to make it easier in the restaurants during these challenging
times.” 

According to the document, the items that will continue to be
served include the best selling menu items available at the chain.
Customer favorites such as McMuffins, McChicken Biscuits, and
McGriddles will be available in the morning; Big Macs, hamburgers,
quarter pounders, fries, and Filet-O-Fit are among the menu items
available the rest of the day. 

Bill Garrett, McDonald’s senior vice president of operations,
said in a statement to Business Insider that locations across the
US will begin temporarily removing some items in the next few
weeks.

“To simplify operations in our kitchens and for our crew, and
ensure the best possible experience for our customers, we are
working with our franchisees and local restaurants to focus on
serving our most popular choices and will begin temporarily
removing some items from the menu over the next few weeks,” Garrett
said in a statement.

“We will regularly evaluate the situation and look to move back
to our regular menu as soon as possible,” Garrett continued. “We
look forward to continuing to serve our customers through take-out,
Mobile Order & Pay, Drive Thru or, McDelivery at the majority
of our restaurants.”

Some workers are worried about going to work 

Workers at McDonald’s and other fast-food chains have expressed
concerns that they might catch or spread the coronavirus if they
leave their homes to go to work. 

“I am attempting to keep my distance from people coming in and
out drive-thru or at the front counter,” one McDonald’s worker told
Business Insider. 

“I am fearful every time I go into work about bringing something
home,” the worker added. “I would say that my concerns for my
children are higher than what I feel it would be a concern for
myself.”

McDonald’s has made significant changes to make stores safer,
including requiring all stores to roll out contactless service.
That means locations will implement social distancing between
employees and customers, hand off all orders pre-bagged, and
generally attempt to reduce contact between individuals.

All seating areas are closed and the company has rolled out new
cleaning and sanitizing practices. 

‘We cannot predict the duration or scope of the COVID-19 pandemic’

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Also on Wednesday, McDonald’s filed a 8-K form, providing
updates on the company’s operations and risk factors. The document
states that in the US,  substantially all restaurants are
operating drive-thru, delivery, and take-away only, and some may
limit menu and hours. 

In the updated risk facts, McDonald’s writes that the
coronavirus has “disrupted the McDonald’s global restaurant
operations beginning in early 2020.”

“Local governmental restrictions and public perceptions of the
risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic have caused, and may
continue to cause consumers to avoid or limit gatherings in public
places or social interactions, which could continue to adversely
affect our business,” the document reads. “In addition, our ability
to maintain our supply chain and labor force may become challenging
as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

McDonald’s concludes: “We cannot predict the duration or scope
of the COVID-19 pandemic or when operations will return to full
service. We expect the COVID-19 pandemic to negatively impact our
financial results and such impact could be material to our
financial results, condition and prospects based on its longevity
and severity.”


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McDonald's is cutting its menu and stopping serving breakfast all day amid the coronavirus pandemic