Philly.com We’ve all been there. You’re at McDonald’s and you have a nearly insatiable craving for a bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit. As you wait in line, the thought of ingesting this golden sandwich gives you butterflies. You arrive at the counter and you place your order, but the cashier informs you, “Breakfast ends at 10:30 AM.” You glance at your watch – It is in fact well past the deadline. You can’t help but feel frustration and anger, but so much so that you get violent? At one Philadelphia Mickey D’s some women were downright furious when they arrived too late for the fast food chain’s breakfast menu. Caught on camera, it appears as though an argument was instigated between two women and a tall man in a black jacket. The ladies proceeded to express their anger by throwing chairs, throwing limbs, and even broke a broom over one man’s head.
It’s happened to all of us, you are driving while starving in the morning, and you decide that the perfect treat to stop your hunger is an Egg McMuffin. Or three. And some hash browns. It’s almost 11 o’clock am so you speed to the next rest stop, throw the McDonald’s door open, and scream “I’ll have three Egg McMuffins and a side of hash browns!” Only to be informed that McDonalds stops serving breakfast at 1030am and not 11am as you hoped.
It’s a devastating feeling, and you disdainfully order a Big Mac, but lose the satisfaction of a McDonald’s breakfast. It ruins your day. Your week. Your year.
Of course that’s not the reaction that these people had in “The City Of Brotherly Love” when they were informed that McDonald’s were no longer serving breakfast, they turned the entire restaurant into a hardcore wrestling match, which resembled Philadelphia’s own homegrown wrestling promotion ECW. The unhappy customers attacked McDonald’s employees with chairs, and even broke a broom over one’s head, just because they couldn’t get breakfast.
In this blogger’s eyes is a perfectly understandable reaction to being denied an Egg McMuffin.