As we bid farewell to the festive feasts and welcome the dawn of 2024, the lingering question on many minds is: Will McDonald’s be there to satiate our cravings for a Big Mac or perhaps a Sausage and Egg McMuffin as we embark on the new year?
New Year’s Eve: Open for Celebration
Fear not, for McDonald’s arches will indeed stand tall on New Year’s Eve! Across the nation, most branches will be welcoming customers, albeit with some on a modified schedule. Some may open later or close earlier than usual, while others, in the true spirit of convenience, might keep their doors wide open for 24 hours.
However, the specifics depend on your location and the nature of the McDonald’s branch. Restaurants nestled within shopping centers or supermarkets might align their closing times with their host establishments.
To pinpoint the exact New Year’s Eve opening hours of your nearest McDonald’s, utilize the store locator tool on their website or check the McDonald’s app for real-time updates.
New Year’s Day: A Fresh Start with McDonald’s
As the clock strikes midnight and ushers in the first day of the new year, McDonald’s will continue to serve up joy. The majority of branches will resume operations on New Year’s Day, some as early as 7 or 8 am, ensuring you can kickstart your day with a delectable McDonald’s breakfast.
Yet, be mindful that opening times may vary; while some branches may greet you at the crack of dawn, others might opt for a later kick-off, with doors swinging open around 11 am or even 12 pm in certain instances.
Closing times also differ from branch to branch, adding a touch of uniqueness to each McDonald’s experience. A handful of branches may choose to remain closed all day on January 1, making it crucial to consult the store locator for precise New Year’s Day hours.
A Sneak Peek into 2024: McDonald’s New Menu Launch
Just a few days into the New Year, on January 4, McDonald’s aficionados are in for a gastronomic treat as the fast-food giant unveils a new menu. Brace yourselves for five new items, with the Steakhouse Stack stealing the spotlight.
Priced at £5.49, the Steakhouse Stack boasts two British and Irish beef patties, a slice of cheese, crispy onions, red onions, lettuce, and black peppercorn sauce, all nestled within a toasted glazed sesame topped bun. Fans have previously dubbed it the ‘best burger ever produced’—a testament to McDonald’s commitment to culinary excellence.
Accompanying this star burger, the new menu features the Fajita Chicken Wrap (£3.69), Cheesy Garlic Bites (£2.59), and the delightful Cadbury Dairy Milk McFlurry and Cadbury Caramel McFlurry (£1.99 for full size and £1.49 for mini).
In addition to these culinary delights, McDonald’s introduces Saver Meal Deals in the New Year, offering three options, all priced at less than £5. Available in UK and Ireland restaurants from 11 am, these deals promise affordability without compromising on taste. However, note that they won’t be available for delivery.
While the duration of the new menu’s availability remains uncertain, such drops typically grace the McDonald’s stage for a few weeks. So, if you’re eager to savor these new offerings, swift action is advised.
As we revel in the joy of McDonald’s welcoming us into 2024 with both familiar favorites and exciting additions, the link between indulgence and convenience remains unbroken.